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 publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca, 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 conquerorbk@gmail.com.

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 League's Tom Pate Memorial Award for his outstanding sportsmanship and contribution to his team and his community. Chevrier, a 38-year-old native of St. Leonard, Que., now in his 14th professional season, wore his lucky McGill football tie for the CFL awards banquet in Vancouver, Thursday.

McGill, grad, Randy, Chevrier, wins, CFL's, Tom, Pate, Award, for, sportsmanship, and, community, service,

Ringette Canada announces 5-Count Ringette Goalie scholarships

December 12th, 2014

Ringette Canada announced a new scholarship, the 5-Count Ringette Goalie Scholarship, which recognizes and rewards ringette goalkeepers.

Ringette, Canada, announces, 5-Count, Ringette, Goalie, scholarships,

Selection camp rosters announced for Canadian Senior & U25 Women's National Wheelchair basketball teams

December 12th, 2014

Wheelchair Basketball Canada announced the list of 22 athletes invited to attend the selection camps for the 2015 Canadian Senior Women’s and Women’s U25 National Wheelchair Basketball Teams. The selection camp will take place from December 7-12, 2014 at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, home of the Wheelchair Basketball Canada National Academy.

Selection, camp, rosters, announced, for, Canadian, Senior, &, U25, Women's, National, Wheelchair, basketball, teams,

Carter and Woods named to the 2014 CFL All-star team

December 12th, 2014

The Canadian Football League unveiled its 2014 CFL All-Stars on Thursday, which saw receiver Duron Carter and linebacker Bear Woods make the list. This is a first nomination for both players.

Carter, and, Woods, named, to, the, 2014, CFL, All-star, team,

When my wife and I met Jean Béliveau

December 10th, 2014

The tributes have been coming in all week after the death of Jean Béliveau at the age of 83. All of them deserving.

When, my, wife, and, I, met, Jean, Béliveau,


December 10th, 2014

Last week, the STM announced hikes in its fare structure. Since 2004, the single ride has been increased by 20% and the regular monthly pass by 40%.


Jean Béliveau: The greatness of grace and grit

December 10th, 2014

How many words are always written when greatness passes. Yet they are all necessary, as much for the living to continue, as to honor the departed. Because it becomes personal. And as much as any man, Jean Béliveau was personal to all of us.

Jean, Béliveau:, The, greatness, of, grace, and, grit, ,

Urban development plan slated for adoption tomorrow

December 10th, 2014

Montreal’s new urban development plan will get its official blessing during an official meeting tomorrow, at 12:30 p.m. The proposals entail big changes for all the island’s municipalities.

Urban, development, plan, slated, for, adoption, tomorrow, Social, housing,, transit,, environment,, top, agglo, priority, list

Longtime ‘principal in waiting’ Satov set to take the helm at Bialik

December 10th, 2014

Thirteen years after first joining the Bialik High School teaching staff, Avi Satov is about to become principal. He will assume the post officially in January when Ken Scott retires following three and a half years on the job.

Longtime, ‘principal, in, waiting’, Satov, set, to, take, the, helm, at, Bialik,

Cineplex Odeon, McDonald’s St. Laurent install bilingual menu boards

December 10th, 2014

People power does seem to work, especially if it’s exercised online.

Cineplex, Odeon,, McDonald’s, St., Laurent, install, bilingual, menu, boards,

City bids ‘Au revoir’ to one of its heroes

December 10th, 2014

With little more than a few black drapes combined with  muted lights, the Bell Centre was transformed this week into a warm and intimate funeral chapel as thousands of people slowly walked up the red carpet in order to spend a quiet moment in front of Jean Béliveau’s coffin to pay their respects to the man who personified the ideal of ‘a life well lived’. This was the scene in downtown Montreal all week leading up to today’s national funeral.

City, bids, ‘Au, revoir’, to, one, of, its, heroes,

Jean Beliveau

December 10th, 2014

Jean, Beliveau,

Vaudreuil-Soulanges welcomes The Suburban

December 10th, 2014

What better way to get to know the staff of the new local paper than to meet at one of Hudson's charming shops?
The editorial and sales teams of The Suburban, now providing coverage to Hudson, St. Lazare, Vaudreuil-Dorion and other off-island municipalities, invited local business owners and residents to a meet and greet at Mademoiselle Clifford's Tea Room and Flower Shop to have a chat over tea and scones this past Monday.

Vaudreuil-Soulanges, welcomes, The, Suburban,

Snowmen and Santa Claus wow crowds in Hudson

December 10th, 2014

Snowmen and snow-women took over Main Street for this year’s Santa Claus Parade, which took place in Hudson this past Sunday.

Snowmen, and, Santa, Claus, wow, crowds, in, Hudson,

Belvedere in conflict on Baie d’Urfé snow contract

December 10th, 2014

The Quebec Municipal Commission has ruled that former Baie d’Urfé councillor Wayne Belvedere was in conflict of interest, after the town council voted to pay $107,491.32 to renew its snow clearing contract with his former firm, Landcare, on Oct. 9, 2012.

Belvedere, in, conflict, on, Baie, d’Urfé, snow, contract,

Anonymous donor matches JAC’s Loonie-Toonie challenge

December 10th, 2014

November marked the 10th annual Loonie-Toonie challenge at John Abbott College (JAC). This year a generous donor matched the more than $9,000 raised by the students with a dollar for dollar donation bringing the amount to over $18,000.

Anonymous, donor, matches, JAC’s, Loonie-Toonie, challenge,

John Abbott College remembers Polytechnique

December 10th, 2014

As a way of honouring the 14 young women cut down in the prime of their lives 25 years ago at École Polytechnique, students and staff at John Abbott College held a moving ceremony last week that included a special tribute to former student and victim Anne-Marie Edward, namesake of the college’s prestigious science building.

John, Abbott, College, remembers, Polytechnique, , Vigil, included, Jim, Edward,, sister, of, Anne-Marie, Edward

Prevention program takes aim at alcoholism

December 10th, 2014

One in 12 Laval residents drinks so much that they put their health at serious risk, Laval’s regional health authority told The Suburban.

Prevention, program, takes, aim, at, alcoholism,

Laval agrees to reduce tree cutting at Stephanie Park

December 10th, 2014

After discontinuing work on the new soccer field at Stephanie Park due to public pressure, the city of Laval sat down with anxious residents to hear what they had to say. 

Laval, agrees, to, reduce, tree, cutting, at, Stephanie, Park,

The host will be Bond, Philippe Bond

December 10th, 2014

Comedian Philippe Bond will serve as the official host to Laval’s 2015 50th anniversary of the City of Laval. Citizens can expect more than a hundred events spread over dozens of themes in the year long celebrations that will launch on New Year’s Eve from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Laval Centropolis where there will be a major fireworks display and a wide-ranging musical entertainment show.

The, host, will, be, Bond,, Philippe, Bond, Laval, gears, up, to, kick, off, 50th, anniversary, celebrations,

Council broadcasts online by late spring

December 10th, 2014

Political junkies rejoice! Laval’s monthly council meetings will soon be broadcast via the Internet, so you will no longer have to traipse to city hall to watch.

Council, broadcasts, online, by, late, spring, Monthly, meetings, move, to, Tuesday

Profs to propose municipal overhaul

December 10th, 2014

Mayor Marc Demers has broken new ground by bringing in 10 University of Quebec academics to help fix the dodgy bits of Laval’s civic administration.

Profs, to, propose, municipal, overhaul,

So much time spent procrastinating

December 10th, 2014

To some extent we all procrastinate — delaying or putting off things to some other time. But some do it to the absurd. I have a friend who procrastinates over everything. It starts before he even gets out of bed every morning.

So, much, time, spent, procrastinating,

Jen Schaffer and The Shiners  release debut LP

December 10th, 2014

For any upstart band, synchronizing the schedules of all involved members for the purposes of jamming, recording and performing can prove challenging. When that band is formed of professionals with other full time jobs and children, that challenge can become insurmountable.

Jen, Schaffer, and, The, Shiners , release, debut, LP,

Tis the season to be sinful

December 10th, 2014

For its eighth edition, the unabashedly dark Urban Tales will delve into new, albeit thematically appropriate, territory: the seven deadly sins. It is, after all, a most joyous time of year. The Suburban recently spoke to actor Danette Mackay about her segment in this year’s anthology of anti-yuletide offerings, which touches on the theme of sloth.

Tis, the, season, to, be, sinful, Urban, Tales, returns, to, Centaur, from, Dec., 10, to, 13

Locals prove Yiddish culture is alive, well and funny

December 10th, 2014

Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion will bring their popular web series YidLife Crisis to the Segal Centre on Thursday, Dec. 11. Their love letter to the Yiddish language, culture and comedy in Montreal, the series was launched on the web this past September at the Ashkenaz Festival of new Yiddish culture.

Locals, prove, Yiddish, culture, is, alive,, well, and, funny,

The right breed

December 10th, 2014

In all the years I have written this column, the approach of the holiday season has always prompted me to issue a warning about the spontaneous acquisition of a dog simply to give in to the children’s relentless begging or an adult’s belief that “maybe” it would be a good idea.

The, right, breed,

How to avoid a visit to the emergency room this holiday season

December 10th, 2014

Many accidents don’t just happen. With a little bit of preparation you can not only avoid one but also avoid visiting me in the emergency department this holiday season.

How, to, avoid, a, visit, to, the, , emergency, room, this, holiday, season,

Louis Krieber-Gagnon sets sights on Olympics

December 10th, 2014

Montreal’s Louis Krieber-Gagnon likes the pressure and travel associated with international judo competition which is a good thing because there is going to be a lot more travel and pressure coming up as he pursues his goal of someday becoming an Olympic athlete.

Louis, Krieber-Gagnon, sets, sights, on, Olympics, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Cobras strike hard at Panthers

December 10th, 2014

The Verdun-LaSalle peewee Cobras successfully defended their home ice shutting-out the Lakeshore Panthers 4-0 Saturday at the Verdun Auditorium.

Cobras, strike, , hard, at, Panthers, Verdun-LaSalle, 4, |, Lakeshore, 0

Canucks cruise over Royals

December 10th, 2014

The CSL Canucks downed the West Island Royals 10-1 in boys’ Junior B Hockey action Saturday night in NDG.

Canucks, cruise, over, Royals, CSL, 10, |, West, Island, 1

West Island clubs can finally take it inside locally

December 10th, 2014

The greater West Island has recently added an important training tool that will benefit local soccer and football organizations with the arrival of the Complexe Dome Multi-Sports Volkswagen Des Sources, which is located in Baie d’Urfe just south of the Trans Canada on Morgan.

West, Island, clubs, , can, finally, take, it, , inside, locally,

Pointe Claire’s Yumi Amal Bellali earns GSP bursary

December 10th, 2014

Georges St-Pierre, through his foundation and in partnership with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence held the second edition of the GSP Foundation bursaries where $14,000 was dispersed between seven promising student athletes.

Pointe, Claire’s, Yumi, Amal, Bellali, earns, GSP, bursary,

A Wild finish for a tight road win

December 10th, 2014

The West Lake Wild squeaked-by the Verdun-MRO Leafs 4-3 in girls’ Junior B hockey action Friday night at the Verdun Auditorium.

A, Wild, finish, for, , a, tight, road, win, West, Lake, 4, |, Verdun-MRO, 3

Yidlife Crisis to hit the big screen at special Segal Centre premiere

December 5th, 2014

The Segal Centre on Cote Ste. Catherine Road will be the site for a very special Montreal premiere on Thursday evening, December 11 (8 p.m.) of the hit Rated Chai (18+) web series "YidLife Crisis".

Yidlife, Crisis, to, hit, the, big, screen, at, special, , Segal, Centre, premiere,

Imports have lost their allure

December 5th, 2014

One a recent visit to HMV, I saw a truly puzzling Beatles CD release — a 50th anniversary box set with replicas of their early albums, as released in Japan.

Imports, have, lost, their, allure,

Foods that can minimize PMS symptoms

December 5th, 2014

Every month I suffer from terrible PMS (Premenstrual syndrome) symptoms. I have mood swings, bloating, migraines, cramps and fatigue. Are there any foods I can eat to minimize my symptoms?

Foods, that, can, minimize, PMS, symptoms,

Giving the gift of time

December 5th, 2014

One of the reasons people site, as legitimate cause to stay out of dating new people during the holidays, is the awkwardness of buying a holiday gift for someone that you just started seeing.

Giving, the, gift, of, time,

Surviving the holidays: self-care through the season

December 5th, 2014

It’s official — our holiday season has begun. We had visitors in town this weekend and to celebrate getting together with old friends we stayed up late, ordered in food, and abandoned our exercise routines.

Surviving, the, holidays:, , self-care, through, the, season,

Copeman ejects Searle

December 3rd, 2014

Jeremy Searle’s contribution to Monday night’s council meeting began as a simple plea for support of Montreal’s homeless.
 But within minutes he was being threatened with forceful removal, after a series of laconic and slowly spoken comments followed by a stroll across the dais to kiss Côte-des-Neiges councillor Magda Popeanu on the cheek.

Copeman, ejects, Searle, Councillor, refuses,, police, called

D’Arcy McGee Citizenship Medal to be awarded

December 3rd, 2014

An annual ceremony to honour D’Arcy McGee provincial constituents with a citizenship medal will begin next year, MNA David Birnbaum announced.

D’Arcy, McGee, Citizenship, Medal, to, be, awarded,

Second Cup erects bilingual menu board downtown

December 3rd, 2014

The news on the progress of Staviss’s and Kovac’s bilingualism efforts is still coming in thick and fast, and we present it again in capsule form.

Second, Cup, erects, bilingual, menu, board, downtown,

Shield of Athena marks 10th anniversary of shelter

December 3rd, 2014

A gala event was held Sunday at Le Windsor downtown to mark the 10th anniversary of Athena’s House, the shelter created by the Shield of Athena for victims of domestic abuse.

Shield, of, Athena, marks, 10th, anniversary, of, shelter,

We are all Quebecers — it is our way of being Canadian

December 3rd, 2014

The Suburban recently published an editorial regarding a speech I gave at the opening of a conference held by the University of Laval on the Quebec Conference of 1864. The Suburban inferred from my speech that our Government intends somehow to limit the freedoms of minorities in Quebec. Nothing could be further from the truth and I feel it necessary to reassure your readers.

We, are, all, Quebecers, —, it, is, our, way, of, being, Canadian,


December 3rd, 2014

Thank you for the excellent editorial on “Arrogant authority.” Keep up the great work.


Anglos for Peladeau

December 3rd, 2014

Anglos, for, Peladeau,

Right in our own backyards

December 3rd, 2014

At the time of the terrorist murders of WO Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, we used this space to remind readers of the need for vigilance on the enemy within.

Right, in, our, own, backyards,

Hudson keeps Christmas shopping local

December 3rd, 2014

Hudson hustles and bustles for the holiday season, with craft fairs, parades and breakfasts with Santa. Last Friday’s merchant craft fair gave a chance for Hudson business owners to show off their wares at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre.

Hudson, keeps, Christmas, shopping, local,

​CP Holiday Train

December 3rd, 2014

A large gathering of citizens, of all ages, crowded the Beaconsfield Train Station Thursday, Nov. 27, awaiting the arrival of the CP Holiday Train on its last Quebec stop.

​CP, Holiday, Train, ​Thousands, crowd, Beaconsfield, Train, Statio

Ethics ruling exonerates Stein Day

December 3rd, 2014

Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) ethics commissioner Bernard Grenier issued a revised decision, Nov. 25, based on conflict of interest allegations against LBPSB chair Suanne Stein Day.

Ethics, ruling, exonerates, Stein, Day,

Federation of Canadian Municipalities pushes ‘Hometown Proud’

December 3rd, 2014

Last week in the nation’s capital, more than 100 municipal mayors and leaders took part in the FCM’s (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) annual get together where the topic centered on creating the “Hometown Proud” project, encouraging Canadians to share their messages of pride about their communities.

Federation, of, Canadian, Municipalities, pushes, ‘Hometown, Proud’,

​​​West Island Food Banks

December 3rd, 2014

​Kim Reid, the president and founder of On Rock Community Services sees first hand that hunger in the West Island is on the rise.

​​​West, Island, Food, Banks, Hunger, on, the, rise

Royal drop a pair on home ice

December 3rd, 2014

The Laval-Montreal Rousseau Royal continue to struggle this season in the Quebec Midget AAA league following a pair of losses last week on their home ice at Arena Garon.The dry spell extends back to November 7 with Laval-Montreal unable to post a win in seven contests.

Royal, drop, a, pair, on, home, ice,

Habs coming to Place Bell

December 3rd, 2014

After six years of political turmoil and soaring costs, the long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for Place Bell at the corner of de la Concorde and le Corbusier boulevards took place on Nov. 25.

Habs, coming, to, Place, Bell,

City website hacked

December 3rd, 2014

Laval’s municipal website came under attack by a malicious Internet hacker group, Nov. 24.

City, website, hacked,

Laval companies return from Vancouver trade mission

December 3rd, 2014

Three Laval companies returned from a trade mission in Vancouver organized by Laval Technopole on Nov. 20, after successfully meeting with local businesses there to build transnational relations.

Laval, companies, return, from, Vancouver, trade, mission,

Toy toss

December 3rd, 2014

The Laval-Montreal Rousseau Royal held their annual toy toss, an event the Quebec Midget AAA League holds annualy among the league's organizations.

Toy, toss,

Canada Post cuts delivery to 73,518 Laval homes

December 3rd, 2014

Starting this fall 73,518 Laval residents will be cut from home mail delivery announced Canada Post last week.  All boroughs of Île Jésus will be impacted with the exception of Duvernay, Saint Vincent de Paul and St. Francis who depend on another depot service for their delivery.

Canada, Post, cuts, delivery, to, 73,518, , Laval, homes,

JRHS presents panto take on Beauty and the Beast

December 3rd, 2014

Following in the tradition of the classic British-style pantomime play presented around the holidays, the John Rennie Actors’ Studio will put on a production of Beauty and the Beast, based on the adapted text of Toby Bradford and Tina Webster.

JRHS, presents, panto, take, , on, Beauty, and, the, Beast,

Local entrepreneurs have high hopes for new security access product

December 3rd, 2014

There are many different ways to control access to a building, an area or a device. Traditional methods like keys, swipe cards, PINs and passwords have been around for awhile, but recently, biometric scanners have been added that identify people based on human characteristics and attributes.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, FST, Biometrics, Canada, security, Montreal, Mayer Gniwisch, Shmuel Gniwisch, Farkash Security Technologies, Major General, Aharon Zeevi Farkash

CBC Montreal’s Christmas Charity Drive and Sing-In

December 3rd, 2014

CBC Montreal’s annual Christmas Charity Drive kicks off Friday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 a.m. with Mike Finnerty and his Daybreak team broadcasting live from the NDG Food Depot — 2146 Marlowe, corner Sherbrooke St. W. (Vendome Metro) then continuing with Shawn Apel, host of Radio Noon (noon to 1 p.m.); Sue Smith, host of Homerun (3 to 6 p.m.); and ending at 6:30 p.m. with Debra Arbec of CBC News Montreal.

CBC, Montreal’s, Christmas, , Charity, Drive, and, Sing-In,

For the rich, richer and richest

December 3rd, 2014

It’s that time of year again when I report on the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book that the Dallas-based luxury retailer has published every year since 1926, with its array of expensive and outlandish “fantasy gifts”.

For, the, rich,, richer, and, richest,

A double dose of holiday comedy around the corner

December 3rd, 2014

While Montreal stand-up comedian David Pryde is neither Jewish nor Muslim, he will be taking part in the fifth annual Kosher Jokes for the Halaladays, taking place from December 11 to 13 at the Comedy Nest (2313 St. Catherine St. W.).

A, double, dose, of, holiday, , comedy, around, the, corner,

The latest jazzy feather in Georges Durst’s cap

December 3rd, 2014

When Georges Durst arrived in Canada in 1957 as a draft dodger from the French army, he landed in New Brunswick where he found work in the pulp and paper industry. When he lost his job along with 8,000 other employees as part of a massive layoff, he relocated to Montreal.

The, latest, jazzy, feather, in, Georges, Durst’s, cap, ,

Goaltenders steal the show

December 3rd, 2014

 The West Island Remparts were on the right end of a goaltender’s duel beating the Pierrefonds Royals 1-0 in Peewee B hockey Saturday afternoon at the Pierrefonds Arena.

Goaltenders, steal, the, show, , West, Island, 1, |, Pierrefonds, 0

Dollard able to hold on for win

December 3rd, 2014

Dollard continued their steady improvements and held on to a third period lead with a 4-2 victory over the Pierrefonds Marquis in Novice C hockey Saturday afternoon at the Pierrefonds arena.

Dollard, able, to, hold, on, for, win, ,

Fundraising vital to local sport organizations

December 3rd, 2014

Next month, rising-star comedian Sugar Sammy will entertain a packed house assembled at the Casgrain Gymnasium as part of the Islanders annual Comedy Night which raises funds for the school’s 16 intercollegiate teams.

Fundraising, vital, to, , local, sport, organizations,

Philippe Gagne reaching new heights as student-athlete

December 3rd, 2014

The first time Philippe Gagne ventured out on a diving board at a local pool in TMR he certainly did not have the look of a champion.

Philippe, Gagne, reaching, new, heights, as, student-athlete, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Carabins hoist Vanier Cup

December 3rd, 2014

The 50th anniversary edition of the TELUS Vanier Cup will go into the books as a most memorable and storied battle between the McMaster Marauders and the Université de Montréal Carabins.

Carabins, hoist, Vanier, Cup,

Montrealer calls for aid and prayers for brother bludgeoned in Israel

November 26th, 2014

Shelley Rothman-Benhaim, the Montreal sister of a man savagely injured in a horrific terrorist attack in Jerusalem last week, is asking all Canadians to pray for his recovery and contribute to a fund in his name established by the United Jewish Appeal in Toronto.

Montrealer, calls, for, aid, and, prayers, for, brother, bludgeoned, in, Israel,

Progress seen on bilingualism in stores

November 26th, 2014

There’s so much news this week, most of it positive, that we are presenting it in capsule form.

Progress, seen, on, bilingualism, in, stores,

Community reeling after sudden death of Herzliah teacher

November 26th, 2014

The United Talmud Torah/Herzliah school community is still reeling after the shocking and sudden death of popular teacher and parent, Sarit Malca, who taught Hebrew and Jewish studies. On Saturday, Nov. 15, the 41-year-old mother of two young girls, aged eight and five, went to the hospital suffering from severe stomach pains. Her condition continued to worsen and three days later she passed away.

Community, reeling, after, sudden, death, of Herzliah teacher,

Québec’s public curator “…no longer above suspicion!”

November 26th, 2014

While it’s always easier to invest, spend or otherwise lose other people’s money - especially when the money belongs to some of the weakest and most vulnerable people in the province, some believe it’s time Francine Charbonneau –Premier Philippe Couillard’s Minister responsible for Québec’s senior citizens – begins to take a closer look at what Québec’s Public Curator (QPC) is doing with financial assets that belong  to some of the 12 000 sick, old and vulnerable people who are presently (or were formerly) under the public curator’s care.

Québec’s, public, curator, “…no, longer, above, suspicion!”, ,

JFK: Why he matters still...

November 26th, 2014

Yesterday was the fifty-first anniversary of the funeral of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States. Just over a half-century after his assassination, his hold on our imagination does not wane. It is important to reflect on the reasons why.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, John F. Kennedy, assassination, anniversary, courage


November 26th, 2014

After the recent escalation of terror attacks in Israel, and especially after four innocent Jews were brutally murdered at a synagogue in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University decided to organize a ‘’safety measures meeting’’ in order to provide international students with advice on how to be safe and how to proceed with the current situation.


Arrogant authority

November 26th, 2014

Two stories in the past week brought to light once again the problem of the arrogance of security authority. They are not strictly the types of stories that we have commented upon in the past.

Arrogant, authority,

PKP Press Conference

November 26th, 2014

PKP, Press, Conference,

Habs anthem duties bring celebrity status to West Island beauty Briannah Donolo 

November 26th, 2014

Eighteen-year-old Briannah Donolo already had a lot going for her before being called upon to become one of the Montreal Canadiens’ new national anthem singers at the Bell Centre.

Habs, anthem, duties, bring, celebrity, status, to, West, Island, beauty, Briannah, Donolo ,

Le Club West Island slated for residential zoning

November 26th, 2014

A public consultation was held on Nov. 17, in Beaconsfield to revisit the zoning issue of Le Club West Island a.k.a The Tennis Club.

Le, Club, West, Island, slated, for, residential, zoning,

SPVM stresses vigilance in light of increased West Island break-ins

November 26th, 2014

The city of Montreal’s police department (SPVM) released a statement noting heightened vigilance is necessary due to an increase in residential break-ins happening within West Island communities, notably the municipalities covered by Station 1 situated in Kirkland.

SPVM, stresses, vigilance, in, light, of, increased, West, Island, break-ins,

Roxboro resident gifts library

November 26th, 2014

Having credited her childhood library in Roxboro as the start of her career as a lawyer and mediator, Estelle Savoie-Dufresne chose to give back to her hometown by donating $1,000 for the purchase of new books for the library’s French youth section.

Roxboro, resident, gifts, library,

Quebec chops $10.9 million from LBPSB budget

November 26th, 2014

Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) has an interesting year ahead of it, chair Suanne Stein told commissioners during its first full council meeting since they were elected, Nov. 2.

Quebec, chops, $10.9, million, from, LBPSB, budget, Ethics, ruling, expected, by, Friday

Next stop St. Michel

November 26th, 2014

The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) inaugurated another train station last week, as the train de l’Est nears completion.

Next, stop, St., Michel,

Reorganization could remedy school tax inequality

November 26th, 2014

Pending education reforms might relieve English school board taxpayers from the unequal burden that they have long borne.

Reorganization, could, remedy, school, tax, inequality,

Laval walks in solidarity on the Universal Day of the Child

November 26th, 2014

November 20 marked the 25th anniversary of the United Nation’s adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. For the first time the city of Laval gathered in the streets to walk in solidarity to celebrate the Universal Day of the Child and raise UNICEF’s Child Friendly Cities flag. 

Laval, walks, in, solidarity, on, the, Universal, Day, of, the, Child,

Bus drivers accept two percent salary hikes

November 26th, 2014

Laval city bus drivers were about to sign a five-year collective agreement when The Suburban went to press this week.

Bus, drivers, accept, two, percent, salary, hikes, Mechanics,, office, staff, still, negotiating

Greek food bank gears for first holiday season

November 26th, 2014

Laval’s new food bank at Holy Cross Church is looking for donations as it gets ready for its first Christmas giving season.

Greek, food, bank, gears, for, first, holiday, season, “37%, of, our, clients, are, children”

Making a difference, one sandwich at a time

November 26th, 2014

Sean Scourse says he’s always had an interest in food. And even though the former software salesman doesn’t have much by ways of formal training in the kitchen, that didn’t stop him from opening up Hungry Box earlier this year in downtown’s underground network, near McGill College.

Making, a, difference,, , one, sandwich, at, a, time,

You shared the meal,so how do you share the bill?

November 26th, 2014

I just finished dining at an up-scale restaurant with seven other friends who I had not seen for some time.

You, shared, the, meal,so, how, do, you, share, the, bill?,

Lyric Theatre Singers gear up for Christmas concert

November 26th, 2014

The Lyric Theatre Singers will be moving their annual Christmas concert to Concordia’s Loyola Chapel in NDG. Three performances of A Candlelight Christmas will be presented on December 5, 6 and 7 at the new location (7121 Sherbrooke St. W.).

Lyric, Theatre, Singers, , gear, up, for, Christmas, concert,

G!EE High School Showdown raises $115,000 for MCH

November 26th, 2014

Eleven Montreal area high schools competed Sunday, Nov. 16 in the fifth annual edition of the Just for Kids (JFK) Foundation’s G!EE High School Showdown.

G!EE, High, School, Showdown, raises, $115,000, for, MCH,

Sugar Sammy can’t be stopped

November 26th, 2014

It’s a gross understatement to say that Sugar Sammy’s bilingual stand-up show, You’re Gonna Rire, has had a successful run. After kicking off in February of 2012, the show has been extended time and time again due to popular demand and the latest added dates means that it will now run until April 2015. All this means that Sammy stands to add another 40,000 to the 250,000 tickets he’s already sold in total for his You’re Gonna Rire and En Français SVP shows.

Sugar, Sammy, , can’t, be, stopped, Montreal, stand-up, moves, full, steam, ahead, , with, more, shows,, a, popular, sitcom,, , product, endorsements, and, more

Annual LGH Foundation gift-wrapping project now underway

November 26th, 2014

The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation recently announced the beginning of its annual gift-wrapping fundraising project. Volunteers will man two separate stations at Fairview Pointe Claire shopping centre throughout the holiday season, right up until the mall’s closure at 5 p.m. Dec. 24.

Annual, LGH, Foundation, gift-wrapping, project, now, underway,

CSL settles in to MBL play

November 26th, 2014

The bantam boys AA Côte St. Luc basketball team earned their second victory of the season Sunday afternoon against Prevost, winning by a score of 60-12.

CSL, settles, in, to, MBL, play, CSL, 60, |, Prevost, 12

Bear Woods battles hard

November 26th, 2014

The Alouettes’ ended its rollercoaster year on Sunday that was made possible by the efforts of players like linebacker and specialty teams player Bear Woods.

Bear, Woods, battles, hard,

Panthers downgrade the Ouragans

November 26th, 2014

The Lakeshore Panthers perfectly executed their game plan and beat the Versant Ouest Ouragans by a score of 7-1 in Atom CC hockey Saturday afternoon at the Kirkland arena.

Panthers, downgrade, , the, Ouragans, Lakeshore, 7, |, Versant, Ouest, 1

Be part of the 50th anniversary TELUS Vanier Cup

November 26th, 2014

The stage is set and Montreal football fans have the opportunity to be part of Canadian Interuniversity Sports history as the Montreal Alouettes welcome the silver anniversary edition of the TELUS Vanier Cup to Percival Molson Stadium this Saturday with a 1 p.m. kick-off. This will mark the first time the championship has been contested in Montreal.

Be, part, of, the, 50th, anniversary, TELUS, Vanier, Cup,

Pierrefonds’ Andreanne Poulin a winner on and off the ice

November 26th, 2014

Andreanne Poulin recently received a $4,000 bursary from Hydro-Québec and the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence, money that will be used to help defray training costs. But the Ile Blizzard native stated that the importance of the award isn’t merely financial.

Pierrefonds’, Andreanne, Poulin, , a, winner, on, and, off, the, ice, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Wild finish with a winning result

November 26th, 2014

The Westlake Wild were able to hold onto a lead and pick up a 5-4 victory over the Champlain Rapides in Bantam B girls hockey Saturday afternoon at the Kirkland Arena.

Wild, finish, with, a, winning, result, , Westlake, 5, |, Champlain, 4

Sexual compatibility in dating

November 21st, 2014

How scary the word can be when having to discuss your sexual boundaries with someone new that you are dating.  A common question I am asked by singles that are aiming to figure out the rules of dating is, “How soon is too soon for adults to start having sex when dating someone new?”

Sexual, compatibility, , in, dating,

Foolish pleasures

November 21st, 2014

Last month I had a serious reality check. I woke up on October 31 and realized it was Halloween. I got a tingly nervous feeling of excitement in my body. I felt like I was 7 or 8 years old again. I know this sounds so silly and juvenile but it was so. I felt the excitement of Halloween running through my body. Sort of the same feeling you get when you wake up and realize it's your birthday.

Foolish, , pleasures,

Author remembers the ‘60s … and he was there

November 21st, 2014

A few years ago, a cousin of mine and his family came to visit us from New Jersey, and my family and I got together with him for a meal and what turned out to be an entertaining talk — the first extensive one I ever had with him, surprisingly.

Author, remembers, the, ‘60s, …, and, he, was, there,

Foods linked to certain types of cancers

November 21st, 2014

Everyday we hear of foods we should eat or things we should do to reduce our risk of developing cancer. Here is a list of foods that you shouldn’t eat that have been linked to certain types of cancers:

Foods, linked, to, certain, types, of, cancers,

How is stress affecting your body?

November 21st, 2014

 With the frenzied pace of today’s society, almost everyone is waging an unrelenting battle with emotional stress.

How, is, stress, , affecting, your, body?,

McDonald’s bilingualism ‘a work in progress’: rep

November 19th, 2014

Kovac’s and Staviss’s lengthy efforts to have more bilingualism at McDonald’s restaurants, and on their mailings, in and to areas with significant Anglophone populations, seems to be bearing significant fruit.

McDonald’s, bilingualism, ‘a, work, in, progress’:, rep,

‘We will fight them to the end’

November 19th, 2014

Money is the oxygen of terrorists and other extremist groups, and Shurat HaDin (Israel Law Centre) director Nitsana Darshan-Leitner and her colleagues have been hard at work since 2003 choking off that oxygen through legal cases against terrorist-sponsoring countries, banks and other entities terrorists use to fund and carry out their murderous activities.

‘We, will, fight, them, to, the, end’, Fiery, Israeli, lawyer, chokes, off, money, ‘oxygen’, of, terrorists,, extremists

Change of command at HMCS DONNACONA

November 19th, 2014

On Saturday November 15th, HMCS DONNACONA, the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve Division, held a Change of Command Ceremony.

Change, of, command, at, HMCS, DONNACONA,

Dr. Bolduc does his rounds

November 19th, 2014

It took a while but Quebec Education Minister Yves Bolduc finally visited two special EMSB schools last week.
On Friday Dr. Bolduc quietly made the rounds of the NDG building that is now the very cramped — and widely deemed as inadequate — home to the Mackay Centre and Philip E. Layton Schools.

Dr., Bolduc, does, his, rounds,

Language of signs, website case ruling expected Dec. 12

November 19th, 2014

A Quebec Court ruling in a case challenging the constitutionality of the province’s laws regarding the language of signs and websites is expected Dec. 12, lawyer Brent Tyler told The Suburban.

Language, of, signs,, website, case, ruling, expected, Dec., 12,


November 19th, 2014

Congratulations on your Remembrance Day editorial “Therefore choose courage.”


Bill 10

November 19th, 2014

Bill, 10,

Memo to Premier Couillard: We elected you to stop this!

November 19th, 2014

We yearn for investors from outside Quebec to invest here.

Memo, to, Premier, Couillard:, We, elected, you, to, stop, this!, ,

AJOI touches the lives of more than 5,500 young people

November 19th, 2014

In the last six months Action jeunesse de l’Ouest-de-l’Île (AJOI) has reached more than 5,500 youth on the West Island with their 424 organized activities designed to provide kids between the ages of 10 and 25 years of age a safe haven.

AJOI, touches, the, lives, of, more, than, 5,500, young, people,

Ste. Anne de Bellevue adopts measures to curb late night revelers

November 19th, 2014

This past late August’s return of John Abbott College and McGill University students to classes did not start off well for the citizens of Ste. Anne de Bellevue.

Ste., Anne, de, Bellevue, adopts, measures, to, curb, late, night, revelers,

Pointe Claire resident receives Légion d’honneur

November 19th, 2014

Twenty-three-year-old L/Bombadier Elwill Carnegie landed on Juno Beach at Courseulles sur mer, Normandy, on Nov. 6, 1944.

Pointe, Claire, resident, receives, Légion, d’honneur,

Pierrefonds-Roxboro warns citizens about solicitations

November 19th, 2014

“We take a zero tolerance policy towards door to door solicitations as there are never any permits authorized by the city,” said Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Dimitros Jim Beis about the recent calls the borough has received from residents about peddlers going to their homes and pitching services on behalf of the borough.

Pierrefonds-Roxboro, warns, citizens, about, solicitations,

Owners highlight holes in Angell Woods plan

November 19th, 2014

Suburbanites’ battle to save trees in their back yards ran square against demand for sustainable development during the past week, in urban planning hearings at Montreal city hall.

Owners, highlight, holes, in, Angell, Woods, plan, “Zero, development, deprives, seniors,, poor, of, housing”

Terranova’s Lise Lapointe wins Global Active Entrepreneur Award

November 19th, 2014

Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec awarded Terranova’s president Lise Lapointe global active entrepreneur award on Nov. 5, at a gala evening held at Montréal’s Palais des Congress.

Terranova’s, Lise, Lapointe, wins, Global, Active, Entrepreneur, Award,

Citizens voice vision for city

November 19th, 2014

More than 500 Laval residents shared their views for their city’s future, during a series of six public consultation sessions, which wrapped up last week on Nov. 12.

Citizens, voice, vision, for, city,

Hwy 440 shutdowns to commence Friday

November 19th, 2014

Thought that swirling snowflakes were a sign that the summer construction season is over? You’re wrong.
Transport Quebec will again shut down Laval and North Shore highways as it continues to pursue its ambitious road repair plans.

Hwy, 440, shutdowns, to, commence, Friday,

Bus drivers strand commuters during snowfall

November 19th, 2014

Buses were scarce while winter’s first snowfall blanketed Laval on Sunday morning, while city bus drivers booked off to vote on their new labour agreement.

Bus, drivers, strand, commuters, during, snowfall,

SWLSB plays it safe

November 19th, 2014

After the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board decreed that no school could attend this year’s National Remembrance Day ceremony Ottawa, Laval Liberty High School (LLHS) — which hitherto had made an annual pilgrimage there — canceled its outing and made an alternative memorial plan.

SWLSB, plays, it, safe,

Mohawk Girls set to premier

November 19th, 2014

Filmed and set in Montreal and the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec, the 13-episode half-hour dramedy Mohawk Girls will premiere on Sunday, Nov. 23 on OMNI 1 with back-to-back episodes airing weekly at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 9 p.m. on APTN.

Mohawk, Girls, set, to, premier,

Getting ready for the robot revolution

November 19th, 2014

In the new Disney fantasy movie Big Hero 6, a puffy robot named Baymax comes to the aid of anyone seeking immediate medical attention and teaches us the value of humanity and decency. This is also about to happen in real life.

Getting, ready, for, , the, robot, revolution,

Canada’s longest running LGBT festival to return for 27th edition

November 19th, 2014

From November 20 to 30, the 27th edition of the Image Nation film festival will take place at various venues, including the Imperial Cinema and Cinema Beaubien. Canada’s longest-running LGBT film festival, Image Nation grew from a grass roots effort in a similar way to other festivals of its kind across the continent.

Canada’s, longest, running, LGBT, festival, to, return, for, 27th, edition,

Getting into the shoes of a comedic legend

November 19th, 2014

It’s a testament to the legacy of Gilda Radner that, 25 years removed from her untimely passing to ovarian cancer, she remains to be such an iconic figure of comedy.

Getting, into, the, shoes, of, a, comedic, legend,

Fighting for parking spots makes arena commute even tougher

November 19th, 2014

Parenting kids who enjoy playing multiple sports is loosely defined as having busier weekends than weekdays. While our weekdays are hopping already with two kids in school, the weekends — long a bastion of relaxation and calm — have morphed into something out of a Hollywood action flick.

Fighting, for, parking, spots, , makes, arena, commute, even, tougher,

Helpful hints for outdoor safety

November 19th, 2014

We’ve talked in the past about how to make your house safer, but what about the area around your house?

Helpful, hints, for, outdoor, safety,

Alouettes maul Lions to advance to Eastern Final

November 19th, 2014

The Montreal Alouettes saved their best, for the playoffs.

Alouettes, maul, Lions, to, advance, to, Eastern, Final,

St. Laurent’s Nahida Baalbaki earns Saputo bursary

November 19th, 2014

St. Laurent’s Nahida Baalbaki had a taste of international soccer competition and the 15-year-old wants more.

St., Laurent’s, Nahida, Baalbaki, earns, Saputo, bursary, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

St. Laurent faces rough Rapides ride

November 19th, 2014

A third period goal explosion was what the doctor ordered.

St., Laurent, faces, rough, Rapides, ride, , Lachine, 5, |, St., Laurent, 1

PCOT donates $100,000 to local charities

November 19th, 2014

The Pointe Claire Oldtimers Hockey Club celebrated what their president Dario Fraticelli calls, “Our most important night of our year.”

PCOT, donates, $100,000, , to, local, charities,

Draft is key to NHL success

November 19th, 2014

According to Montreal Canadiens’ general manager Marc Bergevin, the National Hockey League entry draft is still the best way to build a Stanley Cup-calibre team.

Draft, is, key, , to, NHL, success,

Third period heroes deliver road win to Laval

November 19th, 2014

A first period two goal deficit wasn’t much of a hurdle for Laval.

Third, period, heroes, , deliver, road, win, to, Laval, Laval, 3, |, LSL, 2


November 14th, 2014

It was a banner day for John Abbott teams on Sunday at Memorial Field.  The women’s rugby, men’s rugby and lacrosse team all won their regional championship games in highlight fashion.   Excellent weather brought out great crowds for all three games.  All three team also received banners for the finishing in first place during the regular season and the women’s rugby team won the Ethique Sportive banner as well.   



November 14th, 2014

It was a banner day for John Abbott teams on Sunday at Memorial Field.  The women’s rugby, men’s rugby and lacrosse team all won their regional championship games in highlight fashion.   Excellent weather brought out great crowds for all three games.  All three team also received banners for the finishing in first place during the regular season and the women’s rugby team won the Ethique Sportive banner as well.   


The Great Defender: My Hockey Odyssey by Kevin Shea, Larry Robinson

November 14th, 2014

Legendary Hab and Hockey Hall of Famer Larry Robinson teamed up with noted sportswriter and hockey historian Kevin Shea to give readers an insight into to the career of one of the best ever to patrol the blue line in the National Hockey League.

The, Great, Defender:, My, Hockey, Odyssey, by Kevin, Shea, Larry, Robinson,

Basketball coach John Dore announces his retirement

November 14th, 2014

After serving 26 seasons as head coach of the Concordia Stingers men’s basketball team John Dore will retire at the end of the 2014-15 season.

Basketball, coach, John, Dore, announces, his, retirement,

Marianne St-Gelais wins gold, Charles Hamelin silver at short track World Cup opener

November 14th, 2014

Marianne St-Gelais of St-Félicien, Que., and Charles Hamelin of Ste-Julie, Que., earned gold and silver at the first stop on the ISU World Cup circuit in short track speed skating.

Marianne, St-Gelais, wins, gold,, Charles, Hamelin, silver, at, short, track, World, Cup, opener,

Canada’s national women’s team wins gold medal at 2014 4-Nations Cup

November 14th, 2014

Canada’s National Women’s Team has won the gold medal at the 2014 4 Nations Cup, beating the United States 3-2 in shootout in Saturday’s gold medal game at the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops.

Canada’s, national, women’s, team, wins, gold, medal, at, 2014, 4-Nations, Cup,

‘Ich bin immer noch ein Berliner’

November 12th, 2014

For the generation that has grown to adulthood in the 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell, it must be hard to fathom how profoundly the world changed on Nov. 9, 1989.

‘Ich, bin, immer, noch, ein, Berliner’,


November 12th, 2014

The idea of changing the lights on the Mount Royal cross to display 375 for Montreal’s anniversary is ridiculous.


Expropriation “exorbitant” say suburban mayors

November 12th, 2014

Montreal’s demerged cities are questioning the agglomeration council’s decision to spend $4.2 million to buy 1.1 hectares of land adjacent to Montreal city hall.

Expropriation, “exorbitant”, say, suburban, mayors, , Agglo, forks, out, 4x, evaluation, for, downtown, land

Bilingualism growing at downtown stores

November 12th, 2014

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.

Bilingualism, growing, at, downtown, stores,

Historic evening at 30th Governor’s Ball

November 12th, 2014

The Italian-Canadian Community Foundation raised a quarter of a million dollars at its 30th Annual Governors' Ball last month.

Historic, evening, at, 30th, Governor’s, Ball,

Westmount remembers

November 12th, 2014

It was a cool and crisp November afternoon when the crowd began to hear the drums that preceded the soldiers who were marching down Westmount’s Sherbrooke Street towards the city’s evocative war monument.

Westmount, remembers,

Kristallnacht as metaphor

November 12th, 2014

This has been quite a week. As we write this it is Remembrance Day. It has a special resonation this year with the terror attacks that resulted in the deaths of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo. In this dark and dangerous era, we always remember how much we owe to those who chose courage as we wrote in this space last week.

Kristallnacht, as, metaphor,

Remembrance Day

November 12th, 2014

Remembrance, Day,

Ste. Anne Legion, Remembrance Day parade

November 12th, 2014

The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 91, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, honored its veterans with the annual Remembrance Day parade on Sunday, Nov. 9.

Ste., Anne, Legion,, Remembrance, Day, parade,

Candidates file election conduct complaints

November 12th, 2014

At least three candidates in Sunday’s Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) election have filed official protests alleging breaches to voting rules. They join a growing chorus of complaints that inept planning and poor execution suppressed the number of voters who participated in the Nov. 2 vote.

Candidates, file, election, conduct, complaints,

Elections Quebec clarifies school election rules

November 12th, 2014

Following protests about the conduct of last week’s school board elections, The Suburban received a number of queries asking what are the rules that govern the process and how individuals can file their own complaints.

Elections, Quebec, clarifies, school, election, rules,

Newhook sheds locks to support friend with cancer

November 12th, 2014

The fall's Shave to Save campaigns are well underway as citizens shave off their own locks to raise money for cancer and breast cancer research.  For West Island Citizen Advocacy's Marla Newhook, the act of shaving off her hair was an act of loyalty to longtime friend Chantal Pousseur.

Newhook, sheds, locks, to, support, friend, with, cancer,

The Last Post Fund remembers

November 12th, 2014

The Last Post Fund resumed traditional Remembrance Day ceremonies this year after cancelling last year due to the death of its main organizer, RCAF Lt.-Col. Yves Martin, prior to the commemoration.

The, Last, Post, Fund, remembers,

Next stop St. Léo

November 12th, 2014

It was almost a generation in the making but the Train de l’Est is getting set to roll into town.

Next, stop, St., Léo, ,

Laval remembers its fallen

November 12th, 2014

Laval residents turned out in force at the cenotaph outside city hall, Nov. 9, to remember the sacrifice of its soldiers, sailors and aviators.

Laval, remembers, its, fallen,

SWLSB swears in new leadership team today

November 12th, 2014

Newly elected chair Jennifer Maccarone and her EducACTION team of school commissioners Dean Dugas, Guy Gagnon, Paolo Galati, Vicki Kaliotzakis, Ann McMullon Panet-Raymond and Emilio Migliozzi will officially take the reins of Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB) during an official swearing-in ceremony today.

SWLSB, swears, in, new, leadership, team, today,

Laval schoolchildren to ride electric school bus

November 12th, 2014

Seatbelts, everyone!

Laval, schoolchildren, to, ride, electric, school, bus,

Proposed zoning changes in Laval

November 12th, 2014

Anyone living in Souvenir-Labelle, Fabreville and St. Vincent de Paul will want to pay attention to official notices announcing consultations during the holiday season.

Proposed, zoning, changes, in, Laval,

Female students more thoughtful about money management than male counterparts: RBC poll

November 12th, 2014

Female students seem to be more conscientious about managing their finances than their male counterparts, according to a recent Student Finances Poll from the Royal Bank of Canada.

Female, students, more, thoughtful, about, , money, management, than, male, counterparts:, RBC, poll,

QWF awards shortlist announced

November 12th, 2014

The Quebec Writers’ Federation recently announced the shortlist for the 2014 QWF Literary Awards. With a combined value of $10,000, these five awards will be announced at a special gala ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre (2490 Notre Dame St. W.).

QWF, awards, shortlist, announced,

A study of polite Canadian society

November 12th, 2014

Tricia Cooper’s Social Studies, running at the Centaur until November 30, is a play for all those who have ever watched TV late at night and stumbled across one of those humanitarian aid commercials pleading for the sponsorship of a child beleaguered by the maladies of developing nations.

A, study, of, polite, Canadian, society,

OSM Standard Life Competition celebrates 75th anniversary

November 12th, 2014

Since 1940, the OSM Standard Life Competition has helped launch the careers of roughly 300 prize winners onto the national and international scene. It has attracted prestigious partners and widely recognized jury members, who have supported the competition in pursuing its mission to champion promising young Canadian musicians.

OSM, Standard, Life, Competition, celebrates, 75th, anniversary,

Adam at home

November 12th, 2014

As Adam Cohen describes the experience of recording his newest album in the living room of his childhood home, a few stray photos are spotted on the table we’re sitting around in his kitchen. The one that stands out the most features an 18-year-old Cohen and his sister, sitting in the back yard along with their father, Leonard, looking dapper as ever.

Adam, at, home, Cohen, to, perform, at, Théâtre, Maisonneuve, on, Nov., 21

My meaty comments on burgers

November 12th, 2014

When Burger King recently merged with Tim Hortons it was a sign that certain fast-food franchises could no longer exist on burgers alone.

My, meaty, comments, on, burgers,

Bryn Roy riding high for the Alouettes

November 12th, 2014

Alouettes linebacker Bryn Roy’s sport was rodeo before football.

Bryn, Roy, riding, high, for, the, Alouettes,

Avalanche grind out road win in Verdun

November 12th, 2014

The Laval women’s Junior B Avalanche hockey team squeaked by the Verdun Leafs 3-2 in a last minute nail biter Friday night at the Verdun Auditorium.

Avalanche, grind, out, road, win, in, Verdun, Laval, 3, |, Verdun, 2

Ti-Cat mosquitos savour silver

November 12th, 2014

The Verdun Ti-Cat mosquito AAA’s came away with the silver medals for their second place finish in last Sunday’s Montreal Metro Football League Gold Cup game against the St. Bruno Barons.

Ti-Cat, mosquitos, savour, silver, St., Bruno, 28, |, Verdun, 13

Hornets abuzz after Gold Cup win

November 12th, 2014

The Sun Youth Hornets took the Midget AAA QMFL Gold Cup squeaking by the North Shore Mustangs in a hard fought 17-14 victory Sunday at Stade Hébert.

Hornets, abuzz, after, Gold, Cup, win, Sun, Youth, 17, |, North, Shore, 14

Pelosi joins Team Canada U18 rugby for Romania Tour

November 12th, 2014

This past Sunday was a busy day for Pointe Claire’s David Pelosi. He played a major role in John Abbott’s 36-0 playoff victory over Dawson College in the early afternoon and was then honored at a fundraising event hosted by the Beaconsfield Rugby Football Club at the Beaconsfield Community Center.

Pelosi, joins, Team, Canada, U18, rugby, for, Romania, Tour,

Lions roar to Gold Cup championship

November 12th, 2014

The North Shore Lions took the QMFL Bantam Gold Cup downing the Laurentian Wildcats 29-10 Sunday at Stade Hébert.
“It was a team victory including everyone from staff to players,” said Lions head coach Terry White who took the reigns of the team this year. “This was our only goal when we started last February.”

Lions, roar, to, Gold, Cup, championship, North, Shore, 29, |, Laurentian, 10

Bonding our history

November 7th, 2014

I had a children's picture book published in 2011 titled The Black Velvet Jacket. Currently, it is in a second print and being launched into the U.S. market. The second version will be available in Canada in 2015. 

Bonding, , our, history,

Foods than can help prevent cancer

November 7th, 2014

October and November are months dedicated to bringing awareness to two life threatening cancers: Breast and Prostate. This article is about many foods that can help you reduce your chances of developing these diseases.

Foods, than, can, help, prevent, cancer,

Figuring out what you want in dating

November 7th, 2014

In my work with singles that are struggling to find a serious long-term relationship, one of the challenges is to get the single person to define exactly what it is he or she wants.  Many people think they know what they are looking for, or believe that when the right person comes along, they simply will feel it.  Based on my experience and my practice, I have to tell you that such beliefs tend to lead people to dating the wrong partners or ending up very alone as they get older.

Figuring, out, what, you, want, in, dating,

CDs are nearly dead

November 7th, 2014

The latest newfangled and pricey stereo system from Sony promises ultra high definition sound from your music, whether it’s from your computer or whatever songs you put on a USB stick. The system has an attractive display which shows the title of the song and the artist or group involved.

CDs, are, , nearly, dead,

Girls Night Out to feature three best-selling authors

November 7th, 2014

The Jewish Public Library of Montreal (5151 Côte Ste. Catherine Rd.) wanted to make a statement for the 10th anniversary edition of its popular Girls Night Out (GNO), which traditionally has  best-selling authors of novels geared towards teens and a packed audience of mothers and daughters.  It looks like they have accomplished this big time, with no less than three New York York Times best-selling authors - Sarah Mlynowski, Gayle Forman and E. Lockhart  - booked for Sunday, November 16 at the Gelber Conference Centre.

Girls, Night, Out, to, feature, three, best-selling, authors,

Beaconsfield High School Shave to Save challenge

November 5th, 2014

​​Beaconsfield High School’s gymnasium was turned into a barber shop Wednesday, Oct. 29, as four students took the pledge to Shave to Save to aid the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.

Beaconsfield, High, School, Shave, to, Save, challenge, ​​​Students, step, up, to, aid, Quebec, Breast, Cancer, Foundation

Cotler receives Wallenberg medal

November 5th, 2014

Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler was awarded the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Medal by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) during an Oct. 28 parliamentary reception in Ottawa.

Cotler, receives, Wallenberg, medal,

Ambassador of the Year Award

November 5th, 2014

Amos Sochaczevski, owner of The Suburban Newspaper, was presented with the Ambassador of the Year Award during Côte St. Luc’s volunteer appreciation event this past Saturday.

Ambassador, of, the, Year, Award,

Quebec not budging on English for public safety signs

November 5th, 2014

Quebec will not budge on the inclusion of English on road signs dealing with public safety, despite the allowance of its inclusion according to the province’s language laws, an e-mail from Quebec’s transport department indicates.

Quebec, not, budging, on, English, for, public, safety, signs,

EMSB results: Mancini holds chair, sweeps commissioner races

November 5th, 2014

Angela Mancini held on to the top post of the English Montreal School Board Sunday, in Quebec’s first school board elections in seven years.

EMSB, results:, Mancini, holds, chair,, sweeps, commissioner, races,

CDN housing “disastrous”

November 5th, 2014

Lili Gagné is looking for a way out, but her options are not looking so good.

CDN, housing, “disastrous”, New, arrivals, hardest, hit

Remembrance Day

November 5th, 2014

Remembrance, Day,


November 5th, 2014

Beryl Wajsman's op-ed "Liberty demands responsibility" is absolutely fabulous,thought provoking and bang on! It is time for Canadians to stop being so pathetically apathetic!

Jonathan Wener, C.M.

The Suburban, Beryl Wajsman, Liberty demands responsibility, Jonathan Wener, Minister Fournier, Community mail boxes, Canada, target

Therefore choose courage

November 5th, 2014

Veterans Week this year, culminating in Remembrance Day on Tuesday, has a special resonation.

Therefore, choose, courage, Remembrance, Day, 2014

Candidates file election conduct complaints

November 5th, 2014

At least three candidates in Sunday’s Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) election have filed official protests alleging breaches to voting rules. They join a growing chorus of complaints that inept planning and poor execution suppressed the number of voters who participated in the Nov. 2 vote.

Candidates, file, election, conduct, complaints,

Thank a vet for your freedom

November 5th, 2014

Corporal John Whatmore, born in Cardiff Wales, drafted into the British army in 1952 when he was 19-years-old. Having grown up during World War II, his hometown was victim to raids and bombings imprinting the sounds of war in the young boy’s mind.

Thank, a, vet, for, your, freedom,

Finance Minister addresses province’s future at WICC

November 5th, 2014

Provincial Finance Minister and Robert-Baldwin MNA Carlos Leitão spoke to a full house last Friday at the Marriott in Dorval as part of the West Island Chamber of Commerce lecture series that included business leaders and municipal and provincial representatives.

Finance, Minister, addresses, province’s, future, at, WICC, , Leitão:, ‘We, need, to, get, used, to, a, slower, paced, economy, that, won’t, match, the, steady, growth, of, the, last, two, decades.’

CLDs future uncertain

November 5th, 2014

As the provincial government looks at ways to trim Quebec’s monumental debt and deficit, Minister of Municipal Affairs Pierre Moreau recently announced that the CLD system (Centre Dévelopment Économique) could lose 55 percent of their budgets or be outright abolished and its responsibilities absorbed by area municipalities.

CLDs, future, uncertain, Provincial, government, could, slash, budgets, by, more, than, half

Stein Day elected LBPSB chair

November 5th, 2014

After several hours of vote-counting, Nov. 2, returning officer Rémi Poliquin declared Suanne Stein Day elected to chair the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB).

Stein, Day, elected, LBPSB, chair,

All night flying Nov. 8

November 5th, 2014

SkyVenture holds the first Nuit Blanche of the season next Saturday night, Nov. 8.

All, night, flying Nov., 8,

Remembrance Day in Laval West

November 5th, 2014

This week is busy for members of Legion Branch 216, Hon. John G. Diefenbaker in Laval West.

Remembrance, Day, in, Laval, West,

Sacred Heart School offers bus service from Laval

November 5th, 2014

The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, a private Catholic high school for girls, will be at the Sheraton Laval for an information session on Saturday, November 8th from 10:00 am until noon.  Meet with the Head of School, Shawn O’Donnell, students and teachers who can answer your questions about day-to-day life at Sacred Heart, academics, athletics, community service and social justice, bursaries and scholarships, transportation. 

Sacred, Heart, School, offers, bus, service, from, Laval, ,

SWLSB voters give Maccarone mandate

November 5th, 2014

Jennifer Maccarone sprinted to an early commanding lead and never looked back in the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB) election,  Nov. 2.

SWLSB, voters, give, Maccarone, mandate,

Branch 251 remembers

November 5th, 2014

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 251 will hold Remembrance Day services twice this year. On Sunday, Nov. 9, Branch 251 members will attend Laval’s official services at the Cenotaph next to City Hall. On Tuesday, Nov. 11, they’ll be at Crestview Elementary School.

Branch, 251, remembers,

The whimsical art of Normand Hudon

November 5th, 2014

A major exhibition and sale of 40 years of Normand Hudon’s artistic achievements plus a new book, Normand Hudon, artist or magician, will be launched this Sunday at Le Balcon d’art in St. Lambert.

The, whimsical, art, of, Normand, Hudon,

A celebration of theatrical solitude

November 5th, 2014

For the second year, MainLine Theatre will host SOLOS, a festival solely dedicated to French and English one-person theatre. The series of shows will take place from November 5-8.

A, celebration, of, theatrical, solitude,

Gloria’s Girls 10th anniversary gala raises over $135,000

November 5th, 2014

On Sunday, Oct. 19, close to 400 people gathered at the Rialto Theatre on Parc Avenue to support Gloria’s Girls, in honour of Gloria Shapiro who, at the age of 49, died on September 17, 2004 after a seven-year battle with ovarian cancer.
However, in spite of her ill health she managed to establish the Gloria Shapiro Endowment Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research at the Jewish General Hospital.

Gloria’s, Girls, 10th, anniversary, gala, raises, over, $135,000,

A unique take on Hamlet courtesy the Tiger Lillies

November 5th, 2014

You may have seen various adaptations of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in your time, but this presentation might just be the most original and creative take on the classic play yet. From November 12-18, British cult band The Tiger Lillies, along with the Danish ensemble Theatre Republique will hold court in the Cinquième Salle at Place des Arts. Recently, The Suburban spoke with Tiger Lillies front man Martyn Jacques about this collaboration that has been touring the world since 2012.

A, unique, take, on, Hamlet, courtesy, the, Tiger, Lillies,

Four Montreal finalists in CBC ComedyCoup contest

November 5th, 2014

When the CBC ComedyCoup competition was announced earlier this year, hundreds of team from across Canada submitted their pitches and teaser trailers in the hopes of winning the grand $500,000 prize and seeing their project turned into a half hour special in autumn, 2015.

Four, Montreal, finalists, in, CBC, ComedyCoup, contest,

The gem of Pointe Claire

November 5th, 2014

Pointe Claire’s Stewart Hall Cultural Centre is indeed a unique venue. Located on the bank of Lake Saint-Louis, it offers a range of activities for the whole family, including cultural workshops, concerts, children’s shows, conferences and exhibitions at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery.

The, gem, of, Pointe, Claire, Stewart, Hall, Cultural, Centre, , offers, a, range, of, activities

Timely offence

November 5th, 2014

St. Laurent overcame a bit of a shaky start and beat BKRA by a score of 5-3 in Atom “B” ringette Saturday morning at the Beaconsfield Arena.

Timely, offence, St., Laurent, 5, |, BKRA, 3

Preds pressure earns point against Pats

November 5th, 2014

The Laval Patriotes couldn’t hold on to a one goal third period lead but managed a 2-2 draw on the road against the Lac St. Louis Predators in Bantam AAA hockey Saturday afternoon in Dorval.

Preds, pressure, earns, point, against, Pats, Laval, 2, |, LSL, 2

Lions punch ticket to finals

November 5th, 2014

The North Shore Lions advanced to the QMFL Bantam finals next week downing the St. Léonard Cougars 21-16 Saturday at Riverdale High School.

Lions, punch, ticket, to, finals, North, Shore, 21, |, St., Léonard, 16

Morais finds home in Côte des Neiges and Concordia 

November 5th, 2014

A chance encounter with a wrestling mat opened up a new world to Linda Morais.

Morais, finds, home, in, Côte, , des, Neiges, and, Concordia , ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Hornets advance to final with win over Bulldogs

November 5th, 2014

The Sun Youth Hornets secured their path to the QMFL’s Midget football final next week downing the Laval Bulldogs 35-14 Sunday at Jeanne-Mance Park.

Hornets, advance, to, final, with, win, over, Bulldogs, Sun, Youth, 35, |, Laval, 14

Rookie Andrew Lue settles into professional play

November 5th, 2014

Rookie Als defensive back Andrew Lue was suddenly thrust into the CFL from Queen’s University Golden Gaels this year onto the CFL gridiron.

Rookie, Andrew, Lue, , settles, into, professional, play,

St. Léonard outpaces Lakeshore for road win

October 31st, 2014

The St. Léonard Cougars downed the Lakeshore Cougars 27-10 in Bantam football quarterfinal action Sunday at Stade Hébert in St. Léonard.

St., Léonard, , outpaces, Lakeshore, for, road, win,

McGill captures CCBA crown for fourth time

October 31st, 2014

Starting pitcher Tim Jones of Lake Jackson, Texas, went the distance as McGill University cruised to a 6-1 victory over Concordia to capture the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association championship, Sunday, at Gary Carter Field at Cote St. Luc’s Trudeau Park.

McGill, captures, CCBA, crown, for, fourth, time,

Smiling Paula Findlay Celebrates Silver Medal at Triathlon World Cup in Colombia

October 31st, 2014

Canada’s Paula Findlay put a silver lining around her comeback to elite triathlon racing after winning the silver medal as the World Cup made its first stop in Cartagena, Colombia.

Smiling, Paula, Findlay, Celebrates, Silver, Medal, at, Triathlon, World, Cup, in, Colombia,

Eight McGill athletes honoured by Principal as Martlet Foundation Awards announced

October 31st, 2014

Eight student-athletes from McGill University were honoured at the 60th annual general meeting of the Martlet Foundation, held at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal, Tuesday. Suzanne Fortier, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill, was the keynote speaker for the event.

Eight, McGill, athletes, honoured, by, Principal, as, Martlet, Foundation, Awards, announced,

Fundraising Calendar benefits For The Love of Curling

October 31st, 2014

Curling’s newest fundraising calendar will provide a legacy to young athletes getting their start in the Roaring Game.

Fundraising, Calendar, benefits, For, The, Love, of, Curling,

Remembering casualties of terror

October 29th, 2014

Hundreds gathered at Dorchester Square Saturday for a memorial dedicated to Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, killed by terrorists a week ago Monday in St. Jean sur Richelieu and Wednesday in Ottawa respectively.

Remembering, casualties, of, terror,

‘Taking the sweet from the sour’

October 29th, 2014

On June 12, Naftali Fraenkel, 16, Gilad Sha’ar, 16; and Eyal Yifrach, 19 were kidnapped and brutally murdered by members of the terrorist group Hamas. The world held its breath as an 18-day search was conducted until their bodies were found.

‘Taking, the, sweet, from, the, sour’, Mother, of, slain, Israeli, teen, thanks, Montrealers

Superhospital noise levels exceed local city by-laws

October 29th, 2014

Following last night’s public consultation that took place in Westmount’s City Hall, local residents learned that Westmount city officials have still not received any kind of confirmation from the SNC-Lavalin construction consortium that it is seeking to resolve the festering problems caused by the high and varied levels of noise being created by the hospital’s own ventilation system.

Superhospital, noise, levels, exceed, local, city, by-laws,

Montreal fire department website now has English content

October 29th, 2014

The Montreal fire department website (ville.montreal.qc.ca/sim/en) now has a significant amount of English content, The Suburban has discovered.

Montreal, fire, department, website, now, has, English, content, A, ‘very, good, start’, in, communication, with, anglophone, community:, Nashen

Trying times can make us proud to be Canadian

October 29th, 2014

Much has been written and said in the aftermath of the two senseless attacks that took place last week — one on Monday in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec and the other two days later in our nation’s capital.

Trying, times, can, make, us, proud, to, be, Canadian,

Liberty demands responsibility

October 29th, 2014

“Liberty demands responsibility. That’s why so many dread it.” George Bernard Shaw wrote those words at a time when the rising tide of fascism in the 20’s and 30’s was a clear menace, yet so many in western nations felt compelled to excuse and appease. It was those in the west — free citizens — who were afraid of the responsibility that comes with freedom.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, sacrifices, liberty, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, Corporal Nathan Cirillo, root causes, theocratic fascism

'One language, one culture?'

October 29th, 2014

"The Quebec of the future is already visible. A nation within a federation. With one language, one culture, civil law, and distinct social values."

'One, language,, one, culture?', M., Fournier,, an, explanation, is, owed


October 29th, 2014


New Yorker bringing dance fever to the West Island

October 29th, 2014

While dance fever hit Montreal big time when the top 11 performers from the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance performed at the Bell Centre on Monday night, the West Island will have a pretty interesting show of its own Nov. 8 and 9 at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Pointe Claire.

New, Yorker, bringing, dance, fever, to, the, West, Island,

Assouline first Montreal island Conservative nominee

October 29th, 2014

Valérie Assouline has been acclaimed as the Conservative Party candidate in Pierrefonds-Dollard for the federal election of October 2015.

Assouline, first, Montreal, island, Conservative, nominee, Less, government, and, lower, taxes:, Bernier,, Minister, for, Small, Business

LBPSB did not breach election rules: Elections Quebec 

October 29th, 2014

Quebec’s election authority confirmed that, after verifying the news conference hastily convened last week at Lester B. School Board Headquarters (LBPSB) by outgoing chair Suanne Stein Day who is running for re-election, there had been no breach of Quebec election rules.

LBPSB, did, not, breach, election, rules:, Elections, Quebec ,


October 29th, 2014

Remembrance is more than one minute of silence every November. The Suburban wishes to remember those who have served our country in the line of duty and continue to participate through their community work today. 


Get there from here

October 29th, 2014

If no one thought about it already, then Marvin Rotrand and Benoit Dorais are stating what should be obvious: “Montreal has a role to play in promoting its airport,” wrote Dorais in a release accompanying recommendations to the city’s public consultation on increasing direct international connections.

Get, there, from, here, Councillors, push, for, flights

Star Wars Cosmodome Foundation fundraiser

October 29th, 2014

A recent Star Wars themed evening to benefit the Cosmodome Foundation was a great success. 

Star, Wars, Cosmodome, Foundation, fundraiser,

SWL elections

October 29th, 2014

“We can find it,” says Steve Bletas. “We will absolutely find it.”

SWL, elections, Savings,, statements, and, taxes

SWLSB under Elections Quebec microscope

October 29th, 2014

Quebec’s election authority confirmed that it is assessing a news release issued last week by outgoing Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB) chairman Nick Milas.

SWLSB, under, Elections, Quebec, microscope,

Chomedey Legion launches Laval poppy campaign

October 29th, 2014

Mayor Marc Demers helped Laval Royal Canadian Legion Branch 251 kick off its annual poppy fundraising campaign, Oct. 27.

Chomedey, Legion, launches, Laval, poppy, campaign,

Who should run the Commission scolaire de Laval?

October 29th, 2014

Louise Lortie speaks English more readily now than she did at the beginning of the campaign. The woman who wants to continue chairing the Commission scolaire de Laval has been meeting lots of English-speaking voters going door-to-door, particularly in Chomedey.

Who, should, run, the, Commission, scolaire, de, Laval?,

This Halloween I’m just staying home

October 29th, 2014

This year Halloween falls on Friday, October 31. If I were dyslexic, I would be more shook up of a Friday the 31st, than a Friday the 13th. Nevertheless, going out on Halloween petrifies me. Since the fright night falls on a weekend this year, I expect there will be more people out howling at ghoulish parties than usual. When I was younger I didn’t mind these shindigs but I’m getting to old for that kind of nonsense — ridiculous costumes, loud music and boozed-up people, pretending to be someone else. No thanks. I’ll pass.

This, Halloween, I’m, just, staying, home,

Downchild celebrates 45 years of blues

October 29th, 2014

It’s been a good year for the Downchild Blues Band. The ensemble kicked off 2014 by winning a Juno for their new album Can You Hear The Music, and now they’re ready to celebrate their 45th anniversary with a concert at Club Soda on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. The Suburban recently spoke with Downchild founder Donnie Walsh who said that this anniversary simply reflects good fortune.

Downchild, celebrates, 45, years, of, blues,

The work of a wizard

October 29th, 2014

“Kevin Bacon’s death in Friday the 13th completely depended on the angle and the lighting,” says Tom Savini. “My books on makeup effects are called Grande Illusions because I think of them as magic tricks.”

The, work, of, a, wizard, How, Tom, Savini, turned, the, business, of, blood, and, guts, into, an, art, form, ,

Desperate housewives

October 29th, 2014

On Thursday Oct. 23, the world premiere of the English-language musical inspired by Michel’s Tremblay’s 1965 play Les Belles-soeurs was officially launched at the Segal Centre. The house was full and the laughter was flowing as the audience focused on the all female cast of 12 women (mothers, daughters, sisters, and neighbours) who entertained them in the 1960s-style kitchen of Germaine Lauzon’s home.

Desperate, housewives, , Belles, Soeurs, at, the, Segal, Centre, until, Nov., 16

Foods that can lower your cholesterol

October 29th, 2014

I’ve recently been diagnosed with high cholesterol. Are there any foods that I should be eating to lowering it?

Foods, that, can, lower, your, cholesterol,

Ebola: should we be worried?

October 29th, 2014

Yes, but there’s a huge difference between appropriate concern and the hysteria that has gripped some people. The fact that the outbreak hasn’t been contained and is spreading within the affected countries is a legitimate cause for worry.

Ebola:, should, we, be, worried?,

Ryan White’s patience and growth pays off

October 29th, 2014

Homegrown Montreal Alouette lineman Ryan White has weathered adversity to become one of the team’s assets on the line.

Ryan, White’s, patience, and, growth, pays, off,

Cougar defence dominates in playoff win

October 29th, 2014

The Lakeshore Cougars Mosquito football team advanced to the league semifinals Sunday afternoon with a hard-earned 12-6 victory over La Prairie Diablos. The Cougars finished the regular season in first place with a 9-1 record including a pair of wins over the Diablos. Those two games were high-scoring affairs but Sunday’s contest was playoff football at its best, a low scoring game ultimately decided by the Cougars defensive unit.

Cougar, defence, , dominates, in, playoff, win, Lakeshore, 12, |, La, Prairie, 6

Di Filippo shines on the field and in the classroom

October 29th, 2014

Jessica Di Filippo is a young athlete with a world of promise and the determination to pursue lofty goals. The Ile Perrot native and John Rennie High school student has excelled on the soccer pitch and in the classroom, earning her a Saputo bursary presented at a press conference in Laval last week.

Di, Filippo, shines, on, the, field, and, in, the, classroom, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

St. Léonard outpaces Lakeshore for road win

October 29th, 2014

The St. Léonard Cougars downed the Lakeshore Cougars 27-10 in Bantam football quarterfinal action Sunday at Stade Hébert in St. Léonard.

St., Léonard, , outpaces, Lakeshore, for, road, win, St., Léonard, 27, |, Lakeshore, 10

NBA Canada and Bell host basketball clinic for local youths

October 29th, 2014

In keeping with the spirit of the NBA Canada series game played in Montreal on Friday, Oct. 24, NBA Canada and Bell hosted a community basketball clinic for local Montreal youths at the Boys and Girls Club of LaSalle last Saturday morning.

NBA, Canada, and, Bell, host, , basketball, clinic, for, local, youths,

Spartans advance with win over Warriors

October 29th, 2014

The St. Laurent Spartans advanced one-step closer towards the Jack Simpson Cup downing the LaSalle Warriors 33-13 Saturday night at Keith Ewenson Stadium in LaSalle.

Spartans, advance, with, win, over, Warriors, St., Laurent, 33, |, LaSalle, 13

Food that can lower your cholesterol

October 24th, 2014

I’ve recently been diagnosed with high cholesterol. Are there any foods that I should be eating to lowering it?

Food, that, can, lower, your, cholesterol,

Strings Attached

October 24th, 2014

It is important to be grateful for everything you have, and everything that others do for you.  Having gratitude reminds each of us to be thankful for elements in our life that we may likely take for granted.  During troubling times in our life, gratitude is a reminder of how things could be worse, and helps people keep a sense of perspective, which helps many individuals from being overwhelmed by life challenges.

Strings, Attached,

Reunited with my first music tome

October 24th, 2014

Throughout the 1970s, my only exposure to music was through the radio, and to a very limited extent, my father’s collection of 45 and 78 RPM singles, LPs and cassettes. Most of the latter was not to my taste, with the very profound exception of the K-Tel album Canadian Mint and 45s of The Association’s Never My Love, The Beatles’ I Am the Walrus and Gary Puckett and the Union Gap’s Over You.

Reunited, with, my, first, music, tome,

Home plate

October 24th, 2014

We all have adorable childhood stories to share. One story in particular is about my husband. His mother told me this story many years ago when we were still dating.

Home, plate,

Montrealer brings her play back home

October 24th, 2014

Born in raised in Montreal, Talya Rubin spent 12 years as a resident of Melbourne, Australia where she met her husband Nick James and developed a most unique theatre piece called Of The Cause of Wonderful Things. It is a one-person show, starring Rubin, using projections, miniature dioramas, evocative lighting and an immersive sound design,  creating worlds that are uncanny, subtle and mysterious.

Montrealer, brings, her, play, back, home,

Ebola Hysteria

October 22nd, 2014

Ebola, Hysteria,

Suits no longer suit my lifestyle

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

Mixed reviews about alcohol consumption

October 22nd, 2014

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

Mixed, reviews, about, alcohol, consumption,

The glitz and glam of Rocky Horror returns to the Imperial

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

The Centaur Theatre unleashes a racy remount for season opener

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

A film festival focused on mental illness

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

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

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

CSL’s Gary Carter field to host Canadian Collegiate Championships

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

Warriors’ popular penny fair draws in the fans

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

John Bowman anchors the Alouettes’ defence

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

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

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

Impact and LSL Regional Soccer partner up

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

Lions vanquish the Vikings

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

TMR to hold public meetings on heritage and urban planning

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

52nd Heroes Dinner of Jamaica Association

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

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

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

Advance poll open Sunday for EMSB elections

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

Healthcare reform

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

Shakemap pinpoints Montreal earthquake risk

October 22nd, 2014

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

Shakemap, pinpoints, Montreal, earthquake, risk,

Clinic, stores, closer to reality

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

Costco cites ‘balancing act’ in signs language policy

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

West and off island real estate round up

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

City unveils first permanent public mural

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

Debate defines LBPSB candidates

October 22nd, 2014

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

Debate, defines, LBPSB, candidates,

Governor General visits Beaconsfield High School

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

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

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

Groper sought, eyeglass thieves

October 22nd, 2014

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

Groper, sought,, eyeglass, thieves,

Kidney Golf Classic a success

October 22nd, 2014

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

Kidney, Golf, Classic, a, success,

Advance poll open Sunday for school board election

October 22nd, 2014

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

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

School board candidates boost bilingualism

October 22nd, 2014

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

School, board, candidates, boost, bilingualism,


October 22nd, 2014

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


Alouettes honour Calvillo with retired jersey ceremony

October 17th, 2014

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

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

Pierrefonds’ Brooke Brimo receives Hydro-Québec bursary

October 17th, 2014

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

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

Jets soar high for sweet repeat

October 17th, 2014

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

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

Buccaneers sink Versant Ouest in final two minutes

October 17th, 2014

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

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

Hockey Canada and Bauer Hockey send out First Shift

October 17th, 2014

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

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

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

October 15th, 2014

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

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

Bissell named honorary Austrian consul

October 15th, 2014

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

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

CSL Winners adds bilingual signs

October 15th, 2014

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

CSL, Winners, adds, bilingual, signs,

Referendum or withdrawal for revived Hampstead condo project

October 15th, 2014

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

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

CDN-NDG boosts capital spending

October 15th, 2014

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

CDN-NDG, boosts, capital, spending,

Cost of food defines hunger in the city

October 15th, 2014

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

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

For justice to be done...

October 15th, 2014

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

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

New app for Habs fans

October 15th, 2014

New, app, for, Habs, fans,

VOBOC brings hope for young cancer victims

October 15th, 2014

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

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

Kelley celebrates 20 years as Jacques-Cartier MNA

October 15th, 2014

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

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

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

October 15th, 2014

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

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

School punishes 12-year-old whistleblower

October 15th, 2014

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

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

Concertation West Island (CODI) begins another round

October 15th, 2014

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

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

Laval’s Annie Lacombe cards a Golf Quebec bursary

October 15th, 2014

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

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

Fall walks with new signage at Bois de l’Équerre

October 15th, 2014

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

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

Northstar students tidy scrap-strewn Mille Îles island

October 15th, 2014

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

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

Taxation inequity, transparency

October 15th, 2014

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

Taxation, inequity,, transparency,

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

October 15th, 2014

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

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

“Parents need more choice” -Maccarone

October 15th, 2014

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

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

How about them apples?

October 15th, 2014

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

How, about, them, apples?,

Perfecting the music of Belles Soeurs

October 15th, 2014

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

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

The real social network

October 15th, 2014

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

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

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

October 15th, 2014

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

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

Plenty left to see at FNC

October 15th, 2014

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

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

Paying tribute to the lyrical masters

October 15th, 2014

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

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

Best Game Ever edition IV for Ti-Cats

October 15th, 2014

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

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

Alouettes honour Calvillo with retired jersey ceremony

October 15th, 2014

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

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

Hockey Canada and Bauer Hockey send out First Shift

October 15th, 2014

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

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

Moore steps it up on international stage

October 15th, 2014

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

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

Lions claw past Warriors

October 15th, 2014

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

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

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

October 10th, 2014

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

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

So much to do in the shiny Big Apple

October 10th, 2014

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

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

Why giving thanks is as important as a healthy diet

October 10th, 2014

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

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

Dating the ex of your friend

October 10th, 2014

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

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

Westmounter, dance partner selected for Canadian ballroom team

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Corinne Kernan Sevigny 1924-2014

October 8th, 2014

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

Corinne, Kernan, Sevigny, 1924-2014,

EMSB: ‘More cuts not an option’ — Mancini

October 8th, 2014

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

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

JPPS First Annual FunRun surpasses fundraising goal

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Bill Gates answers to America’s brightest

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Clint Uttley: Hero

October 8th, 2014

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

Clint, Uttley:, Hero,

No longer a cheerleader for the National Football League

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Mascara & Popcorn presents multi-media Halloween spectacle

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Centaur raring to go

October 8th, 2014

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

Centaur, raring, to, go,

Slowly but surely

October 8th, 2014

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

Slowly, but, surely,

Annual StoryFest brings literary giants to Hudson

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Chong Lee reflects upon a half-century of teaching

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Buccaneers sink Versant Ouest in final two minutes

October 8th, 2014

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

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

James Rodgers eager to contribute to Alouettes’ surge

October 8th, 2014

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

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

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

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Hornets claim annual East End Cup over Cougars

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Pierrefonds’ Brooke Brimo receives Hydro-Québec bursary

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Mustangs hold off St. Hubert

October 8th, 2014

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

Mustangs, hold, off, St., Hubert,

Super Cod

October 8th, 2014

Super, Cod,

Baie D’Urfé environment committee takes rejuvenation seriously

October 8th, 2014

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

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

American Game Show channels West Island in clue

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Y won’t delay closing WIJCC for fundraising drive results

October 8th, 2014

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

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

ADHD awareness month

October 8th, 2014

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

ADHD, awareness, month,

Municipalities create round table to talk PMAD

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Opposition gearing up for possible byelection

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Invitation to Education Minister

October 8th, 2014

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

Invitation, to, Education, Minister,

Deadline for SWLSB voter registration

October 8th, 2014

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

Deadline, for, SWLSB, voter, registration,

Cross-border cooperation helping to curtail crime

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Pomerleau gets contract to build Place Bell

October 8th, 2014

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

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

Alleged telemarketing fraudster ordered to remain at Hampstead address

October 8th, 2014

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

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

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

October 3rd, 2014

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

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


October 3rd, 2014

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


ALDO Racing Team Getting Ready for Upcoming Dakar Rally

October 3rd, 2014

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

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

McGill to host CIS football prospect game at Percival Molson Stadium

October 3rd, 2014

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

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

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

October 3rd, 2014

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

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

EMSB nominations closed

October 1st, 2014

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

EMSB, nominations, closed,

Second Cup to bilingualize menu boards

October 1st, 2014

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

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

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

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Agglo mayors join Coderre’s efforts on mail delivery

October 1st, 2014

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

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

MoWest property tax impacting home sales: resident

October 1st, 2014

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

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

EMSB says no

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Prescription for Quebec

October 1st, 2014

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

Prescription, for, Quebec,

Islamic State

October 1st, 2014

Islamic, State,

Kirkland firefighter Routley gets national honour

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Three-way race to lead Pearson school board

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Angell Woods landowners still waiting to negotiate

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Photo radar possible on highway 40 zone

October 1st, 2014

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

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

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

October 1st, 2014

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

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

How students can play it safe in the electronic age

October 1st, 2014

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

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

An apple a day…

October 1st, 2014

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

An, apple, a, day…,

When the Jazz Singers chanted Kol Nidre on Yom Kippur

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Wiping away the stigma

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Massey Lectures theme resonates with former governor general

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Living life as a princess … on ice

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Gym becomes refuge for Abed-Almoty El-Safadi

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Michael Klassen a key cog in Montreal’s defence

October 1st, 2014

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

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

A great day to rally for baseball

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Mustangs dominate in win over LaSalle

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Lions bank a pair of wins in Midget AAA play

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Two-way race to lead Laurier school board

October 1st, 2014

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

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

From Bullied to Bold

October 1st, 2014

“Hey Fag!”

From, Bullied, to, Bold,

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

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Maccarone in race

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Twin Oaks expansion gets green light

October 1st, 2014

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

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

LSL (Blue) Tigers roar back to claim championship

October 1st, 2014

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

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

Crowds turn out for Hampstead Centennial parade and concert

September 26th, 2014

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

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

Segal Centre welcomes Joe Sullivan Big Band

September 26th, 2014

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

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

Infinithéâtre presents Kafka’s Ape

September 26th, 2014

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

Infinithéâtre, presents, Kafka’s, Ape,

Sarah Silverman releases new comedy album

September 26th, 2014

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

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

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

September 26th, 2014

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

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

Use it or lose it

September 24th, 2014

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

Use, it, or, lose, it,

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

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Montreal’s Coderre warmly received in Westmount

September 24th, 2014

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

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

The dilemma of private lives and public people

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Crowds turn out for Hampstead Centennial Parade and concert

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Coptic pope visits Montreal

September 24th, 2014

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

Coptic, pope, visits, Montreal,

The hatred within

September 24th, 2014

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

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

NFL Commissioner

September 24th, 2014

NFL, Commissioner,

Christmas Park Elementary honours beloved teacher through Terry Fox Run

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Citizens concerned by Beaconsfield tree policy

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Members of Royal Canadian Navy take part in Dragon Boat Festival

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Beaconsfield EAB bylaw allows inspectors on private property

September 24th, 2014

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

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

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

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Feds give Laval $120 million

September 24th, 2014

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

Feds, give, Laval, $120, million,

Civic politics becoming more civil

September 24th, 2014

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

Civic, politics, becoming, more, civil,

School board council wraps up

September 24th, 2014

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

School, board, council, wraps, up,

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

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Pearson, Laurier school boards ink international partnership

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Silent Hunchback finds new voice

September 24th, 2014

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

Silent, Hunchback, , finds, new, voice,

Mustard is a must for me

September 24th, 2014

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

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

RBC program helps graduates gain job experience

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Jumping from the stage to blockbuster films

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Will retirement kill you?

September 24th, 2014

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

Will, retirement, kill, you?,

Ten seconds on Cloud 9

September 24th, 2014

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

Ten, seconds, on, Cloud, 9,

Romane Saito poise and form beyond her young age

September 24th, 2014

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

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

One hundred days to World Junior Championships

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Montreal celebrates Hall of Fame weekend

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Leaving a legacy

September 24th, 2014

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

Leaving, a, legacy,

Dave Stala solid in second stint with the Als

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Cougars ride out the Hurricanes

September 24th, 2014

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

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

Ringette Canada announces Hall of Fame inductions

September 19th, 2014

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

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

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

September 19th, 2014

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

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

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

September 19th, 2014

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

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

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

September 19th, 2014

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

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

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

September 19th, 2014

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

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

Décarie shuffle

September 17th, 2014

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

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

The absurdity of the United Nations Human Rights Council

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Parliament resumes

September 17th, 2014

This week Parliament resumed.

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

‘We want to do true justice for them’

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Fairview store signs mostly French-only

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Mancini full slate

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Cummings Centre renovation complete

September 17th, 2014

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

Cummings, Centre, renovation, complete,

Referendum question

September 17th, 2014

Referendum, question,

Beaconsfield High School honors Terry Fox

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Beaconsfield holds Town Hall meeting over EAB

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Advocacy and services needed for the handicapped

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Exit 41 finally reopens

September 17th, 2014

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

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

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

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Public unaware of services available to the incapacitated

September 17th, 2014

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

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

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

September 17th, 2014

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

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

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

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Boiler-room boxes sparked city inquest

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in Laval

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Venturing into unchartered territory

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Here’s what you need to know about Lyme disease

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Getting interviews for book called for gentle manoeuvring

September 17th, 2014

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

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

The Clawfoot and Hot Tub Interviews presented at Mainline Theatre

September 17th, 2014

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

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

MIBFF celebrates 10th anniversary with huge guest and expanded programming

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Those damn passwords, codes and PINs

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Leylah Fernandez aiming for tennis glory

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Monkland Tennis Club reconnects with storied past

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Hornets buzz Warriors for shutout victory

September 17th, 2014

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

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

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

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Alouettes rejuvenated Tyrell Sutton’s football career

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Cougars best Lions for road win

September 17th, 2014

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

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

Colleagues of actor and lyricist Dave Bercovitch reunite in his memory

September 12th, 2014

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

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

Revealing the secret of your sexual orientation

September 12th, 2014

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

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

Where to stay and how best to start exploring London

September 12th, 2014

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

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

Where to stay and how best to start exploring London

September 12th, 2014

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

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

New Echelon web series created welcomes the public to come aboard

September 12th, 2014

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

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

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

September 12th, 2014

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

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

Ceremony to honour Jewish-Canadian soldiers

September 10th, 2014

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

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

CSL holding meet to highlight disaster plan

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Hope & Cope founder Sheila Kussner honoured

September 10th, 2014

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

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

A word on the Constitution

September 10th, 2014

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

A, word, on, the, Constitution,

Window washer injured

September 10th, 2014

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

Window, washer, injured,

CDN parking

September 10th, 2014

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

CDN, parking,

Westmount hosts national seniors lawn bowling championship

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Sin City

September 10th, 2014

Sin, City,

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

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Coptic church harassed in leadup to papal visit

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Pierrefonds-Roxboro fights to save Cloverdale funding

September 10th, 2014

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

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

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

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Priority status sought for 440 urban boulevard

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Computer course puts world at Greek seniors’ fingertips

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Laval announces support for pension reform

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Flood zone reform tops city wish list

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Civic confidence top priority for Mayor Demers

September 10th, 2014

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

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

MRCY outdoor block party to mark the end of summer

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Colleagues of Dave Bercovitch reunite in his memory

September 10th, 2014

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

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

The soundtrack of a love story

September 10th, 2014

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

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

The Graduate seduces Segal audience

September 10th, 2014

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

The, Graduate, seduces, Segal, audience,

GCRC launches The Smart Palate

September 10th, 2014

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

GCRC, launches, The, Smart, Palate,

Surviving the Holocaust

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Student credit cards: a must or a bust?

September 10th, 2014

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

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

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

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Mustangs ride hard over Cougars

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Cyrus Senior serious about making an impression

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Alouettes unveil signature uniform in win over Ti-Cats

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Lila Sigal Tourney skates year 10 into the books

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Warriors hunt down Grizzlies

September 10th, 2014

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

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

Alouettes put smiles on kids' faces during annual hospital visits

September 4th, 2014

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

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

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

September 4th, 2014

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

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

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

September 4th, 2014

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

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

Helène Chartrand claims Canadian Women’s Senior playoff victory

September 4th, 2014

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

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

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

September 4th, 2014

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

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

Police, St. Laurent thanked for Décarie crime decline

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Montreal's renaissance man

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Barbara Walters enthralls at CJA campaign launch

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Clarity, context on STM salaries

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Herzliah does its part to fight ALS

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Taking the D out of BDS

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Bloc Quebecois Conference Room

September 3rd, 2014

Bloc, Quebecois, Conference, Room,

A season of healing

September 3rd, 2014

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

A, season, of, healing,

Beaconsfield fights EAB

September 3rd, 2014

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

Beaconsfield, fights, EAB, ,

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

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Quebec rejects Beaconsfield's Angell Woods resolution

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Spectacular accident in St. Laurent

September 3rd, 2014

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

Spectacular, accident, in, St., Laurent,

PCBs discovered in Pointe Claire storm drains adjacent to Reliance

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Lebanese life inspired Laval blood clinic ambassador

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Tap water only at city hall as of spring 2015

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

City council, school board hold softball match

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Bletas launches bid

September 3rd, 2014

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

Bletas, launches, bid,

Laval firm mooted to supply Tesla Motors’ gigafactory

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Local iPhone-shot film tackles disturbing trend

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

They’re coming to Canada

September 3rd, 2014

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

They’re, coming, to, Canada,

Looking for the perfect neighbourhood?

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

The Graduate kicks things off early at Segal

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Life in the dark ages

September 3rd, 2014

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

Life, in, the, dark, ages,

Futsal arrives on the Quebec soccer scene

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Beaulieu-Richard has the prescription for making defensive plays

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Mustangs gallop past Laval’s Bulldogs

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Enzo Rakoto is casting for Canada

September 3rd, 2014

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

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

Spike Lee to be honoured at MIBFF

August 29th, 2014

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

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

Montreal producers behind motion picture The Calling

August 29th, 2014

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

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

Edgy situation comedies preceded the 1970s

August 29th, 2014

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

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

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

August 29th, 2014

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

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

Visiting Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London

August 29th, 2014

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

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

Federal Conservatives hold first regional meeting in Mount Royal

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Prominent Montreal philanthropist dies at 78

August 27th, 2014

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

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

IKEA a model of bilingualism, except…

August 27th, 2014

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

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

‘No neutrality’ between extremism and democracy: Kenney

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Verdun family facing deportation Friday

August 27th, 2014

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

Verdun, family, facing, deportation, Friday,

Politicians recognize thriving Indo-Canadian community

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Unions: Rule by ballot not by bully

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Obama’s Agenda

August 27th, 2014

Obama’s, Agenda,

Group formed to try and save the West Island JCC

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Members rally around Jana Schmitz

August 27th, 2014

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

Members, rally, around, Jana, Schmitz,

Dorval wants Canada Post to change delivery cuts for seniors

August 27th, 2014

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

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

LBPSB: Quebec cuts to hit most vulnerable students

August 27th, 2014

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

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

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

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Dolce Vita Ste. Rose helps build relationships between neighbours

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Trip irks commissioner

August 27th, 2014

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

Trip, irks, commissioner,

Pie IX Bridge closed again tonight, tomorrow

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Laval takes the ALS ice bucket challenge

August 27th, 2014

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

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

U.S. federal prosecutor praises Laval Police

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Promoting urban agriculture

August 27th, 2014

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

Promoting, , urban, agriculture, ,

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

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Confronting Alex Colville’s great art

August 27th, 2014

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

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

About that tragedy at Dieppe…

August 27th, 2014

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

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The King of musicals returns to Montreal

August 27th, 2014

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

The Suburban, Walter Lyng, Walter J Lyng, The Lion King, Montreal, 2014, Place des Arts, review, theatre, stage, play, musical

Mustangs can’t keep up with Hornets

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Mathieu Betts earns Alouette bursary with dominant defensive play

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Geoff Tisdale settles into Montreal defence

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Cougars take high-scoring romp against LaSalle

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Dollard Dragons U10 Girls soccer team captures silver in TMR

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Daly and Joseph heat up the summer for WI Track

August 27th, 2014

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

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

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame selling limited edition Babe Ruth prints

August 22nd, 2014

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

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

Point Wish Softball Tournament hits $1M

August 22nd, 2014

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

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

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

August 22nd, 2014

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

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

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

August 22nd, 2014

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

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

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

August 22nd, 2014

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

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

Increases must stop

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Barbara Walters headlines Federation CJA’s annual campaign launch

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Ottawa announces support for new space technology

August 20th, 2014

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

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

New arrival at Ste. Justine

August 20th, 2014

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

New, arrival, at, Ste., Justine,

Taxes surpass housing as main family expense

August 20th, 2014

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

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

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

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Hewlett-Packard: English newsletters are in fact available

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Drainville Ice Bucket Challenge

August 20th, 2014

Drainville, Ice, Bucket, Challenge,

Appearances can deceive everyone, including ourselves

August 20th, 2014

Do clothes make the woman or the man?

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

Beaconsfielders want styrene plant evacuation plan

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Liberal government presents FP Innovations with research grant

August 20th, 2014

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

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

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

August 20th, 2014

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

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

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

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Municipalities decry Canada Post plans to halt home delivery

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Opposition responds to Galati defection

August 20th, 2014

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

Opposition, responds, to, Galati, defection,

Laval Technopole predicts investment worth $1.1 billion

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Mack Trucks relocation to Laval paid off handsomely

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Extension of the outdoor pool season

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Sharon Salzberg brings meditation workshop to Montreal

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Making a splash about bathtubs and showers

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Soccer for a good cause

August 20th, 2014

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

Soccer, for, a, good, cause,

The true sound of rock

August 20th, 2014

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

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

‘We’re walking for everybody’

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Following in his father’s footsteps

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Dskate wraps following successful session

August 20th, 2014

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

Dskate, wraps, following, , successful, session,

Sun Youth collars Bulldogs

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Success in classroom and gridiron for NDG’s Normandin

August 20th, 2014

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

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

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

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Lions outlast Warriors

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Learning to pasta puck a la Canadese

August 20th, 2014

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

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

Dinosaurs set to come to life once again in Montreal

August 15th, 2014

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

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

The Lion King returning to Montreal for extended engagement

August 15th, 2014

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

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

How about one last Beatles concert?

August 15th, 2014

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

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

Does sugar cause children to be more hyper?

August 15th, 2014

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

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

Scared Single

August 15th, 2014

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

Scared, Single,

Prayer service held in support of Israel and its soldiers

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Falling victim to PR

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Robin, 'we hardly knew ye...'

August 13th, 2014

If he couldn't make it, who could?

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

"Sports 'n Us"

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Place Vertu, stores score pretty well in bilingualism

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Court orders Crown to investigate Quebec’s Public Curator files

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Westmount set to fine errant curbside parking 

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Let’s Be Cops

August 13th, 2014

Let’s, Be, Cops,

Baie d’Urfé resident wants report on styrene plant safety

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Dragon Boat races have friends paddling

August 13th, 2014

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

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

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

August 13th, 2014

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

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

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

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Four West Island municipalities face end to home postal delivery

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Car parts thieves targeting catalytic converters

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Five thousand public trees in Laval at risk from EAB

August 13th, 2014

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

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

City to start broadcasting council meetings live in 2015

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Mouvement lavallois welcomes Galati to the fold

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Leafy Laval park a paddler’s paradise

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Piccoli family’s CIBC 401 Bike Challenge continues to grow

August 13th, 2014

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

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

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

August 13th, 2014

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

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

There’s more to geography than meets the eye

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Stylish Montrealer making his name in New York

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Racing to give back

August 13th, 2014

It’s every family’s nightmare.

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

Balloon Festival puts focus on families

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Lady Isles set to paddle in preparation for upcoming season

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Quebec summer championships a success at Pierrefonds Sportsplex

August 13th, 2014

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

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

LSL girls tops in Baseball Quebec

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Lynx battle to semis at Canadian championship

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Als Scott Paxson finds a home with Alouettes

August 13th, 2014

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

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

Hernst Laroche returns to pro basketball in the Czech Republic

August 13th, 2014

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

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

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

August 8th, 2014

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

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

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

August 8th, 2014

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

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

Augusta James Wins Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship

August 8th, 2014

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

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

Kirsten Sweetland wins Canada’s first medal at Commonwealth Games

August 8th, 2014

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

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

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

August 8th, 2014

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

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

Second Cup mulling change to menu language policy

August 6th, 2014

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

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

A letter from Jerusalem

August 6th, 2014

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

A, letter, from, Jerusalem,

PK Subban

August 6th, 2014

PK, Subban,

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

August 6th, 2014

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

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

SQ French-only tweets ‘ludicrous’: CSL councillor

August 6th, 2014

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

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

"Too close to home"

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Parking Woes 2.0?

August 6th, 2014

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

Parking, Woes, 2.0?,

Kids helping kids

August 6th, 2014

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

Kids, helping, kids,

West Montreal Readaptation Centre will need to do more with less

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Dollard Family Affair day a success

August 6th, 2014

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

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

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

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Thousands of WWI vets repose at national memorial

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Beaconsfield breaks ground on Heroes Park

August 6th, 2014

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

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

The Marcelle and Jean Coutu Centre expands in Auteuil

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Moisson Laval to give out 700 backpacks for school

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Revelakis to lead opposition caucus at city hall

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Going back to the plough

August 6th, 2014

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

Going, back, to, the, plough,

Being single is just like winning the lottery

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Settimana returns

August 6th, 2014

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

Settimana, returns,

Are you your own worst enemy?

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Greek schools impacted as school bus subsidies slashed

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Make your list of back-to-campus essentials

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Going back to school without breaking the bank

August 6th, 2014

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

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

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

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Cool city photos to view on a hot summer day

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Fantasia honours a genre master

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Paddling to the top

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Bernie Duplantie tourney hits it out of the park

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Returner Larry Taylor a welcome return to the Als

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Lac pack earns berth in fast pitch World Series

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Retro Roundup’s favourite retrospectives

August 6th, 2014

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

Retro, Roundup’s, favourite, , retrospectives,

Young anglers take the bait

August 6th, 2014

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

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

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

August 6th, 2014

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

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

Omar Khadr: The luckiest man in the world

July 30th, 2014

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

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

It is time to regain our pride as Canadians

July 30th, 2014

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

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

West Island Food Banks: Hunger is a 12 month battle

July 30th, 2014

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

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

Real races shaping up in LBPSB elections

July 30th, 2014

With the Nov. 2 polling date for Quebec’s upcoming round of school board elections three months away, voters already have much bigger roster of credible candidates to choose from than the last time that they went to the ballot box.

Real, races, shaping, up, in, LBPSB, elections,

Seven Year Itch

July 30th, 2014

It’s been seven years since the last school board elections. The better part of a decade since those who decided how to spend our tax dollars and how to educate our kids had to sing for their supper.

Seven, Year, Itch,

Hope growing for Cavendish link

July 30th, 2014

In our special issue of more than six months ago, our evaluation of the status of the long-awaited Cavendish link between Côte St. Luc and St. Laurent was that of mild optimism.

Hope, growing, for, Cavendish, link,

Traffic chaos could bring opportunity

July 30th, 2014

According to INRIX – the internationally recognized urban traffic experts – recent traffic data indicates that Montreal is once again leading the nation in the time local residents spend stalled in traffic throughout both the city and in the rest of the island.

Traffic, chaos, could, bring, opportunity,

Merger disillusion reshaping Montreal politics

July 30th, 2014

Ten years ago, 19 former Montreal suburbs bought into  bigger is better vision. Today, those same boroughs see smaller as better and are rushing toward the exit. In contrast, the 15 demerged municipalities have learned to work together in unison and gradually their voice is growing stronger.

Merger, disillusion, reshaping, Montreal, politics,

Setting a tone?

July 30th, 2014

It was part of the whole zeitgeist back then, long ago in 2013 when Montreal’s body politic – with few exceptions – scrambled and convulsed to associate and disassociate itself from its various parts.

Setting, a, tone?,

MUHC opening means new demand on community hospitals

July 30th, 2014

While the provincial Liberal government will reign in spending via its latest budget and the appointment of two commissions to trim or cut unnecessary programs, it will still face the challenge of ensuring there are sufficient monies to fund community hospitals once the MUHC super hospital opens for patients.

MUHC, opening, means, new, demand, on, community, hospitals,

Progress being made in respect for English

July 30th, 2014

In our last special issue, we noted that the primary Quebec anglophone concerns were the Parti Québécois’ proposed tougher language law Bill 14, and the Charter of Values, which would have prohibited civil servants from wearing ostentatious religious symbols.

Progress, being, made, in, respect, for, English,

Debt by Ecology

July 30th, 2014

At a recent Beaconsfield council meeting, councilor and chair of the Finance Committee Wade Staddon gave a recap of the committee's last meeting, stating that the city currently "had a small surplus unless there is an EAB infestation."

Debt, by, Ecology,

How do our 14 biggest opportunities for Montreal media look now?

July 30th, 2014

Last January,  I took a look at the 14 biggest opportunities for Montreal media in 2014. Six months later, let’s see how those predictions are shaping up

How, do, our, 14, biggest, opportunities, for, Montreal, media, look, now?,

The Bridges of Anglophone Cities

July 30th, 2014

The west end of Montreal has been stuck in a transportation time warp since 1976. The further you set foot west of downtown, the more you rewind the clock.

The, Bridges, of, Anglophone, Cities, Don’t, expect, new, commuter, rail, lines, anytime, soon

2014: Where we’ve been....and where we’re going

July 30th, 2014

We started 2014 with a special issue on Montreal's "annus horriblus" of 2013 and where we might be headed in 2014. Much of what we predicted, and our writers investigated, were proven correct. So we decided to repeat part of the exercise with this special issue on what could be in store for Montrealers in the latter part of this year.
I can say, free from as much bias as an editor can muster when he is proud of his team, that our writers have done an outstanding job. Profound in the research and trenchant in the analysis involved, the stories in this issue will make you a better informed citizen.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, language laws, health services, transport, education

Coteau-du-Lac’s Francis Lafreniere C.P.B.C. champion

July 29th, 2014

Coteau-du-Lac’s, Francis, Lafreniere, C.P.B.C., champion, ,

A free tennis happening on Sunday, August 10 in Côte Saint-Luc

July 29th, 2014

New and experienced tennis players can get tips, improve their techniques, play games and win prizes at the Sports Experts Tour (Tournée Sports Experts) on Sunday, August 10, 2014, from 9 am to 11:30 am at Rembrandt Park (corner Kildare and Rembrandt) in the City of Côte Saint-Luc.

A, free, tennis, happening, , on, Sunday,, August, 10, in, Côte, Saint-Luc,

Cox continues to play with passion nine seasons in

July 29th, 2014

Veteran linebacker Chip Cox plays each game as if it were his first.

Cox, continues, to, play, with, passion, nine, seasons, in,

Montreal’s Daniel Dussault elected as Ringette Canada president

July 29th, 2014

Ottawa, Ontario - On July 16, 2014, Ringette Canada announced that the membership has elected Montreal’s Daniel Dussault as its new president. Dussault was elected during the annual general meeting in Ottawa at the end of June.

Montreal’s, Daniel, Dussault, elected, as, Ringette, Canada, president,

I'm not asking for sympathy but don't judge out of ignorance

July 16th, 2014

Never in my life did I think I would be living in a war zone, in fear of rockets hitting my city, and although I can’t say I don’t love running, having 90 seconds (which is much more than most in southern Israel) to run to a bomb shelter is not my idea of a good time.

I'm, not, asking, for, sympathy, but, don't, judge, out, of, ignorance,

Collective punishment? How about Palestinian collective responsibility?

July 16th, 2014

As the conflict rages on between Israel and Hamas we’ve started to hear the old adage of collective punishment. Israel is told that their actions against Hamas terrorist, missile launchers and weapons caches, which are strategically placed in civilian areas for political purposes by Hamas, are a collective punishment of the Palestinian population as a whole.
Well over 900 rockets have been fired at Israeli cities sending half the population running to bomb shelters as the red alert sirens blare terrifyingly through the air. Israeli respond by attacking Hamas targets in Gaza and Palestinians talk about collective punishment.

Collective, punishment?, How, about, Palestinian, collective, responsibility?,

No proportionality!

July 16th, 2014

 Well, now that the only democracy in the Middle East is trying to defend itself, we have the usual calls from some quarters that Israel’s response in Gaza is not proportional. Well, the critics may be  right.

No, proportionality!,

David J. Azrieli, 1922-2014

July 16th, 2014

 David J. Azrieli, C.M., C.Q., M.Arch., visionary builder, developer, businessman, community leader, philanthropist and devoted Zionist, died peacefully last week surrounded by his family in his country house in Ivry-sur-le-Lac, Quebec. He was 92.

David, J., Azrieli,, 1922-2014,

Verdun assists Manna Food Bank

July 16th, 2014

This could have been the final year in Manna Food Bank’s existence. The organization that has been feeding Verdun citizens since 1985 lost three major funders earlier this year.

Verdun, assists, Manna, Food, Bank,

CDN shooting

July 16th, 2014

Norma Calliste says the news media has been sending the wrong message since the shooting of a 27-year-old man in Côte des Neiges last month.

CDN, shooting,

Chez Doris!

July 16th, 2014

As far as Chez Doris crisis worker Felicia Katsouros is concerned, “…every little bit helps.”

Chez, Doris!, Every, little, bit, helps


July 16th, 2014


Provigo unveils bigger and better shopping experience for Pierrefonds-Roxboro residents

July 16th, 2014

Last Thursday morning, the new Pierrefonds-Roxboro Provigo Le Marché was unveiled to the public, an 11th opening for the company this year alone.  Staff and head office personnel were joined by many Pierrefonds-Roxboro councillors as well as Pierrefonds–Dollard MP Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe and Carlos Leitão, Quebec’s Minister of Finance and MNA for Robert-Baldwin.

Provigo, unveils, bigger, and, better, shopping, experience, for, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, residents,

LBPSB again retests for radon

July 16th, 2014

Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) hopes that a new round of scientific tests will show that abnormally high radon readings in a couple of its classrooms south of Highway 40 were spurious anomalies.

LBPSB, again, retests, for, radon,

Ethics commission decision

July 16th, 2014

The police ethics commission has ruled that Montreal Police Sgt. Patrice Bigras used greater force than necessary when he arrested truck driver Narinder Singh Minhas in Pointe Claire, Nov. 23, 2011.

Ethics, commission, decision,

Liberals set to improve west end rail link

July 16th, 2014

Following an hour-long meeting with Robert Poëti – Quebec’s new transport minister — former MNA Clifford Lincoln told the city’s media that the much-discussed ‘Train de l’Ouest’ - the West Island's  much-discussed rapid rail link - could become a working reality within the next few years. Flanked by several West Island mayors, Lincoln described their meeting with the minister “…as informative and very positive.”

Liberals, set, to, improve, west, end, rail, link,

Coderre set to reform borough finance policy

July 16th, 2014

During a recent press conference that was held in the city’s  Lucien Saulnier building, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre discussed a number of measures by which his administration intends to impose what he described as both “equity and cohesion” to help the city’s assorted borough’s deal with their finances.

Coderre, set, to, reform, borough, finance, policy,

Western Laval residents asked to conserve water

July 16th, 2014

A power outage stopped pumps at the Chomedey water plant two weeks ago and forced more 150,000 residents in Chomedey, Laval West, St. Dorothée, Fabreville, Laval-Les Îles, Laval sur le Lac and Laval des Rapides to boil their water for a minute before drinking it. They also had to throw out any ice-cubes or food prepared between Tuesday morning at 5 a.m., when the advisory went into effect, and Wednesday afternoon, when it was lifted.

Western, Laval, residents, asked, to, conserve, water,

Bletas wants chair back

July 16th, 2014

“You can’t sit and dawdle,” says Steve Bletas. “When you work on behalf of children and families and entire communities you have to act. And that’s what I do.”

Bletas, wants, chair, back,

No new flood zone regulations yet

July 16th, 2014

Despite their wishes, citizens’ hopes for new flood zones in Laval will not happen before next spring.

No, new, flood, zone, regulations, yet,

Greek food bank helps Laval’s needy

July 16th, 2014

Every Thursday morning, some 20 Laval families visit the food bank at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church on Souvenir in Chomedey.

Greek, food, bank, helps, Laval’s, needy,

Laval patients can seek treatment where they choose

July 16th, 2014

The new MUHC (McGill University Hospital Centre) slated to open for patients this fall, will be a state of the art facility that will provide every patient with their own room. There will be fewer beds at the new hospital and original plans by the previous PQ government was to regionalize medical care by forcing patients to receive services in their own communities, whether there were adequate facilities available or not.

Laval, patients, can, seek, treatment, where, they, choose, ‘No, to, regionalization,, yes, to, stability’, MNA, Rousselle

The timepieces they are a-changin’

July 16th, 2014

Apple and Google are producing their version of a smartwatch, hoping we’ll soon all be wanting one. Not me. The same watch I’ve been wearing for over 50 years is smart enough for me. The watch was designed by the Concord Watch company founded in Switzerland in 1908. It’s low maintenance and costs me about $10 to replace the battery every 18 months and $15 when I buy a new leather band every three years.

The, timepieces, they, are, a-changin’, ,

The art of Chavi Weiss on display at CSL Library

July 16th, 2014

Chavi Weiss has lived in a few different places throughout her life, but her commitment to artistic expression has always remained constant. A collection of her paintings will be on display at the Côte Saint-Luc Library’s Community Art Space from July 24 to August 24.

The, art, of, Chavi, Weiss, , on, display, at, CSL, Library,

Cancer survivor rides to fund research

July 16th, 2014

When Phil Anzarut was invited by a close friend to take part in the 2012 edition of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, he immediately said “yes”. The annual cycling event — a two-day, 200-kilometre ride from Montreal to Quebec City — draws thousands of participants. More than $37 million has been raised in the last six years to support cancer research, treatment and care programs at Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and other cancer centres across Quebec.

Cancer, survivor, rides, to, fund, research, Goal, to, tackle, rare, urachal, cancer

Delta drops Lakeshore in Laval Cup tournament play

July 16th, 2014

It was a difficult tournament for the U12M Lakeshore AA squad at the popular Laval Cup Soccer Tournament. In their final game two Sundays ago on the turf of CEGEP Montmorency Lakeshore lost a tight 1-0 match against the Delta Dragons from the host association, with the lone goal coming on a penalty kick.

Delta, drops, Lakeshore, in, , Laval, Cup, tournament, play,

Trestman welcomed back by Alouettes and fans

July 16th, 2014

The only thing missing from former Alouettes’ coach Marc Trestman’s return to Montreal to be recognized by his former organization and the fans was a win by the home team last Friday night as the Alouettes  dropped a 34-33 decision to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Trestman, , welcomed, back, by, Alouettes, and, fans,

Tigers claw past Wanderers

July 16th, 2014

The Dorval Tigers squeaked-by the Westmount Wanderers 3-2 in boys’ U10 A soccer action Thursday at Westmount Park.
“We were able to keep-up [to the other team] early in the game, but were able to get our momentum and come back quickly,” said Tigers’ head coach Craig Glavin about his team’s win. “We came back in the second half.”

Tigers, claw, past, Wanderers,

Taking their show on the road

July 16th, 2014

Major League Baseball was back in the West Island. The MLB Roadshow came to Canada for the first time this weekend, part of a tour across three provinces in Canada and 13 countries worldwide.

Taking, their, , show, on, the, road,

Natali Nikolova earns berth on Senior National team

July 16th, 2014

Natali Nikolova placed fifth overall in the Senior High Performance category at the Canadian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Ottawa.

Natali, Nikolova, , earns, berth, on, , Senior, National, team,

ALS Community Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s Speech

July 11th, 2014

75 years ago, New York Yankee’s star player, Lou Gehrig, stood in front of 62,000 fans and spoke one of the most poignant speeches in the history of sports.

ALS, Community, Celebrates, 75th, Anniversary, of, Lou, Gehrig’s, Speech,

Bouchard falls short at Wimbledon

July 11th, 2014

Westmount’s own Eugenie Bouchard came up short in her first Grand Slam final on Saturday at Wimbledon, falling 6-3, 6-0 to world no. 6 Petra Kvitova in a mere 55 minutes.

Bouchard, falls, short, at, Wimbledon,

McGill hockey grad Kompon named coach and GM in Portland

July 11th, 2014

Jamie Kompon, a McGill University graduate, was introduced last Wednesday, as head coach and general manager of the Portland Winterhawks, an elite franchise in the Western Hockey League.

McGill, hockey, grad, Kompon, , named, coach, and, GM, in, Portland,

FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 official poster launch

July 11th, 2014

As we draw towards the climax of another extraordinary FIFA World Cup, the focus of the footballing world is already gradually starting to shift towards the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.

FIFA, Women’s, World, Cup, Canada, 2015, official, poster, launch,

Community mourns murdered Israeli teens

July 9th, 2014

Montreal community leaders expressed sorrow and anger during a standing-room only ceremony at the Gelber Centre last Wednesday, held in light of the brutal murder of Israeli teenagers Naftali Frenkel, 16; Gilad Sha’ar, 16; and Eyal Yifrach, 19.

Community, mourns, murdered, Israeli, teens,

The Bay hard to budge on downtown English signs

July 9th, 2014

More than 15 years ago, at a height of anglophone community activism for bilingual signs through activist Howard Galganov and William Johnson’s Alliance Quebec, efforts were made to prompt the addition of more English into Eaton’s and The Bay, including their downtown stores.

The, Bay, hard, to, budge, on, downtown, English, signs,

Target Quebec answering service now bilingual

July 9th, 2014

The answering service for Quebec Target stores is now bilingual, The Suburban discovered Friday after calling the Alexis Nihon Plaza and Longueuil locations.

Target, Quebec, answering, service, now, bilingual,

Westmount demolition going smoothly

July 9th, 2014

Aside from the sudden and dramatic failure of the building’s second floor support beam, the de-construction of the old Vanguard school on the corner of Westmount’s Metcalfe and Hillside Avenue is proceeding according to plan.

Westmount, demolition, going, smoothly,


July 9th, 2014

Many thousands of Montrealers were on hand for the 39th annual Carifiesta parade, which took place on Ste. Catherine Street this past Saturday afternoon.

Carifiesta, ,

No equivalency

July 9th, 2014

On its own, the murders of the three Israeli Jewish teenagers -  Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel - would call for special condemnation .

No, equivalency,

We shall not disappear....and we shall overcome

July 9th, 2014

(I wrote this before the brutal murder of Mohammed Abu Khudair and before the confession of three of the six Israelis arrested.  The Khudair killing, which needs to be condemned in the strongest terms,  does not diminish the equal need to state the sentiments that follow. As we write in our editorial this week, there is no equivalence between thousands of  acts of murder and mayhem as policy and principle perpetrated by Hamas not only against the people of Israel, but against their own civilian populations, and a singular, debased criminal act carried out by fanatics of whatever creed or persuasion.)

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, Palestinian Authority, anti-Semitism

Coderre opens comedy festival

July 9th, 2014

Coderre, opens, comedy, festival,

Dollard concerts in the garden rock

July 9th, 2014

Dollard Concerts in the Garden hosted Craig Morrison and The Momentz, with Vintage Wine on July 4. They quite simply brought down the house.

Dollard, concerts, in, the, garden, rock,

Beaconsfield relaunches Neighbourhood Watch

July 9th, 2014

After more than 10 years of inactivity, the Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Watch program is being relaunched due to a citizen initiative spearheaded by BCA administration Marcel Roux and Al Gardner.

Beaconsfield, relaunches, Neighbourhood, Watch,

Sixteen-year-old PCHS student to run from Montreal to Toronto for cancer charity

July 9th, 2014

Grade 10 Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School student Akshay Grover has planned a unique way to spend his summer vacation this year. He doesn't plan to endure a long drive to Toronto with family; he plans to run the 550 km route during the first two weeks of August as a way to raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation.

Sixteen-year-old, PCHS, student, to, run, from, Montreal, to, Toronto, for, cancer, charity,

Valleycrest pool opens its doors on time

July 9th, 2014

The much anticipated $5.4 million Valleycrest pool officially opened its doors on July 4.  The new 25-metre, eight-lane pool and a 5,600 sq.ft. chalet replaced the original six lane pool that was built in 1974.

Valleycrest, pool, opens, its, doors, on, time,

Mayor Coderre pays Canada Day visit to Pierrefonds-Roxboro

July 9th, 2014

Thousands turned out to watch the Pierrefonds-Roxboro Canada Day parade which featured everything from acrobats to dancers to floats and Mayor Coderre’s visit was greatly appreciated by all in attendance.

Mayor, Coderre, pays, Canada, Day, visit, to, Pierrefonds-Roxboro,

Fletcher demands bilingual audit report for Baie D'Urfé

July 9th, 2014

After several denied requests by Baie D’Urfé Councillor Peter Fletcher to have the town’s auditor’s report translated into English, The Suburban interviewed both Mayor Maria Tutino and Councillor Fletcher to get an accurate view of the ongoing issue.

Fletcher, demands, bilingual, audit, report, for, Baie, D'Urfé,

Laval to announce flood zone rules July 14

July 9th, 2014

Laval’s new city council will announce changes to the flood plain rules at their July 14 meeting. Residents living in Laval West hope that their needs will be taken into consideration this time.

Laval, to, announce, flood, zone, rules, July, 14,

Changes mooted for Laval parapublic bodies

July 9th, 2014

Here’s a summary of what the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (www.IGOPP.org) recommended that Laval do with the 15 parapublic organizations that fall under its ambit:

Changes, mooted, for, Laval, parapublic, bodies,

Electric bus project earns kudos

July 9th, 2014

Laval’s transit authority garnered laurels for its work on developing battery-powered buses to ply the city’s transit routes.

Electric, bus, project, earns, kudos,

Laval Greek festival draws huge crowds

July 9th, 2014

The annual Hellenic summer festival took place from June 27-July 1 at Holy Cross Church in Chomedey.

Laval, Greek, festival, draws, huge, crowds,

More road closures starting tonight

July 9th, 2014

Construction madness will again disrupt overnight traffic in Laval.

More, road, , closures, , starting, tonight,

Bubbeh had a cure for all my minor ailments

July 9th, 2014

When I was young, whenever I had a minor ailment, my bubbeh was able to cure it. If I got stung by a bee, she used sugar, bar soap and spit, mixed it all in a gauze pad and covered the sting.

Bubbeh, had, a, cure, for, all, my, minor, ailments,

‘We’re not really a subtle event’

July 9th, 2014

If you wondered why Concordia University’s Hall building wasn’t surrounded by hoards of rabid film enthusiasts last summer, it was because the Fantasia International Film Festival had moved, temporarily, a little further east. This year, Fantasia is back at Concordia, from July 18 to August 7, just in time for its 18th edition.

‘We’re, not, really, a, subtle, event’,

A classical celebration in Joliette

July 9th, 2014

While classical music may be thought of by some as a relatively serious genre, enjoyed best in the confines of a study or a small concert hall, the Festival de Lanaudière has demonstrated over the last few decades that this does not need to be the case. With its signature amphitheatre celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the festival continues to combine top calibre classical music with the seasonal whimsy of an outdoor summer festival.

A, classical, celebration, in, Joliette,

Welcome to your new community

July 9th, 2014

July 1, Quebec’s moving day, has again come and gone. Many people and families have either moved, or may soon be moving into a new home from a different town, province or country. This means starting anew in a different neighbourhood and community.

Welcome, to, your, , new, community,

Marc-André Roy is always looking for a challenge

July 9th, 2014

Marc-André Roy seems to always be on the run. Years ago the 48-year-old president of Sotramont — the real estate development company behind the Bois-Franc project in Saint-Laurent and Quartier Greenwich in Pointe-Claire — realized that the more he became stressed, the more he gained weight. And although he never considered himself to be overweight, he knew he had to find ways deal with the problem. So in his early 30s he made a decision to stay in shape. That included eating well, daily exercise and, most recently, taking part in iron man competitions.

Marc-André, Roy, is, always, looking, for, a, challenge,

Colin Hunter lands on jazz fest stages

July 9th, 2014

On two consecutive nights during the first few days of this year’s 35th edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Colin Hunter performed a selection of his favourite tunes from the Great American Songbook — classics made famous by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughn, Nancy Wilson and others.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, Colin Hunter, Sunwing, airline, founder, CEO, Canada, Montreal, Jazz, Festival, House of Jazz, crooner, Joe Sealy, David Laing, Al McLean, Dave Watts, Paul Rushka

Montreal captures Mizuno Challenge

July 9th, 2014

Last Sunday afternoon on Gary Carter Field at Côte St. Luc’s Trudeau Park, the 2014 edition of the Midget AAA Mizuno Challenge came to a close as the Montreal Orioles defeated their rivals from Repentigny by a 6-3 score.

Montreal, captures, Mizuno, Challenge,

Duron Carter looking to build successful season

July 9th, 2014

Duron Carter looks forward towards another successful season with the Montreal Alouettes.

Duron, Carter, looking, , to, build, successful, season,

Laval’s Alexis Galarneau nets Cascades bursary

July 9th, 2014

Alexis Galarneau’s tennis career received a boost earlier this month when he was awarded a $4,000 bursary from the Cascades Bursary Program. Alexis was one of 15 recipients who shared $54,000 in Academic Excellence Bursaries and Academic and Athletic Support Bursaries marking the 10th edition of Cascades’ partnership with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.

Laval’s, Alexis, Galarneau, nets, Cascades, bursary,

Bouchard falls short at Wimbledon

July 9th, 2014

Westmount’s own Eugenie Bouchard came up short in her first Grand Slam final on Saturday at Wimbledon, falling 6-3, 6-0 to world no. 6 Petra Kvitova in a mere 55 minutes.

Bouchard, falls, short, at, Wimbledon,

Delta Dragons’ tourney runs into a Force to be reckoned with

July 9th, 2014

The 29th edition of the popular Laval Cup Soccer Tournament came to a close this past Sunday as some 264 teams from Quebec, Ontario and the northern United States in categories from U8 to U18 worked to earn a berth among the final 28 teams vying for the championship in 14 categories.

Delta, Dragons’, , tourney, runs, into, , a, Force, to, be, , reckoned, with,

Timely time

July 4th, 2014

I have a friend who loves watches. He studies their faces and appreciates the design and precision. He has a huge watch collection. This is his “thing”.

Timely, time,

Boredom is no excuse for divorce

July 4th, 2014

Couples coaching can be some of the most intense sessions possible. Partly because it is about trying to understand two different points of view, but also partly due to each partner reacting to triggers from what the other partner is trying to communicate. It can be very draining for all parties involved.

Boredom, is, no, excuse, for, divorce,

Musical Showoff wraps up a successful season at the Rialto

July 4th, 2014

Musical Show Off (MSO) concluded a fourth successful season on June 22 before a capacity crowd at the beautiful Rialto Theatre,  with boys and girls, aged 11 to 17, once again battling it out in this musical theatre competition for the coveted trophy and a cash prize of $1,400. 

Musical, Showoff, wraps, up, a, successful, season, at, the, Rialto,

Retro Roundup’s favourite song rearrangements

July 4th, 2014

One of my many memorable karaoke experiences at Cheers downtown was watching an especially confident would-be singer ready himself to sing the rock ‘n roll classic Do You Wanna Dance by Bobby Freeman.

Retro, Roundup’s, favourite, song, rearrangements,

Klezmer - style group digs deep

July 4th, 2014

Paris born accordionist Henri Oppenheim  is the founder of Magillah, a Montreal based music ensemble specializing in Jewish music. After many years of performing Klezmer style, he and his team are   digging deep into the roots of Montreal’s Yiddish poets to compose new music using these old texts. The project is called Tur Malka.

Klezmer, -, style, group, digs, deep,

Canadian Navy exhibition tells a brave story

July 2nd, 2014

Even if it’s been more than a century since England’s King George V allowed the Canadian Dominion’s Naval Service to be known as the Royal Canadian Navy, the Stewart Museum’s small but powerful art exhibition does a lot to describe the courage and the grit that it takes to be counted among the Canadian Navy’s men and women who “…went down to the sea in ships.” Psalms 107: 27-30 KJV

Canadian, Navy, exhibition, tells, a, brave, story,

Cotler, lawyers press Obama to commute Pollard's sentence

July 2nd, 2014

Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler and several other prominent lawyers were in Washington last week after having written to U.S. President Barack Obama, urging him to commute the life sentence of Jonathan Pollard to time served.

Cotler,, lawyers, press, Obama, to, commute, Pollard's, sentence,

A better idea for honouring Robert Bourassa

July 2nd, 2014

Among the issues that matter to people, in regard to their city environment, are convenience and institutional memory. Replace the latter term with one word - nostalgia. Our memories count.

A, better, idea, for, honouring, Robert, Bourassa, Rename, Turcot

Demolition permit granted

July 2nd, 2014

A construction project in Côte des Neiges has received a reprieve thanks to borough council’s blessing for a retroactive demolition permit.

Demolition, permit, granted, Retroactive, measure, for, idle, site

Target to add English to answering service

July 2nd, 2014

This is the second in a series of articles looking at stores and companies and their language policies in areas with majority and significant anglophone populations, as documented by Hampstead’s Harold Staviss and Côte St. Luc’s Ruth Kovac.

Target, to, add, English, to, answering, service,

$5,000 reward offered in Snowdon hit and run case

July 2nd, 2014

Sun Youth is offering, through an anonymous donor, a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the person who struck a woman with his vehicle at Queen Mary and Circle about 10:30 p.m.  June 17, and then fled the scene.

$5,000, reward, offered, in, Snowdon, hit, and, run, case,

Fête Champêtre fundraiser for Armand-Frappier Foundation chaired by RBC's Tony Loffreda

July 2nd, 2014

Some 450 supporters of the Armand-Frappier Research Centre celebrated the 21st Annual A-F garden party on the grounds of Windsor Station last week.

Fête, Champêtre, fundraiser, for, Armand-Frappier, Foundation, chaired, by, RBC's, Tony, Loffreda,

CBC budget cuts

July 2nd, 2014

CBC, budget, cuts,

Beis refutes rumours of public pool closures

July 2nd, 2014

The new Valleycrest municipal pool in Pierrefonds-Roxboro will hold its grand opening this Friday, July 4. The final construction cost was 5.4 million.

Beis, refutes, rumours, of, public, pool, closures,

LGH expands services for dialysis and oncological pharmacy departments

July 2nd, 2014

With the recent expansion and upgrade in services at the Lakeshore General Hospital's Nephrology Centre and the Oncology's Pharmacy, the goal to service more patients in a more serene environment is progressing.

LGH, expands, services, for, dialysis, and, oncological, pharmacy, departments,

LBPSB cries foul over budget rules

July 2nd, 2014

“The cuts we’ve received so far have exceeded our expectations,” lamented Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) chair Suanne Stein Day before the school board voted last week to delay its tabling its budget for the 2014-2015 school year. “We have to respond [by June 27] even though the budget rules and parametres are incomplete, and we’ve been told that if we don’t do so in time, our response most likely won’t be considered.”

LBPSB, cries, foul, over, budget, rules, Quebec, slices, $11, million, from, coming, school, year

Action Jeunesse de l’Ouest de L’Ile

July 2nd, 2014

The first thing which strikes your eye is the swanky new Kia Sportage in the parking lot of the Pierrefonds Community Center this past Thursday, June 26.

Action, Jeunesse, de, l’Ouest, de, L’Ile, On, the, street, help, for, troubled, youth

Vaudreuil-Dorion wins Ovation award for inclusive municipal parade

July 2nd, 2014

The Union of Quebec Municipalities recently awarded the city of Vaudreuil-Dorion an Ovation Award  for the city’s Mozaik Parade, an inclusive event that brings the entire community together.

Vaudreuil-Dorion, wins, Ovation, award, for, inclusive, municipal, parade,

Pool drowning risk soars with summer heat

July 2nd, 2014

Laval Police reminded residents last week to help reduce the risk of accidental drowning by making sure that their backyard pools conform to the latest safety norms.

Pool, drowning, risk, soars, with, summer, heat,

Laval house sales spike while Montreal market sinks

July 2nd, 2014

Strong demand for Laval homes pushed the total number of residential real estate sales up four percent in May, reversing a relentless two-year trend.

Laval, house, sales, spike, while, Montreal, market, sinks,

Laval patrol officers qualified to use tasers

July 2nd, 2014

Laval Police have trained 20 patrol officers to use conductive energy weapons known as tasers and, by this fall, plan to qualify and equip another 20 of them to use the devices.

Laval, patrol, officers, qualified, to, use, tasers,

People from all faiths walk through Holy Door by Laval’s tomb

July 2nd, 2014

The first Catholic parish in North America, Notre Dame de Quebec, is celebrating its 350th anniversary. Central to the jubilee, several acts of spirituality can be performed by anyone from any faith. One such act is the act of meditation in front of St. François de Laval’s tomb — the man for whom Quebec’s eponymous third-largest city was named — after walking through the Holy Door.

People, from, all, faiths, walk, through, Holy, Door, by, Laval’s, tomb,

Where’s my bus?

July 2nd, 2014

Commuters can now use the Smartphones and tablet computers to find out when the next bus will arrive at their stop.
“We completely redesigned our web site so that commuters will be able to find their next bus really quickly,” enthused Société des transports de Laval (STL) tech guru Kevin Machabée after the Laval transit authority unveiled its newly overhauled website, June 19.

Where’s, my, bus?, New, STL, website, takes, the, guessing, out, of, commuting

The Arts Put on a Show every Sunday at the Botanical Garden

July 2nd, 2014

This summer, Montreal Space for Life invites everyone to take the time to enjoy the enchanting, flower-filled setting of the Montreal Botanical Garden.

The, Arts, Put, on, a, Show, every, Sunday, at, the, Botanical, Garden,

Spend the summer holidays at the Ecomuseum zoo

July 2nd, 2014

The Ecomuseum Zoo unveiled summer programming filled with novelties that will allow the whole family to meet animals in an enchanting setting and on the island of Montreal.

Spend, the, summer, holidays, at, the, Ecomuseum, zoo,

The Lachine Canal is the place to be this summer

July 2nd, 2014

Parks Canada recently announced the opening of the 2014 season at the Lachine Canal National Historic Site — a great summer destination in the heart of Montreal. With outdoor activities offered everyday in an exceptional setting, delicious gourmet discoveries, and a thrilling events program, the whole city will move to the rhythm of the Canal.

The, Lachine, Canal, , is, the, place, to, be, this, summer,

Some love for Greece in the Ethnic Show

July 2nd, 2014

In a year where virtually every ethnic group is being represented on soccer’s biggest stage, a smattering of the world’s funny citizens will be represented once more at Just for Laughs in the form of the ever-popular Ethnic Show.

Some, love, for, Greece, in, the, Ethnic, Show,

Politicians portrayed in new musicals

July 2nd, 2014

Playwright Brett McCaig and his team conducted an open casting call in Toronto on June 16 for Rob Ford the Musical: The Birth of a Ford Nation. McCaig said he was looking for “a quadruple threat” performer. “He has to kind of look like Rob, he has got to be able to sing, dance and act. Big comedy, a big comedian.”

Politicians, portrayed, in, new, musicals,

Local stand-up joins the nasty fray

July 2nd, 2014

Bobby Slayton has pretty much lost count of how many Nasty Shows he’s hosted over the years. He recently spoke to The Suburban for the third consecutive year about the annual Just for Laughs show. Needless to say, new discussion topics are starting to run a bit thin.

Local, stand-up, joins, the, nasty, fray, Derek, Seguin, to, share, stage, with, Bobby, Slayton

Hampstead bantam A Hawks play to perfection

July 2nd, 2014

The bantam A Hampstead Hawks parlayed timely hitting, solid defence and stifling pitching into a perfect season as the Hawks earned the Inter Community Baseball League Championship after besting Côte St. Luc two games straight in a best of three series.

Hampstead, bantam, A, Hawks, play, to, perfection,

Lac quartet off to prestigious Brick tournament

July 2nd, 2014

Four Lac St. Louis region players have earned roster spots on the Montreal Ice Storm team headed to Edmonton, Alberta to compete in the prestigious Brick Super Invitational Novice Hockey Tournament.

Lac, quartet, off, to, prestigious, Brick, tournament,

Emilie Fournel sets sights on third Olympics

July 2nd, 2014

Emilie Fournel has been a dominant force in Canadian kayaking for over a decade and she readily admits that Cascades has been an instrumental part in her development.

Emilie, Fournel, sets, sights, on, third, Olympics, Athlete, of, the, Week

Avengers claim pee wee A inter-community crown

July 2nd, 2014

The Côte St. Luc baseball peewee A Avengers avenged regular season losses to first place Hampstead by taking the best of three title series to claim the Inter-Community Baseball League Championship. In the rain-shortened regular schedule the Avengers posted a 7-3 won-lost record with the three losses coming at the hands of their rivals from Hampstead.

Avengers, claim, pee, wee, A, , inter-community, crown,

Fight night at Catalogna

July 2nd, 2014

The Grant Brothers held their third bout in a series of local boxing matches Saturday featuring the Canadian Middleweight Title won by Saskatchewan’s Paul Bzdel at Soccerplex Catalogna in Lachine.

Fight, night, at, Catalogna,

Big win for St. Laurent U14 AAA

June 27th, 2014

The St. Laurent U14 AAA boys shut out the visiting Etoiles de l’Est 3-0 Saturday at the CEGEP Bois de Boulogne in Montreal North.

Big, win, for, St., Laurent, U14, AAA,

Brooke Henderson wins again at Canadian Women’s Tour Ontario

June 27th, 2014

Niagara Falls, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Team Canada’s Brooke Henderson kept the momentum going after the U.S. Women’s Open by winning the Canadian Women’s Tour stop at Legends on the Niagara’s Battlefield Course in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Brooke, Henderson, wins, again, at, Canadian, Women’s, Tour, Ontario,

Blue-chip defender heads 2014 recruiting class for McGill lacrosse team

June 27th, 2014

MONTREAL - Danny McDermott, a blue-chip defender from Richmond, B.C., has signed a letter of intent to play for the McGill University men's lacrosse program.

Blue-chip, defender, heads, 2014, , recruiting, class, for, McGill, lacrosse, team,

Benoit Groulx named head coach of Canada’s 2015 Iihf National Junior Team

June 27th, 2014

Hockey Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence management group, announced last week that Benoit Groulx (Hull, Que./ Gatineau, QMJHL) will be the head coach of Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2015 in Montreal and Toronto.

Benoit, Groulx, named, head, coach, of, Canada’s, 2015, Iihf, National, Junior, Team,

Alex Tagliani come-back drive of the season for Penske at Road America

June 27th, 2014

It was patented edge-of-your-seat entertainment, and easily the come-from-behind drive of the 2014 racing season to date!

Alex, Tagliani, come-back, drive, of, the, season, for, Penske, at, Road, America,

CSL Bureau En Gros to close

June 25th, 2014

Bureau En Gros, the large office supply chain, will soon be closing its Quartier Cavendish location in Côte St. Luc, the company has confirmed. A knowledgeable source from within the Côte St. Luc community told The Suburban that the closure is expected to take place next March.

CSL, Bureau, En, Gros, to, close,

‘It’s a matter of respect’

June 25th, 2014

It would seem logical that stores in areas with majority and significant anglophone populations would serve their clients in English, not only verbally but with information signage and even promotions containing English wording.
Unfortunately, logic does not always rule.

‘It’s, a, matter, of, respect’, Dynamic, duo, asking, stores, to, post, signs,, distribute, info,, bilingually

CSL honouring Nelson Mandela at Canada Day event

June 25th, 2014

Côte St. Luc will be honouring former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela with a plaque on its Human Rights Walkway in Trudeau Park during the annual Canada Day festivities July 1. The ceremony will take place at 7:45 p.m.

CSL, honouring, Nelson, Mandela, at, Canada, Day, event,

Mancini seeks re-election

June 25th, 2014

With a revamped electoral scheme that includes a slimmer council, more parent commissioners and a universally elected chair, is there a message that will play as well on Brock Street in Montreal West as it will on Alexis-Carrel in Rivière des Prairies? With different demographics, histories, cultures and concerns, is there a message a leadership hopeful can trumpet on November 2?

Mancini, seeks, re-election,

“Unacceptable and irresponsible”

June 25th, 2014

With these words Mayor Denis Coderre hit the bullseye in properly characterizing the behavior of the Montreal policemen and firemen who staged a bonfire demonstration in front of City Hall last week.

“Unacceptable, and, irresponsible”,


June 25th, 2014

There is nothing more vital to a democracy than the legitimacy of the vote.

WHO, SHOULD, VOTE?, Nobody’s, voting, the, graveyard

Westmount flash mob takes over Montreal’s Alexis Nihon Plaza

June 25th, 2014

With little more than a bouncy club tune, a lot of energy and the will to make a difference, at least 20 seniors from Westmount’s Contactivity produced the city’s latest ‘flash mob’ in order to protest elder abuse.

Westmount, flash, mob, takes, over, Montreal’s, Alexis, Nihon, Plaza,

Municipal employees

June 25th, 2014

Municipal, employees,

With the support from WICS Blanchard says WIAIH gave her hope when she felt she had none

June 25th, 2014

Exclusive handbags were the theme of the latest West Island Community Shares (WICS) fundraiser. More than 100 women gathered at Marlowe’s restaurant in Pointe Claire, to battle each other in the silent auction.

With, the, support, from, WICS, Blanchard, says, WIAIH, gave, her, hope, when, she, felt, she, had, none,

Negotiations on Angell Woods set for fall, says Ménard

June 25th, 2014

"The longer we wait, the more Angell Woods loses in its ecological value," Georges Bourelle said.

Negotiations, on, Angell, Woods, set, for, fall,, says, Ménard, Time, is, of, the, essence, to, prevent, further, degradation, of, woods

Vaudreuil-Soulanges hosts economic summit to "S'Affirmer" its future

June 25th, 2014

Almost 250 business people attended last week’s economic summit in Vaudreuil-Soulanes known as  S'Affirmer, a one day event sponsored by the area CLD to discuss the future of the ever growing municipality.

Vaudreuil-Soulanges, hosts, economic, summit, to, "S'Affirmer", its, future,

Highway 40 construction in Kirkland to be completed by the fall

June 25th, 2014

Highway 40 at the St. Marie exit in Kirkland has been under construction since summer 2013.  The construction according to Kirkland Mayor Michel Gibson will be done by the fall. 

Highway, 40, construction, in, Kirkland, to, be, completed, by, the, fall,

School tax bills to rise

June 25th, 2014

Homeowners can soon expect to receive their annual school tax bills in the mail.

School, tax, bills, to, rise,

Summer Solstice kicked off at the Centropolis

June 25th, 2014

For the second year running, The Centropolis celebrated, from dawn to dusk, the opening of their summer program.
At press time those present on June 21, were to start out with a yoga session for parents and babies at 8 a.m. Followed by several different activities including a Zumba dance class, BBQ, treasure hunt and a cocktail competition. These are some of the activities that will be available until the end of August.

Summer, Solstice, kicked, off, at, the, Centropolis,

Report recommends revamping, reducing city agencies

June 25th, 2014

Laval needs to change dramatically the way that it runs its parapublic agencies, a comprehensive study has concluded.
According to a report that Mayor Marc Demers tabled during a June 18 news conference, the city’s longstanding way of doing business at best limits those agencies’ prospects for success. At worse, it opens the door to abuse.

Report, recommends, revamping,, reducing, city, agencies,

Not again?

June 25th, 2014

Mayors of seven communities are sounding the alarm on the further delay in completing Autoroute 19.

Not, again?, , A-19, in, 2022

Six thousand soccer players to compete in Laval

June 25th, 2014

Some 6,000 young athletes aged seven to 18 and another 15,000 family members will converge on Île Jésus this weekend, as the Laval international soccer cup revs up.

Six, thousand, soccer, players, to, compete, in, Laval,

Centraide to target Laval’s poverty pockets

June 25th, 2014

Helping to relieve poverty on Île Jésus, where indigence increasingly has a non-francophone face, has been a growing priority for the region’s largest charity, Centraide (www.centraide-mtl.org).

Centraide, to, target, Laval’s, poverty, pockets, Laval, Police, Chief, Pierre, Brochet, joins, charity’s, board, of, directors

A slice of smoked meat memories served up at McCord Museum

June 25th, 2014

Bens, a Montreal deli landmark on the corner of Metcalfe and de Maisonneuve in downtown Montreal closed down in 2006 after a drawn-out labour dispute.

A, slice, of, smoked, meat, memories, served, up, at, McCord, Museum,

Shopping, dining and a rich and diverse cultural history

June 25th, 2014

Synonymous with luxury, from world famous Rodeo Drive to five star restaurants and hotels, Beverly Hills (www.lovebeverlyhills.com) is one must stop on any visit to California. During our recent visit we were fortunate to secure reservations at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Shopping,, dining, and, a, rich, and, diverse, cultural, history,

Awesome Aruba: one happy island

June 25th, 2014

With the slogan “One Happy Island “on car license plates, it’s no surprise Aruba is one of the most visited and revisited slivers in the Caribbean. Flat, dry and just north of Venezuela, Aruba is a hot spot for Canadians even when the sun is shining at home.

Awesome, Aruba:, one, happy, island,

For the love of beer

June 25th, 2014

Beer has come a long way in the last few years. One need look no further than Montreal’s own Mondial de la bière festival (which wrapped up another successful edition last week) to see that beer culture is more vibrant now than it ever was.

For, the, love, of, beer, Mirella, Amato’s, new, book, offers, compressive, guide, for, brew, enjoyment

Is the ‘pollen vortex’ about to strike?

June 25th, 2014

Sorry but there is no “pollen vortex” — in spite of what you may be hearing. Pundits are playing on the so-called “polar vortex” that weather forecasters blamed for the unreasonably long and cold winter we endured. Now they are warning us that we may be in for a really tough allergy season: a pollen vortex.

Is, the, ‘pollen, vortex’, about, to, strike?,

WIC Juvenile Boys Track Team at RSEQ Provincial Championships

June 25th, 2014

The West Island College (WIC) Juvenile Boys Track Team participated in the Provincial Championships in Chicoutimi over the June 14-15 weekend.

WIC, Juvenile, Boys, , Track, Team, at, , RSEQ, Provincial, Championships,

Shuéme, a great white owl, unveiled as FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada mascot

June 25th, 2014

After much speculation, the mystery of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 mascot has finally ended as Ottawa’s youth soccer community were the first to meet Shuéme, the Great White Owl.  Shuéme will help celebrate and promote the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, and serve as a reminder of the spirit of the competition and the expansive soul of Canada as a multicultural nation.

Shuéme,, a, great, white, owl,, unveiled, , as, FIFA, Women’s, World, Cup, Canada, mascot,

Laval’s Joseph Polossifakis earns bursary

June 25th, 2014

Fencer Joseph Polossifakis has seen the highs and lows of international competition in the past year but the Laval native appears ready to regain the form that has made him one of the top fencers in North American and a potential Olympian.

Laval’s, Joseph, Polossifakis, earns, bursary, Athlete, of, the, Week

St. Laurent blanks les Etoiles

June 25th, 2014

The St. Laurent U14 AAA boys shut out the visiting Etoiles de l’Est 3-0 Saturday at the CEGEP Bois de Boulogne in Montreal North.

St., Laurent, , blanks, les, Etoiles, St., Laurent, 3, |, Etoiles, 0

Exiles lockdown the Locks

June 25th, 2014

The Montreal Exiles Rugby Club won its first game 21-5 in what is hoped to become an annual tradition with the rival St. Lambert Locks Saturday at the Confederation Park in NDG.

Exiles, lockdown, the, Locks, Montreal, 21, |, St., Lambert, 5

Bullying: What your child needs to know if they are being bullied

June 20th, 2014

Although it is the end of the school year, for many it does not mean the end of bullying. Bullying no longer just exists on the playground or behind the portables. Kids and teens live in the communities they go to school in, which means living in the same community as their bullies. The advent of and ubiquitous nature of technology and Internet makes cyber-bullying pervasive — even once school lets out.

Bullying:, What, your, child, needs, to, know, if, they, are, being, bullied,

Retro Roundup’s fave headphone

June 20th, 2014

My quest for the perfect earphone or headphone for my various MP3 players has taken place over many a year.

Retro, Roundup’s, fave, headphone,

French region of Dordogne gets some profile in Montreal

June 20th, 2014

The local office of the France Tourism Development Agency, Atout France, is in the midst of a significant promotional campaign for the  region of Dordogne. Recognized for its rich food, significant history, storybook chateaus, a gorgeous countryside and  quaint villages, it is already considered a perfect holiday destination.

French, region, of, Dordogne, gets, , some, profile, in, Montreal,

Stress and weight gain

June 20th, 2014

Over the past year my life has become very stressful and I’ve been steadily gaining weight without changing my eating habits. Can stress cause weight gain?

Stress, and, weight, gain,

A microscopic moment

June 20th, 2014

I LOVE to work in the garden. There are many reasons for this. Primarily, I love to watch things grow. I love to see life reborn, blossom, and fruit. I suppose this could be the same reason why I love children. I also, love to watch them grow. I guess it is their natural purity that intrigues me.

A, microscopic, moment,

Demerger milestone celebrated

June 18th, 2014

The 10th anniversary of Côte St. Luc’s, Hampstead’s and Montreal West’s demerger from the Montreal megacity was celebrated Sunday with a concert at Trudeau Park featuring Bowser and Blue’s satirical songs and between-song comedy patter.

Demerger, milestone, celebrated,

Former CSL mayor Bernard Lang dies at 88

June 18th, 2014

Whether you agreed or disagreed with him on such issues as the Cavendish extension and the preservation of the Meadowbrook golf course, and there were plenty of people on both sides of those issues; or stood united with him against Montreal’s short-lived annexation of parts of Côte St. Luc, some facts are not in dispute.

Former, CSL, mayor, Bernard, Lang, dies, at, 88,

Community vigil held for kidnapped teens in Israel

June 18th, 2014

A community prayer vigil was held Sunday night at Côte St. Luc’s Beth Israel Beth Aaron Synagogue, to show solidarity with Israel and the families of kidnapped teens Naftali Frenkel, 16; Gilad Sha’ar, 16; and Eyal Yifrach, 19. The three teens were kidnapped Thursday while making their way home from their West Bank school.

Community, vigil, held, for, kidnapped, teens, in, Israel,

When Gimme Shelter is more than just a song title

June 18th, 2014

Even if it’s been 40 years since a young woman named Doris was found dead in a shed located near the corner of La Gauchetière and the St. Lawrence Boulevard in the city’s downtown core, thousands of women have been heard and cared for in the downtown shelter that continues to be a tribute to her memory.

When, Gimme, Shelter, is, more, than, just, a, song, title,

City mayors back Couillard administration’s pension bill

June 18th, 2014

Only days after it was first introduced into Quebec’s National Assembly for first debate, the Couillard administration has already made its point about its intention to slow down and possibly stop the runaway train that’s better known as Quebec’s looming municipal pension debt. Even as the city’s various municipal union leaders began to rally their forces against the new bill, Montreal’s Mayor Denis Coderre joined UMQ (Union des Municipalités du Québec) president Suzanne Roy at a table with three other mayors (including Westmount’s Peter Trent) in order to demonstrate both their solidarity and their support for the provincial government’s initiative.

City, mayors, back, Couillard, administration’s, pension, bill,

Brent Tyler steps in

June 18th, 2014

Montreal civil rights lawyer Brent Tyler has announced he is running for chair of the English Montreal School Board.
The lawyer known for challenging parts of Quebec’s language legislation and using the courts to fight for access to English schools says that while he is not an educator, he has a lot to offer the public board.

Brent, Tyler, steps, in, Lawyer, seeks, board, leadership

Coderre's right, QLB's wrong

June 18th, 2014

The Quebec Liquor Board has rejected a pilot project by the City of Montreal to extend bar hours until 6 a.m. It said the pilot project was   "likely to disturb public tranquility." The Agency further stated that, "A project such as this merits taking the time to reflect and to document its feasibility in light of similar experiences elsewhere in the world."

Coderre's, right,, QLB's, wrong, It's, as, simple, as, that., On, multiple, levels.

FIFA World Cup awards

June 18th, 2014

FIFA, World, Cup, awards,

Former West Island SPVM officer lauds WIPCR for exemplary care

June 18th, 2014

Anthony Kissmate worked on the West Island as a community relations officer for Station 1 and 3 for seven years from 1997 to 2004. During his tenure here, he remembered the West Island as being a tight knit community.

Former, West, Island, SPVM, officer, lauds, WIPCR, for, exemplary, care,

West Island Blues Festival raises funds for worthy causes

June 18th, 2014

By the time the Rick Johnson Blues Band had taken to the stage at the West Island Blues Festival, any chance of rain had dissipated, allowing the more than 3,000 attendees to soak up the sun as well as the blues music that went well until after sundown.

West, Island, Blues, Festival, raises, funds, for, worthy, causes, Generous, attendees, donated, almost, half, at, the, gate

Bourelle outlines spending on Angell Woods

June 18th, 2014

Mayor Georges Bourelle provided a breakdown of how much Beaconsfield has thus far spent it its bid to buy up land in Angell Woods, during the June 16 council meeting.

Bourelle, outlines, spending, on, Angell, Woods, Perron:, Cost, could, top, $1.5, million

Heroes Park in Beaconsfield becomes a reality this summer

June 18th, 2014

After two years and plenty of hard work the vision of Major Richard Gratton and the Heroes Park committee is going to become a reality this summer.

Heroes, Park, in, Beaconsfield, becomes, a, reality, this, summer,

Dauphin ends tenure as president of Federation of Canadian Municipalities

June 18th, 2014

At a recent meeting of the FCM (Canadian Federation of Municipalities) held in Niagara, Ontario, President Claude Dauphin finished off his one year mandate as president but will remain as past-president over the coming year.
The Suburban spoke to the Lachine borough mayor about his accomplishments over the past year and the challenges Canadian cities and municipalities face in the coming years.

Dauphin, ends, tenure, as, president, of, Federation, of, Canadian, Municipalities,

U.S. Marshals arrest Shutter Island actor

June 18th, 2014

Laval Police have confirmed that members of the United States Marshals Service arrested fugitive Ziad Akl in Groveland, Mass., June 4, with the help of local police.

U.S., Marshals, arrest, Shutter, Island, actor,

Habel tapped to chair parliamentary committees

June 18th, 2014

The Quebec government gave recently elected Sainte Rose MNA Jean Habel a big vote of confidence last week, when he was  named as committees chair for the province’s 41st Parliament.

Habel, tapped, to, chair, parliamentary, committees,

Police raise funds for Joseph-Charbonneau school again this year

June 18th, 2014

In 2013, more than 15 pounds of aluminum cans were collected to raise funds for the Joseph-Charbonneau secondary school which focuses on students with mobility impairment and sensory or cognitive disabilities. The fundraiser led by Laval’s own Detective Sergeant, criminal investigations, François-Guy Delisle, will take place again this year.

Police, raise, funds, for, Joseph-Charbonneau, school, again, this, year,

Laval police officers attend service for fallen RCMP agents in Moncton

June 18th, 2014

The Laval police department sent six members of the ceremonial contingent to the Regimental Funeral service for three RCMP officers killed in a shooting spree Wednesday, June 4 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Laval, police, officers, attend, service, for, fallen, RCMP, agents, in, Moncton,

Uniting eastern communities

June 18th, 2014

A new pilot project will allow residents of the North Shore, Montreal and the South Shore to discover each other’s communities from a new vantage point.

Uniting, eastern, communities, New, option, for, river, lovers

Milking milk for all it’s worth

June 18th, 2014

A friend of mine returning from a visit to California informed me that when shopping at a Whole Foods store she noticed that they are now selling camel’s milk. My friend drinks two glasses of milk a day, while I drink two glasses of wine a day. It’s debatable which is more beneficial to your health.

Milking, milk, for, all, it’s, worth,

James Mullinger’s Canadian dream

June 18th, 2014

Everyone has a dream but very few get to actualize it. When James Mullinger started performing stand-up comedy in the UK in 2005, he found himself reaching the finals of Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol, after just six months performing. He continued along a successful path, eventually becoming the Comedy Editor for GQ magazine as well as getting to host his own TV show, Movie Kingdom, which saw him interview the likes of Judd Apatow, Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld and others.

James, Mullinger’s, , Canadian, dream,

Soul Doctor hits the spot at the Segal Centre

June 18th, 2014

On Thursday, June 12, the bio-musical Soul Doctor: Journey of a Rock Star Rabbi opened with an impressive performance to a packed house at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. Starring Adam Stotland, who steps right into character in his role as Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, it is based on the rabbi’s fascinating life as we follow him through his triumphs and tribulations.

Soul, Doctor, hits, the, spot, at, the, Segal, Centre,

Call the babysitter and hit the road

June 18th, 2014

With the warm weather finally here it’s time to fire up the grill, put on a swimsuit, and take some much-needed time away from the office.

Call, the, babysitter, and, hit, the, road,

Get out there with your family and rediscover your own city

June 18th, 2014

Summertime is all about enjoying the great weather and spending time with family, and you might find yourselves looking for a little adventure. While a trip out of town can provide a dose of escape, it’s not always financially possible... that’s where a staycation is the perfect solution.

Get, out, there, with, your, family, and, rediscover, your, own, city,

Choosing the artistic path

June 18th, 2014

Diving headfirst into the world of visual arts can be a daunting prospect from a practical standpoint. While working in any artistic medium may allow for creative fulfillment, financial sustainability is another matter entirely.

Choosing, the, artistic, path,

Islander baseball to benefit from new CEGEP league

June 18th, 2014

The rising popularity of baseball has paved the way for a new league this fall when the first-ever CEGEP league gets underway in September. Under the auspices of the RSEQ, five Montreal-based teams (Ahuntsic, Édouard-Montpetit, Lionel-Groulx, Lanaudière and John Abbott College) will play a 12-game schedule. A one-day tournament will determine the league champion in October.

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Cobras strike for win over Pointe Claire

June 18th, 2014

The Pierrefonds Cobras downed Pointe Claire 2-1 in U14 boys’ soccer action Saturday at Terra Cotta Park in Pointe Claire during the annual Lac St. Louis Tournament.

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Rugby Rucks Cancer

June 18th, 2014

An event formerly known as LaSalle Rugby Fights Cancer joined with the NDG based Montreal Exiles RFC to hold a 7s rugby tournament for five boys teams and three girls teams on June 1 under the title of Rugby Rucks Cancer. All the monies raised that day went to the Cedar’s Cancer Research Foundation. When all was said and done, over $1,400 was raised for the cause.

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Kiara Quieti wins bronze medal at National Championships

June 18th, 2014

Kiara Quieti had an inspirational message for Sarah Maude Pelletier before the two began their final routine at the 2014 SynchronA a recent interview. “I wasn’t nervous before the event and was confident once we started swimming.”  
The message was well received as the duo finished third in the 12 and under Duet event and returned home with bronze medals.

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Dollard edges LaSalle in tourney play

June 18th, 2014

The Dollard Dragons shutout the LaSalle Rapids 1-0 in girls’ U15 soccer action Saturday at Riverside Park during the annual Lac St. Louis Tournament.

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Hampstead continues perfect record through semis

June 13th, 2014

Hampstead got production through their entire lineup and had pitching that was close to un-hittable crushing Westmount 18-1 in Bantam A’s Intercommunity Baseball Semifinal Day on Saturday at Gary Carter Field in Côte St. Luc.

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The Scots are coming...

June 13th, 2014

Montreal, June 4, 2014 - In less than two months, Parc Arthur Therrien will be filled with the sound of bagpipes.

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McGill grad signs pact with Nottingham of British Elite Ice Hockey League

June 13th, 2014

NOTTINGHAM, UK -- There's a new sheriff in town and his name isn't Robin Hood.

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Laval’s Richard Trottier tapped as Hockey Canada’s top official for 2013-2014

June 13th, 2014

Laval’s Richard Trottier was selected as Hockey Canada’s Officiating Award for 2013-2014 in recognition of his contribution to the game at the branch and national level.

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Pointe Claire Canoe and Kayak club celebrates silver anniversary

June 13th, 2014

Last Saturday the Pointe Claire Canoe and Kayak Club held a day-long celebration, including several races, in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the club’s existence.

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Open crime, intimidation on Decarie: St. Laurent merchants

June 11th, 2014

Two Decarie Blvd. merchants in St. Laurent told the borough council last week that open illegal drug use and dealing, open drinking of alcohol, and intimidation of anyone who tries to intervene are increasing in their area.

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Construction to begin on new Westmount condo project

June 11th, 2014

As of last week, the shovels have already hit the dirt after which it won’t be long before the old Vanguard building is replaced by an up-scale condo project that will redefine what it means to live in lower Westmount.

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McGill’s Goodman Center Gala breaks records under Loffreda leadership

June 11th, 2014

McGill University's 3rd biennial Goodman Cancer Research Gala for the Goodman Center at McGill grossed nearly $2.5 million.

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NDG’s crosswalk warriors

June 11th, 2014

During last Thursday’s peaceful noontime demonstration, passing motorists had to stop and watch as up to 40 local residents, including many seniors with canes and walkers, began to walk back and forth across NDG’s Sherbrooke Street at the Wilson Street intersection in order to protest the short time they have to make it across the street.

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The Suburban wins at annual QCNA Awards