La Marois resurfaces

April 16th, 2014

La, Marois, resurfaces,

April 16th, 2014


Denis Coderre announces Montreal rejuvenation to Southwest Chamber of Commerce

April 16th, 2014

Leading Montreal’s three-day trade mission to New Year is one of eight ways Mayor Denis Coderre plans to rejuvenate his city. So he told Southwest business leaders during a lunchtime speech at Cegep André-Laurendeau in LaSalle last Thursday. He spent part of his speech giving his audience a preview of his New York visit.

Denis, Coderre, announces, Montreal, rejuvenation, to, Southwest, Chamber, of, Commerce,

Copeman lambastes Ministry

April 16th, 2014

You could see it in Russell Copeman’s face. The issue was traffic and an update was in order.
In Côte des Neiges–Notre Dame de Grâce, the traffic gods added insult to injury through a confluence of construction, closures, detours and just plain stupidity that makes getting around or in and out of the borough a pain.

Copeman, lambastes, Ministry, ‘Department, failed, in, its, obligations’

Ste. Anne, DDO to save energy with new street light technology

April 16th, 2014

Dollard des Ormeaux and Ste. Anne de Bellevue have made changing street lamp technology a priority. Both cities are investing in low-energy decorative light-emitting diode lighting to save money as well as reduce their carbon footprint.
Ste. Anne has been working on the transition for two years. According to Mayor Paola Hawa, the rollout will take place over 10 years.

Ste., Anne,, DDO, to, save, energy, with, new, street, light, technology,

The puck drops here

April 16th, 2014

The 45th annual Pointe Claire Oldtimers hockey tournament got underway Monday evening and will run until Sunday, Aprl 20 when 11 championships will be contested.

The, puck, drops, here,

Hospital expansion takes patience

April 16th, 2014

Does good parking make good neighbours? Depends on who you ask.
The answer was unclear at a Good Neighbours meeting at Ste. Justine Hospital in Côte des Neiges last month, where traffic and parking dominated much of the agenda.

Hospital, expansion, takes, patience, Parking,, deliveries, disturb, area

CSL church chronicles community history

April 16th, 2014

St. Richard’s Parish in Côte St. Luc, which is in the midst of its 50th anniversary celebrations, recently launched a commemorative publication chronicling the history of the church on Guelph Road and Parkhaven Avenue and its spiritual leaders, as well as the history of the Catholic community in Côte St. Luc and its institutions in general, going back to the  settlement of the island of Montreal.

CSL, church, chronicles, community, history,

‘It’s time to come home’

April 16th, 2014

Côte St. Luc Councillor Mitchell Brownstein made a passionate plea at last week’s city council meeting for former Montrealers to return, especially in light of last week’s Quebec Liberal majority, and for current Montrealers to stay.
Many have interpreted the election results as a return to long-term stability and a wholesale rejection of the separation option.

‘It’s, time, to, come, home’, CSL, councillor, urges, former, Montrealers, to, return,

Printemps pour Pauline

April 16th, 2014

Printemps, pour, Pauline,

Passover lessons for us all

April 16th, 2014

 We celebrate Passover as the liberation of the Jewish slaves from Egypt, but how did we come to be slaves in the first place?

Passover, lessons, for, us, all,

New grant distribution in CDN/NDG

April 16th, 2014

Borough council of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce handed out cash grants to a number of community groups last week, with at least one recipient organization embroiled in its own internal dispute.

New, grant, distribution, in, CDN/NDG,

Clear signs that the French language is not in peril

April 16th, 2014

New Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard had it right during the recent provincial election campaign. There is no French language crisis in Quebec. If anything, enhancing bilingualism across the province should be a priority.

Clear, signs, that, the, French, language, is, not, in, peril,

Gignac: Quebec’s future rides on Montreal’s immigrants

April 16th, 2014

They’re young, there’s lots of them, they’re better educated than immigrants to the United States, and they hold the key to our future wealth, Clément Gignac told hundreds of leading businesspeople from across Canada who gathered in downtown Montreal just before last week’s provincial election.

Gignac:, Quebec’s, future, rides, on, Montreal’s, immigrants,

Lincoln believes Train de l'Ouest will go full steam ahead

April 16th, 2014

Shortly after the convincing win of the Quebec Liberal Party last Monday night, Train de l'Ouest co-founder and former MP Clifford Lincoln wasted no time issuing a release lauding the majority victory.

Lincoln, believes, Train, de, l'Ouest, will, go, full, steam, ahead,

Mayor Beis wants 440 extension back on the books

April 16th, 2014

Now that the minority PQ government has been handily defeated by a healthy Liberla win, Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Dimitros Jim Beis wants the 440 Extension project back on the table.

Mayor, Beis, wants, 440, extension, back, on, the, books,

Major accidents can occur at even low speeds

April 16th, 2014

A young couple in their early 20s avoided serious injury last Sunday, March 16 during the afternoon when driving on St. Charles North towards the Highway 40 overpass near Brunswick Boulevard in Kirkland.

Major, accidents, can, occur, at, even, low, speeds,

A tribute to Jim Flaherty

April 16th, 2014

I started writing for The Suburban around the same time Jim Flaherty became Canada's Finance Minister in 2006 and I started to slow down in the last year (for much different reasons, mind you) when he did as well, so perhaps I felt a kinship with the proud Irishman.

A, tribute, to, Jim, Flaherty,

A tribute to Jim Flaherty

April 16th, 2014

I started writing for The Suburban around the same time Jim Flaherty became Canada's Finance Minister in 2006 and I started to slow down in the last year (for much different reasons, mind you) when he did as well, so perhaps I felt a kinship with the proud Irishman.

A, tribute, to, Jim, Flaherty,

Loffreda receives national recognition from Governor-General

April 16th, 2014

Tony Loffreda, Vice-President, Commercial Financial Services, at RBC Royal Bank, was presented with a Caring Canadian Award by the Governor General at a ceremony in Rideau Hall last week. Loffreda, known for unparalleled success in leading dozens of charitable efforts every year, was one of  six Quebecers, and the only Montrealer, of the 46 Canadians recognized with this high honour.

Loffreda, receives, national, recognition, from, Governor-General,

Jaguars journey earns LSL regional banner

April 16th, 2014

The Atom C Lakeshore Jaguars won the Lac St. Louis Regional Championship in an exciting confrontation against Les Patriotes du Beauharnois at the Rigaud Arena that had to go to a shoot-out to produce the 1-0 outcome in favour of Lakeshore.

Jaguars, journey, earns, LSL, regional, banner,

Mael Gaels shines in classroom and basketball court

April 16th, 2014

It has been a very good spring for Mael Gilles. The St. Laurent Express standout led her high school to a Division 1 girls basketball provincial championship, she successfully tried out for two Canadian National Basketball teams and she was a recipient of a National Bank Bursary.

Mael, Gaels, shines, in, classroom, and, basketball, court,

Impact draw Fire at Big O match-up

April 16th, 2014

The newest addition to the Montreal Impact, Jack McInerney delighted and excited the 19,313 fans at the Olympic Stadium as he notched his first goal with Montreal in the 43rd minute, giving the home side a 1-0 edge over the visiting Chicago Fire Saturday afternoon.

Impact, draw, Fire, at, Big, O, match-up, ,

Akiva captures fourth straight WESBL title

April 16th, 2014

The Akiva School girls basketball team just won the YM-YWHA’s Wolves Elementary School Basketball League (WESBL) Championship.

Akiva, captures, fourth, straight, WESBL, title,

Floorball comes to Montreal

April 16th, 2014

Frank Pellegrino is a man on a mission and if he is successful, Quebecers will be embracing a new sport in the coming years. Pellegrino is the president of Floorball Quebec and is actively promoting the indoor sport that first originated in Sweden four decades ago.

Floorball, comes, to, Montreal,

Justin Nozuka embarks on new journey with Ulysees

April 16th, 2014

At the age of only 25, Justin Nozuka is admittedly pretty well travelled. He got a taste for touring following his debut album, Holly, in 2007 before broadening his skill.

Justin, Nozuka, embarks, on, new, journey, with, Ulysees, Singer, to, perform, in, Montreal, on, May, 8

Tribute to the unsinkable Molly at Galerie Eric Klinkhoff

April 16th, 2014

Molly Lamb Bobak, who passed away on February 28, was born in 1920 on Lulu Island outside Vancouver and spent a lifetime of unsinkable devotion to her art.

Tribute, to, the, unsinkable, Molly, at, Galerie, Eric, Klinkhoff,

A lasting impression

April 16th, 2014

It came out of the blue, this letter that recently landed in my snail mailbox. It was from a gal I had worked with in the stock brokerage industry some 30 years ago and whom I hadn’t seen in ages.

A, lasting, impression,

Foods that can help boost fertility

April 16th, 2014

My husband and I have been trying to have our first child. Are there any foods that can help boost our fertility?

Foods, that, can, help, boost, fertility,

Herzliah students take first prize at Super Expo-sciences Quebec final

April 16th, 2014

Sec. III students Gabriel Dayan, 14, and Noah Abitbol, 15, from Herzliah High School (Snowdon Campus) won over the hearts of the public and the jury at the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, 2014 Québec Final with their experimentation project titled Fight Fire with Fire. For this project, Dayan and Abitbol worked under the supervision of Réjean Lapointe at CRCHUM to test a surprising idea — use a modified version of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), causing AIDS, to fight cancer.

Herzliah, students, take, first, prize, at, Super, Expo-sciences, Quebec, final,

Montreal to host golden anniversary Telus Vanier Cup

April 16th, 2014

Montreal has been chosen by the Canadian Interuniversity Sport [CIS] association as this year’s host city for the 50th edition of the coveted University Vanier Cup.

Montreal, to, host, golden, anniversary, Telus, Vanier, Cup,

Local game studio takes App Store by storm

April 16th, 2014

The amount of apps and games available for download on your mobile device is astronomical and, to break into that market with any kind of success, you need to offer something special.

Local, game, studio, takes, App, Store, by, storm,

The growing region of Vaudreuil-Soulanges and its surprising Jewish history

April 11th, 2014

The West Island Montreal communities of Vaudreuil-Soulanges continue to gain notice as cost efficient and quality place to live. Located on Montreal’s West Island, extending to the Ontario border, the Municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) de Vaudreuil-Soulanges has a population of nearly 140,000 people throughout its 23 municipalities.

The, growing, region, of, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, and, its, surprising, Jewish, history,

The wonders of Dolby Pro-Logic II

April 11th, 2014

I received the book Jimi Hendrix FAQ as a present not too long ago, and have been reading it voraciously in recent days. I’m not a huge fan of the late guitar virtuoso, but the topics tackled (especially the intrigue involving tensions with band members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and money and management issues) are all very interesting.

The, wonders, of, , Dolby, Pro-Logic, II,

When your ex starts dating again

April 11th, 2014

Break ups can be hard. Even the most amicable ending to a relationship, can still be an unpleasant experience.  At that point, the issue is not trying to avoid the negative feelings, as much as, trying to manage those feelings, until such a time as you can reach a point of peace, perhaps even forgiveness of yourself and your ex partner, where you can accept the existence of your ex without cringing.

When, your, ex, , starts, dating, again,

Foods that can help boost fertility

April 11th, 2014

My husband and I have been trying to have our first child. Are there any foods that can help boost our fertility?

Foods, that, can, help, boost, fertility,

Ten steps towards a harmonious holiday dinner for all

April 11th, 2014

Ideally, holidays are meant to be happy, joyous and life-affirming times spent together.  Filled with joy and gratitude, inspiring us to connect with family and friends near and far.  Opportunities to catch up with what everyone is dong, their lives, their children’s lives, their adventures and challenges.

Ten, steps, towards, a, harmonious, holiday, dinner, for, all,


April 11th, 2014

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Marois terminée

April 9th, 2014

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, Pauline Marois, Election, Quebec, PQ, Parti Québécois, defeat, loss, premier, Quebec

Pawsitively inspirational

April 9th, 2014

Not everyone will sit down at their kitchen table one day and decide that devoting their life to saving and rehoming abandoned dogs is their raison d’être. But back in 1999 that’s exactly what Helen Lacroix believed she needed to do and Animatch, the adoption option, was born. I sat down with Helen at that kitchen table and asked her why.

The Suburban, Judie Amyot, Animatch, adoption, pet, Montreal, founder, Helen Lacroix, dogs, pet, rescue, animal, Quebec

Autism is on the rise

April 9th, 2014

There’s no doubt that more children are being diagnosed with autism or as it is now designated, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Why? Part of the reason is statistical. For example: we are diagnosing children at an earlier age. Although the average age at diagnosis is 4 to 4 1/2 years old, we can diagnose some children as early as 2 — and that’s happening more often.

The Suburban, Dr. Mitch Shulman, Montreal, doctor, health, autism, ASD, McGill University, Health Centre, children, hospital, professor

Let me sleep on this

April 9th, 2014

A reader approached me with an idea for a column. I told him, “Let me sleep on this.”

The Suburban, Bernard Mendelman, sleep, column, Montreal, MetroNap, EnergyPod, Google, rest, office, company

The heaviest of symposiums

April 9th, 2014

Vivek Venkatesh has been a professor in Concordia’s department of education for 14 years. More recently, he became an associate dean of the university’s School of Graduate Studies. He is also the most scholarly aficionado of heavy metal that you will likely ever encounter.

The Suburban, Walter J. Lyng, Vivek Venkatesh, professor, Concordia University, Montreal, sociology, metal, music, death, black, heavy, symposium, Grimposium, conference, De Sève Cinema, academic, Voivod, Goreguts

The heaviest of symposiums

April 9th, 2014

Vivek Venkatesh has been a professor in Concordia’s department of education for 14 years. More recently, he became an associate dean of the university’s School of Graduate Studies. He is also the most scholarly aficionado of heavy metal that you will likely ever encounter.

The, heaviest, of, symposiums, , Professor, organises, extreme, metal, , conference, at, Concordia, University

Looking ahead to the big plays of 2014/15

April 9th, 2014

While the Segal Centre and Centaur Theatre are still wrapped up in their respective seasons, both have now revealed the plays, which will form their main lineup for 2014/15.

The Suburban, Walter J. Lyng, Segal Centre, Centaur, Theatre, Montreal, Lisa Rubin, Roy Surrette, Les Belles Soeurs, Vittorio Rossi, 2014, season, plays

Corporate performers strut their stuff Take to the stage for JFK Foundation’s G!EE 9-5 Edition

April 9th, 2014

Nine teams from Montreal’s corporate milieu unleashed their creative talents this past Thursday April 3 at Théâtre St-Denis during the inaugural G!EE 9-5 Edition.

The Suburban, Linda Zlatkin, G!EE 9-5 , Edition, Montreal, Just For Kids, JFK, Foundation, Isabelle Racicot, Tony Stark, Specter & Co, Promotones, competition, fundraiser, Montreal Children's Hospital

Impact wrangle Red Bulls to 2-2 draw

April 9th, 2014

The Montreal Impact came from behind to earn a point against the New York Bulls, playing to a 2-2 draw in front of 24,071 spectators at the Olympic Stadium last Saturday afternoon in a game that Montreal held the majority of the play.

Impact, wrangle, Red, Bulls, to, 2-2, draw,

Harrison Watt finds success in pool and classroom

April 9th, 2014

Beaconsfield’s Harrison Watt already has an impressive athletic and academic resume at the tender age of 18 but the John Abbot science student is just scratching the surface.

Harrison, Watt, finds, success, in, pool, and, classroom, Athlete, of, the, Week

Citadels earn LSL regional title

April 9th, 2014

The DDO Novice C Citadels squeaked-by the Chateauguay Cavaliers in a hard-fought 2-1 victory Saturday in Ile Bizard to claim the Lac St. Louis regional championship

Citadels, earn, LSL, regional, title,

Bantam A Cougars claim Coupe Montreal

April 9th, 2014

The NDG Bantam A Cougars defeated their longtime eastern division nemesis, the Federation de l'Est Tigers to capture the Coupe Montreal championship with a 3-2 overtime victory.

Bantam, A, Cougars, claim, Coupe, Montreal,

Cummings Centre Sports celebrity breakfast celebrates year 10

April 9th, 2014

It was a full house, as has become the tradition, for the Cummings Centre Sports Celebrity Breakfast held last Sunday morning, with the 10th edition of the popular event celebrating Senator Jacques Demers and recently retired Alouettes’ quarterback Anthony Calvillo.

Cummings, Centre, Sports, celebrity, breakfast, celebrates, year, 10,

Bring on the Dodge Cup

April 9th, 2014

The Westluc Maroons are off to the Dodge Cup after defeating the Dollard Pirates 5-2 taking home the regional championship in Midget BB hockey.

Bring, on, the, Dodge, Cup,

Glee in D’Arcy McGee

April 9th, 2014

A first-time victory came easily for Liberal David Birnbaum in the party’s stronghold of D’Arcy McGee, where he won an overwhelming majority. As of 9:50 p.m. Monday with 79 of 151 polls reporting, Birnbaum took 91.37 percent of the vote, with 12,553 votes.

Glee, in, D’Arcy, McGee,

“This election was all about trust!”- TMR’s Arcand

April 9th, 2014

Less than an hour after the polls closed following Monday’s election, only a few dozen Liberals were watching the big screen as they were all getting ready for the big post-election party that was going to be held at the Plaza Theatre located on St. Hubert Street in Montreal’s north-side Rosemont borough.

“This, election, was, all, about, trust!”-, TMR’s, Arcand,

“The people rejected the PQ’s charter” – St. Henri’s Blais

April 9th, 2014

Following her fourth victory in as many provincial elections, St. Henri’s Marguerite Blais told reporters that she wasn’t worried “for a minute” that she would lose the Monday election against former city councilor Véronique Fournier in Montreal’s venerable St. Henri- Ste. Anne’s district.

“The, people, rejected, the, PQ’s, charter”, –, St., Henri’s, Blais,

NDG’s Weil - “We have a clear mandate”

April 9th, 2014

Following a massive weekend blitz during which she joined her volunteers as they pounded on doors throughout the NDG borough, Kathleen Weil said she could feel a wave of popular support building up behind the Liberal campaign “and I was right.”

NDG’s, Weil, -, “We, have, a, clear, mandate”, ,

With a healthy majority, Liberals can focus on long-neglected West Island

April 9th, 2014

The winds of change have swept through the province of Quebec, denying Pauline Marois and her PQ the right to make xenophobic and absurd changes to Quebec law while ignoring the real issues that affect Quebecers: health, education and the economy.

With, a, healthy, majority,, Liberals, can, focus, on, long-neglected, West, Island,

Decision 2014: Quebec votes hope, not fear

April 9th, 2014

Last week we asked Quebecers to vote as if their lives depended on it. And they did.

Decision, 2014:, Quebec, votes, hope,, not, fear,

Eric Bissell named B’nai Brith Canada’s first honourary lifetime president

April 9th, 2014

Hundreds of family members, friends, political, community and business notables gathered at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts last Thursday for a B’nai Brith Canada gala bestowing the title of national honourary lifetime president on community leader Eric Bissell.

Eric, Bissell, named, B’nai, Brith, Canada’s, first, honourary, lifetime, president,

Pointe Claire to spend $3.7 million on Donegani overpass

April 9th, 2014

Pointe Claire has confirmed that it will spend $3.7 million this summer to repair the overpass on St. John over Donegani.
The structure, which spans Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway tracks and Donegani Avenue, will be overhauled from March 31 until Aug. 31.

Pointe, Claire, to, spend, $3.7, million, on, Donegani, overpass,

Off Island Quebec Election results

April 9th, 2014

The Liberal candidate, Ms. Lucie Charlebois, from Soulanges riding, took 18,477 votes in Monday’s election. This represented a 44% increase in voting from 2012, and 60% from 2008. Ms. Charlebois has represented this riding since its inception in 2003. 

Off, Island, Quebec, Election, results, , Soulanges, and, Vaudreuil, remain, Liberal, strongholds,

Another win for Ouimet in Marquette

April 9th, 2014

The Quebec Liberal Party easily held onto its seat in the Marquette riding, giving François Ouimet another mandate since he took over as MNA 20 years ago.

Another, win, for, Ouimet, in, Marquette, , ,

A seventh consecutive victory for Geoffrey Kelley

April 9th, 2014

Almost a quarter of all eligible voters in the riding of Jacques-Cartier took part in the advanced polling and more than likely voted for incumbent Geoffrey Kelley, who took 85% of all votes for a total of 30,823. 

A, seventh, consecutive, victory, for, Geoffrey, Kelley, Jacques-Cartier, incumbent, takes, 85%, of, votes

Leitão wins Robert-Baldwin

April 9th, 2014

“This majority result sends a strong message  to Quebec that together we will take part in the real issues,” Robert Leitão told a full house at his campaign offices Monday night.

Leitão, wins, Robert-Baldwin,

Liberals retake Laval des Rapides

April 9th, 2014

Laval des Rapides voters elected Quebec-Latin America Chamber of Commerce ceo Saul Polo, Monday night. Polo takes back the riding for the Liberals from the Péquiste’s Léo Bureau-Blouin, a student activist who only served only 18 months.
Polo took the victory winning 42.82 per cent of the vote, 11 per cent more than his closest opponent Bureau-Blouin.
Coalition pour l’avenir du Québec candidate Vincent Bolduc trailed with 17.64 per cent.

Liberals, retake, Laval, des, Rapides,

Liberal newcomer Habel upsets strong Péquiste rival in Sainte Rose

April 9th, 2014

Sainte Rose voters gave a solid vote of confidence to the Liberals’ Laval newcomer, electing financial whiz Jean Habel as their representative in the National Assembly.

Liberal, newcomer, Habel, upsets, strong, Péquiste, rival, in, Sainte, Rose,

Ouimet elected in Fabre

April 9th, 2014

Liberal Gilles Ouimet again earned strong support from Fabre citizens. As The Suburban went to press, he had garnered 30 per cent more votes than his closet rival, Rocque François-Gycelain -- the Parti québécois candidate trailed a distant second, with just 15 per cent support.

Ouimet, elected, in, Fabre,

Ouellette routs all opponents in winning Chomedey again

April 9th, 2014

It was hard to find eligible voters in Chomedey who didn’t cast their ballot for Guy Ouellette on election night, April 7.
Nearly three-quarters of the riding’s residents had given the Laval Liberal caucus leader their confidence, with 73.26 per cent of the vote as The Suburban went to press.

Ouellette, routs, all, opponents, in, winning, Chomedey, again,


April 9th, 2014

Laval voters expressed their usual knack for picking a winner, Monday night, as they pushed the Parti québécois out of every National Assembly seat on Île Jésus.


Westmount’s grand and glorious piano

April 2nd, 2014

It’s been seven decades since the 17-year-old teenager stepped up to the piano, sat down and began to play the baby grand piano with the Johnny Holmes Orchestra at a dance that was being held in Westmount’s Victoria Hall.

Westmount’s, grand, and, glorious, piano,

Traffic, traffic, and more traffic

April 2nd, 2014

It wasn’t pretty Monday morning at the corner of Côte St. Luc Road and Décarie Boulevard, after Transports Quebec shut down two exit ramps from Autoroute 15 north and diverted traffic to the area.

Traffic,, traffic,, and, more, traffic,

Construction of Broccolini complex launched in St. Laurent

April 2nd, 2014

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Montreal Technoparc’s St. Laurent campus last week to launch construction of Broccolini Corporate Center Saint-Laurent 2, a $30 million project that is expected to be completed in spring 2015.

Construction, of, Broccolini, complex, launched, in, St., Laurent,

NDG’s Weil — ‘Local transport issues are a major priority!’

April 2nd, 2014

With only a few days left before the next provincial election, local MNA Kathleen Weil told The Suburban that it’s going to take a lot more than a few online petitions to convince the Marois administration to find the money ($67 million) they will need to build and pay for the second tunnel people – including the disabled – will need in order to make their way out of the borough’s Vendome metro station and into the borough’s massive new hospital complex.

NDG’s, Weil, —, ‘Local, transport, issues, are, a, major, priority!’,

Happy 100th!

April 2nd, 2014

Family and friends gathered Sunday at 6767 Côte des Neiges to celebrate Hilda Watkins Spencer’s 100th birthday.

Happy, 100th!,

Votez pour Couillard!

April 2nd, 2014

Non seulement parce qu’il s’agit d’un referendum, mais que c’est le vote le plus important depuis 1995.

Votez, pour, Couillard!, C’est, le, referendum

Vote Couillard!

April 2nd, 2014

And not just because it is the referendum.

Vote, Couillard!, This, is, the, referendum

LGH Foundation’s Bâton Rouge DDO event raises over $67,000

April 2nd, 2014

The Lakeshore General Hospital (LGH) Foundation raised more than $67,000 at its 5th annual fundraising dinner, this year titled En Route for Bâton Rouge, in collaboration with BMW West Island.

LGH, Foundation’s, Bâton, Rouge, DDO, event, raises, over, $67,000,

Budding scientists gathered at John Abbott College

April 2nd, 2014

The annual Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair took place March 23-25 at John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

Budding, scientists, , gathered, at, John, Abbott, College,

Adapting to hearing loss in your later years

April 2nd, 2014

When Pointe Claire resident Roslyn Muer suddenly lost her hearing, she turned to speechreading (lipreading) courses as a means to cope. She knew that otherwise, her potential for understanding conversation would be greatly diminished.
“I have been taking beginners, intermediate and advanced courses with CHIP (Communicaid for Hearing Impaired Persons),” says the 70-year-old retired administrator. “I am so much more mentally agile because of them. I have no plans to stop, especially because I am always learning something new.”

Adapting, to, hearing, loss, in, your, later, years,

Politicians and our healthcare system: the mix just doesn’t work

April 2nd, 2014

As we enter the final days of this provincial election campaign, reforms to our health care system once again play a key role in each party’s platform.

Politicians, and, our, healthcare, system:, the, mix, just, doesn’t, work,

Getting into hot soup with our alphabet

April 2nd, 2014

Our alphabet is derived from the names of the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha and beta.  In the beginning there were 30 signs, known as the Semitic alphabet that was used in ancient Phoenicia beginning around 1,600 B.C. Most scholars believe that this alphabet, which consisted of signs for consonants, set the ground rules of virtually all later alphabets.

Getting, into, hot, soup, with, our, alphabet,

The distance between idealism and reality

April 2nd, 2014

Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles was the most produced play in North America this past season and, after witnessing the Centaur Theatre’s new production of the piece, it’s not hard to see why.

The, distance, between, , idealism, and, reality, The, Centaur, presents, 4000, Miles

New Expos book dissects the rise then demise of nos amours

April 2nd, 2014

Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos: How the Best Team in Baseball Ended up in Washington 10 Years Later is another solid effort by Danny Gallagher and Hudson’s Bill Young.

New, Expos, book, dissects, the, rise, then, demise, of, nos, amours,

Hockey Helps the Homeless faces-off in Pierrefonds

April 2nd, 2014

The 10th edition of the Montreal Hockey Helps the Homeless hockey day took place last Friday at the Pierrefonds Sportsplexe.

Hockey, Helps, the, Homeless, faces-off, in, Pierrefonds,

Love of baseball, Gary Carter and ’94 Expos highlight Mets-Jays weekend

April 2nd, 2014

Montreal baseball fans stepped up to the plate last weekend, impressing the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays with their enthusiasm and love of the game of baseball and their passion for the history and legacy of their dearly departed Expos.

Love, of, baseball,, Gary, Carter, and, ’94, Expos, highlight, Mets-Jays, weekend,

Olympian and humanitarian Clara Hughes recognized by Concordia

April 2nd, 2014

Last Thursday Concordia University  presented the 2014 Loyola Medal, one of its highest honours, to Clara Hughes, O.C, O.M., at a special luncheon.

Olympian, and, humanitarian, Clara, Hughes, recognized, by, Concordia,

Troy Perkins Impacts first line of defence

April 2nd, 2014

Troy Perkins hopes to deliver energy to Montreal’s first team of soccer the Montreal Impact.

Troy, Perkins, Impacts, first, line, of, defence,

Aspiring to play at a higher level

April 2nd, 2014

Playing soccer at the “AAA” level takes a lot of hard work, determination and sacrifice.

Aspiring, to, play, at, a, higher, level,

The April 7 Ballot Question

April 2nd, 2014

The, April, 7, Ballot, Question,

Reliance site to get soil rehab

April 2nd, 2014

The Pointe Claire based company Reliance, which was illegally storing PCBs on its site in the city's industrial park, is now set to have the site's soil rehabilitation that will begin this week, according to a communiqué released by the city.

Reliance, site, to, get, soil, rehab,

Election call not causing stagnation in real estate sales

April 2nd, 2014

"Because it is still rather affordable to live on the West Island, people always want to move here so there is no stagnation in real estate sales," said Dan Arsenault.

Election, call, not, causing, stagnation, in, real, estate, sales, ‘Some, people, are, taking, a, wait, and, see, approach’

Veterans' Hospital transfer will bring hefty bill to taxpayers

April 2nd, 2014

The Veterans' Hospital in Ste. Anne de Bellevue will one day transfer from federal to provincial jurisdiction and that is expected either late this year or in early 2015. And while the hospital will continue to service Canada's veterans, the Liberal Party of Quebec is hoping that the hospital, which currently has 100 empty beds available, would one day be a centre for geriatrics or for long-term patient needs.

Veterans', Hospital, transfer, will, bring, hefty, bill, to, taxpayers, Mayor, Hawa, sees, the, transfer, as, an, opportunity, for, the, town

West Island Liberal candidates discuss priorities

April 2nd, 2014

For the last time before next Monday's provincial election, the four West Island Liberal candidates met with media and supporters this past wintry Sunday morning to discuss their priorities for the upcoming mandate, should they get elected.

West, Island, Liberal, candidates, discuss, priorities, The, Four, Amigos, concentrate, on, the, economy,, health,, education, and, infrastructure

LBPSB reverses position on emergency measures

April 2nd, 2014

In a dramatic turnaround, Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) voted Monday to move forward with a plan to replace its outdated, 12-year-old emergency measures policy.

LBPSB, reverses, position, on, emergency, measures,

Smartphone robbery spike spurs police prevention blitz

April 2nd, 2014

Laval Police traveled the Metro orange line, March 25, together with the Montreal, Longueil and Montreal transit authority counterparts, to warn commuters how to protect themselves against a growing rash of Smartphone robberies.

Smartphone, robbery, spike, spurs, police, prevention, blitz,

Habel fighting for Ste. Rose’s poor, public transit and entrepreneurs

April 2nd, 2014

“When I go door-to-door, people want to talk to me about the real issues: the economy, education and health care,” Jean Habel told The Suburban, “not a problem such as a referendum.”

Habel, fighting, for, Ste., Rose’s, poor,, public, transit, and, entrepreneurs,

Place Bell construction moves forward — at almost twice the price

April 2nd, 2014

Even though Mayor Marc Demers admits that Laval’s long-awaited sports complex will be much more expensive than was claimed by his predecessors, the city will move forward with the project.

Place, Bell, construction, moves, forward, —, at, almost, twice, the, price,

STL launches its 2013-2022 strategic plan

April 2nd, 2014

On March 25, 2014 Laval’s transit authority, Société de transport de Laval (STL) renewed their dedication to sustainable transit for the city of Laval for the coming decade. The plan reflects two main goals – to increase ridership by 40 percent and a 25 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per kilometre travelled.

STL, launches, its, 2013-2022, strategic, plan,

Local labs team up to tap $72 billion research market

April 2nd, 2014

Jean-Marc Juteau likes to think big. The mayor of Laval’s Biotech City has taken the lead on what might be a world first: weaving a web of firms that do research for global pharmaceutical giants.

Local, labs, team, up, to, tap, $72, billion, research, market,

New York City has it all

March 28th, 2014

My family and I recently returned from a busy four day stop in New York City (, where we saw some spectacular Broadway musicals, stayed at a sensational luxury hotel (The Sofitel) and enjoyed a restaurant experience  (TAO) we won’t soon forget.

New, York, City, has, it, all, Broadway,, shopping,, , superb, accommodations, , and, fine, dining

Dissecting Elvis Presley’s Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis

March 28th, 2014

On first listen, Elvis Presley’s 1974 album Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis is just another of Presley’s many live albums released during the 1970s, and its importance lay more in the fact that it was a homecoming concert.

Dissecting, Elvis, Presley’s, Recorded, Live, on, Stage, in, Memphis, ,

How Alanis Morisette helped launch Ian Kelly’s singing career

March 28th, 2014

Having grown up in NDG with an anglo mom and a franco dad,  Ian Kelly spoke mainly French. Yet when it comes to his singing career, he has always written and performed in English.

How, Alanis, Morisette, helped, launch, Ian, Kelly’s, singing, career,

The top additives or chemicals that are hidden in foods

March 28th, 2014

Artificial sweeteners have been a topic of conflict for many years. Aspartame — a neurotoxin found in Equal and NutraSweet — has been shown in studies to have a possible link to tumours, leukemia and lymphoma.

The, top, additives, or, chemicals, that, are, hidden, in, foods,

The more good you give, the more good you'll get

March 28th, 2014

"Oh parenthood is so glorious!"
Not always.

The, more, good, you, give,, the, more, good, you'll, get,

The more good you give, the more good you'll get

March 28th, 2014

"Oh parenthood is so glorious!"
Not always.

The, more, good, you, give,, the, more, good, you'll, get,

Bring passion to the polls: D’Arcy McGee Liberal Birnbaum

March 26th, 2014

The swirl of emotions voters are experiencing during this Quebec election campaign should be translated into a heavy turnout at the polls April 7, D’Arcy McGee Liberal candidate David Birnbaum told a crowd at his Quartier Cavendish headquarters last week.

Bring, passion, to, the, polls:, D’Arcy, McGee, Liberal, Birnbaum,

St. Laurent resident could lose home in contamination case

March 26th, 2014

St. Laurent resident Marlene Guy recently lost a Quebec appeals court case, in which she sought to overturn an earlier judgment forcing her to pay S. Trottier Maintenance Après Sinistre inc. $195,000 for work in her Buchanan Street home.

St., Laurent, resident, could, lose, home, in, contamination, case, ‘I’m, stuck, from, all, sides’

Confident Couillard continues to pound PQ charter threat

March 26th, 2014

Following last week’s mid-city election rally that was held in Montreal’s Usine C, Liberal leader Philippe Couillard delivered a signature speech that could define the ballot question during what many consider to be one of the most important elections in Quebec’s recent history.

Confident, Couillard, continues, to, pound, PQ, charter, threat,

Procter & Gamble subsidiary pulls out of Quebec market

March 26th, 2014

Quebec pet owners and pet-food merchants are alarmed at a decision by American multinational consumer products giant Procter & Gamble’s animal food subsidiary to withdraw from selling in Quebec its specialized products for animals that suffer from food allergies.

Procter, &, Gamble, subsidiary, pulls, out, of, Quebec, market,

Couillard owes Quebecers clear answers

March 26th, 2014

I know most Anglo-Quebecers look at this election with a measure of unease with some of the policies of my party, the Parti québécois. I get that.

Couillard, owes, Quebecers, clear, answers,

Séparation: de la brute et du truand

March 26th, 2014

Aujourd`hui, nous allons nous accorder quelques moments de répit, loin des commentaires que l’on publie dans cette colonne depuis le début de la campagne électorale au Québec.  Pas de critiques ni d'avertissements cette semaine, juste une simple liste.

Séparation:, de, la, brute, et, du, truand,

Secession: The Bad and the Ugly

March 26th, 2014

We are going to take a respite today from the commentaries we have run in this space since the Quebec election campaign started. No critiques or cautions this week. Just a simple list.

Secession:, The, Bad, and, the, Ugly,

Greek independence day

March 26th, 2014

Montreal mayor Denis Coderre was grand marshall of the Greek independence day parade this past Sunday. The event has become a cornerstone of Montreal’s cultural calendar.

Greek, independence, day,

PQ campaign bus

March 26th, 2014

The Suburban, Napoleon, Anthony Bonaparte, PQ, election, Parti Quebecois, campaign, bus, Pauline Marois, determinee, frustre, frustrated, determined, Quebec, 2014

Royal Canadian Legion plays hosts to Stewart Walker Memorial Dart tournament

March 26th, 2014

The Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 245), in Dorval, welcomed 44 players of all skill level for the third annual Stewart Walker dart tournament for diabetes awareness.

Royal, Canadian, Legion, plays, hosts, to, Stewart, Walker, Memorial, Dart, tournament, Proceeds, to, benefit, the, Quebec, diabetes, society

Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society unearths historic WWl photo album

March 26th, 2014

When Barbara Barclay received a call from the NOVA store in Beaurepaire about a historical photo album, the president of the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society knew it was too good to pass up, despite the almost prohibitive cost.

Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield, Historical, Society, unearths, historic, WWl, photo, album,

Fortier wants to offer change for Jacques-Cartier voters

March 26th, 2014

While the voting trends in the riding of Jacques-Cartier tend to go overwhelmingly for the Liberal party, Louis-Charles Fortier is running as a candidate for the Conservative Party of Quebec and wants to offer voters a change.

Fortier, wants, to, offer, change, for, Jacques-Cartier, voters,

SADB proposes light pollution by-law

March 26th, 2014

While West Island municipalities including Baie d'Urfe, Kirkland, Dorval, Pierrefonds-Roxboro will be taking part in the upcoming Earth Hour on Saturday, March 29th from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., the city of Sainte Anne-de-Bellevue, who will also be participating in the hour long electricity shut off, is taking light pollution concerns a step further after recently passing a by-law on the issue.

SADB, proposes, light, pollution, by-law, Municipal, lights, will, feature, cut, off, hood, to, reduce, unwanted, glare

Montreal Mayor Coderre inaugurates new Pierrefonds-Roxboro fire station

March 26th, 2014

As part of a Montreal initiative enacted in 2008 entitled Fire Safety Cover Plan, the citizens of Pierrefonds-Roxboro have a new fire station located on Pierrefonds boulevard that was officially opened last week at a ribbon cutting ceremony with Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Jim Beis, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and Anie Samson, executive committee member dealing with public safety.

Montreal, Mayor, Coderre, inaugurates, new, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, fire, station,

Léo Bureau-Blouin ducked the students he now denounces

March 26th, 2014

How ironic that Léo Bureau-Blouin, a University of Montreal law student on leave of absence during his sojourn as Quebec’s youngest legislator, lashed out Sunday against fellow scholars.

Léo, Bureau-Blouin, ducked, the, students, he, now, denounces,

Technopole ready to replicate success abroad

March 26th, 2014

Laval companies continue to conquer foreign markets, thanks to the efforts of Laval Technopole’s International Business Centre (IBC).

Technopole, ready, to, replicate, success, abroad,

Flood zone debacle riles Fabre residents

March 26th, 2014

Fabre riding is inundated with resentment against Parti Québécois pressure to phase in flood zone measures precipitously in Laval.

Flood, zone, debacle, riles, Fabre, residents,

Tide turning toward Laval Liberals

March 26th, 2014

Jean Rousselle was unsurprised by a straw poll last week, which hinted that the Quebec Liberal Party (QLP) is starting to make strong inroads in Laval.

Tide, turning, toward, Laval, Liberals, Vimont

Musi-Café to rise from ashes of Lac Mégantic inferno

March 26th, 2014

Laval Technopole announced last week that Laval based company Bone Structure will build a new building to house a resto-café in Lac Mégantic, Quebec.

Musi-Café, to, rise, from, ashes, of, Lac, Mégantic, inferno,

About a diamond merchant and a stock promoter

March 26th, 2014

In a Feb. 12 column about Valentine’s Day, I made reference that Cartier, the French firm recognized as the jeweller of kings, was concluding a three-month exhibition on their history at the Grand Palais, in Paris. I mentioned among the jewellery on display was a 23.6 carat Williamson pink diamond, set in a flower brooch that was part of the collection of Queen Elizabeth II.

About, a, diamond, merchant, and, a, stock, promoter,

Excitement builds on the eve of the first JFK G!EE 9-5 Edition fundraiser

March 26th, 2014

Eight Montreal companies are giving their employees the opportunity to shine in the inaugural G!EE 9-5 Edition show, organized by the Just for Kids (JFK) Foundation and set to take place on Thursday, April 3 (7:30 p.m.) at the Théâtre St-Denis (1594 Rue Saint-Denis).

Excitement, builds, on, the, eve, of, the, first, JFK, G!EE, 9-5, Edition, fundraiser,

Laughing in the face of adversity

March 26th, 2014

Richard Mullan has suffered from genetic Type 1 diabetes for 31 of his 46 years on this planet. But for the last few years, he’s been laughing about it. A graduate of Joey Elias’s stand-up comedy crash course in 2010, Mullan has been making with the funny ever since. It was at one of his regular shows at Brasserie Lunik (805 Decarie Blvd. in St. Laurent), however, that it became glaringly obvious that his condition was worsening.

Laughing, in, the, face, of, adversity, Richard, Mullan, takes, on, diabetes, with, stand-up, comedy

Be clear and firm to get timely care for your heart attack

March 26th, 2014

If you’re “feminine” and between the ages of 18 and 55 (whatever your actual gender is), you may be less likely to get timely care for your heart attack.

Be, clear, and, firm, to, get, , timely, care for, your, heart, attack,

Luxembourg jazz trio comes to town

March 26th, 2014

The Luxembourg ensemble known as Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen will make their Canadian debut with a series of concerts at various jazz festivals and venues, also marking the official Canadian launch of their self-titled album. They will perform at L’Astral (305 Ste. Catherine St. W.) on Friday, March 28 at 7 p. m. as part of the Jazz en Rafale festival, which is ongoing until March 29.

Luxembourg, jazz, trio, comes, to, town,

A double bill of epic proportions

March 26th, 2014

Converting either The Iliad or The Odyssey into a stage production would be a sizeable task for any theatre company. For its 33rd season, however, Geordie Productions will offer both of Homer’s classics in the confines of the Centaur Theatre, under the direction Micheline Chevrier and Dean Patrick Fleming. The Iliad will be presented from April 4-13, with The Odyssey following suit from May 9-18.

A, double, bill, of, epic, proportions, Geordie, Productions, to, present, The, Iliad, and, The, Odyssey

Als bring smiles to sick kids

March 26th, 2014

As part of the Alouettes’ Touch the Hearts hospital tour powered by TELUS, Montreal Alouettes players Martin Bédard, Kristian Matte, Luc Brodeur-Jourdain, John Bowman, S.J. Green, Jerald Brown and Josh Bourke, together with team cheerleaders and mascot Touché, visited hospitalized kids this week at the Montreal Children’s Hospital on Thursday as well as at the CHU Ste. Justine on Tuesday.

Als, bring, smiles, to, sick, kids,

Seattle spoils Impact’s home opener

March 26th, 2014

Montreal Impact midfielder Collen Warner (18) challenges defender DeAndre Yedlin of the Sounders during Montreal’s 2-0 loss Sunday afternoon to Seattle at the Olympic Stadium as the Impact opened the home portion of their schedule.

Seattle, spoils, , Impact’s, home, opener,

Guerin finishes collegiate career in style

March 26th, 2014

Marika Guerin capped off a brilliant CEGEP basketball career on Saturday, March 15, when she was named Most Valuable Player at the 2014 Canadian College Athletic Association National Women’s Basketball Championships. It was a banner year for Guerin who was also recognized as the best player in collegiate basketball at the All-Canadian banquet earlier that week.

Guerin, finishes, collegiate, career, in, style,

A WIC-ed reunion hockey match for two great causes

March 26th, 2014

Last Friday afternoon on the ice of the Dollard Civic Centre the West Island College (WIC) Foundation hosted a charity Alumni/Student hockey match as a blast from the past as part of the school’s 40th anniversary year of celebrations.

A, WIC-ed, reunion, hockey, match, for, two, great, causes,

Emmanuel Christian claims GMAA Division III girls’ basketball title

March 26th, 2014

Emmanuel Christian School jumped out to a 12-0 lead over Trafalgar School for Girls in the first four minutes of the game and never looked back, winning 45-34 to claim the GMAA Division III Juvenile Girls Basketball title March 17 at ECS in Dollar des Ormeaux.

Emmanuel, Christian, claims, GMAA, Division, III, girls’, basketball, title,

Lions playoff run is done

March 26th, 2014

The improbable run of this year’s Lac St. Louis Lions has finally come to an end. The Lions lost game six of their semifinals series to the Collège Esther-Blondin Phenix by a score of 9-2 in Midget AAA hockey Friday night at the Civic Centre in Dollard.

Lions, playoff, run, is, done, , CEB, 9, |, LSL, 2

CDN senior once again in dire straits

March 19th, 2014

As of last Monday, Sydney Dorfman – an 80 year-old senior who lives in a CDN apartment building - is now resting quietly in Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital with a bad case of influenza and a suspected case of pneumonia after neighbors found him semi-paralyzed on the floor of his Bedford Street apartment. Although he is presently isolated to prevent any propagation, hospital authorities report that he is doing well and responding to medication.

CDN, senior, once, again, in, dire, straits,

Tyler: Feds should speak out on Quebec referendum issue

March 19th, 2014

The federal government should respond to talk of a possible Quebec separation referendum in the event of a PQ majority government, as has been brought up during the provincial election campaign, says lawyer Brent Tyler.
Tyler and the Special Committee for Canadian Unity, will be holding a press conference on this issue in Ottawa on Parliament Hill March 27.

Tyler:, Feds, should, speak, out, on, Quebec, referendum, issue,

Some choice quotes from Peladeau’s media

March 19th, 2014

St. Jerome PQ candidate Pierre-Karl Peledeau, who strives for an independent Quebec, is still keeping shares in his many Quebecor media outlets, placing them in a trust, despite just very recently resigning from Quebecor’s board. Let’s see what some of those outlets have to say about the PQ and their policies:

Some, choice, quotes, from, Peladeau’s, media,

Montreal’s ‘Erin go Bragh’ is 191 years old

March 19th, 2014

‘Erin go Bragh’ means ‘Ireland Forever’, and even if it’s been 191 years since the city’s Irish community first made their way down Ste. Catherine Street, the Irish are still a big part of the city’s heart and soul and their annual parade is still, and always will be, a great day for both the city and the Irish people of Montreal.

Montreal’s, ‘Erin, go, Bragh’, is, 191, years, old,

Separation a primary concern in St. Laurent: Fournier

March 19th, 2014

The possibility of Quebec separating has now overshadowed the Charter of Values as a primary fear of local constituents, St. Laurent Quebec Liberal incumbent Jean-Marc Fournier told The Suburban.

Separation, a, primary, concern, in, St., Laurent:, Fournier,

Une gouvernance imprudente et des politiques dangereuses

March 19th, 2014

« Peu importe ce qu’on pense de la gouvernance du PQ, le parti a du talent pour la politique. » Du moins c’est ce qu’on disait auparavant. Le parti a eu du talent pour saisir l’humeur du public et la façonner, le cas échéant. Les événements de la semaine dernière devraient faire réfléchir les Québécois sur la validité de cette affirmation.

The Suburban, Editorial, PQ, gouvernance, déficits, Loi 14, Loi 60, préjugés

Reckless governance, dangerous politics

March 19th, 2014

It used to be said that whatever one thought of PQ governance, the party had a talent for politics. For capturing the public mood at certain times, and for actually creating it at other times. The PQ may be wreckless at governing it was said, but it was great at dangerous politics. Events over the past week should give every Quebecer pause on the validity of the latter part of that statement.

Reckless, governance,, dangerous, politics,

Capitaine Quebecor and Pauline La Pequiste Warrior

March 19th, 2014

Capitaine, Quebecor, and, Pauline, La, Pequiste, Warrior,

Suburban mayors refuse agglo pest-control takeover bid

March 19th, 2014

Montreal’s 15 demerged suburbs have unanimously refused an offer to band with the boroughs of Montreal to centralize efforts to eradicate the emerald ash borer (EAB) under the control of the urban Agglomeration Council.

Suburban, mayors, refuse, agglo, pest-control, takeover, bid,

Standing up to the OQLF

March 19th, 2014

West Island resident and entrepreneur Itsik Romano has been creating promotional items for clients for the last 10 years but has now branched out to get to the public at large through the sales of Unity pins and bumper stickers that boast "Jaime L'Anglais" with a portion of every sale to help businesses defend themselves against the OQLF.

Standing, up, to, the, OQLF,

LBPSB high school programs for foreign students thriving

March 19th, 2014

In addition to its new International Vocation College, LBPSB also hosts international students in its secondary school program at a dormitory in its John Killingbeck pavilion in Pointe Claire, where it also conducts vocational pastry-making classes for international students.

LBPSB, high, school, programs, for, foreign, students, thriving, Lindsay, Place,, Beurling, students, heading, to, China

LGH gets 89 percent from Accreditation Canada

March 19th, 2014

While students face multiple choice, essay or short answer style test questions, most will never have to deal with more than 2,000 different criteria in order to get a passing grade.

LGH, gets, 89, percent, from, Accreditation, Canada,

Newest West Island Liberal candidates open campaign offices

March 19th, 2014

While most Saturday mornings at the Marche de L'Ouest in DDO brings out customers searching for groceries, breakfast with friends and shopping trips, more than 70 people were present for Robert-Baldwin Liberal candidate Carlos Leitao who officially opened his campaign headquarters in the middle of the Dollard mainstay.

Newest, West, Island, Liberal, candidates, open, campaign, offices, , Leitao, and, Coiteux, attract, many, party, faithful

Datamark Systems Closes: Job Losses in Laval and LaSalle

March 19th, 2014

Datamark Systems, a commercial printer with its head office in Laval, a subsidiary plant in LaSalle and sales offices across Canada will permanently close at the end of this month.

Datamark, Systems, Closes:, Job, Losses, in, Laval, and, LaSalle,

Rampant non-francophone poverty needs urgent attention

March 19th, 2014

Laval could learn from Paris. Like the capital of France, the city has two faces: It offers tony neighbourhoods for arriviste francophones and has become one of Quebec’s favourite destinations for immigrants, whom the job market spurns, trapping them in crushing poverty.

Rampant, non-francophone, poverty, needs, urgent, attention,

Couillard promises tax breaks for seniors

March 19th, 2014

Liberal Party leader Philippe Couillard visited Laval, March 17, to announce measures to help Quebec’s senior citizens.
He unveiled a plan to give taxpayers aged 60 and over a 20% refundable tax credit aimed at keeping them physically, artistically and culturally active, if he forms a government after the April 7 election.

Couillard, promises, tax, breaks, for, seniors,

Laval Liberals talk ethics, economy, to kick off campaign

March 19th, 2014

“All six Quebec Liberal Party candidates live in Laval,” Chomedey MNA Guy Ouellette reminded reporters during a news conference last week to kick off the provincial election campaign. The remark took aim at high-profile candidates that the Parti Québécois has parachuted in to run in Laval ridings.

Laval, Liberals, talk, ethics,, economy,, to, kick, off, campaign,

Lamontagne shakes up city’s civil service

March 19th, 2014

City council approved a restructuring of Laval’s civil service, during its March 10 meeting.

Lamontagne, shakes, up, city’s, civil, service,

Music for the masses

March 19th, 2014

Anyone who started taking piano lessons at a young age and eventually rebelled against the sheet music placed on the rack before you, raise your hands along with me.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, music, academy, classical, heavy metal, Joel Ovadia, WIMA, Beethoven, ACDC, CEGEP, Westminster Avenue, Côte Saint-Luc, Music for Toddlers

Talking face-to-face

March 19th, 2014

Since Premier Pauline Marois announced the upcoming Quebec provincial elections, Montreal’s minorities are talking face-to-face amongst themselves again — in English and French and lots of other ethnic languages.

Talking, face-to-face,

The New Jewish Scene launches at the Segal Centre

March 19th, 2014

The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT) at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts recently announced the launch of The New Jewish Scene, an all-new series of English programs with deeply Jewish roots. Running from March 22 to 26, this project aims to reach young and new audiences with a vibrant lineup of plays, music and films.

The, New, Jewish, Scene, , launches, at, the, Segal, Centre,

The Suburban’s resident author releases new novel

March 19th, 2014

When I last wrote about The Suburban’s Chantal Bellehumeur, it was in regards to her 2010 self-published novel Just.Another. Common.Killer, a rather grisly yarn extrapolating on the infamy of Jack the Ripper.

The Suburban, Walter J. Lyng, Chantal Bellehumeur, self-published, novel, author, Not Alone, Amazon, Createspace, New Brunswick

The Segal Centre enters Mamet mode

March 19th, 2014

When David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross was made into a film in 1992, it brought together one of the greatest male ensemble casts ever seen. A new production of the classic opens this week at the Segal Centre under the direction of Paul Flicker and, as he explains, assembling a new cohesive group of actors was the first and most important order of business.

The Suburban, Walter J. Lyng, The Segal Centre, David Mamet, Glengarry Glen Ross, Paul Flicker, R.H. Thompson, Mike Paterson, Daniel Lillford, play, classic, male ensemble casts

What a camper!

March 19th, 2014

Ahhh, summer camp. Several glorious weeks of taking in the outdoors, making new friends, and enjoying everything about being a kid. While most children who attend camp thrive in such settings, going back summer after summer, it can be a big responsibility on the parents to choose a camp that is safe, reputable, and appropriate to their child’s development and interests.

What, a, camper!, How, to, choose, a, great, summer, camp

Herscovitz leads Bialik to the GMAA bantam BB title

March 19th, 2014

Before leaving for their bantam boys’ basketball championship game, Bialik athletic director Emerson Thomas gave the team a pep talk.

Herscovitz, , leads, Bialik, , to, the, GMAA, bantam, BB, title, Bialik, 61, |, Riverdale, 56

Beaconsfield’s AJ Ciarallo flying with the Cardinals

March 19th, 2014

After a baseball season filled with roller coasters of emotion, Beaconsfield’s AJ Ciarallo was tapped as a first round protected player by the Quebec Major Junior Elite’s LaSalle Cardinals.

Beaconsfield’s, AJ, Ciarallo, , flying, with, the, Cardinals, Athlete, of, the, Week

Cobras strike down Stars

March 19th, 2014

The LaSalle Cobras downed the Beauval Stars 5-1 in peewee CC opening playoff action Wednesday at the Verdun Arena.
“The team worked hard and finished in all of our plays,” said Cobras head coach Tristan Talarico about his team’s first playoff win of the season. “Our power plays are strong, but unfortunately we didn’t get to use them.”

Cobras, strike, , down, Stars, LaSalle, 5, |, Beauval, 1

Lac Belles AA Regina bound

March 19th, 2014

The Lac St. Louis Belles AA ringette team turned in a gritty, gutsy performance at the Ringette Quebec AA Provincial Championships held in the Quebec City region from March 6-9.

Lac, Belles, AA, Regina, bound,

Riverdale repeats as GMAA basketball midget champions

March 19th, 2014

The Riverdale High School midget boys basketball team used a balanced attack to defeat Herzliah 78-66 in the GMAA championship game played Monday evening at Riverdale High School.

Riverdale, repeats, as, GMAA, basketball, midget, champions, Riverdale, 78, |, Herzliah, 66

Montreal circus maven Gypsy Snider leaves her stamp on Tony Award-winning Pippin

March 14th, 2014

NEW YORK - To say that a Montrealer played a pivotal role in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Pippin ( is an understatement. Gypsy  Snider beamed with pride as she recounted to me the role she successfully undertook to revive this production with a circus flair.

Montreal, circus, maven, Gypsy, Snider, leaves, her, stamp, on, Tony, Award-winning, Pippin,

I heard a Rumer...

March 14th, 2014

My head has generally been buried in the sand of the music of the 1950s, ‘60s, ‘70s and, to some extent, early ‘80s. I have tried listening to the hits of later periods, but I now find the sound of big drums of the late 1980s and the anthemic— destined for commercials—  hits of today all but unlistenable.

I, heard, a, Rumer...,

Ari Tietolman launches new record label

March 14th, 2014

Media industry veteran Ari Tietolman has teamed up with Anthony Boccardi and Royce Groome, along with Mike B., to give birth to a record label named Studio One Productions. Together, these music industry professionals have signed their first artist, Jaden Chase.

Ari, Tietolman, , launches, new, record, label,

I heard a Rumer...

March 14th, 2014

My head has generally been buried in the sand of the music of the 1950s, ‘60s, ‘70s and, to some extent, early ‘80s. I have tried listening to the hits of later periods, but I now find the sound of big drums of the late 1980s and the anthemic— destined for commercials—  hits of today all but unlistenable.

I, heard, a, Rumer...,

Baking a cake goes a long way

March 14th, 2014

I've been told it's a very old fashioned thing that I do. I suppose it is because I haven't heard of anyone else doing this for a very long time.

Baking, a, cake, goes, a, long, way, ,

Baking a cake goes a long way

March 14th, 2014

I've been told it's a very old fashioned thing that I do. I suppose it is because I haven't heard of anyone else doing this for a very long time.

Baking, a, cake, goes, a, long, way,

Baking a cake goes a long way

March 14th, 2014

I've been told it's a very old fashioned thing that I do. I suppose it is because I haven't heard of anyone else doing this for a very long time.

Baking, a, cake, goes, a, long, way,

Are there are any foods to help with tendinitis?

March 14th, 2014

I read your last article about foods to heal concussions, and I was wondering if there are any foods to help with tendinitis? I suffer from Tennis Elbow. Are there are any foods I should or shouldn’t eat?

Are, there, are, any, foods, to, help, with, tendinitis?,

Bill 60 will lead to major social, economic damage: ASM

March 12th, 2014

The PQ’s proposed Charter of Values will not only breed division in Quebec, but also “major social and economic damage,” says the brief presented by the Association of Suburban Municipalities, representing Montreal’s demerged municipalities.

Bill, 60, will, lead, to, major, social,, economic, damage:, ASM,

Respected MNA Lawrence Bergman retires from politics

March 12th, 2014

Lawrence Bergman, the very highly-regarded D’Arcy McGee MNA who amassed massive vote majorities and was extremely visible in the community he served for 20 years, announced at a press conference Friday that he will not be running for re-election.

Respected, MNA, Lawrence, Bergman, retires, from, politics,

Montreal leaders turn out in force to honour Raeburn-Baynes

March 12th, 2014

Montreal’s Caribbean populace has come of age, judging by the crowd of nearly 200 civic leaders - including representatives of Prime Minister Harper and Mayor Denis Coderre -  who packed the ballroom at the posh St. James Club downtown, last Saturday night, to honour Gemma Raeburn-Baynes.

Montreal, leaders, turn, out, in, force, to, honour, Raeburn-Baynes,

Interfaith rally declares "Don’t give Marois what she wants!"

March 12th, 2014

Quebecers should not panic about recent election polls and think about leaving the province, Côte St. Luc mayor Anthony Housefather and Reverend Darryl Gray told a rally against the PQ’s proposed Charter of Values, held at NDG’s Shaare Zedek Synagogue Sunday.

Interfaith, rally, declares, "Don’t, give, Marois, what, she, wants!", , Charter, of, Values, the, latest, Jim, Crow:, says, Rev., Gray

Des affaires et de la politique

March 12th, 2014

La province a  été inondée de tweets depuis que Pierre-Karl Péladeau a annoncé son entrée dans le monde de politique électif. Il posera sa candidature pour le district de Saint-Jérôme sous la bannière du PQ.

Des, affaires, et, de, la, politique, Restons, concentrés, sur, ce, qui, est, important

The west and the Ukraine test

March 12th, 2014

The Sochi Games are over and Russian President Vladimir Putin is back to business as usual. The decision to use Russian troops following the Ukraine’s establishment of a new government is reminiscent of Cold War politics and Putin’s disregard for international law.

The, west, and, the, Ukraine, test,

Business and politics

March 12th, 2014

The province has been atwitter (pardon the pun) – literally and figuratively – since Pierre-Karl Péladeau announced his entry into the world of elective politics. He will stand as the PQ candidate in St. Jerôme.

Business, and, politics, Let’s, keep, our, eye, on, the, ball

Plus ca change

March 12th, 2014

Plus, ca, change,

AMT buys Deux Montagnes line from CN Rail

March 12th, 2014

Almost eight million trips are recorded every year by riders along the Deux Montagnes AMT train line, half of the agency's total yearly ridership, and now the AMT has acquired the line, access to the Mount Royal tunnel and all of the infrastructure connected to the line for $92 million.

AMT, buys, Deux, Montagnes, line, from, CN, Rail, Commuter, Company, pays, $92, million, for, lines, and, infrastructure

Kirkland releases 2014 budget

March 12th, 2014

The city of Kirkland released its 2014 budget in the last week of February at a special council meeting. The good news for citizens is that average homes will not see an increase this year.

Kirkland, releases, 2014, budget,

Dollard des Ormeaux to spend $250,000 to save ash trees

March 12th, 2014

At its February meeting, Dollard des Ormeaux city council approved a $50,000-a-year budget for the next five years to protect 200 ash trees against the insidious emerald ash borer (EAB) insect.

Dollard, des, Ormeaux, to, spend, $250,000, to, save, ash, trees,

More resources expected for LGH

March 12th, 2014

Ever since The Suburban spoke to Richard Fahey, MUHC public affairs and strategic planning director, in early February about the eventual repatriation of services once the new MUHC hospital is ready for patients in 2015, patients and patients' groups have been concerned about possible changes to service and the ability to choose the health care option of their choice.

More, resources, expected, for, LGH, , ‘Patients, can, get, the, service, of, their, choice’

New West Island Liberal candidates unveiled

March 12th, 2014

The Quebec Liberal Party announced three candidates last week that leader Philippe Couillard introduced as part of his new economic team to help bolster the province's free falling economy.  Two of Couillard's new team, Carlos Leitao and Martin Coiteux, were introduced Sunday afternoon at Jacques-Cartier Liberal incumbent Geoffrey Kelley's campaign offices in Beaurepaire.

New, West, Island, Liberal, candidates, unveiled, Two, thirds, of, Couillard's, Economic, Team, to, run, in, Nelligan,, Robert-Baldwin

Laval Police: new defibs mean more lives saved

March 12th, 2014

They’re called automated external defibrillators (AEDs), so easy to operate that a child can learn to use one and more than twice as likely to save a life than cardiopulmonary resuscitation – so Laval Police have just ordered 48 more of them.

Laval, Police:, new, defibs, mean, more, lives, saved, All, patrol, cars, to, get, new,, lifesaving, technology

Chomedey Legion prepares for St. Patrick’s Day fun

March 12th, 2014

Branch 251 of the Royal Canadian Legion plans to hold a dinner-dance again this year on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, March 16.

Chomedey, Legion, prepares, for, St., Patrick’s, Day, fun,

Demers sets up ethics bureau

March 12th, 2014

At a Sunday news conference, Mayor Marc Demers announced that Laval intends to open a municipal ethics bureau.
According to Laval’s top civil servant, Serge Lamontagne, the city’s new eight-person ethics office will report operationally to Laval Police. He said that the mandate of the new organization, which will have a $1 million annual budget, will be to conduct investigations to counter collusion, defalcation and other misuse of taxpayers’ money.

Demers, sets, up, ethics, bureau, Frees, city, lawyers, to, talk, to, corruption, investigators

Enbridge gets green light to carry crude through Laval

March 12th, 2014

Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) has approved—with conditions—Enbridge's bid to reverse the flow of its oil pipeline through Laval to feed crude oil from Western Canada and North Dakota to Suncor’s East End Montreal refinery.

Enbridge, gets, green, light, to, carry, crude, through, Laval, Could, feed, Suncor’s, East, End, Montreal, refinery, by, December

Province pumps another $10 million into Laval aluminum innovator

March 12th, 2014

Quebec has followed the federal government’s lead in furnishing financial support to Orbit Aluminae.

Province, pumps, another, $10, million, into, Laval, aluminum, innovator,

Confessions of a chocoholic

March 12th, 2014

I never met a piece of chocolate I didn’t like. I’m a grown man who still can’t resist Smarties, KitKat, Aero, Coffee Crisp, Jersey Milk, Caramilk, Mars, Turtles, Cherry Blossom and Glosette bars.

Confessions, of, a, chocoholic,

Les Saisons Russes returns for second edition in NDG

March 12th, 2014

The Les Saisons Russes de Montréal festival (Montreal Russian Seasons) will hold its second edition in NDG from March 13 to 16.

Les, Saisons, Russes, returns, for, second, edition, in, NDG,

Jamaica rocks

March 12th, 2014

As any Montrealer worth her (or his) sea salt will tell you, escaping winter’s wrath is a no-brainer.

Jamaica, rocks,

A voice festival to bring the generations together

March 12th, 2014

From March 21 to 23, a first-of-its-kind music festival will take place on the West Island celebrating the voices of diverse group of singers.

A, voice, festival, to, bring, , the, generations, together,

Annual LGH Foundation dinner event driven to succeed

March 12th, 2014

For the fifth consecutive year, the Lakeshore General Hospital (LGH) Foundation is gearing up for a fundraising event hosted by the Bâton Rouge restaurant in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, in partnership with BMW West Island.

Annual, LGH, Foundation, , dinner, event, driven, to, succeed, En, Route, for, Bâton, Rouge, takes, place, March, 24

Chez Doris is a safe haven for women in need

March 12th, 2014

Born and raised in Montreal, Barb, a Concordia University graduate, made a living as an artist, even plying her trade in Europe for several years. But in her late 30s, health issues sent her world into a tailspin. Within a year, alone and unable to work, she was forced to rely on social assistance. Today, the 54 year old makes do on just over $1,160 per month.

Chez, Doris, is, a, safe, haven, for, women, in, need,

Villa Maria downs ECS to win GMAA bantam title

March 12th, 2014

Villa Maria demonstrated why they are the class of bantam girls’ basketball last month when they soundly defeated Miss Edgar’s and Cramp’s to claim the GMAA Championship.

Villa, Maria, downs, ECS, to, win, GMAA, bantam, title, Villa, Maria, 38, |, ECS, 18,

Alouettes announce 2014 coaching staff

March 12th, 2014

The Montreal Alouettes’ 2014 coaching staff was introduced last Thursday and new head coach Tom Higgins will be able to count on a mix of experience and youth among his personnel this upcoming season, including three former coaches from the Quebec football conference.

Alouettes, announce, 2014, coaching, staff,

Off to Minnesota

March 12th, 2014

Vanier College’s defensive lineman Julien Kafo earned himself a full scholarship at the University of Minnesota following a tremendous 2013 season.

Off, to, Minnesota, Athlete, of, the, Week

Bilodeau drops in at the John Molson School of Business

March 12th, 2014

Two-time Olympic Gold medalist and Concordia accounting student Alex Bilodeau attended a homecoming last Friday at the John Molson School of business.

Bilodeau, drops, in, at, the, , John, Molson, School, of, Business,

Marquis play the perfect game

March 12th, 2014

The Pierrefonds Marquis grabbed a victory in round one of round robin play with a 3-0 win over the West Island Kings in Midget B hockey Sunday afternoon at the Kirkland Arena.

Marquis, play, , the, perfect, game, Pierrefonds, 3, |, West, Island, 0,

Citadels grab playoff win

March 12th, 2014

The Dollard Citadels opened the scoring late in the third period and never looked back beating the Lakeshore Leopards 3-1 in Midget B round robin playoff actions Sunday at the Kirkland Arena.

Citadels, grab, playoff, win, Dollard, 3, |, Lakeshore, 1,

Developer allegedly linked to CSL homes damaged by fire: reports

March 5th, 2014

Montreal police told The Suburban Monday that an investigation is continuing into the two fires that took place in Côte St. Luc the night of Feb. 20, on Collins, and early Feb. 24, on Tommy Douglas.

Developer, allegedly, linked, to, CSL, homes, damaged, by, fire:, reports,

Medical marijuana zoning bylaw debated in MoWest

March 5th, 2014

Residents and advocates for access to marijuana for medical purposes debated a proposed zoning bylaw with members of Montreal West council, during a public consultation held by the town recently.

Medical, marijuana, zoning, bylaw, debated, in, MoWest,

Tyler: OQLF targeting small company websites

March 5th, 2014

The Office Québécois de la Langue Française is practicing “state-sponsored harassment” in its targeting of small company websites they claim violate Quebec’s language laws, says lawyer Brent Tyler.

Tyler:, OQLF, targeting, small, company, websites, ‘It’s, state-sponsored, harassment’


March 5th, 2014

It’s 10 a.m., do you know where your students are?

APP, for, EMSB, Info, at, swipe, of, a, finger

Une lettre ouverte à La Reine Marois

March 5th, 2014

Félicitations pour le dévoilement du budget de 2014 et ton apparition puissante dans les sondages d'opinion.

Une, lettre, ouverte, à, La, Reine, Marois,

An Open Letter to Queen Pauline

March 5th, 2014

 Congratulations on your recent release of the 2014 budget and your strong showing in the ongoing voter intention polls.

An, Open, Letter, to, Queen, Pauline,

Quebec’s China Syndrome

March 5th, 2014

Back in the 1970s amidst the fear and panic over nuclear power plants, Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas starred in a move set in California called “The China Syndrome.” The story centred on a nuclear power plant gone wrong, and the hypothesis was that if the nuclear rods went out of their cylinders they could melt through the earth’s core all the way to China.

Quebec’s, China, Syndrome, , A, snitch, society, gnaws, at, the, body

The Russian Bear

March 5th, 2014

The, Russian, Bear,

LBPSB postpones revising its emergency measures

March 5th, 2014

At its executive committee meeting, Feb. 17, Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) voted not to move forward on updating its 12-year-old emergency measures policy.

LBPSB, postpones, revising, its, emergency, measures,

Community showers West Island Palliative Care Residence with love

March 5th, 2014

“For the Love of Life” was the theme of this year’s Valentine’s Gala of the West Island Palliative Care Residence, the organization’s largest annual fundraising event, held on Feb. 15 at the Pavilion of the Château Vaudreuil hotel. The event raised over $340,000 toward the $3 million gap in the residence’s budget not covered by the Quebec government.
More than 500 guests enjoyed a Moulin Rouge-themed décor which had them walking through scenes from the Paris cabaret.

Community, showers, West, Island, Palliative, Care, Residence, with, love,

CROM needs sustainable funding

March 5th, 2014

"We launched this campaign because the voices of these forgotten children need to be heard," said Courtney Lai-Hing, member of CROM's Parents Executive Committee.

CROM, needs, sustainable, funding, Centre, de, réadaptation, de, l’Ouest, de, Montréal, launches, petition, for, help

Dollard des Ormeaux to update sign laws

March 5th, 2014

Businesspeople in Dollard des Ormeaux will soon get some relief from the city’s restrictive and expensive sign rules.
Mayor Ed Janiszewski told The Suburban in an interview that city council will review DDO’s commercial sign bylaws to make them more responsive to local businesses’ needs.

Dollard, des, Ormeaux, to, update, sign, laws,

Beaconsfield creates sound wall committee

March 5th, 2014

For many Beaconsfield residents living along Highway 20, excessive noise from cars and trains has been a concern for years and now the city has created a Sound Wall Committee made up of six citizens including Derrick Pounds who has been front and centre in trying to lobby for a sound wall. District 2 Councillor Karen Messier has also volunteered to be on the committee.

Beaconsfield, creates, sound, wall, committee, District, 2, Councillor, Karen, Messier, taking, part

Alzheimer’s Society English website goes online next week

March 5th, 2014

Laval Alzheimer’s Society has been busy for the past year rebuilding its website, and its new Internet look is slated to appear online next week, event coordinator Diane Tremblay told The Suburban.

Alzheimer’s, Society, English, website, goes, online, next, week, Fundraising, run,, walkathon, slated, for, May, 25

CRTC approves Securenet’s Netvu network

March 5th, 2014

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) gave the green light, Feb. 19, to let Securenet launch a new high-definition television service from Sault Ste. Marie to Rivière du Loup. The CRTC approved the small local company’s bid to deliver more than 150 television channels along the lines that it already uses to provide phone and Internet service.

CRTC, approves, Securenet’s, Netvu, network, High-definition, TV, service, slated, to, start, this, spring

Vaillancourt prepares to get rested and ready

March 5th, 2014

Quebec Superior Court has freed Gilles Vaillancourt to flee Canada’s winter’s cold.

Vaillancourt, prepares, to, get, rested, and, ready,

Pont Viau periodontist spurs nationwide World War I memorial

March 5th, 2014

On April 8, the Canadian War Museum (CWM) will kick off a special program called Supply Line at its World War I centennial gala.

Pont, Viau, periodontist, spurs, nationwide, World, War, I, memorial, Schoolchildren, across, Canada, to, remember, soldiers’, sacrifices

Nominations open early for SWLSB elections

March 5th, 2014

Elections Quebec has opened the door early this year to register to run in long-overdue school board elections.
The provincial election authority made the move in order to maximize participation in the upcoming vote, which is slated for Nov. 2.

Nominations, open, early, for, SWLSB, elections, Early-birds, encouraged, to, run, for, school, board, posts

LLO presents The Yeomen of the Guard

March 5th, 2014

‘Tis the season for Gilbert and Sullivan in Pointe Claire. The Lakeshore Light Opera will this year tackle The Yeomen of the Guard as part of their annual tradition of staging a work by the legendary composers. It will run on selected dates from March 7-15 at the Louise Chalmers Theatre (formerly the John Rennie Theatre), located at 501 St. Jean Blvd. in Pointe Claire.

LLO, presents, The, Yeomen, of, the, Guard, Annual, Gilbert, and, Sullivan, production, to, open, on, March, 7

Local school of etiquette poised for success

March 5th, 2014

It’s a familiar refrain: “Oh, kids have no manners.” Ana Tajuelo, co-founder of The Canadian School of Modern Etiquette aims to change that. “A lot of that is because they spend 40+ hours a week in front of a screen. They text and email rather than have face-to-face contact the way we did growing up,” said Tajuelo.

Local, school, of, etiquette, poised, for, success,

I sang along with Pete and laughed aloud with Sid

March 5th, 2014

On January 27 and February 12, two entertainers who gave me great pleasure and joy passed away.

I, sang, along, with, Pete, and, laughed, aloud, with, Sid,

Concordia’s Thinking Out Loud series welcomes ad expert Terry O’Reilly

March 5th, 2014

Creative output comes in all shapes and sizes. The Concordia University Thinking Out Loud conversation series on creativity, held in partnership with the Globe and Mail, will feature four discussions — held in front of live audiences —
that focus on the broad social implications of the creative output that can accompany academic research. Each hour-long discussion will pair one of the university’s researchers with a public figure for a stimulating and lively exchange about what it means to create.

Concordia’s, Thinking, Out, Loud, series, welcomes, ad, expert, Terry, O’Reilly, Thursday,, March, 6, at, the, D.B., Clarke, Theatre

Fennario returns to Centaur in explosive fashion

March 5th, 2014

Motherhouse is a challenging new entry in David Fennario’s arsenal of intensely Montreal-centric plays.

Fennario, returns, to, Centaur, in, explosive, fashion,

Beating the winter blues

March 5th, 2014

Who’s got cabin fever? We do!

Beating, the, winter, blues,

LaurenHill rallies to capture GMAA midget championships

March 5th, 2014

LaurenHill Academy overcame a slow start to defeat St. Thomas 54-50 to capture the
GMAA midget A championship Wednesday afternoon.

LaurenHill, rallies, , to, capture, GMAA, , midget, championships, LaurenHill, 54, |, St., Thomas, 50

Scouts collar Huskies for GMAA championship

March 5th, 2014

The Loyola Scouts downed the HRHS Huskies 5-1 to take the GMAA’s boys’ peewee final Tuesday at LCC in NDG.

Scouts, collar, Huskies, for, GMAA, championship, Loyola, 5, |, HRHS, 1

Meagan Charbonneau shows MVP skills

March 5th, 2014

John Rennie’s Meagan Charbonneau saved her best performance of the year for the season’s final game and has been named The Suburban Athlete of the Week.

Meagan, Charbonneau, , shows, MVP, skills, Athlete, of, the, Week

Kuper blanks Huskies for juvenile girls’ crown

March 5th, 2014

The Juvenile Kuper Kodiaks girls shut out the HRHS Huskies 2-0 to take this year’s GMAA final Tuesday at the Glenn J. Chamandy arena.

Kuper, blanks, Huskies, for, juvenile, girls’, crown, Kuper, 2, |, HRHS, 0

Overtime thriller delivers GMAA crown to Loyola bantams

March 5th, 2014

The Loyola Bantam boys Braves took the GMAA championship with a final overtime come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Kuper Kodiaks in NDG.

Overtime, thriller, delivers, , GMAA, crown, to, Loyola, bantams, Loyola, 4, |, Kuper, 3, (OT)

Kodiaks bear down on Warriors for juvenile title

March 5th, 2014

The Kuper Kodiaks came from behind to defeat the Loyola Warriors 4-3 to take this year’s Juvenile GMAA hockey final Tuesday at the Glenn J. Chamandy Arena.

Kodiaks, bear, down, on, Warriors, for, juvenile, title, Kuper, 4, |, Loyola, 3


February 28th, 2014

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Meadowbrook developer launches $44M lawsuit against Montreal

February 26th, 2014

The more than 25-year saga of the attempted development of the Meadowbrook Golf Course took a new twist as it was revealed that a subsidiary of its latest owner, Groupe Pacific launched a $44 million lawsuit against the City of Montreal.
The city has twice rejected the developer’s plans for housing on the site, saying the infrastructure needed would be too costly. Groupe Pacific’s Suzanne Deschamps was not available for comment at press time.

Meadowbrook, developer, launches, , $44M, lawsuit, against, Montreal,

Students thrive in Vanier robotics competition

February 26th, 2014

Some 700 students representing 31 teams from 28 high schools and CEGEPs gathered at Vanier College’s sports complex late last week for Nemolition, the 13th annual CRC Robotics Competition.

Students, thrive, in, Vanier, , robotics, competition,

City developer challenges PQ minister’s order in court

February 26th, 2014

Twenty seven years after the ruined mansion was first permitted to be demolished in order to make way for a new residential development, the building’s ultimate fate now rests in the hands of Superior Court Judge Clément Samson.

City, developer, challenges, PQ, minister’s, order, in, court,

Quebec immigration bill would create uncertainty: lawyer

February 26th, 2014

Quebec’s Bill 71, introduced in the National Assembly last week to change the province’s 1968 immigration law, would be unfair and create uncertainty for those who want to emigrate to Canada, says immigration lawyer Mitchell Brownstein.

Quebec, immigration, bill, would, create, uncertainty:, lawyer, ‘It’s, a, sad, day, for, immigration’

Two fires in CSL being investigated

February 26th, 2014

The apparent explosion that caused a fire at a home under construction on Tommy Douglas and Abraham de Sola in Côte St. Luc 12:20 a.m. Monday was the second fire at a home under construction in that city within a 48-hour period, Côte St. Luc public safety director Jordy Reichson told The Suburban Monday.

Two, fires, in, CSL, being, investigated,

Le chaos hospitalier au Québec

February 26th, 2014

Avis au ministre de la Santé M. Hébert : Les gens ne croient plus à rien et ce, pour de bonnes raisons.

Le, chaos, hospitalier, au, Québec, Il, ne, s’agit, pas, de, régionalisation,, mais, de, désespoir

Quebec’s hospital havoc

February 26th, 2014

Memo to Quebec Health Minister Hébert: nobody believes anything anymore. And with reason.

Quebec’s, hospital, havoc, It's, not, about, regionalization,, it's, about, desperation

Canadian Olympic athletes

February 26th, 2014

Canadian, Olympic, athletes,

Beaconsfield in talks with Montreal over Angell Woods

February 26th, 2014

A first-ever meeting between Beaconsfield Mayor Georges Bourelle and Montreal Executive Committee member Réal Ménard to discuss the future of Angell Woods took place at Beaconsfield City Hall, Feb. 20.

Beaconsfield, in, talks, with, Montreal, over, Angell, Woods,

Courchesne promotes school board elections

February 26th, 2014

Former Liberal Education Minister Michelle Courchesne visited Lester B. Pearson School Board headquarters in Dorval, Feb 22, to hype school board elections that will be held across the province, Nov. 2.

Courchesne, promotes, school, board, elections, So,, you, want, to, be, a, school, commissioner?

James quits politics

February 26th, 2014

Less than 24 hours after Robert-Baldwin MNA Pierre Marsan held a press conference announcing he was leaving politics, journalists and well wishers assembled at Nelligan MNA Yolande James' offices where she too announced her political life after a decade was coming to an end.

James, quits, politics, Nelligan, MNA, wants, to, spend, time, with, family

Dauphin seeks "predictable and stable" funding from city

February 26th, 2014

In the wake of the two gold medal victories for team Canada in men's and women's hockey at the recent Winter Olympics, Lachine Mayor Claude Dauphin is using a hockey analogy in his dealings with the city of Montreal regarding more equitable funding for Lachine and other underfunded boroughs on the island.

Dauphin, seeks, "predictable, and, stable", funding, from, city,

Pierre Marsan retires from Assembly after two decades

February 26th, 2014

On Monday, Pierre Marsan announced at a press conference at his Dollard-des-Ormeaux offices that he will not be running in the next provincial election, expected to be called for this spring by the PQ government.

Pierre, Marsan, retires, from, Assembly, after, two, decades,

Hébert vows Laval residents can continue getting treatment in Montreal

February 26th, 2014

As predicted in last week’s edition of The Suburban, Quebec Health Minister Dr. Réjean Hébert visited Laval, Feb. 21, to announce Parti Québécois government plans to give more money to the Cité de la santé superhospital.

Hébert, vows, Laval, residents, can, , continue, getting, treatment, in, Montreal,

Laval social worker climbs Kilimanjaro

February 26th, 2014

Annie Langlois is a social worker at CLSC Laval. When her boss, Nancy Morneau, approached her in the summer of 2013, to participate in a once in a lifetime experience she was ready for the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Laval, social, worker, climbs, Kilimanjaro, Team, raises, $130,000, for, Canadian, Tire, Jump, Start, program

Hospital uncertainty worse than bad news

February 26th, 2014

Patients who currently get their medical treatment in Montreal are upset that they’re still in the dark about the Parti Québécois’ health care regionalization plans.

Hospital, uncertainty, worse, than, bad, news,

Health care regionalization

February 26th, 2014

While Quebec Health Minister Dr. Réjean Hébert was adamant that Laval residents will remain free to seek health care wherever they choose, he was more nuanced when The Suburban asked him whether the Parti Québécois government plans to cut hospital budgets in Montreal to help fund the cash infusions in Laval and elsewhere in the province that he has announced during the past few weeks.

Health, care, regionalization, Where, have, all, the, dollars, gone?

Rousselle alarmed by absent ambulances

February 26th, 2014

Jean Rousselle says that Laval’s ambulance service is broken and he wants Health Minister Dr. Réjean Hébert to fix it, without delay.

Rousselle, alarmed, by, absent, ambulances,

Prevention is key at Concordia’s PERFORM Centre

February 26th, 2014

With an aging population, increasing rates of obesity and growing levels of inactivity, a heavier burden is being placed on our health care system. But many of the diseases associated with this burden — cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, pulmonary disease and some lifestyle-induced cancers, to name a few — are actually preventable.

Prevention, is, key, at, Concordia’s, PERFORM, Centre,

Why can’t we get the drugs we need when we need them?

February 26th, 2014

Drug shortages are in the news again.

Why, can’t, we, get, the, drugs, , we, need, when, we, need, them?,

Is this the home you’re dying for?

February 26th, 2014

For most of us a coffin or an urn will suffice as our final resting place — but not for our super-rich baby boomers. Today, many of them are choosing to immortalize themselves through elaborate monuments and mausoleums.

Is, this, the, home, you’re, dying, for?,

Disney on Ice brings Mickey and Co. to Montreal

February 26th, 2014

Arguably one of the most beloved characters of all time, Mickey Mouse and his whole gang are coming to Montreal next month with Disney on Ice: Let’s Party at the Bell Centre and Disney Live: Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show at Théâtre St. Denis. Mickey, Minnie, Cinderella, Snow White, Jasmine, Prince Charming, Buzz Lightyear, Tinker Bell, Aladdin and many more will all be on hand to delight audiences young and old.

Disney, on, Ice, brings, Mickey, and, Co., to, Montreal,

Insight into early detection for ovarian cancer

February 26th, 2014

If you’re a woman over the age of 50 living in Montreal and experiencing one or more abdominal discomforts like bloating; indigestion; feeling stuffed after a few bites or loss of appetite; nausea; diarrhea, constipation and bowel, bladder or vaginal issues, then Dr. Lucy Gilbert has an offer that you really shouldn’t refuse.

Insight, into, early, detection, for, ovarian, cancer, DOvE, project, looks, for, solutions, for, a, ‘silent, killer’

The comedian’s comedian can act, too

February 26th, 2014

Bill Burr has worked long and hard to become one of the most accomplished and respected stand-up comedians working today. But it has been his foray into a variety of other mediums, which has resulted in his personal stock soaring to new heights in recent years. Currently on tour, the Just for Laughs veteran will perform at the Métropolis on March 5 and 11.

The, comedian’s, , comedian, can, act,, too, Bill, Burr, tour, makes, two, Montreal, stops

Golden again on the cross country course

February 26th, 2014

Daniel Silvestre, age eight, took part in the Canadian Ski Marathon where over the course of two days completed 35.2 Km and 29.3 Km.

Golden, again, on, the, , cross, country, course,

Michael Campoli focused on the prize of a strong education

February 26th, 2014

LSL Lions’ Michael Campoli is one of the recipients of the Montreal Canadiens’ seventh annual bursary award in conjunction with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.

Michael, Campoli, focused, on, , the, prize, of, a, strong, education, Athlete, of, the, Week

Rebelles squeeze out road win in Dollard

February 26th, 2014

The Laval Midget AA Rebelles shut out the LSL Elites 1 -0 in opening playoff action Saturday at the DDO Civic Centre.
“The team played really well and put lots of pressure, but we had trouble scoring goals,” said Rebelles head coach Harry Nikolidakis whose team took the game in shootout. “We couldn’t lose this game and now we have three points in the bank.”

Rebelles, squeeze, out, road, win, in, Dollard, Laval, 1, |, LSL, 0

Dawson, Vanier basketball teams vie for Provincial championships this weekend

February 26th, 2014

The Dawson College Blues and Vanier Cheetahs men’s basketball teams will be looking to punch their ticket to the 2014 Canadian College Athletic Association National Championships when they compete this weekend in the RSEQ Provincial Championships that will be held at John Abbott College.

Dawson,, Vanier, basketball, teams, vie, for, Provincial, championships, this, weekend,

Alouettes select Tom Higgins as new head coach

February 26th, 2014

Montreal Alouettes owner Bob Wetenhall announced on Monday that Tom Higgins was his selection to be the 21st head coach of the team

Alouettes, select, Tom, Higgins, as, new, head, coach,

Third Period Outburst gives MRO a road win

February 26th, 2014

A four goal third period propelled the MRO Devils to a 6-1 victory over the Dollard Centennials in peewee “C” hockey Saturday afternoon at the Dollard Civic Centre.

Third, Period, Outburst, gives, MRO, a, road, win, MRO, 6, |, Dollard, 1

McGill athletes of the year announced

February 21st, 2014

Football lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of St. Hilaire, Que., and hockey forward Katia Clement-Heydra of St. Bruno de Montarville, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 37th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala, held at the Holiday Inn Midtown.

McGill, athletes, of, the, year, announced,

Hampstead launches 100th anniversary celebrations

February 19th, 2014

Hampstead is marking the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the town with numerous special events during the year; it was announced during the annual winter carnival and hockey game Sunday.

Hampstead, launches, 100th, , anniversary, celebrations,

St. Laurent passes Cavendish link resolution

February 19th, 2014

St. Laurent council passed a resolution last week calling for the building of a Cavendish Blvd. link between the borough and Côte St. Luc.

St., Laurent, passes, Cavendish, link, resolution,

Bernier: “This budget sets us apart from the rest,”

February 19th, 2014

As far as federal Minister Maxime Bernier is concerned, the Harper administration has no complaints and more than a few reasons to be proud about its new budget.

Bernier:, “This, budget, sets, us, apart, from, the, rest,”, ,

Turcot construction, traffic woes

February 19th, 2014

The Turcot interchange project, expected to run years and permanently change how people travel through the city, is supposed to be a good thing for those descending upon the city’s downtown core and around the new superhospital. But it smacks of something else for residents living in the environs of the MUHC, notably the borough of Côte des Neiges–Notre Dame de Grace.

Turcot, construction,, traffic, woes, Copeman, expects, “very, difficult, period”

Bergman fears health havoc from PQ

February 19th, 2014

D’Arcy McGee MNA Lawrence Bergman is accusing the Parti Québécois of not being able to manage the province’s health and social services network, and Health Minister Réjean Hébert of inaction.

Bergman, fears, health, havoc, from, PQ,

The invisible servants

February 19th, 2014

There once was a television series about New York called The Naked City and the opening line was: There are 8 million stories out there.

The, invisible, servants,

Drainville just doesn’t get it

February 19th, 2014

Yes, we know. The title of this editorial is an understatement, at the least, given this space’s previous critiques of Bill 60. But this is not about the law, it is about the man.

Drainville, just, doesn’t, get, it, Editorial

Quebec budget shoes

February 19th, 2014

Quebec, budget, shoes,

More resources needed at LGH for repatriation, Kelley believes

February 19th, 2014

"Like many other people, I was surprised to hear about Danielle McCann's departure," MNA Geoffrey Kelley said about the recent departure of McCann as CEO of Montreal's region health care authority with two years left on her mandate and the subsequent hiring of Patricia Gauthier.

More, resources, needed, at, LGH, for, repatriation,, Kelley, believes,

Earl Jones could be on the street by April

February 19th, 2014

Although the federal government changed the law for minimal sentencing of white collar criminals in 2011, West Island fraudulent businessman Earl Jones had been sentenced the year before and the Quebec Superior Court ruled that forcing Jones to spend more time behind bars was a violation of his rights.

Earl, Jones, could, be, on, the, street, by, April, EJVC, member, says, Jones, could, receive, full, release

Officials ducking details on health care reorg

February 19th, 2014

With less than six weeks left before patients are slated to be shunted-off to other treatment facilities, Montreal’s health authority (ASSS Montreal) remains silent about the specifics.

Officials, ducking, details, on, health, care, reorg, Silence, reigns,, with, no, plan, in, sight

Patients left in limbo as relocation deadline looms

February 19th, 2014

“Some patients, as is to be expected, are very concerned and even anxious, as they do not know yet where they will have their dialysis treatments,” Evelyn Seligman told The Suburban in an electronic mail message.

Patients, left, , in, limbo, as, , relocation, , deadline, looms,

Pointe-Claire hosts Polar Bear Plunge

February 19th, 2014

It’s 12:30 pm, freezing, there is light snow falling, and Pointe-Claire Village is a parking lot.

Pointe-Claire, hosts, Polar, Bear, Plunge, Over, 250, participants, brave, the, cold, for, Special, Olympics

David de Cotis: ‘Technopole won’t skip a beat’

February 19th, 2014

City hall put Laval Technopole, the Société de transport de Laval (STL) transit authority and 13 other organizations with close links to the city under review last week.

David, de, Cotis:, ‘Technopole, won’t, skip, a, beat’, City, puts, its, parapublic, agencies, under, microscope

Ouellette: Laval residents alarmed by hospital regionalization

February 19th, 2014

Worried constituents lit up the phone lines at Chomedey MNA Guy Ouellette’s office last week.

Ouellette:, Laval, residents, alarmed, by, hospital, , regionalization, , ,

Mayor Demers replies to court challenge

February 19th, 2014

The judicial challenge to Mayor Marc Demers by defeated mayoral candidate Jacques Foucher goes on.

Mayor, Demers, replies, to, court, challenge,

Quebec diverting Medicare dollars to the regions

February 19th, 2014

Health Minister Réjean Hébert plans to redistribute Medicare money to less populous centres, to accomplish the Parti Québécois government’s drive to regionalize delivery of the province’s health care services.

Quebec, diverting, Medicare, dollars, to, the, regions,

Students keep spirit of giving alive, long after the holidays

February 19th, 2014

Students of North Star Academy Laval headed downtown last Wednesday to help the homeless.

Students, keep, spirit, of, giving, alive,, long, after, the, holidays,

What women need to know about blood clots

February 19th, 2014

Women are at increased risk of developing blood clots in the deep veins of their legs and in their lungs (known as venous thrombosis) during certain periods of their lives.

What, women, need, to, know, about, blood, clots,

Welcome to the Quebec Winter Olympics

February 19th, 2014

The Russian Winter Olympics are almost over, but here in Quebec we don’t have to wait four more years, as we have our own Olympics that take place every winter. Following are some of the events you a can partake in.

Welcome, to, the, Quebec, Winter, Olympics,

St. George’s team setting out to crack safes in Israel

February 19th, 2014

A team from St. George’s School of Montreal won the Eastern semi finals of Weizmann Canada’s annual Shalheveth Freier Physics Tournament.

St., George’s, team, setting, out, , to, crack, safes, in, Israel,

What we can learn from our Olympic athletes

February 19th, 2014

Watching the Olympics is awe inspiring and there’s so much that we can learn from these amazing athletes.

What, we, can, learn, from, , our, Olympic, athletes,

From fashionistas to family cooking authorities

February 19th, 2014

Torontonians Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh both worked at Fashion Magazine for eight years. Their combined experience within the industry makes them more than reliable authorities on the subject. Somewhere along the line, however, their attention shifted to food and The Sweet Potato Chronicles blog was born.

From, fashionistas, to, , family, cooking, authorities, New, book, offers, tips, on, how, , to, keep, the, modern, family, well, fed

The most important meeting that never happened

February 19th, 2014

It’s hard to imagine the existence of Black History Month without the efforts of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X during the 1960s.

The, most, important, meeting, that, never, happened, BTW, brings, Malcolm, X, and, Martin, Luther, King, Jr., together, on, stage

Wild hold off determined Montreal rivals

February 19th, 2014

It was a Wild time at the Bob Birnie annex rink last Sunday afternoon, Wild as in the Westlake Wild midget B girls’ team held on for a tight 2-1 victory over their Montreal II counterparts.

Wild, hold, off, , determined, Montreal, rivals, Westlake, 2, |, Montreal, 1

Honouring a native son for perseverance and performance

February 19th, 2014

 Brent Lakatos, a wheelchair racer in the T53 classification who is a three time Paralympian, world champion and a world and Canadian record holder, was honoured by his home town Dorval last Friday evening at the Sarto Desnoyers Centre.

Honouring, a, native, son, for, perseverance, and, performance,

YM-YWHA Wolves played for Daniel

February 19th, 2014

The YM-YWHA Wolves Basketball players practice three times a week from September to March. Players are also expected to attend study hall before every weekday practice. There is a meaning behind the way we structure our afternoons; schoolwork comes before basketball. That is a message our coaches start instilling from the first tryout.  

YM-YWHA, Wolves, played, for, Daniel, February, 9, showcase, day, brought, everyone, together, as, a, family

Cheerfest’s seventh edition best one yet

February 19th, 2014

The North Shore Extreme hosted more than 1,500 competitors at their seventh annual Cheerfest Saturday in Palais des Congres.

Cheerfest’s, seventh, edition, best, one, yet,

QMFL celebrates excellence of the 2014 season

February 19th, 2014

The Quebec Midget Football League held its annual awards banquet Saturday afternoon at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.

QMFL, celebrates, excellence, of, the, 2014, season,

Rousseau-Royals’ Peter Abbandonato sets the bar high

February 19th, 2014

Peter Abbandonato is one of the recipients of the Montreal Canadiens’ seventh annual bursary award in conjunction with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.

Rousseau-Royals’, Peter, Abbandonato, sets, the, bar, high, Athlete, of, the, Week

Community activist Gemma Raeburn-Baynes humbled by honour awaiting her

February 12th, 2014

The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of community service and non-profit work by long time community activist, and Grenadian native Gemma Raeburn-Baynes. On March 8 friends of Gemma and the Playmas Montreal Cultural Association will be hosting a special dinner in her honour.

Community, activist, Gemma, Raeburn-Baynes, humbled, by, honour, awaiting, her,

Former Canadian Bar President condemns Bill 60

February 12th, 2014

Former Canadian Bar President Bernard Amyot, a leading Montreal lawyer and frequent commentator in the written and electronic media on issues of social justice, has come out strongly against the PQ’s Bill 60. Amyot’s positions have often moved issues and he felt compelled to speak out in the midst of the National Assembly hearings on the contentious legislation.

Former, Canadian, Bar, President, condemns, Bill, 60, Bernard, Amyot, calls, it, a, “vindictive, act”

“As you judge, so you will be judged.”

February 12th, 2014

In a dramatic exchange at the Bill 60 hearings, Université de Montréal Rector Guy Breton compared the effect of Bill 60 to Francoesque tactics during that Spanish dictators reign.

“As, you, judge,, so, you, will, be, judged.”,

Here’s where to find the money

February 12th, 2014

The CAQ started billboard campaigns this week calling for a Charter of Taxpayers’ Rights, not a Charter of Values. Jacques Parizeau has for the first time come out publicly not only criticizing a PQ government’s fiscal prowess, but stating that “for the first time in 30 years” he is worried about Quebec’s economic viability.

Here’s, where, to, find, the, money, Editorial

Westmount willing to settle court fight with Montreal

February 12th, 2014

During last week’s city council meeting, Westmount’s Mayor Peter Trent told his councillors that the city had little choice but to propose an out-of-court settlement worth half a million dollars if it wished to prevent yet another expensive (and essentially useless) court fight with the City of Montreal.

Westmount, willing, to, settle, court, fight, with, Montreal, Forced, to, resort, to, courts, again, to, get, money, back

Senior injured in NDG fire

February 12th, 2014

A fire took place 3:10 a.m. Monday at 2480 Benny Crescent in NDG.

Senior, injured, in, NDG, fire,

Cotler will not run again

February 12th, 2014

Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler confirmed last week that he will not run in the next federal election.

Cotler, will, not, run, again,

Olympic winter sports

February 12th, 2014

Olympic, winter, sports,

Eat Love Live, valentines for girls

February 12th, 2014

The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre will hold its 4th annual Eat Love Live ladies-only fundraiser in Dollard Des Ormeaux at Towne Hall Restaurant at 6 p.m., Feb, 16.

Eat, Love, Live,, valentines, for, girls,

Who’s who in the agglo?

February 12th, 2014

During Kirkland’s city council meeting, Feb. 3, Mayor Michel Gibson announced that Councillor Andre Allard has joined Montreal’s contracts watchdog, the Commission d’examen des contrats.

Who’s, who, in, the, agglo?, West, Island, mayors,, councillors, join, oversight, committees

SADB wants to improve main street

February 12th, 2014

Empty storefronts in today's economy are a reality and for smaller municipalities like Ste. Anne de Bellevue, having two or three chronically empty stores on the main street create a sad visual but Mayor Paola Hawa and city council want to do something to improve the city's look.

SADB, wants, to, improve, main, street, 'It, is, time, to, be, more, proactive'

After 30 years, Roberto Del Papa hangs up his badge

February 12th, 2014

He spent the last 15 years of his career at Station 1 as community relations officer but last Wednesday was Roberto Del Papa's last day in uniform. After a successful 30 year career, Del Papa is calling it a day and is retiring to spend more time with his family.

After, 30, years,, Roberto, Del, Papa, hangs, up, his, badge, SPVM, 1, community, relations, officer, also, served, internationally

LPBSB students swap letters and videos with Northern Quebec school

February 12th, 2014

More than 50 students with the Lester B. Pearson School Board are taking part in a program that encourages the students to share their interests through artwork, letters and videos that will be sent to students of Kawawachikamach in Northern Quebec.

LPBSB, students, swap, letters, and, videos, with, Northern, Quebec, school, , Project, aims, to, teach, West, Island, students, about, First, Nations

Hospitals readying for English influx

February 12th, 2014

To serve Laval residents who hitherto have gone to Montreal for English service, local health officials have to grapple with the unenviable task of reconciling Quebec’s restrictive language laws with its health care act which – on paper at least – is much more generous toward the province’s English-speaking minority.

Hospitals, readying, for, English, influx, Regionalization, to, force, residents, to, get, treated, in, Laval

Sanofi only Laval firm among Canada’s top employers

February 12th, 2014

Relocating in Laval last year helped pharmaceutical giant Sanofi garner laurels as the top employer in the city and rank among the best places to work in Canada.

Sanofi, only, Laval, firm, among, Canada’s, top, employers,

Crestview Elementary School property to be decontaminated

February 12th, 2014

Parents at Crestview Elementary were told little about the big decontamination project in their schoolyard until a construction strike delayed the work.

Crestview, Elementary, School, property, to, be, decontaminated,

Laval to fly rainbow flag at city hall during Olympics

February 12th, 2014

The city moved briskly last week to hoist the rainbow flag at city hall, where it will remain throughout the Sochi Olympics. The gesture coincided with a call by opposition councillors to follow St. John’s, Newfoundland’s initiative to show solidarity with gays and lesbians in Russia.

Laval, to, fly, rainbow, flag, at, city, hall, during, Olympics, Opposition, councillors, snubbed, during, flag-raising, ceremony

Biotech City to exploit French connections

February 12th, 2014

Laval’s Biotech City announced last week that it has signed an agreement that will let a major international biotech publication –Biotech Finances – set up a bureau on-site here.

Biotech, City, to, exploit, French, connections,

Pawsitive reinforcement

February 12th, 2014

Harmony in the home is what we all strive for.

Pawsitive, reinforcement,

Westmount student raises $77,000 for Just for Kids

February 12th, 2014

Last week, Charlotte Goldberg — a Westmount grade school student — personally managed to raise some $77,000 for the Just For Kids (JKF) Foundation’s annual Dancing With the Stars fundraising party.     

Westmount, student, raises, , $77,000, for, Just, for, Kids,

‘Good morning, Earth’

February 12th, 2014

In his first book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield gives readers a compelling, inspiring and often humorous perspective on what it takes to make it into space, the kind of thinking required to come back safely, and how the rest of us humans can use it to achieve success in our own lives.

‘Good, morning,, Earth’, An, inspiring, chat, with, Chris, Hadfield:, Part, 2

Gems of ideas for Valentine’s Day

February 12th, 2014

An exhibition that began in December at the Grand Palais in Paris, Cartier: Style and History, closes on February 16, two days after Valentine’s Day. The Paris firm, recognized as the jeweller of kings, was founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier is part of France’s tradition and heritage. Throughout this period, during good and bad times, the world’s royals, maharajas, heiresses, socialites, bankers, corporate leaders and celebrities were never short of cash to buy up their gems.

Gems, of, ideas, for, Valentine’s, Day,

Celebrate Black History month with Mandela exhibit and more

February 12th, 2014

Crammed into the 28 days of February are a bevy of activities, events and exhibits dedicated to honouring Black History Month. In the middle of it all is a new exhibit at Montreal’s city hall entitled Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom, which runs until Feb. 20.

Celebrate, Black, History, month, with, Mandela, exhibit, and, more,

You’ve heard about Job, but what about Bob?

February 12th, 2014

There is undoubtedly a stark difference in modern day collective beliefs from those which guided the people living during any period depicted in the Old Testament. And while deep religious underpinnings may not be a driving force behind the actions of many today, Arthur Holden’s The Book of Bob demonstrates that, despite your personal beliefs, there may still in fact be nuggets of wisdom to glean from certain biblical tales.

You’ve, heard, about, Job,, , but, what, about, Bob?,

West Island quartet benefits from Canadiens’ bursary program

February 12th, 2014

The Montreal Canadiens hosted their seventh annual bursary award ceremony with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Bell Centre prior to the Canadiens taking on the Calgary Flames.

West, Island, quartet, benefits, from, , Canadiens’, bursary, program,

Team Canada repeats at Richard Arena as Scotties Tournament of Hearts champs

February 12th, 2014

Rachel Homan won her second Canadian women’s curling championship on Sunday night, defeating Val Sweeting of Alberta 8-6 in a hard fought final of the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the Maurice Richard Arena.

Team, Canada, repeats, at, Richard, Arena, as, , Scotties, Tournament, of, Hearts, champs,

Lion Ryan Brushett receives Canadiens bursary

February 12th, 2014

Lac St. Louis’ Ryan Brushett was among 28 student-athletes recognized by the Montreal Canadiens last Tuesday as the National Hockey League team hosted their seventh annual bursary award ceremony in conjunction with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence. His selection earned him The Suburban Athlete of the Week honours.

Lion, Ryan, Brushett, receives, Canadiens, bursary, Athlete, of, the, Week

CSL Outdoor Hockey Tournament hot time on the cold ice

February 12th, 2014

CSL concluded its sixth annual peewee A outdoor hockey tournament to the delight of 10 teams from around the province and Ontario Sunday at the outdoor rink of Trudeau Park.

CSL, Outdoor, Hockey, Tournament, hot, time, , on, the, cold, ice,

Royals drop final two contests of the regular season

February 12th, 2014

The Laval-Montreal Rousseau Royals suffered third period letdowns to drop their final two games of the regular season campaign.

Royals, drop, final, two, contests, of, the, regular, season,

Lions roar into post-season play

February 12th, 2014

The surging Lac St. Louis Lions made a statement on Saturday night at the Dollard Civic Centre as the team faced a win or pack it in scenario against the visiting Jonquière Elites.

Lions, roar, into, post-season, play, LSL, 5, |, JONQUIERE, 2

Lions roar into post-season play

February 12th, 2014

The surging Lac St. Louis Lions made a statement on Saturday night at the Dollard Civic Centre as the team faced a win or pack it in scenario against the visiting Jonquière Elites.

Lions, roar, into, post-season, play, LSL, 5, |, JONQUIERE, 2

Bergman supports QLP’s Charter of Values position

February 5th, 2014

D’Arcy McGee MNA Lawrence Bergman is standing behind the Quebec Liberal Party’s recently released position on the PQ’s proposed Charter of Values.

Bergman, supports, QLP’s, Charter, of, Values, position,

Feds provide financial assistance to St. Laurent company

February 5th, 2014

The federal government, through its Quebec Economic Development Program, has provided a $257,500 loan to the St. Laurent-based water filtration system manufacturing company Sonitec-Vortisand Technologies Inc.

Feds, provide, financial, assistance, to, St., Laurent, company,

Montreal’s new budget raises homeowner’s taxes by 1.9 percent

February 5th, 2014

Following last week’s news about Montreal's new budget, homeowners learned that they would have to put up with a 2.8 percent residential tax increase.

Montreal’s, new, budget, raises, homeowner’s, taxes, by, 1.9, percent, Borough, levies, will, raise, total, increase, to, 2.8, percent

The case for Quebec public funding of psychotherapy

February 5th, 2014

Thanks to Mental Health Week and campaigns like Bell’s Let’s Talk, public attitudes about mental illness have finally begun to change. But unfortunately awareness has all too often not led to improved access to care.

The, case, for, Quebec, public, funding, of, psychotherapy,

Time for a wake-up call to Quebec: Downsize donations

February 5th, 2014

It seems that every week the Marois government gives us new reasons to pause in astonishment at its craven opportunism and breathtaking hypocrisy. Not to mention its continued pursuit of monstrously wrong-headed policies and manipulation of the public purse. Last week was no exception.

Time, for, a, wake-up, call, to, Quebec:, Downsize, donations,

OQLF rejects “love”

February 5th, 2014

The young communications company responsible for the pro-bono “Ici, on commerce avec amour” – a campaign for linguistic peace in Montreal – has ironically drawn the wrath of the OQLF. Guess the language police don’t give out too much “love,” or common sense.

The Suburban, Beryl Wajsman, OQLF, Provocateur Communications, Dan Delmar, website

MoWest medical marijuana consult Feb. 12

February 5th, 2014

The Town of Montreal West is holding a public consultation meeting Feb. 12 to enable discussion of a proposed zoning bylaw that would enable the growth of marijuana for medicinal purposes in one area in the southwest sector of the town, south of Avon.

MoWest, medical, marijuana, consult, Feb., 12,

Finding the money

February 5th, 2014

Quick, how much of your property tax dollars stays in the borough?

Finding, the, money, Copeman, open, to, reviewing, cash, grants

Police consultation evening a success

February 5th, 2014

In an effort to formulate its 2014 mission statement, the Police Station 1 went straight to the public for input. On Jan. 28, more than two-dozen Beaconsfielders filled the Herb Linder room at Beaconsfield City Hall to hear what the officers had to say.

Police, consultation, evening, a, success,

West Island activist wants more bilingual signs in Fairview

February 5th, 2014

Local activist Murray Levine has taken issue with the fact that there are still many retailers at Fairview who do not have bilingual signs posted in their stores when many shoppers are non-francophone.

West, Island, activist, wants, more, bilingual, signs, in, Fairview, Murray, Levine's, blog, spikes, interest, over, issue

Roxboro celebrates 100 years

February 5th, 2014

Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Jim Beis opened Roxboro district centennial celebrations, Feb. 1, with toast to all the volunteers who contributed to the planning of the full year lineup of activities. He praised his predecessors who founded and built Roxboro with a vision of urban and economic development.

Roxboro, celebrates, 100, years,

Agglo spends $2.7 million because “Pointe Claire too far”

February 5th, 2014

During Kirkland city council meeting, Feb. 3, Mayor Michel Gibson disclosed that the Montreal AgglomerationCouncil had voted, Jan. 30, spend $2.7 million for a portable pool facility, rather than hold Fina World AquaticsChampionship (FWC) events at Pointe Claire’s new $18 million, state-of the-art aquatic centre.

Agglo, spends, $2.7, million, because, “Pointe, Claire, too, far”, West, Island, taxpayers, must, contribute, more, than, $500,000

Lachine seeks increased investment and operating budgets from Montreal

February 5th, 2014

Lachine borough residents can expect to see an average increase of about three percent rise in taxes for the year. 
The average tax bill is set to rise about $100 with 90 percent of that revenue heading towards the city of Montreal, an unequal share Lachine Mayor Claude Dauphin is determined to change.

Lachine, seeks, increased, investment, and, operating, budgets, from, Montreal, Revenue, sharing, for, new, development, another, issue, on, the, table

Feds pump $4 million into green aluminum production

February 5th, 2014

Conservative cabinet minister Denis Lebel visited Orbite Aluminae’s technology development centre in Laval, Jan. 30, to announce that the federal government had granted the firm $4 million to invest it its aluminum production facilities.

Feds, pump, $4, million, into, green, aluminum, production,

Post-merger capacity to increase programs in short term

February 5th, 2014

With Laval high school mergers underway, questions arise about program survival as elected officials and their administration clash on information disclosure.

Post-merger, capacity, to, increase, programs, in, short, term,

Charbonneau: ‘Uniformity is not a society’

February 5th, 2014

There’s a fine line between protecting rights and imposing a monoculture in Quebec, Francine Chabonneau told The Suburban in an interview.

Charbonneau:, ‘Uniformity, is, not, a, society’, Laval, Liberal, MNAs, speak, out, on, values, charter

Chomedey Legion donates $1,000 to air cadets

February 5th, 2014

Members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 251 have passed the torch to a new generation.

Chomedey, Legion, donates, $1,000, to, air, cadets,

Health care regionalization to start April 1

February 5th, 2014

Laval’s health care authority has confirmed that plans are afoot to require patients to seek medical care in the region where they live, and outlined the first services that will be transferred under the new policy at the start of the Quebec government’s new fiscal year.

Health, care, regionalization, to, start, April, 1,

Sochi 2014

February 5th, 2014

Sochi, 2014,

Segal Centre offers Chekov’s The Seagull

February 5th, 2014

his week marks the opening of a new version of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Segal Centre. Running until Feb. 16, this production brings together veteran director Peter Hinton with a cast that includes Marcel Jeannin, Andrew Shaver and Lucy Peacock as the female lead, Arkadina. Transplanted into a modern era, the Seagull introduces the audience to a family of artists who, on a summer night, are inspired to love, to live and to question the real exchange of art, passion and experience.

Segal, Centre, offers, Chekov’s, The, Seagull,

A Texan’s winter odyssey in Quebec

February 5th, 2014

Regardless of how long you’ve lived here, the winter season can be trying. For actor Thomas Haden Church, who was raised, and currently lives in Texas, spending the duration of a mostly-outdoor film shoot in the winter of 2012 was a shock to the system, to say the least.

A, Texan’s, winter, odyssey, in, Quebec, Actor, Thomas, Haden, Church, stars, in, local, production,, Whitewash

Going to the dogs

February 5th, 2014

It was an arctic raw cold day, minus 25 degrees Celsius with a wind-chill of minus 35.

Going, to, the, dogs,

You just never know...

February 5th, 2014

Being a parent is scary... you suddenly find yourself with a new person to protect, and it’s the person you love the most.

You, just, never, know..., As, a, parent,, you, can, only, do, so, much, to, protect, your, child

‘Good morning, Earth’

February 5th, 2014

Chris Hadfield really needs no introduction.

‘Good, morning,, Earth’, An, inspiring, chat, with, Chris, Hadfield:, Part, 1

Lions commanding performance over Commandeurs

February 5th, 2014

The LSL Lions served-up a rude awakening to the first-place Levis Commandeurs with a 7-5 Midget AAA upset Friday night at the DDO Civic Centre.

Lions, commanding, performance, over, Commandeurs, LSL, 7, |, Levis, 5

The Suburban at the Super Bowl

February 5th, 2014

The organizing committee of the New York-New Jersey Super Bowl XLVIII can take a bow following the successful week long event that culminated with the Seattle Seahawks domination of the Denver Broncos 43-8 at the Meadowlands Met Life Stadium last Sunday.

The, Suburban, at, the, Super, Bowl,

This Shark is Sochi bound

February 5th, 2014

He’s never been the flashiest player, but San Jose Sharks’ defenceman Marc-Édouard Vlasic has always been steady, reliable and consistent.

This, Shark, is, Sochi, bound, , Athlete, of, the, Week

Scotties Tournament of Hearts is rocking the Richard

February 5th, 2014

Following last Friday’s opening ceremonies, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts has been rocking the rink at the Maurice Richard Arena.

Scotties, Tournament, of, Hearts, is, rocking, the, Richard,

Falcons and Mystique fit to be tied

February 5th, 2014

The MRO girls Pee Wee B Falcons tied with the visiting Laval Mystique 1-1 Saturday at the TMR arena.

Falcons, and, Mystique, fit, to, be, tied, MRO, 1, |, Laval, 1

Hampstead water main break causes heavy damage to Harland home

January 29th, 2014

A home on Harland Road in Hampstead sustained heavy water damage after a water main break that took place in the town late last week.

Hampstead, water, main, break, causes, heavy, damage, to, Harland, home,

Honey, I shrunk the hospital!

January 29th, 2014

“It’s true that there will be fewer beds at the [new superhospital’s] Glen site,” acknowledged McGill University Hospital Centre’s public affairs and strategic planning director Richard Fahey. “The aging population is a major concern for health authorities in Quebec, Canada and throughout the world.”

Honey,, I, shrunk, the, hospital!, Single, rooms,, shorter, stays,, gee-whiz, technology, and, –, hopefully, –, better, drugs

Copeman shows new style of borough leadership

January 29th, 2014

Even if it’s been only four months since he took over the borough mayor’s chair following last November’s municipal election, CDN/NDG borough Mayor Russell Copeman is determined to impose a new style of leadership amid the borough’s extensive political community.

Copeman, shows, new, style, of, borough, leadership, ‘Who's, who’, of, all, levels, of, government, represented, at, borough, roundtable

Ethics, lawsuit tie up EMSB agenda

January 29th, 2014

Inter-council wrangling and procedural slips will cost Montreal taxpayers thousands of dollars after the English Montreal School Board ethics commissioner recommended a reprimand for an elected official, The Suburban has learned.

Ethics,, lawsuit, tie, up, EMSB, agenda,

CSL calls for Cavendish link completion

January 29th, 2014

Inspired by Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre’s election declaration that connecting Cavendish Boulevard between Côte St. Luc and St. Laurent is a priority, Côte St. Luc council passed a resolution at last week’s meeting calling for the link’s construction to be started and completed.

CSL, calls, for, Cavendish, link, completion,

Freedom fries

January 29th, 2014

“Freedom…oh freedom, well that’s just some people talking…” - Glenn Frey and Don Henley

Freedom, fries,


January 29th, 2014

This past Monday, January 27th, was the 69th commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops.


Bixi bike boondoggle

January 29th, 2014

Bixi, bike, boondoggle,

FCM calls for more rail safety

January 29th, 2014

Recently, the Canadian Federation of Municipalities (FCM) responded to the report made by the Transportation Safety Board concerning more safeguards in the transport of oil or gasoline products by railway. The recommendations from the board stem from the tragic accident resulting in a catastrophic fire this past July in Lac Mégantic that engulfed the Quebec village.

FCM, calls, for, more, rail, safety, , Federation, of, Canadian, Municipalities, urges, action, for, safer, tank, cars

Beaconsfield girl beats the odds— by turning three

January 29th, 2014

Sunday’s birthday celebrations had a special meaning for young Beaconsfield resident Lauren Longheed. The three-year-old has a rare, life threatening genetic illness known as Krabbe’s disease.

Beaconsfield, girl, beats, the, odds—, by, turning, three,

Longtime private English school to close its doors after this year

January 29th, 2014

Despite going through a re-marketing program and reducing overall costs in 2011, Dorval's Queen of Angels Academy will graduate its last class this spring before closing its doors.

Longtime, private, English, school, to, close, its, doors, after, this, year, Dorval's, Queen, of, Angels, Academy, victim, of, low, enrolment,, rising, costs

Happy 100th!

January 29th, 2014

Lachine resident Hryhorij Owerkovych Sawadsky fetes his centennial

Happy, 100th!,

MUHC wants West Island patients to seek help closer to home

January 29th, 2014

While the new MUHC (McGill University Hospital Centre) promises to be state of the art in terms of advanced medical technology and provide every patient with a single room, plans for allowing West Island and Laval residents access to the hospital will be a challenge.

MUHC, wants, West, Island, patients, to, seek, help, closer, to, home,

Laval homes lead the way again in December

January 29th, 2014

Once again last month, no other region in the vicinity matched the price increases posted by Laval residential real estate.
Housing prices her continued to far outstrip inflation, rising 4.6 percent in December, compared with prices for the same month a year earlier.

Laval, homes, lead, the, way, again, in, December, Prices, buoyant, despite, drop, in, sales

Teen sexters to return to court in March

January 29th, 2014

The 10 teen sexters accused of production, possession and distribution of child pornography were back in court Jan. 20 and 22. Since police are still combing through the information several of their computers and Smartphones, the case was postponed until late March, pending the results of the investigation.

Teen, sexters, to, return, to, court, in, March, Similar, case, might, land, up, in, Supreme, Court

Superhospital wants to offload care to the regions

January 29th, 2014

With fewer hospital beds in the near future, McGill University Hospital Centre (MUHC) wants Laval residents to go for treatment closer to home.

Superhospital, wants, to, offload, care, to, the, regions, Changes, coming, to, Quebec, health, care, act?

Laval to host its 10th annual winter fest

January 29th, 2014

It’s the heart of winter. It is cold, and there is white all around. What better antidote, then to bask in the warmth and compassion of the people putting on Ste. Rose en Blanc’s winter fest of entertainment?

Laval, to, host, its, 10th, annual, winter, fest, Ste., Rose, en, Blanc, to, welcome, 35,000, visitors

Rousselle rejects health care regionalization bid

January 29th, 2014

Jean Rousselle opposes the McGill University Health Centre’s push to get Laval residents to obtain their health care locally.

Rousselle, rejects, health, care, regionalization, bid,

Losing it the right way

January 29th, 2014

As the mother of three children, Myriam Mavros not only ballooned in weight with each of her pregnancies, she never quite lost the surplus mass afterwards. After giving birth to her last child in 2009, the then-43 year old was in despair when she realized she had hit an all-time high of 268 pounds.

Losing, it, the, right, way, Mother, of, three, had, hit, a, peak, of, almost, 270, pounds

Family health for the year ahead

January 29th, 2014

If you had a family gathering over the holidays, you took part in an activity that has proven health benefits. Try to make it a regular habit in the New Year because bringing the family together for a common meal at least once a week is good for everyone around that table. You provide important psychological support to the kids and if the meal is a healthy one, you show by example how healthy eating is associated with good outcomes.

Family, health, for, the, year, ahead,

Les Supremes standout at Winterfest Invitational

January 29th, 2014

Over the weekend of January 10 to 12, four units of Les Supremes took part in the largest synchronized skating competition in Canada, the annual Winterfest Invitational in Mississauga, Ontario.

Les, Supremes, standout, at, Winterfest, Invitational,

Royals resist Albatros advances

January 29th, 2014

The Rousseau Royals squeaked-by the visiting CND Albatros 3-2 Sunday in Midget AAA hockey action at Arean Garon in Montreal North.

Royals, resist, Albatros, advances,

Flying is for the birds

January 29th, 2014

I remember the good old days when boarding an aircraft was a glamorous and exciting experience. Going from the airline’s check-in counter to the gate took only a matter of minutes and once on board, you were treated to free, hot meals served on trays with real cutlery in a relaxed atmosphere.

Flying, is, for, the, birds,

G!EE 9-5 Edition adds a corporate angle

January 29th, 2014

Over the last four years, the Just For Kids Foundation (JFK) has made the annual G!EE High School Showdown a standout success, already raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

G!EE, 9-5, Edition, adds, a, corporate, angle,

Beautiful City Theatre lets it all hang out

January 29th, 2014

In an age where many of Broadway’s current biggest hits are adaptations of successful films, it only made sense that The Full Monty would get the musical treatment. The story of a group of British men who turn their fortunes around via striptease was turned into a lavish Broadway production in 2000 and is now being put on at the Centaur Theatre from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 courtesy of the Beautiful City Theatre company, who last year brought us Godspell. 

Beautiful, City, Theatre, lets, it, all, hang, out,

Beautiful by nature

January 29th, 2014

With breezes that are reliably warm and ocean temperatures never chillier than 23 degrees Celsius, Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) is the perennial favourite of Canadians who prefer to swap the salt on the sidewalks for the salt in the sea.

Beautiful, by, nature, Turks, &, Caicos, Islands

Jean-Eudes and Loyola take hockey crowns

January 29th, 2014

College Jean Eudes and Loyola High School were the big winners at the hockey division of the 44th Loyola-Ed Meagher Sports Tournament held this past weekend.

Jean-Eudes, and, Loyola, take, hockey, crowns,

Loyola-Ed Meagher tournament showcases best in sport

January 29th, 2014

Since its inception in 1971 the Loyola-Ed Meagher Sports tournament has represented everything that is good about scholastic sport and the 2014 edition held this weekend was no different. With an emphasis on sportsmanship and competition the tourney attracts some of the best high school hockey, basketball and wrestling teams and provides fans with exciting action.

Loyola-Ed, Meagher, tournament, showcases, best, in, sport,

The Peck-ing order of goaltending

January 29th, 2014

Kirkland’s Alex Peck is following in his father and sister’s footsteps, playing goaltender.

The, Peck-ing, order, of, goaltending, Athlete, of, the, Week

Lions maul Albatros in solid performance

January 29th, 2014

The LSL Midget AAA Lions inched their way closer to a playoff spot trouncing the CDN Albatros 5-1 Saturday at the DDO Civic Centre.

Lions, maul, Albatros, , in, solid, performance, Lac, St., Louis, 5, |, CND, 1

The Golden Comeback

January 24th, 2014

Former Dawson College star Marie-Philip Poulin with the winning goal to capture gold for Team Canada in Sochi. Poulin also scored the tieing goal with less than 1 minute to play to send the game into overtime.

The, Golden, Comeback,

All-purpose Paquette named MVP of McGill football team

January 24th, 2014

Jean-Philippe Paquette, an all-purpose receiver and return specialist from Trois-Rivieres, Que., took home the Students' Society Trophy as most valuable player and also received the Vaughan McVey Trophy as the team's most outstanding special teams player at the 30th annual Friends of McGill Football awards gala, at La Brasserie Molson.

All-purpose, Paquette, named, MVP, of, McGill, football, team,

National Bank demonstrates keen interest in academic and athletic excellence with news of $120,000 bursaries investment

January 24th, 2014

Mr. Louis Vachon, National Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Ms. Lise-Anne Amyot, Vice-President, Brand Image and Client Experience, revealed the names of 37 student-athletes from across Quebec who will share in $120,000 for the 22nd year of the National Bank Bursary Program.

National, Bank, demonstrates, keen, interest, in, academic, and, athletic, excellence, with, news, of, $120,000, bursaries, investment, ,

A “knockout” partnership offered fans the opportunity of a lifetime

January 24th, 2014

Bacardi Canada Inc. gives MMA fans a chance to “get in the cage” to train with Georges St-Pierre

A, “knockout”, partnership, offered, fans, the, opportunity, of, a, lifetime,

Canada’s national women’s under-18 team wins gold at world championship

January 24th, 2014

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team has won its third consecutive gold medal at the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship, defeating the United States 5-1 in the final at the Budapest Ice Center.

Canada’s, national, women’s, under-18, team, wins, gold, at, world, championship,

PQ must stop petty politics with Bill 60: Bergman

January 22nd, 2014

The Parti Québécois must show openness and stop the petty election-driven politics involved in their Charter of Values, says D’Arcy McGee MNA Lawrence Bergman.

PQ, must, stop, petty, politics, with, Bill, 60:, Bergman,

Island’s independent cities challenge Montreal by-law over loan obligations

January 22nd, 2014

Rather than discussing the issue during regularly scheduled ‘Agglo’ meetings, fifteen of the island’s independent cities are now taking the central city to court because they find the by-law downloading parts of city’s debt to the municipalities inequitable. Particularly in the case of the loan the city took out for parts of the Griffintown redevelopment.

Island’s, independent, cities, challenge, Montreal, by-law, over, loan, obligations, "We're, not, picking, a, fight,, but, they, should, know, we, won't, roll, over,", says, Westmount's, Trent

Bixi files for bankruptcy

January 22nd, 2014

During a Monday afternoon press conference, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre announced that city officials will be taking over the local operations and management of the city’s BIXI bike-sharing service after its parent company - the SVLS (Société de Vélos en Libre Service) decided to seek legal protection from its creditors of which the biggest one is the City of Montreal.

Bixi, files, for, bankruptcy, Coderre, takes, , difficult,, but, bold, and, necessary, action, to, protect, taxpayers

English Catholic Council wants Bill 60 scrapped

January 22nd, 2014

The English Speaking Catholic Council wants the PQ government to scrap Bill 60 arguing that its proposed secular charter would undermine the so-called “First Freedoms” enshrined in any democratic society. In its submission to public hearings on the legislation which opened Jan. 14, the ESCC, which claims to represent Quebec’s 397,000 Roman Catholic anglophones, says the bill is an “unnecessary and destructive” piece of legislation.

English, Catholic, Council, wants, Bill, 60, scrapped,

Days to sear our souls

January 22nd, 2014

Living through yet another of Quebec's seemingly never-ending political battles of division and discord, of the marginalization of "the other," of the politics of fear, we would do well at this time of year to take a step back and reflect on the historical period all humanity lives through every year at this time. Certainly those in Quebec City should take a pause. Maybe it will make them more human.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Quebec, political battles, Martin Luther King Jr., Raoul Wallenberg

Time for prosperity over prejudice

January 22nd, 2014

The Leger Marketing poll released this week was dismaying for several reasons. Obviously troubling was the fact that the percentages seem to put the PQ within reach of a slim majority government.

Time, for, prosperity, over, prejudice, Let’s, improve, «, nous-mêmes, », not, demonize, «, les, autres, »

Harper to Israel: "Through fire and water Canada will stand with you."

January 22nd, 2014

“Canada and Israel are the greatest of friends, and the most natural of allies. The friendship between us is rooted in history, nourished by shared values, and it is intentionally reinforced at the highest levels of commerce and government as an outward expression of strongly held inner convictions.

Harper, to, Israel:, "Through, fire, and, water, Canada, will, stand, with, you.",

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January 22nd, 2014

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RBC expands DDO into financial retail store

January 22nd, 2014

Calling the city of Dollard des Ormeaux "dynamic", Regional Vice-President Bernard Crevier of RBC Royal Bank is pleased to be part of a recent $1.5 million investment into the bank located on St. Jean's Boulevard in DDO, making it a "financial services retail store."

RBC, expands, DDO, into, financial, retail, store,

Club West Island hosts 16th annual Squash Flag Match

January 22nd, 2014

Club West Island in Beaconsfield was filled with electricity this past Saturday, as it welcomed the 16th annual Squash Flag Match.

Club, West, Island, hosts, 16th, annual, Squash, Flag, Match, Team, Canada, sets, tone, for, the, Sochi, Olympics

LBPSB Central Parents Committee launch petition against PQ's Values Charter

January 22nd, 2014

The Central Parents Committee of the Lester B. Pearson School Board is just the latest organization to sound off against the PQ's proposed Values Charter, having prepared a brief and petition opposing the legislature. 

LBPSB, Central, Parents, Committee, launch, petition, against, PQ's, Values, Charter, "Bill, 60, infringes, on, individual, rights"

Sources overpass gets emergency maintenance

January 22nd, 2014

Transport Quebec workers repaired the ramp that links Sources Boulevard to eastbound Highway 20, Jan. 14 – the day after large chunks of concrete fell from the Henri Bourassa overpass onto Highway 40.

Sources, overpass, gets, emergency, maintenance, Slated, for, replacement, this, year

SPVM 1 to hold public forums across territory

January 22nd, 2014

Many of the police precincts throughout the island of Montreal are divided up to include one or two major municipalities. For example, SPVM 3 handles all of Dollard des Ormeaux while Station 5 covers Dorval and Pointe Claire.

SPVM, 1, to, hold, public, forums, across, territory, All, municipalities, will, get, a, chance, to, collaborate, on, action, plan

City will pay mayor’s lawyers

January 22nd, 2014

Laval will be using public funds to pay Mayor Marc Demers’ legal bills for the upcoming trial that will decide if Demers was – or was not – eligible to run in last November municipal election.

City, will, pay, mayor’s, lawyers, Executive, committee, votes, to, pay, for, defense, of, Demers’, eligibility, for, office,

Police ask other alleged victims of Laval coach to come forward

January 22nd, 2014

Laval Police have accused Laval resident Sylvain Leblanc, a 53-year-old local sport coach, of inebriating and sexually abusing at least six boys aged 14-17.

Police, ask, other, alleged, victims, of, Laval, coach, to, come, forward,

Inflation could drive up Place Bell price tag

January 22nd, 2014

During the Jan 13 city council meeting, Mayor Marc Demers hinted that Place Bell could cost more than its planned $120 million. The news of a prospective price increase in costs annoyed – or downright angered – many Laval citizens, who are jaded at best about the arena-building project.

Inflation, could, drive, up, Place, Bell, price, tag,

Bill 60: ‘Underhanded second kick at the can on Bill 14,’

January 22nd, 2014

Lots of people think that the courts would overturn the Parti Québécois’ proposed values charter. Gilles Ouimet wants to know whether the provincial government’s own legal experts think so too.

Bill, 60:, ‘Underhanded, second, kick, at, the, can, on, Bill, 14,’, , , Laval's, Ouimet, demands, Justice, Minister, St., Arnaud's, resignation

Seniors to start riding buses free in May

January 22nd, 2014

Laval’s transit authority will deliver Mayor Marc Demers promise to the city’s seniors, starting in May.

Seniors, to, start, riding, buses, free, in, May,

Honouring the vision of Zab Maboungou

January 22nd, 2014

For its 28th annual Vision Gala, the Black Theatre Workshop will present The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award to the founder of the Nyata Nyata dance company, Zab Maboungou. The gala will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25 at La Plaza Holiday Inn Midtown (420 Sherbrooke West).

Honouring, the, vision, of, Zab, Maboungou,

Young flute student receives top marks

January 22nd, 2014

Thirteen-year-old YiFan Yang, a second year student at Collège Jean-de-Bréboeuf, enjoys swimming and reading and also plays the flute skilfully enough to have recently earned a Gold Medal at the Royal Conservatory of Music Examination. The Conservatory organizes certificate programs in performance and theory for musicians throughout North America.

Young, flute, student, receives, top, marks,

A side of chocolate with your chocolate?

January 22nd, 2014

I wouldn’t always notice when my mother’s monthly issue of Canadian Living would arrive in the mail, but when it would feature some kind of decadent dessert on the cover, the whole family would pay attention. In short time, my mother would inevitably end up fielding requests for that very recipe to be made.

A, side, of, chocolate, with, your, chocolate?, New, cookbook, offers, tons, of, recipes, centred, around, the, sweet, stuff

AGI Alzheimer Groupe presents lecture for caregivers on Jan. 28

January 22nd, 2014

Professional caregivers already know what to do. They’re taught the principles of what’s called Safe Patient Transfer: how to help a person with reduced mobility without hurting themselves or causing a fall. “Falls are the biggest factors in mortality in older people.” says Health and Safety Trainer Chaya Harrison.

AGI, Alzheimer, Groupe, presents, lecture, for, caregivers, on, Jan., 28,

It was a taxing year for our politicians

January 22nd, 2014

It was a taxing year for Gerald Tremblay. Although he resigned as Montreal’s mayor in November 2012, due to the city’s corruption scandal, Tremblay kept defending himself throughout 2013 saying he had done nothing wrong but was stepping aside for the greater good of a city that has been politically paralyzed. He was succeeded by Michael Applebaum who in June, 2013 also resigned in the wake of corruption charges being laid against him, although he too maintains he’s innocent.

It, was, a, taxing, year, for, our, politicians,

CSL Dramatic Society warms up the winter season

January 22nd, 2014

Humour mixed with serious issues will be the wake-up comedy call next weekend in Côte Saint Luc as Bedtime Stories, by playwright Norm Foster, comes to town for a three-day, five-performance run (Thursday, Jan. 30 to Sunday, Feb. 2).
Produced by CSL councillor Mitchell Brownstein and directed by Anisa Cameron, Bedtime Stories features six funny and touching tales that focus on one bedroom as the set. Each story cleverly intertwines into the next, with characters in one scene being mentioned in the other.

CSL, Dramatic, Society, warms, up, the, winter, season, Norm, Foster’s, Bedtime, Stories

Young Santino Recine chasing soccer dream in Italy

January 22nd, 2014

Leaving home to pursue a dream can be an exciting endeavour but it is never an easy undertaking, particularly when it is done at an early age.

Young, Santino, Recine, , chasing, soccer, dream, in, Italy, , Athlete, of, the, Week

Calvillo calls it a career

January 22nd, 2014

Montreal Alouettes’ quarterback Anthony Calvillo, at the age of 41, announced his retirement from the Canadian Football League following a stellar 20 year career during a press conference Tuesday morning at the Marriott Château Champlain.

Calvillo, calls, it, a, career,

Ed Meagher sports tourney’s 44th edition up and running

January 22nd, 2014

Over 400 high school athletes will be sporting their school colours with pride this week when they hit the ice, basketball courts, and wrestling mats at the 44th edition of the Loyola’s Ed Meagher Sports Tournament as more than 36 teams compete in hockey, basketball and wrestling.

Ed, Meagher, sports, tourney’s, 44th, edition, up, and, running,

Ross repeats to rep Quebec at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

January 22nd, 2014

Skip Allison Ross of Dollard’s Glenmore Curling Club claimed her second consecutive Quebec Scotties provincial women’s curling championship on Saturday in Val d’Or after defeating Kim Mastine of Sherbrooke 7-4 in the championship game.

Ross, repeats, to, rep, Quebec, at, , Scotties, Tournament, of, Hearts,

Georges St-Pierre steps up to benefit student athletes

January 22nd, 2014

Georges St-Pierre and his Fondation Georges St-Pierre launched a new partnership with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence as GSP handed out the six inaugural bursaries to six student athletes last Tuesday at a ceremony in Kellert Hall of the YM-YWHA on Westbury.

Georges, St-Pierre, steps, up, to, benefit, student, athletes,

Citadels stand strong against the Canadiens

January 22nd, 2014

The DDO Citadels downed the CSL Canadiens 3-1 in opening novice B action of the DDO Novice Tournament Saturday at the DDO Civic Centre.

Citadels, stand, strong, against, the, Canadiens, Dollard, 3, |, Cote, St., Luc, 1

Local car dealerships sing the praises of Sirius XM

January 17th, 2014

He is known as “The King of All Media,” and for a very brief period 16 years ago Montrealers had the opportunity to turn their radio dials to CHOM FM and listen to the then nationally syndicated Howard Stern Show. On the  occasion of his recent 60th birthday, which was the subject of a huge gala evening in his honour, I thought it would only be appropriate to share some local Stern trivia.

Local, car, dealerships, , sing, the, praises, of, Sirius, XM, Howard, Stern, remains, a, big, reason, why

A great idea not taken to its full potential

January 17th, 2014

One of Retro Roundup’s most fervent wishes has been to have classic released in a format that allows for the highest possible fidelity, special features providing interviews and the story behind the making of the album and, if possible, with several mixes — mono, stereo and/or surround sound.

A, great, idea, not, taken, to, its, full, potential,

Nutrition to heal concussions

January 17th, 2014

My daughter fell during her basketball game and was diagnosed with a concussion. Are there any foods that she should eat to help her heal faster?

Nutrition, to, , heal, concussions,

Creating more luck for love: manifesting destiny

January 17th, 2014

When it comes to having luck in life, some people really are lucky in love. These individuals tend to be attracted to people who are also attracted to them.  These individuals do not appear to have to “work” to find love; love finds them.

Creating, more, luck, for, love:, , manifesting, destiny,

Baking a cake goes a long way

January 17th, 2014

I've been told it's a very old fashioned thing that I do. I suppose it is because I haven't heard of anyone else doing this for a very long time.

Baking, a, cake, goes, a, long, way, ,

CDN/NDG budget holds the line

January 15th, 2014

The city’s largest borough is holding the line on spending in its budget it adopted at a special meeting held Monday night.

CDN/NDG, budget, holds, the, line, Centre, city, compressions, met, with, austerity, measures

Board of Trade calls for urgent measures for Montreal

January 15th, 2014

The Parti Québécois government must introduce urgent measures to rebalance public finances to support the business environment in Montreal, according to the city’s Board of Trade.

Board, of, Trade, calls, for, urgent, measures, for, Montreal,

Tribute paid to the late Rabbi Martin Penn

January 15th, 2014

Rabbi Martin Penn was remembered at a well-attended memorial ceremony Sunday for his important impact on the Jewish community as spiritual leader of Shomrim Laboker Congregation, and his passionate activism in the effort to free Soviet Jewry as part of Canadian Jewish Congress and his work with the “group of 35” women activists.

Tribute, paid, to, the, late, Rabbi, Martin, Penn,

‘Arik’ Sharon had rock star status for local supporters

January 15th, 2014

When then-future Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon spoke at Côte St. Luc’s Beth Israel Beth Aaron Synagogue some 20 years ago, the local reaction was astounding.

‘Arik’, Sharon, had, rock, star, status, for, local, supporters,

Two killed in early-morning NDG fire

January 15th, 2014

Following an early morning four alarm fire last Friday that burned its way through a three-storey residential triplex located on St. Jacques St. near the corner of NDG's Girouard Avenue, one young man was killed and another woman was revived on site after which she was sent to the hospital where she later died.

Two, killed, in, early-morning, NDG, fire,

Charter of Values is ‘government endorsement to bullying’: EMSB

January 15th, 2014

The English Montreal School Board, which has already stated it would not comply with the Quebec Charter of Values if passed, says in its brief to hearings on Bill 60 that it amounts to “government endorsement to bullying.”

Charter, of, Values, is, ‘government, endorsement, to, bullying’:, EMSB,

Ask not what Montreal can do for you…

January 15th, 2014

Immigrants built this city. Whether they hailed from warring England and France, were African Americans who escaped slavery here at the end of the Underground Railroad, Eastern Europeans finding freedom from tyranny, Mahgrebi and Middle Easterners who fled oppression or South Asians seeking opportunity, they have enriched Montreal with their energy and initiative since its founding.

Ask, not, what, Montreal, can, do, for, you…, How, to, get, the, metropolis, moving, again

The brutish temper of Quebec’s times

January 15th, 2014

In December of 2010, this paper first raised the alarm on an OQLF (Office québécois de la langue française) directive to Quebec government agencies. That directive mandated those agencies not to communicate with any business or employer in any language but French. And that included businesses of under 50 employees to whom the Francization provisions of Bill 101 did not even apply.

The, brutish, temper, of, Quebec’s, times,

Bill 60 hearings

January 15th, 2014

Bill, 60, hearings,

China singles out Dollard des Ormeaux school for recognition

January 15th, 2014

Montreal's Confucius School earned kudos from the Chinese government last month. The most populous country on the planet designated the seven year old educational initiative a model Chinese school — one of only four schools in Canada that China acknowledged in 2013 for their excellence.

China, singles, out, Dollard, des, Ormeaux, school, for, recognition, West, Island, gala, to, mark, Chinese, New, Year,, Jan., 25

Agglo takes control of Dorval and Pointe Claire water

January 15th, 2014

When the clock struck midnight this past Jan. 1, the water treatment plants in Dorval and Pointe Claire were now under the city of Montreal's urban agglomeration control.

Agglo, takes, control, of, Dorval, and, Pointe, Claire, water, ,

470 Express goes back to terminal

January 15th, 2014

After trying the pilot project of changing the 470 Express bus stop from the Fairview terminal to Brunswick Boulevard for a week, the STM announced that the stop will go back to its original spot.

470, Express, goes, back, to, terminal,

West Island municipalities await agglo budget

January 15th, 2014

Montreal's agglomeration budget has not been released and is not expected to see the light of day for another couple of weeks at least, forcing West Island municipalities to hold off on making their local budgets'.

West, Island, municipalities, await, agglo, budget, Budgets, delayed,

Concrete falls from overpass

January 15th, 2014

Our crumbling infrastructure made news once again this past Monday. A chunk of decaying concrete fell on a car negotiating the Henri Bourassa overpass, at 11:37 a.m., Jan. 13. Other fragments that had fallen to the roadway punctured the tires of other passing vehicles, before Sûreté du Québec closed westbound Highway 40.
Fortunately, no one was reported injured by the fallen concrete.

, Concrete, falls, from, overpass, Motorist, narrowly, escapes, injury

Wilfrid Laurier School boards' Annus horribilis

January 15th, 2014

You gotta feel for the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board.

Wilfrid, Laurier, School, boards', Annus, horribilis,

Laval flood risk recedes

January 15th, 2014

Laval emergency preparedness officials are optimistic that river high water levels that had been threatening Île Jésus—particularly along the shore of Rivière des Prairies—will ebb this week.

Laval, flood, risk, recedes, Unusual, weather, turned, rivers, to, thick, slush

English-speaking moms of Laval and the North Shore

January 15th, 2014

Dawn Xavier had no idea what a huge gap she was filling when she started a group for other local stay-at-home moms, June 5.

English-speaking, moms, of, Laval, and, the, North, Shore, Rapidly, growing, group, fills, immense, void, for, young, mothers

Information clearinghouse serves Laval seniors

January 15th, 2014

Finding specific information on any given government program, federal, provincial, municipal or community, can be difficult. If you are not comfortable using the Internet to do so, it becomes an even greater challenge. But if you are an English senior in Laval looking for answers on government programs and services without using a computer, it’s a nightmare.

Information, clearinghouse, serves, Laval, seniors, Helps, navigate, government, program, labyrinth

Royals grind on Gatineau

January 15th, 2014

The Rousseau Royals pummeled the visiting Gatineau Intrepide 8-2 in Midget AAA action Sunday at the Garon Arena.
“The team made a lot of shots on goal,” said Royals’ head coach Andre Wilsey whose team had delivered a barrage of no less than 45 shots onto the visiting team’s net. “However, this team already beat us twice this season.”

Royals, grind, on, Gatineau,

Some helpful tips to keep those 2014 resolutions

January 15th, 2014

As we start the New Year, many of us will have made some resolutions. Maybe you’ve decided to stop smoking, start exercising or eat better. Whatever you’ve resolved, here are some suggestions to make you more likely to succeed.

Some, helpful, tips, to, keep, those, 2014, resolutions,

The ultimate tribute music event

January 15th, 2014

Would you be able to pass up a concert featuring U2, The Tragically Hip, Santana, Ozzy Osbourne, Steely Dan, ZZ Top, The Rolling Stones, the Beatles and Elton John? If so, then music probably just isn’t your thing.

The, ultimate, tribute, music, event, Fantasy, Park, to, benefit, Starlight, Children’s, Foundation

Dollard uses quick strike offence for success

January 15th, 2014

The Dollard Pirates got goals in spurts beating the Versant Ouest Ouragans 4-2 Saturday afternoon in Atom “CC” hockey at the Dollard Civic Centre.

Dollard, uses, quick, strike, offence, for, success, Dollard, 4, |, Versant, Ouest, 2

Top players shine in GMAA All-star contest

January 15th, 2014

The GMAA showed-off the best of the best in boys’ juvenile hockey with its annual all-star game with a collection of players from around the GMAA at LCC in NDG.

Top, players, shine, in, GMAA, All-star, contest, West, 7, |, East, 1

Volunteers at the ready for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts

January 15th, 2014

Volunteers descended on the Maurice Richard Arena this weekend in preparation of the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Volunteers, at, the, ready, for, , the, Scotties, Tournament, of, Hearts,

Charbonneau commission to turn its eye on Parti Québécois?

January 8th, 2014

Quebecers are generally more relaxed about personal habits and bodily functions than their brothers and sisters in Ontario. Instead of dwelling upon politicians’ drug use and sexual proclivities, we marvel at the mores of those who have taken an unbridled proprietary interest in the public purse.

Charbonneau, commission, to, turn, its, eye, on, Parti, Québécois?,

The West Island leads the way in community giving

January 8th, 2014

When it comes to community giving, nobody stands taller then the citizens of the West Island. And more growth can be hoped for in 2014.

The, West, Island, leads, the, way, in, community, giving, Volunteerism, is, key, component, to, success, of, non-profits

Laval’s golden door

January 8th, 2014

The words incuse at the base of the Statue of Liberty could just as easily adorn the gateway to Laval.

Laval’s, golden, door, City, growing, stronger,, more, diverse,, despite, the, scandals

Political pork flows as Montrealers pay through the nose

January 8th, 2014

Despite learning that Montreal businesses pay higher taxes than anywhere else in Canada last January, municipal politicians continued to spend with abandon.

Political, pork, flows, as, Montrealers, pay, through, the, nose,

Will Hippodrome project spark Cavendish link?

January 8th, 2014

When it comes to the long-awaited but still not even close Cavendish extension between Côte St. Luc and St. Laurent, there have been more false starts on this project than a car’s in the coldest of Montreal winters.

Will, Hippodrome, project, spark, Cavendish, link?,

West Island infrastructure neglected

January 8th, 2014

For West Island commuters, 2013 will be seen as more time wasted trying to get somewhere that used to take less patience and less congestion. And until gas powered engines are no longer the norm and hover cars are affordable (and real), patience will be the watchword of the coming year(s) unless congestion easing projects are brought back to the forefront.

West, Island, infrastructure, neglected,

Tolls on new Champlain Bridge disappointing

January 8th, 2014

Early last year, Montreal’s board of trade asked for a new Champlain Bridge paid for with tolls.

Tolls, on, new, Champlain, Bridge, disappointing,

STM lacks compassion

January 8th, 2014

After spending five hours at the Montreal Children’s Hospital with her two-year-old son Xavier, a tired mom got onto the 108 Bannantyne bus to go back home to Verdun on July 22. She usually drives, so she didn’t have OPUS cards and tried to use a five dollar bill to pay the three dollar fare.

STM, lacks, compassion,

Hospital corruption could be hazardous to your health

January 8th, 2014

Even without the high-profile allegations of egregious defalcation, the McGill superhospital currently under construction already has its own share of problems.

Hospital, corruption, could, be, hazardous, to, your, health,

Anglophones demanding more respect for English

January 8th, 2014

In the last year, from the perspective of the anglophone community, the main Quebec political battles have been focused on what appears to be the successful fight against the proposed tougher language law Bill 14, and the ongoing fight against the proposed Charter of Quebec Values, which will heat up during upcoming hearings.

Anglophones, demanding, more, respect, for, English,

Bill 60 hearings coming up echo Bill 14's lengthy debate

January 8th, 2014

 At the start of last year, The Suburban spoke to Jacques-Cartier MNA Geoffrey Kelley  as the PQ was starting its consultation for the eventual adoption of Bill 14, a law designed to tighten language laws in the province.

Bill, 60, hearings, coming, up, echo, Bill, 14's, lengthy, debate, PQ's, politics, of, distraction, masks, province's, growing, debt, and, sagging, economy

School Board elections present hope for progress in 2014

January 8th, 2014

Quebec will at last hold much-postponed school board elections, Nov. 2, 2014. The last time we went to the polls to vote for school board commissioners was in 2007. That four-year mandate was supposed to end in 2011. Instead, former Liberal Education Minister Michelle Courchesne introduced a law that let her defer school board elections indefinitely.

School, Board, elections, present, hope, for, progress, in, 2014, ,

2013 The year of nonstop construction

January 8th, 2014

2013  has earned itself  quite the reputation. Montreal residents have coined it the year of never ending construction.  Absolutely no one was safe from the constant  noise,  traffic,  blocked off building entrances, ripped up streets, missing sidewalks and ridiculous detours.

2013, The, year, of, nonstop, construction,

Mayors fall like dominoes

January 8th, 2014

Montreal has gone through three mayors in a span of less than a year. Laval has gone through four..

Mayors, fall, like, dominoes, ,

Québec’s Annus horribilis

January 8th, 2014

For the past year, living in Montreal, Québec, is much like discussing the weather in London, England.

Québec’s, Annus, horribilis,

You need to read this issue!

January 8th, 2014

From language laws to construction boondoggles, corruption to collusion, misfeasance to nonfeasance, 2013 has been a dizzying year of disappointment and despair. But as citizens we have a responsibility to understand it.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, disappointment, language laws, change in 2014, hopeful, problems, ethics

A government that works

January 8th, 2014

Looking at the bloodied battlefield of Montreal and Quebec governance and government over the past year one could be forgiven for concluding that our elected officials are beyond the pale.

A, government, that, works,

The weather

January 8th, 2014

The, weather,

The post-holiday blitz

January 8th, 2014

The nonstop houseguests, endless presents, and all those leftovers... getting your house back into shape after the holidays can be tough. There are new toys and clothes to fit into closets, school and workdays to resume, and it can all be pretty overwhelming for a kid (and a parent).

The, post-holiday, blitz, A, small, dose, of, organization, can, have, a, major, impact, on, a, household

Santa Claus has left the malls

January 8th, 2014

Santa Claus has flown back to the North Pole and the blaring sounds of Christmas music have become silent at the malls.

Santa, Claus, has, left, the, malls,

AOW Oles scores milestone goal for undefeated Martlets

January 8th, 2014

Beaconsfield’s Leslie Oles is The Suburban Athlete of the Week after recording a milestone goal for the McGill Martlets hockey team last weekend. Oles notched her 100th career goal in a McGill uniform as the number-one ranked Martlets rallied to edge Regina 2-1 and captured the Martlets Holiday Classic women’s hockey tournament at McConnell Arena.

AOW, Oles, scores, milestone, goal, for, undefeated, Martlets, Athlete, of, the, Week

The Solomon Schechter Bears hit the ice

January 8th, 2014

Solomon Schechter scored another goal by icing its first hockey team and the first hockey team in the elementary Jewish day school system.

The, Solomon, Schechter, Bears, hit, the, ice,

Finnish farewell

January 8th, 2014

For the 20th year, the Ilves Minor Hockey from Tampere, Finland visited the West Island of Montreal just to play some hockey.

Finnish, farewell,

Lions edge past Les Gaulois

January 8th, 2014

The LSL Lions continued their climb towards the Midget AAA playoffs downing the visiting Antoine Girouard Gaulois 4-3 Saturday at the DDO Civic Centre.

Lions, edge, past, Les, Gaulois, LSL, 4, /, Antoine, Girouard, 3

Royals rise to Blizzard challenge

January 8th, 2014

The Rousseau Royals returned to ice with a barn-burning 3-2 victory over the visiting the Sem. St-Francois Blizzard Saturday at the Complex Sportif Guimond in Laval.

Royals, rise, to, Blizzard, challenge,

Despairs of 2013...Hopes for 2014

January 3rd, 2014

Despairs, of, 2013...Hopes, for, 2014, SPECIAL, JANUARY, 1,, 2014, ISSUE

Laval Scorpions planning 40th reunion

December 24th, 2013

The year was 1974 the Montreal Expos posted a 79-82 won-loss record, the Canadiens finished first in the Norris Division but bowed to the Rangers in the quarter-finals and the Alouettes were the Grey Cup champs.

Laval, Scorpions, planning, 40th, reunion,

Lee Academy wins 33rd Sun Youth Holiday Basketball Tournament

December 24th, 2013

The Annual Sun Youth Christmas Basketball Tournament has been a staple of the Montreal sporting scene since the 1980s as some of the best teams in the Northeast gathered to showcase their talents in front of fans and university scouts

Lee, Academy, wins, 33rd, Sun, Youth, Holiday, Basketball, Tournament, SYO, shows, off, refurbished, gymnasium

Who still writes letters?

December 24th, 2013

Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall TV Series was on from 1948-1966. A fixture on the adored singer’s weekly show was “Letters, we get letters, we get stacks and stacks of letters” — the musical introduction to a part of the program in which Como sang songs his listeners had requested.

Who, still, writes, letters?,

Start the new year by getting wild

December 24th, 2013

While the gloom of winter may be fully upon us, things will be heating up once more at the Centaur when the 17th annual Wildside Theatre Festival kicks off on Friday, Jan. 3

Start, the, new, year, by, getting, wild, Wildside, Theatre, Festival, to, run, from, Jan., 3-12

Three tips to prevent holiday season weight gain

December 24th, 2013

Some Canadians can easily gain from 5 to 10 pounds during the holiday season. Here are my top three tips for you to avoid coming out looking too much like Santa.

Three, tips, to, prevent, holiday, season, weight, gain,

Start the new year by getting wild

December 24th, 2013

While the gloom of winter may be fully upon us, things will be heating up once more at the Centaur when the 17th annual Wildside Theatre Festival kicks off on Friday, Jan. 3.

Start, the, new, year, by, getting, wild,

Mandela: A community remembrance

December 24th, 2013

And so it was during last week’s evening reception when several hundred people heard four of the city’s prominent community leaders discuss and describe what Nelson Mandela’s life and struggle meant for an entire generation.
“The struggle for justice is not over,” said Judge Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré. “Mandela is the man who taught us that no one is free until all are free.”

Mandela:, A, community, remembrance,

Wallenberg shelved

December 24th, 2013

The English Montreal School Board’s ambitious new school project Wallenberg Academy will not open next year, having fallen far short of the minimum number of students required to “comfortably begin” an academic program at the former Wagar high school facility in Côte St. Luc.

Wallenberg, shelved, Numbers, low,, plan, on, hold

A Christmas tale of courage

December 24th, 2013

Leslie Wartman is a survivor on many levels who faces challenges that should inspire all of us. 

A, Christmas, tale, of, courage, "We, have, to, fight, for, the, future, and, move, forward!"

Agglo council buys $2 million of L'Anse à l’Orme eco-territory

December 24th, 2013

"This is great news for biodiversity conservation in Ste. Anne de Bellevue and on the West Island," noted Ste. Anne de Bellevue councillor

Agglo, council, buys, $2, million, of, L'Anse, à, l’Orme, eco-territory,

LBPSB releases brief denouncing PQ's Values Charter

December 24th, 2013

Just before completing the fall work session, the Lester B. Pearson school board released its brief for the upcoming public consultation to be held on Bill 60, the PQ's proposed values charters, starting in mid January.

LBPSB, releases, brief, denouncing, PQ's, Values, Charter, ‘There, is, no, identifiable, problem, that, this, legislation, is, looking, to, address’

Biggest disappointments of 2013 and the biggest opportunities for 2014

December 24th, 2013

With a focus on Montreal media, we bring you the 13 biggest disappointments of 2013 and the 14 biggest opportunities for 2014.

Biggest, disappointments, of, 2013, and, the, biggest, opportunities, for, 2014,


December 24th, 2013

Slime, Cartoon

"Open your hearts to them!" - A Christmas letter

December 24th, 2013

Christmas reminds us that many people cannot find a room in the Inn. They are left out in the cold because we failed to invite them into — not our home because there isn’t room for all of them — but we could open our hearts to them. So rely there is enough room in our hearts for them.

"Open, your, hearts, to, them!", -, A, Christmas, letter,


December 24th, 2013

Close your ears to all the noise and hubbub for a  few moments and imagine the following…

Imagine…., EDITORIAL

A gap that no bridge can span

December 24th, 2013

Laval residents still have to cross bridges to get services in English, especially when it comes to health services.
Despite reaching for nearly 40 per cent of Laval’s population in the 2011 census, non-francophones don’t have access to all the services and activities in English that they have a legal right to expect.

A, gap, that, no, bridge, can, span, Laval, lacks, services, in, English, for, surging, non-francophone, population

What went on in trusteeship

December 24th, 2013

Free at last, Laval’s elected representatives regained control of the city, Dec. 9, after more than six months of provincial trusteeship.

What, went, on, in, trusteeship,

Revelers to ride buses free, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

December 24th, 2013

Once again this year, Société des transports de Laval (STL) will waive its bus fares, the evenings of Dec. 25 and 31.

Revelers, to, ride, buses, free,, Christmas, Eve,, New, Year’s, Eve, Laval, transit, authority, tries, to, discourage, drunken, driving

Trusteeship: Whose decision was it?

December 24th, 2013

Did Laval city council jump, or was it pushed?
Laval’s trustees framed their final report with a synopsis of the events that led up to Sylvain Gaudrault’s decision to order the city into trusteeship.

Trusteeship:, Whose, decision, was, it?,

Marymount Academy students show true holiday spirit

December 24th, 2013

Wintertime is the season Montrealers complain about most. We complain about the amount of snow there is to shovel, the salt and slush on the streets, the inconsistent buses and STM, the below zero weather and on and on.

Marymount, Academy, students, show, true, holiday, spirit,

TD Bank employees give back to others for Christmas

December 24th, 2013

 Roberto Borsellino works as a mortgage specialist for TD Bank and this year, he and some colleagues wanted to do something for residents in the eastern part of the city who are disadvantaged financially. Along with Danny Bruni, Anthony Ferrera and Costandino Russo, the quartet reached out to various branches and soon, 15 took part, collecting non-perishable food.

TD, Bank, employees, give, back, to, others, for, Christmas, Workers, organized, successful, food, drive, for, Moisson, Montréal

Ambulance union threatens pressure tactics

December 24th, 2013

The union representing Urgences santé paramedics warned in a statement last week that they intend to refuse to work overtime or answer calls once their shift has ended and plan to participate in demonstrations.

Ambulance, union, threatens, pressure, tactics,

Newly found offensive touch

December 24th, 2013

The offensive number was never really there for St. Michael’s men hockey team’s Jeremy Wong, but it was for the month of November.

Newly, found, offensive, touch, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

A basic approach to good eating

December 24th, 2013

Michael Smith is one of the more soothing personalities of the Canadian Food Network. He doesn’t get aggressive in the kitchen or yell at his viewers.

A, basic, approach, to, good, eating, Chef, Michael, Smith, aims, to, ‘empower, Canadian, cooks’

Kosher Jokes for the ‘Halaladays!’

December 19th, 2013

While Kosher Jokes for the Halaladays is now in its  fourth  year of bringing Jews and Muslims together under one roof to laugh in unison during the holiday season, in Quebec the proposed Charter of Values is giving new meaning to the event.

Kosher, Jokes, for, the, ‘Halaladays!’, Annual, holiday, comedy, show, for, Jews, and, Muslims, takes, on, , new, meaning, thanks, to, Quebec, Charter

Bring back two-track!

December 19th, 2013

In 1976, Beatles producer George Martin was horrified when he heard that the Beatles’ original stereo mixes from their first two albums would be used by their record company, EMI, to compile the two-LP Beatles compilation Rock ‘n Roll Music.

Bring, back, , two-track!, , , RETRO, , ROUNDUP

New relationships and holiday gatheringsFrank Kermit ND

December 19th, 2013

Getting into brand new relationships is tricky enough, but when new relationships start around the holidays, it can be even trickier.  In fact, there are even people who boycott dating just before or during the holiday season because they do not want to deal with extra challenges. 

New, relationships, and, holiday, , gatheringsFrank, Kermit, ND, RELATIONSHIPS

Three tips to prevent holiday season weight gain

December 19th, 2013

Between Halloween to New Year’s Day, Canadians can easily gain 5 to 10 pounds during the holiday season. Here are my top three tips for you to give like Santa instead of looking like him.

Three, tips, to, prevent, , holiday, season, weight, gain, , , FOOD, FOR, , THOUGHT

Another gala affair: keeping the Viennese Ball of Montreal tradition alive

December 19th, 2013

Another successful Viennese Ball of Montreal is in the books For over 50 years, every November, the Austrian Society of Montreal holds its signature event, the Viennese Ball of Montreal, celebrating the splendor of the Viennese ball tradition during a glorious evening of lively music and dance, elegant atmosphere and a magical debutante performance

Another, gala, affair:, , keeping, the, Viennese, Ball, , of, Montreal, tradition, alive, , , MAGAZINE, , CONFIDENTIAL

Pearson to publish values charter brief Friday

December 18th, 2013

Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) plans to give the Parti québécois government some homework to do during the holidays.

Pearson, to, publish, values, charter, brief, Friday, “Does, Quebec, plan, to, banish, dreadlocks?”

MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges meet with Enbridge officials

December 18th, 2013

Representatives from MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Enbridge met last week to discuss concerns over safety response in the event of a catastrophe should the 9B pipeline get the government's clearance to begin the reverse flow, with a decision on the pipeline's future slated for late January at the earliest.

MRC, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, meet, with, Enbridge, officials,

Twenty five years later, ‘Dans la Rue’ is still on the road

December 18th, 2013

It’s been 25 years since Father Emmett Johns took out a $10,000 loan from the bank and bought a van after which he began to drive around the streets in the city’s downtown core handing out hot dogs, coffee and condoms to anyone and every one of the city’s street kids who needed them.

Twenty, five, years, later,, ‘Dans, la, Rue’, is, still, on, the, road,

CDN/NDG: New council, new rules

December 18th, 2013

Borough Mayor Russell Copeman kicked off the first regular meeting for the new Côte des Neiges–Notre Dame de Grâce borough council last week by highlighting new elements affecting governance.

CDN/NDG:, New, council,, new, rules, Rotation, and, collegiality

Rousselle: Laval residents wary after Fitch issues ‘negative outlook’ on Quebec

December 18th, 2013

Jean Rousselle makes a point of getting out of his riding office to mingle with his Vimont constituents. You can often find him breakfasting at a local Tim Horton’s or lunching at McDonald’s to sound them out.

Rousselle:, Laval, residents, wary, after, Fitch, issues, ‘negative, outlook’, on, Quebec, ‘Economy, risks, reaching, tipping, point’

Quebec gives green light to pipeline project

December 18th, 2013

The Parti Québécois government has given the thumbs up to a proposal by Enbridge Inc. to reverse the flow of oil in its pipeline known as 9B, through Western Quebec, the North Shore, Laval and East End Montreal.

Quebec, gives, green, light, to, pipeline, project,

Love of learning, laughter

December 18th, 2013

Iris Church is a lesson in endurance, and can make the rest of us feel like slackers.
When the 84-year-old NDG resident hasn’t been doing a cardio workout with her daughter, or at her weekly exercise group or Thomas Moore study session, she’s been busy completing her BA English (with distinction). Oh, and with a 3.7 grade point average by the way.

Love, of, learning,, laughter,

Helping a couple in need walk down the aisle

December 18th, 2013

Could Love Share Events ( become a made in Montreal reality television show? It sure has the makings for one. Are you listening executives from BRAVO TV?

Helping, a, couple, in, need, walk, down, the, aisle,

PQ: intolerable incompetance says Bergman

December 18th, 2013

D’Arcy McGee MNA Lawrence Bergman released an assessment of the PQ’s record this year, saying the last parliamentary session has seen a “failing economy, public finances in the red and solutions that do not attack the real problem.

PQ:, intolerable, incompetance, says, Bergman,

Wintering in Arizona

December 18th, 2013

Wintering, in, Arizona,

A caution on corruption

December 18th, 2013

 Last week the City of Montreal and the provincial government announced that the Montreal anti-corruption squad, known by the acronym ÉPIM, would be folded into UPAC, the provincial anti-corruption unit.

A, caution, on, corruption,

Canadian banks shouldn’t foster unilingualism in Quebec

December 18th, 2013

Canadian, banks, shouldn’t, foster, unilingualism, in, Quebec,

WICA's apartment program yields success

December 18th, 2013

Alex Hamilton has a lot to be thankful for this Christmas season and one of the recipients of his thanks comes from West Island Citizen Advocacy's apartment program in association with St. Michael's House and All Angels Church.

WICA's, apartment, program, yields, success, ‘Recovery, is, not, easy;, it, has, to, come, from, within’

Public consultation helps tailor policing to community needs

December 18th, 2013

Commander Richard Thouin believes that the residents of the cities that Montreal Police Station 1 serves are his most important allies.

Public, consultation, helps, tailor, policing, to, community, needs,

Laval homes still a seller’s market

December 18th, 2013

Île Jésus has remained the island of choice for homebuyers this year. Laval continues to lead the property price index with a 5.1percent increase during the first 11 months of the year.

Laval, homes, still, a, seller’s, market, Property, tax, freeze, motivates, Montrealers, to, migrate

Johnson honoured for opening opportunities for English youth

December 18th, 2013

Laval’s first English-speaking Royal Canadian Air Cadet squadron honoured Laval Liberty High School (LLHS) staff member Daniel Johnson, Dec. 12, for his role in helping get the youth organization on its feet this year.

Johnson, honoured, for, opening, opportunities, for, English, youth,

Crown adds Internet luring to kiddie porn charges

December 18th, 2013

The 10 teen boys aged 13-15 who were arrested last month on charges of possessing, distributing and producing juvenile pornography will be back in Laval youth court in January, for their next criminal hearing.

Crown, adds, Internet, luring, to, kiddie, porn, charges, But, arrests, proving, counter-productive

Renaissance - great place for donations

December 18th, 2013

The borough of Côte des Neiges-Notre Dame de Grâce earned kudos from the Renaissance non-profit organization last month

Renaissance, -, great, place, for, donations,

Lachine's CAD Railway Industries Ltd. investment will double work force

December 18th, 2013

Lachine's, CAD, Railway, Industries, Ltd., investment, will, double, work, force, Good, business, announcement, for, borough, following, Old, Dutch, and, Blue, Water, losses

Bialik solid on the hardwood in JISA tournaments

December 18th, 2013

During a recent series of community basketball tournaments organized under the Jewish Interscholastic Sports Association (JISA), Bialik came away with five gold medals and one silver in the six events.

Bialik, solid, on, the, hardwood, in, JISA, tournaments,

Lakeshore cruises past Versant West

December 18th, 2013

It was a tough  contest for the visitors as the Lakeshore Tigers shutdown the Versant West Tornados to claim a 5-0 win in Atom “BB” hockey Saturday afternoon at the Kirkland arena.

Lakeshore, cruises, past, Versant, West, Lakeshore, 5, |, Versant, West, 0

West Island Track impressive in Toronto

December 18th, 2013

The International Youth Meet of Champions at the Metro Toronto Track and Field Centre held over the weekend of Dec. 7 and 8 at York University produced a bevy of personal bests and numerous medals for athletes of the West Island Track Club.

West, Island, Track, impressive, in, Toronto,

West Island Track impressive in Toronto

December 18th, 2013

The International Youth Meet of Champions at the Metro Toronto Track and Field Centre held over the weekend of Dec. 7 and 8 at York University produced a bevy of personal bests and numerous medals for athletes of the West Island Track Club.

West, Island, Track, impressive, in, Toronto,

Arsenal proves too potent for Patriotes

December 18th, 2013

The LSL Arsenal shutout the Laval Patriotes 2-0 in boys’ peewee AAA action Saturday at the Verdun Arena.

Arsenal, proves, too, potent, for, Patriotes, LSL, 2, |, Laval, 0

Laval Scorpions planning 40th reunion

December 18th, 2013

The year was 1974 the Montreal Expos posted a 79-82 won-loss record, the Canadiens finished first in the Norris Division but bowed to the Rangers in the quarterfinals and the Alouettes were the Grey Cup champs.

Laval, Scorpions, planning, 40th, reunion,

Thursdays with Colonel Finestone

December 18th, 2013

You may be familiar with the series of Dos Equis beer commercials featuring a fictional character who, based on his many exploits, is dubbed “the most interesting man in the world.” In many ways, Bernard Julius Finestone was a local, real life version of this character. “I’ve never met such an accomplished man in so many fields,” says author K. David Brody.

Thursdays, with, Colonel, Finestone, K., David, Brody, speaks, about, co-authoring, war, hero’s, memoirs

A fourth helping of Kosher Jokes served up at the Comedy Nest

December 18th, 2013

Proving that nothing unites people of different religious denominations more than the one major holiday that doesn’t pertain to them, Kosher Jokes for the Halaladays will return this year for its fourth consecutive edition

A, fourth, helping, of, Kosher, Jokes, served, up, , at, the, Comedy, Nest,

Mike Paterson returns to headline holiday comedy show at the Wheel Club

December 18th, 2013

In what has become something of a yuletide tradition, The Wheel Club (3373 Cavendish Blvd.) will once again play host this year to the Hilarious Holiday Hoedown on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 8:30 p.m. The NDG Food Depot will receive all of the event’s proceeds as well as any non-perishable food items collected.

Mike, Paterson, returns, to, headline, holiday, comedy, show, at, the, Wheel, Club, Proceeds, destined, for, NDG, Food, Depot,

Double threescore years and ten

December 18th, 2013

Threescore is synonymous with 60, in the same way that we still use a dozen for 12. The phrase threescore and ten years has died out, but today people are living more than threescore years and ten — a lot even more than fourscore years.

Double, threescore, years, and, ten,

Art for Charities supports seniors in need

December 18th, 2013

Over 250 people attended a photographic art exhibit on Oct. 3 organized by the Liane and Danny Taran Foundation benefitting the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS) Foundation. Held at the Art for Charities Gallery in the Town of Mount Royal, over $20,000 was raised in support of seniors in need.

Art, for, Charities, supports, seniors, in, need,

A lighter shade of Grey

December 18th, 2013

Erotica as a literary genre has always found a robust yet discreet readership. But that readership burst out of the closet in droves a couple of years ago when Fifty Shades of Grey and the two follow-up books by British author E. L. James became blockbuster hits, the trilogy having so far sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

A, lighter, shade, of, Grey, Canadian, author, finds, success, and, has, E.L., James, to, thank,

Juvenile girls all-star tilt proves exciting and entertaining

December 18th, 2013

The GMAA showcased its best in women’s hockey in its 10th Annual Juvenile Girls All-Star game between the Blue and White teams Wednesday at the College Notre Dame Arena in Montreal.

Juvenile, girls, all-star, tilt, proves, exciting, and, entertaining,

Thank you Mr. Mandela

December 11th, 2013

That day eventually came last Thursday. When I first heard the news that Nelson Mandela had died at the age of 95, I paused for a moment and then, alone in my living room, smiled and said: “Thank you Mr. Mandela.”

Anthony Bonaparte, The Suburban, Nelson Mandela, South Africa, apartheid, Jacob Zuma

MANDELA: The captain of his soul

December 11th, 2013

Nelson Mandela once said, "A people comes to a point in its history where it has two choices. The first is to accept permanent inferiority. The second is to defy the government. We chose to defy the government." There would be no "permanent inferiority" for citizens of color in South Africa if Mandela had anything to say about it. For that matter, there would be no permanent inferiority for any citizen of South Africa.

MANDELA:, The, captain, of, his, soul, A, man, for, our, seasons

Target to have bilingual self-checkout by spring

December 11th, 2013

Target stores in Quebec and the rest of Canada will have bilingual automated cash checkout machines by next spring, company spokesman Sebastien Bouchard told The Suburban  last week.

Target, to, have, bilingual, self-checkout, by, spring,

CEDEC Fêtes entrepreneurs

December 11th, 2013

It’s about impacting your community.

CEDEC, Fêtes, entrepreneurs, Small, business, gets, support

Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney shares vision with The Suburban

December 11th, 2013

Last Saturday, during a brief visit to Montreal, Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney told The Suburban that the federal government intends to support increased vocational training throughout the nation.
“We recognize that the provinces are responsible for education,” said Kenney, “…but guess what. The federal government pays for a lot of that education.”

Federal, Employment, Minister, Jason, Kenney, shares, vision, with, The, Suburban,

How Mandela made a difference

December 11th, 2013

The tributes to Nelson Mandela will continue to pour in over the next few days, as dignitaries make their way to pay their final respects to the leader who did more to transform Africa than any other in recent memory. His life story is now becoming more familiar by the day, and the upcoming film about his life will only add to the remarkable achievements of the man called Madiba.

How, Mandela, made, a, difference, Analysis

Multi-Faith coalition takes shape against Bill 60

December 11th, 2013

Montreal’s English-speaking Catholics have begun quiet outreach to Jewish, Muslim and other minority groups to join forces against Bill 60, the so-called Charter of Values.

Multi-Faith, coalition, takes, shape, against, Bill, 60, City’s, English, Speaking, Catholic, Council, begins, outreach

Mandela stamp

December 11th, 2013

Mandela, stamp,

FCM discusses social housing with PM

December 11th, 2013

Driving anywhere in the city of Montreal, orange cones and streets that are desperately in need of repair are evident in all four corners of the city.  But according to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), 60% of all municipal roads in Canada need to be redone.

FCM, discusses, social, housing, with, PM,

DDO Seniors Information Office to fill information gap

December 11th, 2013

The Dollard des Ormeaux Seniors Club officially inaugurated its Seniors Information Office, Nov. 27, during a gathering in the Dollard Community Centre lounge.

DDO, Seniors, Information, Office, to, fill, information, gap,

WIBCA reacts to Mandela's passing

December 11th, 2013

While the outpouring of praise from world leaders and citizens alike for the great example left by Nelson Mandela in personifying hope over revenge, Elizabeth-Ann Williams has a slightly different view on all of the tributes paid to the former South African president and international peace icon.

WIBCA, reacts, to, Mandela's, passing,

Johnson believes Mandela's legacy will live on

December 11th, 2013

After hearing about the passing of Nelson Mandela last week, Dollard-des-Ormeaux councilor and West Island Blues Festival  co-founder Errol Johnson found himself "watching the television tributes to this great man and thinking about the difficult challenge he faced being in prison for 27 years."

Johnson, believes, Mandela's, legacy, will, live, on, , He, showed, all, mankind, that, there, is, always, hope

MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges want government assurance on Enbridge pipeline

December 11th, 2013

The proposed Enbridge pipeline extension project that could see the transportation of oil going from North Westover in Hamilton, Ontario through Montreal and then on to Quebec has the MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges concerned since the new pipeline would traverse through the off island municipalities of Rigaud, Pointe-Fortune, Sainte-Justine-de-Newton and Très-Saint-Rédempteur.

MRC, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, want, government, assurance, on, Enbridge, pipeline,

Arrest outrages parents

December 11th, 2013

A teacher has taken a leave of absence and dozens of parents remain outraged after a suspected child predator was arrested outside Hillcrest Academy in Laval two weeks ago.

Arrest, outrages, parents,

Let it snow, responsibly

December 11th, 2013

With the little white flakes falling from the sky and the cold weather coming around fast, most homeowners have already hired a snow removal company to clear their driveway when Miss Méteo decides to be less clement.

Let, it, snow,, responsibly, Residents, reminded, of, rules, for, private, snow, removal

Foreign funding may be going to Quebec, Ontario anti-pipeline groups

December 11th, 2013

Laval’s last-minute push last week to address newly voiced environmental concerns about Enbridge’s pipeline through the city coincided with revelations that some California mega-charities have allegedly been quietly funding Canadian groups to oppose Canada’s oil industry.

Foreign, funding, may, be, going, to, Quebec,, Ontario, anti-pipeline, groups, Americans, allegedly, helping, to, influence, Laval, residents

Turmoil at city hall ends

December 11th, 2013

Perhaps it was because of the snow, perhaps citizens have already lost interest in their newly elected city council, but the second meeting of the new civic administration, Dec. 2, was nowhere near as well-attended as those of prior months.

Turmoil, at, city, hall, ends,

Laval lays down conditions for pipeline project

December 11th, 2013

The city has offered conditional support for Enbridge’s proposal to reverse the flow of oil in its 40-year-old pipeline that transects the eastern tip of Île Jésus.

Laval, lays, down, conditions, for, pipeline, project,

Pawsitively therapeutic

December 11th, 2013

Stress, mental health issues and illness often cause us to lose our balance on the tightrope that is life and fall into a very dark and depressing place. We are treated by medical professionals, prescribed medication, are subjected to surgeries and allow ourselves to be analyzed by counsellors — all of which provide us hope that we will soon be well and able to function normally again.

Pawsitively, therapeutic,

Green Day’s Tony Award-winning American Idiot bound for Montreal stage

December 11th, 2013

It has been a while since Montrealers got a chance to see a Broadway musical at Place des Arts.

Green, Day’s, Tony, Award-winning, , American, Idiot, bound, for, Montreal, stage,

Peter Noone, Herman’s Hermits rock Maimonides fundraiser

December 11th, 2013

Herman’s Hermits, featuring vocalist Peter Noone, were generally considered to be one of the lighter bands of the 1960s British invasion.

Peter, Noone,, Herman’s, Hermits, , rock, Maimonides, fundraiser,

Offering the homeless a lifetime of help

December 11th, 2013

When 20-year-old Josh Broadman travelled to Nepal this past summer in pursuit of a new life perspective, he certainly found it. Far from a glamorous jaunt or even a fun back packing excursion, Broadman volunteered at the Namaste Community Foundation orphanage, which has actively worked with the underprivileged people and children of Nepal since 2003.

Offering, the, homeless, a, lifetime, of, help,

Looking back at the eight days of Chanukah

December 11th, 2013

Two weeks ago in my column I reflected on the time when I was a kid growing up in a traditional Jewish home and just couldn’t escape Christmas. It was all around me — everywhere I went.

Looking, back, at, the, eight, days, of, Chanukah,

The Moist dry spell is over

December 11th, 2013

The mid-to-late 1990s was a golden age for Canadian alternative rock and amongst the many bands that came out of this period, few were as successful as Moist.

The, Moist, dry, spell, is, over, Reunion, tour, comes, to, Montreal, on, Saturday,, Dec., 14, at, Metropolis

Honored to be honored

December 11th, 2013

After 25 years of serving as a volunteer for the Pointe Claire Ringette Association, Bill Stockwell was honored with a plaque on Sunday Dec. 1 at the Bob Birnie Arena.

Honored, to, be, honored,

Pointe Claire old timers notch holiday hat trick

December 11th, 2013

The Pointe Claire Old Timers (PCOT) hockey club just completed a holiday hat trick to the benefit of the community. Tis’ the season of giving and the members of PCOT showed exactly how the organization gives at this time of the year. The club’s motto of “For the love of the game and the good of the community” is one the members rally around.

Pointe, Claire, old, timers, notch, holiday, hat, trick,

Lions get back in the win column in convincing fashion

December 11th, 2013

The LSL Midget AAA Lions broke free of their winless drought with a convincing 5-2 victory over the Jonquiere Elites Saturday at the DDO Civic Centre.

Lions, get, back, in, the, win, column, in, convincing, fashion, Lac, St., Louis, 5, /, Jonquiere, 2

Brisebois teams up with Kraft to find next Hockeyville

December 11th, 2013

If there’s somebody who knows about the need for quality ice rinks, it’s former Montreal Canadiens Patrice Brisebois.
He’s teamed up with Kraft Hockeyville and was on hand to re-introduce Victoria Skating rink in Downtown Montreal.
“It’s an extraordinary project, it’s great for the community,” said Brisebois who played over 1000 NHL games. “My career started in small rinks, and 66 percent of them need renovations. This program is excellent and I hope people take notice.”

Brisebois, teams, up, with, Kraft, to, find, next, Hockeyville,

Morty Goldsmith recognized by Badminton Quebec

December 11th, 2013

Côte St. Luc’s Morty Goldsmith’s passion play is the sport of badminton, a pursuit the 88-year-old discovered in his high school days at Baron Byng High School. For over seven decades Mr. Goldsmith has not just competed in the sport of badminton but has been a mentor and cheerleader for the game.

Morty, Goldsmith, recognized, by, Badminton, Quebec, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Mark Weightman named president and chief executive officer of the Alouettes

December 11th, 2013

Montreal Alouettes owner Bob Wetenhall announced on Tuesday, Dec. 3 his selection for the new president and chief executive officer of the franchise.

Mark, Weightman, named, , president, and, chief, executive, officer, of, the, Alouettes,

Green Day’s Tony Award-winning American Idiot bound for Montreal stage

December 6th, 2013

It has been a while since Montrealers got a chance to see a Broadway musical at the Place des Arts, but if you are looking for a great Christmas gift then tickets to the Tony Award winning American Idiot would not a bad choice. The national tour will make its Montreal debut for three shows only over two days, January 4 and 5.

Green, Day’s, Tony, Award-winning, American, Idiot, bound, for, Montreal, stage,

FAQ books a godsend for retro fans

December 6th, 2013

FAQ, books, a, , godsend, for, , retro, fans,

ABBA fever hits Montreal

December 6th, 2013

On the eve of  ABBA’s 40th anniversary, the music of the famous Swedish pop group   remains as popular as ever with people of all ages.
In Montreal, that was well evident last Saturday night as 1,300 people got up and danced next to their seats at the  Place des Arts for a stunning performance by the Quebec-based One, The ABBA Memories Show. Coming up next, on December 19 and 20, the Ontario-based ABBAMANIA (along with a tribute to the BeeGees) will take place at the Rialto Theatre.

ABBA, fever, hits, Montreal, Successful, Place, des, Arts, show, to, be, followed, up, with, Rialto, présentation

Foods that can help with the symptoms of menopause

December 6th, 2013

When women hit a certain age, menopause starts. As all women are unique, at what age it occurs varies. As women go through this change in their hormonal system their bone density decreases, making them more susceptible to osteoporosis, and their digestive system slows down causing weight gain and their risk for heart disease increases.
The menopause diet focuses on foods to prevent bone fractures, reduce the risk of heart disease and minimize weight gain.

Foods, that, can, help, , with, the, symptoms, of, menopause,

Single going into the holiday season

December 6th, 2013

The holidays can be a time of reflection for some to evaluate if they are where they would want to be with their love lives. 
Many people who are struggling can end up asking themselves questions such as, “Why are all my friends in relationships, and I am still single?” and “Why does she just want to be friends with me?” or  “Why won’t he commitment to me?”

Single, going, into, , the, holiday, season,

Bill 60 sends a shameful message

December 4th, 2013

When Quebec Minister Bernard Drainville tabled Bill 60 -- formerly known as the "Charter of Values" -- he said one thing that is undeniably true: The bill, should it pass, will serve to define the Quebec in which we want to live together. Regrettably, by enacting this law, Quebec would be sending very clear -- and very shameful -- signals about the kind of society we wish to be.

Bill, 60, sends, a, shameful, message,

Drainville’s deceit

December 4th, 2013

Minister for Democratic Institutions Bernard Drainville’s last minute decision to pull out of a debate on Bill 60, the “Values” Charter, at Concordia University last week due to “security concerns” was disappointing and deceptive, wherever one stands on the issue of laity in the public square. It also played loose with the facts and reasonable people could argue that his action could incite violence.

Drainville’s, deceit,

Federation CJA 2013 campaign raises $38,678,110

December 4th, 2013

Federation CJA’s 2013 campaign is projected to have raised $38,678,110, it was announced at last week’s closing celebration event.

Federation, CJA, 2013, campaign, raises, $38,678,110,

Remembering Richler

December 4th, 2013

As children, Jacob Richler and his siblings weren’t allowed into their famous  father’s upstairs study when Mordecai Richler was pounding away at his typewriter writing his books or his satirical essays.   So when Jacob dedicated the Mordecai Richler Reading Room at Concordia University last week  the occasion brought back “happy memories of my father.” 

Remembering, Richler,

Hundreds turn out for CSL anti-Charter rally

December 4th, 2013

Hundreds turned out Monday night for the Côte St. Luc-organized rally against the PQ’s proposed Charter of Values.
The charter would ban public servants and employees of institutions under provincial jurisdiction from wearing religious headgear and very visible religious symbols.

Hundreds, turn, out, for, CSL, anti-Charter, rally,

Fuego Fire

December 4th, 2013

 More than three dozen firemen from surrounding areas showed up to fight the fire at the Fuego kosher steakhouse on Côte St. Luc road near Beaconsfield after the fire broke out shortly before 5 a.m.

Fuego, Fire, N.D.G., restaurant, site, of, major, Monday, morning, blaze

EMSB latest to declare it will ignore values charter

December 4th, 2013

The English Montreal School Board is the latest major institution to declare it will ignore the proposed values charter, Bill 60, English Montreal School Board chairman Angela Mancini announced last week.

EMSB, latest, to, declare, it, will, ignore, values, charter,

Coach’s Corner

December 4th, 2013

Coach’s, Corner,

Critic silenced at LBPSB board

December 4th, 2013

Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) chair Suanne Stein-Day has barred longtime education watchdog Chris Eustace from asking questions during the commissioners’ and executive committee public meetings.

Critic, silenced, at, LBPSB, board, uestions, on, air, quality,, ethics,, enrolment, and, overhead, barred

CP Holiday Train rolls into Beaconsfield

December 4th, 2013

"The residents of Beaconsfield and the West Island are always so generous and this year was no exception,” said Ed Greenberg of CP. Greenberg was talking about the recent stop made by the CP Holiday Train that travels to over 150 US and Canadian communities, collecting food and money for those less fortunate.

CP, Holiday, Train, rolls, into, Beaconsfield, Festive, train, kick-starts, Canadian, leg, of, tour, in, West, Island

Vaudreuil-Dorion still waiting for news on hospital

December 4th, 2013

For the citizens of Vaudreuil-Dorion and Mayor Guy Pilon, waiting to hear where the new hospital will be built has been a waiting game.

Vaudreuil-Dorion, still, waiting, for, news, on, hospital, Mayor, Pilon, says, 'we, were, supposed, to, hear, last, March'

Baie d’Urfé pulls plug on town hall expansion

December 4th, 2013

Town council will announce at its Dec. 10 meeting that it has officially abandoned a controversial plan to expand Baie d’Urfé town hall, Mayor Maria Tutino told The Suburban in an interview.

Baie, d’Urfé, pulls, plug, on, town, hall, expansion, Tutino, plans, to, reintroduce, contentious, project, later

DDO family gets unwelcome surprise

December 4th, 2013

A family living at France and Westpark Blvd. in Dollard des Ormeaux received an unwelcome surprise this past early Sunday morning when a car crashed into their house.

DDO, family, gets, unwelcome, surprise, Driver, loses, control, of, car, and, crashes, into, home

More bureaucrats head out city hall revolving door

December 4th, 2013

Laval’s first post-election city council meeting, Nov. 18, felt like opening night at the theatre. The public turned up in strength, arriving early to scramble for the best seats. Many were the curious, who wanted to see the new team at their first city council. For the first time in more than two decades, a new party is at the helm in city hall  as well as the opposition to Mouvement lavallois seated around the table.

More, bureaucrats, head, out, city, hall, revolving, door,

Laval firefighters honour their finest

December 4th, 2013

Looking dazzling in their crisp uniforms, Laval’s firefighters gathered at Marcellin-Champagnat Theater, Nov. 26, to congratulate their peers who distinguished themselves through acts of bravery. Courageous citizens who had selflessly intervened in emergency situations were also honoured.

Laval, firefighters, honour, their, finest, Annual, fire-safety, ceremony

Dramatic about-face: Foucher contests Demers’ eligibility

December 4th, 2013

Jacques Foucher has changed his mind.

Dramatic, about-face:, Foucher, contests, Demers’, eligibility, Defeated, opponent, asks, court, to, quash, mayor’s, election

City council webcasting: ML intends to keep true to its promise

December 4th, 2013

For as long as it has existed, Mouvement lavallois (ML) has advocated webcasting city council sessions, in order to improve municipal transparency and make the meetings more accessible to citizens. Newly elected Bois de Boulogne Councillor David De Cotis was the most ardent ML member to advocate using the Internet to broadcast video of city council proceedings.

City, council, webcasting:, ML, intends, to, keep, true, to, its, promise,

School board mulls high-school reorganization

December 4th, 2013

Laval Liberty High School and Laurier Senior High might be reorganized or merged soon, possibly becoming all-senior and all-junior high-schools, respectively, if a plan that Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board (SWLSB) is considering comes to fruition.

School, board, mulls, high-school, reorganization,

Foresters fell the Royals

December 4th, 2013

The Amos Midget AAA Foresters downed the Rousseau Royals 4-2 Saturday night at the Garon Arena.

Foresters, fell, the, Royals,

The love of a grandparent

December 4th, 2013

I had wonderful grandparents growing up — a Papa who had a model train and an entire town set up in his garage that we’d sneak out to, and with the flick of a switch the buildings and street lights would illuminate and the train would start its journey round and round (I still love the smell of musty garages), another Papa who smoked a pipe and had twinkly eyes like Santa Claus, along with two loving Nannies who rode down hills on sleds in a skirt when I was little and who had beautiful tables with real china and fancy noshies in crystal dishes.

The, love, of, a, grandparent,

The rise of online education

December 4th, 2013

Since the rise of the Internet has affected every sphere of life, it is now not uncommon for a university student to take classes online.

The, rise, of, online, education,

Never a dull moment at the Rialto

December 4th, 2013

When Ezio Carosielli acquired the Rialto Theatre several years ago, his goals were modest.

Never, a, dull, moment, at, the, Rialto, Special, events, and, tribute, shows, scheduled, through, December

Four Rooms: where sellers meet buyers

December 4th, 2013

Four Rooms, a new TV series makes its debut on Sunday Jan. 5, at 8 p.m. on CBC. It’s a mixture of three popular shows, Dragons’ Den, Antiques Roadshow and Let’s Make a Deal. Members of the public come from all over the country to offer their treasured collectibles to a quartet of Canada’s expertise buyers. Some of the items offered include a game-worn Wayne Gretzky hockey jersey, a personal letter signed by Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger and a 1941 Buick that belonged to Warner Bros. Entertainment that appeared in the film Logan’s Run.

Four, Rooms:, where, sellers, meet, buyers,

Graduate school and a twenty-something lifestyle

December 4th, 2013

All throughout my undergraduate studies in political science, when I discussed with fellow students what they intended to do after they obtained their bachelor’s degree, more often than not the same answer came up: go for a master’s. I am no exception to this tendency as I began my graduate studies this past September at l’Université de Montréal — the same institution where I completed my bachelor’s last spring.

Graduate, school, and, a, twenty-something, lifestyle,

When grandparents become parents once again

December 4th, 2013

Becoming a grandparent is an amazing chapter in a person’s life — the love and fun that is shared between a grandparent and their grandchildren is unique and something that is treasured because, quite often, they don’t see each other on a daily basis.

When, grandparents, , become, parents, once, again,

Soccer Quebec ready to welcome FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014

December 4th, 2013

Sales for venue pack tickets of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 was kicked-off last week at Montreal’s City Hall.

Soccer, Quebec, ready, to, welcome, , FIFA, U-20, Women’s, World, Cup, Canada, 2014, ,

Scotties curling 101 provided plenty of fun

December 4th, 2013

While the Tim Horton’s Roar of the Rings tournament was being contested in Winnipeg, there was a roar of laughter on the sheets of the venerable Montreal West Curling Club as members of the Montreal media tried their hand at curling in a Scotties curling 101 visit.

Scotties, curling, 101, , provided, plenty, of, fun,

Wildcats roar past WIC’s Voyageurs

December 4th, 2013

The Royal West Academy Wildcats downed the WIC Voyageurs 6-2 in GMAA Juvenile boys’ hockey Friday at the Dollard Civic Centre.

Wildcats, roar, past, WIC’s, Voyageurs, Royal, West, 6, |, WIC, 2

Magog manages Lions for road win

December 4th, 2013

The Magog Cantonniers squeaked-by the Lac St. Louis Lions 2-1 in Midget AAA hockey action Friday at the Dollard Civic Centre.

Magog, manages, Lions, for, road, win,

Joshua Adams-Vancol named Track and Field Athlete of the Year

December 4th, 2013

Pierrefonds’ Joshua Adams-Vancol is quickly establishing himself as one of the top young track and field athletes in the province. Two weekends ago the 13-year-old was honoured at the 2013 Gala Athletas held at the Le Crystal in St. Laurent when he was named Athlete of The Year title in the benjamin boy’s category.

Joshua, Adams-Vancol, named, , Track, and, Field, Athlete, of, the, Year, Pierrefonds, athlete, is, multi-talented

Holocaust memoir book launch attracts huge audience

November 27th, 2013

The book launch of Sidney Zoltak’s memoir My Silent Pledge: A Journey of Struggle, Survival and Remembrance attracted a large standing room only crowd to the Côte St. Luc council chamber last Thursday night.

Holocaust, memoir, book, launch, attracts, huge, audience,

Hampstead mayor questioned on councillor info access

November 27th, 2013

Hampstead Mayor William Steinberg was questioned by council regular and former council candidate Lisa Hollinger on councillors’ access to town information.

Hampstead, mayor, questioned, on, councillor, info, access,

The urgency of now

November 27th, 2013

It is said that life is what happens between the planning. That seems to be the fate that follows noted developer and community leader Jonathan Wener and his Mega Missions to Israel. But it is a good fate.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Federation CJA, Mega Mission 2014, Jonathan Wener, Israel

Can you just tell me where my dad is

November 27th, 2013

Dirk Boder and his daughter Melissa never imagined that a simple errand — picking up a parcel from a friend —  could turn into a tragic experience; but that is exactly what happened the night of Nov. 10.

Can, you, just, tell, me, where, my, dad, is, Video, shows, police, abusing, driver, for, parking, infraction, and, leaving, teenage, daughter, stranded

CRITIQ rallies for Notre Montréal

November 27th, 2013

During last week’s noon hour rally, police blocked the northbound lane of Montreal’s McGill College Avenue as almost 300 people rallied to hear  a number of speakers express the necessity about “starting a dialogue concerning our city” in order to celebrate and protect an economically strong and multicultural city that is open to the world.” The CRITIQ initiative is called “Notre Montréal. “

CRITIQ, rallies, for, Notre, Montréal,

Businessman and philanthropist Michal Hornstein promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada

November 27th, 2013

Michal Hornstein, a prominent Montreal businessman, art collector and philanthropist, was one of 38 people invested into the Order of Canada by Governor-General David Johnston at a ceremony that took place last Friday, Nov. 22 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Hornstein, who’s been a Member of the Order of Canada since 1984, was promoted to Officer, which recognizes a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large.

Businessman, and, philanthropist, Michal, Hornstein, promoted, to, Officer, of, the, Order, of, Canada,

Baird right on international caution

November 27th, 2013

Believe it or not there is a world beyond the boundaries of Quebec’s never-ending and fractious cultural wars. The big story around the globe  this past week has been about the possibility of a real war. And how to stop it.

Baird, right, on, international, caution, , ,

Champlain Bridge

November 27th, 2013

Champlain, Bridge,

Beis appointed to executive committee

November 27th, 2013

Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Dimitrios Jim Beis was named to Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre's Executive Committee last week. Beis will be handling three portfolios, sports, communities of diverse origins and procurement.

Beis, appointed, to, executive, committee,

Quartier Greenwich breaks ground

November 27th, 2013

There were smiles all around Friday November 22, 2013, as Pointe-Claire mayor, Morris Trudeau, with councilor Jean Pierre Grenier,of District 6, were on hand with the administration of Quartier Greenwich to lay the groundbreaking project on Hymus Blvd, west of St-John’s Road.

Quartier, Greenwich, breaks, ground,

Pointe Claire Municipal Council enters new era

November 27th, 2013

The Pointe Claire Municipal Chambers were buzzing this past Tuesday evening, with anticipation, as 45 citizens welcomed their 71st council since 1911.

Pointe, Claire, Municipal, Council, enters, new, era,

Seamless transition of water service from Pointe Claire to Pierrefonds

November 27th, 2013

The cities of Senneville and Ste. Anne de Bellevue are no longer receiving their potable water from the Pointe Claire filtration plant but rather from the newly renovated and improved Pierrefonds-Roxboro plant. According to SADB Mayor Paola Hawa, the change from Pointe Claire to Pierrefonds-Roxboro has been working seamlessly.

Seamless, transition, of, water, service, from, Pointe, Claire, to, Pierrefonds,

Radon testing in schools begins now: toxin cleanup next summer

November 27th, 2013

 In the next month, the Lester B. Pearson School Board plans to begin testing for radon in all its Montreal schools south of Highway 40.

Radon, testing, in, schools, begins, now:, toxin, cleanup, next, summer,

Phenix rise over Royals

November 27th, 2013

The Rousseau Royals continued their search to escape their slump falling to the Esther-Blondin Phenix in a nail biting 2-1 loss on their home ice Friday at Garon Arena.

Phenix, rise, over, Royals,

Fire damages Chomedey Inn

November 27th, 2013

Firefighters raced to Laval’s iconic Chomedey Inn, around 1:30 p.m., Nov. 21, after a blaze broke out in an unoccupied room at the northeast corner of the motel.

Fire, damages, Chomedey, Inn,

Laval rowing club to get state-of-the-art facility

November 27th, 2013

Laval Rowing Club’s 320 members will be getting a new teaching and training facility, thanks to support from the city and the provincial government.

Laval, rowing, club, to, get, state-of-the-art, facility, , Karidogiannis, delivers, fast, on, election, promise

Technopole lights up Laval on America’s corporate radar

November 27th, 2013

With Laval’s economy still thriving while Montreal’s is stalled and the rest of Quebec is sputtering, an influential group of Americans paid a visit to Laval Technopole, Nov. 12, to learn more about the island city’s business potential.

Technopole, lights, up, Laval, on, America’s, corporate, radar,

Former internal affairs boss appointed deputy chief

November 27th, 2013

Laval’s municipal commission has appointed Michel Guillemette to serve as deputy chief of Laval’s police service.
Municipal commission spokeswoman Sylvia Morin confirmed that the new deputy chief commenced his tenure Nov. 18. He succeeded deputy chief Réjean Simard, who retired on Nov. 1. Simard was reportedly one of the candidates who had been short-listed to succeed former Chief Jean-Pierre Gariépy.

Former, internal, affairs, boss, appointed, deputy, chief,

Criminalizing kids’ behaviour raises important questions

November 27th, 2013

Better destroy and delete all your photos of your toddler taking a bath.

Criminalizing, kids’, behaviour, raises, important, questions,

Merging the holidays

November 27th, 2013

As a kid, even though I grew up in a traditional Jewish home, I just couldn’t escape Christmas. It was all around me — at school, on the streets, and of course there was Eaton’s department store’s annual Santa Claus parade. I loved Chanukah but I thought Christmas was more fun and I just wanted to be part of it.

Merging, the, holidays,

Haiti is open for business

November 27th, 2013

The ride from the international airport in Port-au-Prince to the suburb of Pétionville is long and dusty. On either side of the road are snapshots of life in a country that is still recovering from an earthquake that struck one quiet January night nearly four years ago leaving more than a million people without homes.

Haiti, is, open, for, business,

Foods for healthy hair and nails

November 27th, 2013

That’s right. Different vitamins and minerals can help protect and improve split ends and brittle nails.

Foods, for, healthy, hair, and, nails,

Suffering from a party season hangover?

November 27th, 2013

It’s the start of the holiday party season and alcohol consumption will increase — I can guarantee that! As a result, there’ll also be more people suffering from a hangover, or the morning-after effects.

Suffering, from, a, party, season, hangover?,

A cosmopolitan slice of Caribbean life: St. Maarten-St. Martin

November 27th, 2013

A little French and a little Dutch, St. Maarten-St. Martin is the smallest island in the world shared by two nations. A cosmopolitan slice of Caribbean life, both sides of the island are perennially popular with Montrealers who return year after year to take five on a sun lounger, trot along the sea on horseback, toast the sunset with a fruity guavaberry colada, shop for duty-free bargains or just chill on one of 37 sandy beaches.

A, cosmopolitan, slice, of, Caribbean, life:, St., Maarten-St., Martin,

Becoming Geronimo

November 27th, 2013

If you’ve never heard of Geronimo Stilton, Google the name and prepare to be amazed by the numbers. A best-selling children’s book series originating from Italy, the adventures of the titular talking mouse character (who is also credited as the author) have been the subject of 85 millions books sold in 36 languages in 150 countries.

Becoming, Geronimo, Actor, Eloi, Archambaudoin, discusses, his, portrayal, of, a, kids’, lit, icon

Knights shutdown Gryphons

November 27th, 2013

The St. Thomas High School Knights shutout the Selwyn House Gryphons 2-0 in GMAA Juvenile boys’ hockey action Thursday at the Westmount Arena. “It was nice to win after coming-up short on the weekend,” said Knights head coach Andrew Miller whose team fell to the Gryphons 1-0 in a tournament last weekend. “There’s always a 1-2 difference in score between these two teams.”

Knights, shutdown, Gryphons, St., Thomas, 2, |, Selwyn, House, 0

Lions roar in the third

November 27th, 2013

When trailing in a game, apply more pressure. The LaSalle Lions overcame a late one-goal deficit to beat the Dollard Civics 2-1 in Atom “A” tournament hockey Saturday morning at the Dollard Civic Centre.

Lions, roar, in, the, third,

Canucks can’t keep pace with the Lions

November 27th, 2013

Sometimes, you just don’t have it.

Canucks, can’t, keep, pace, with, the, Lions, Lakeshore, 10, |, CSL, 2

Lakeshore downgrades the Ouragans

November 27th, 2013

The Lakeshore Panthers downed the Versant Ouest Ouragans 14-1 in boys’ Bantam BB hockey Saturday at the Glenn J. Chamandy arena.

Lakeshore, downgrades, the, Ouragans, Lakeshore, 14, |, Versant, Ouest, 1

A Genie-us campaign earns Bouchard WTA recognition

November 27th, 2013

Westmount’s Eugenie Bouchard has made a seamless transition from the junior to pro ranks as her first full season on the Woman’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour caught the attention of the voting media for the post-season awards. Last week Bouchard was tapped as the WTA’s Newcomer of the Year for 2013.

A, Genie-us, campaign, earns, Bouchard, WTA, recognition,

Fourth annual G!EE competition a glam affair

November 22nd, 2013

If you weren’t at the Just for Kids Foundation’s G!EE High School Showdown, held on Sunday, Nov. 10, you missed the big, high-energy show of the year.

Fourth, annual, G!EE, competition, , a, glam, affair, ,

Reliving Nov. 22, 1963 through YouTube

November 22nd, 2013

Like many others around the world, as I grew up, I had a mini-obsession with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which took place 50 years to the day The Suburban Magazine sees online print this week.

Reliving, , Nov., 22,, 1963, through, YouTube,

Crooner Colin Hunter evokes prime Sinatra

November 22nd, 2013

For many fans of Frank Sinatra, his quintessential album was 1956’s Songs for Swingin’ Lovers, when the legendary singer exuded confidence, joy and hipness, not only in the songs and their performance but Sinatra’s whole persona.

Crooner, Colin, Hunter, , evokes, prime, Sinatra,

Brittany Kwasnik releases her latest video called City

November 22nd, 2013

Dollard  des Ormeaux singing sensation Brittany Kwasnik has released her latest video last week, the second from her new CD launched in June.

Brittany, Kwasnik, releases, , her, latest, video, called, City,

Foods can combat split ends and brittle nails

November 22nd, 2013

Are there any foods I can eat to strengthen and lengthen my hair and nails?

Tracy’s answer
Yes! Different vitamins and minerals can help protect and improve split ends and brittle nails.

Foods, can, combat, split, ends, and, brittle, nails, Question, Are, there, any, foods, I, can, eat, to, strengthen, and, lengthen, my, hair, and, nails?

JFK: 50 years after - Why he still matters

November 20th, 2013

We live in a petty and shameful era colored by false pieties, moral relativism and pandering to the lowest common denominator.

The Suburban, Beryl Wajsman, President John F. Kennedy, 50th, Daniel Patrick Moynihan

From 14 to 41

November 20th, 2013

It is clear to any objective observer that the PQ’s “Values” proposal goes too far for nothing other than political opportunism.

From, 14, to, 41, , The, Charter’s, other, danger

Concert raises funds, hope for Philippines

November 20th, 2013

More than 250 people turned out Sunday afternoon at a downtown concert in a show of solidarity with the Philippines.
The St. James United Church was the venue for an emotional gathering of Montrealers — from the city’s large Filipino community and at-large — who came in support of relief efforts following the massive typhoon that killed 4,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands.

Concert, raises, funds,, hope, for, Philippines,

And they lived happily ever after

November 20th, 2013

Mexico's ambassador to Canada, Francisco Suarez  says, "Canada has the most stringent visa system for Mexicans of any country in the world," the ambassador says. So serious is this irritant among our two countries, which otherwise are on the eve of marking the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (shared with the United States) and the 70th anniversary of bilateral relations,  that it has cast a pall over Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s planned 2014 visit to Canada.

And, they, lived, happily, ever, after,

New Toys R Us to add English to signs

November 20th, 2013

Toys R Us is adding English content to its store signage at its Jean Talon and Décarie store and other Montreal-area stores in Vaudreuil and Pointe Claire, after receiving several complaints from customers.

New, Toys, R, Us, to, add, English, to, signs,

Montreal’s new executive committee

November 20th, 2013

This past Monday Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre introduced his new executive committee .“This will be the beginning of a new chapter for Montreal,” said the mayor. “Together, we will combine all of our talents and all of our energy to better all of the city’s citizens.”

Montreal’s, new, executive, committee,

PM in Montreal: No time to lose on Canada EU Free Trade

November 20th, 2013

During last Friday’s lunchtime speech, Prime Minister Stephen Harper reminded Montreal’s business community that they had no time to lose if they wanted to take advantage of the benefits that would soon be created by Canada’s new Free-trade deal with the European Union.

PM, in, Montreal:, No, time, to, lose, on, Canada, EU, Free, Trade,

Toronto city council

November 20th, 2013

Toronto, city, council,

WICS wants to help even more

November 20th, 2013

West Island Community Shares' annual fundraising campaign is in full swing and the agency has noticed an increase in awareness as well as donors more interested in the concept of proximity impact.

WICS, wants, to, help, even, more, More, donors, and, sponsors, could, increase, West, Island, Community, Shares, goal, for, campaign

Pointe Claire to hold workshop on village's future

November 20th, 2013

Last spring, Pointe Claire residents were invited to take part in a discussion on the future of the Pointe Claire Village mandated by an outside firm, Convercité.  Since then, the company has taken a litmus test of the village, talking to residents, visitors and business owners on what direction the village should take for a prosperous future while still reflecting the city's heritage site.

Pointe, Claire, to, hold, workshop, on, village's, future, Convercité, to, show, results, of, first, report

Extreme racing couple creates Obstacles to train others

November 20th, 2013

For some athletes, running a race along asphalt is not stimulating enough. Some athletes crave a more extreme style of racing such as the very popular Spartan Races that take runners through an outdoor obstacle course style race requiring a lot of vertical racing along steep hills.

Extreme, racing, couple, creates, Obstacles, to, train, others, More, than, 200, took, course, as, part, of, Spartan, Race, prep

Bourelle brings new tone to Beaconsfield city hall

November 20th, 2013

It wasn’t a record, but it felt like it.

Bourelle, brings, new, tone, to, Beaconsfield, city, hall,

Christmas Concert by Candlelight coming to Pierrefonds-Roxboro

November 20th, 2013

Concert promoter Michel Corbeil has been hosting successful classical music programs where musicians play a concert to an audience by candle light for the last 11 years. The shows are created to evoke the period when some of the great classical pieces were first performed in church halls.

Christmas, Concert, by, Candlelight, coming, to, Pierrefonds-Roxboro,

Laval opposition councillors cry foul

November 20th, 2013

Just two weeks after their election, opposition councillors at city hall are already complaining that Mayor Marc Demers’ municipal government and his team are keeping them in the dark about important city business.

Laval, opposition, councillors, cry, foul,

Dog squad calendar includes fun for kids

November 20th, 2013

Laval’s furry finest feature once again in an increasingly popular fundraising calendar produced by Laval Police to help head trauma victims.

Dog, squad, calendar, includes, fun, for, kids,

Laval gets its independence back

November 20th, 2013

The Commission municipale du Québec announced Monday morning that it will lift Laval’s trusteeship, effective Dec. 9, 2013.

Laval, gets, its, independence, back,

City Hall gets new top mandarin

November 20th, 2013

The provincial commission appointed to oversee all Laval’s affairs announced, Nov. 15, that it has appointed Serge Lamontagne to serve as the city’s top civil servant.

City, Hall, gets, new, top, mandarin,

Opponents won’t challenge Demers’ eligibility

November 20th, 2013

Despite all the pre-election bluster about Marc Demers not having lived in Laval long enough to be eligible to run for mayor, none of the leading candidates for mayor has opted to contest his election.

Opponents, , won’t, challenge, Demers’, , eligibility,

Who really killed Jack Kennedy?

November 20th, 2013

November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Jack Kennedy.

Who, really, killed, Jack, Kennedy?,

See Things My Way Campaign has an eye on autism

November 20th, 2013

The See things My Way Campaign was officially launched as part of the Current Trends in Autism’ Conference, held November 5-6 at the Tohu Centre on Jarry St. East. This event, organized by the Gold Centre and initiated by the Miriam Foundation, attracted approximately 950 people.

See, Things, My, Way, Campaign, has, an, eye, on, autism,

Project HEAL aims to provide hope

November 20th, 2013

Ashley Tritt knows what it’s like to have an eating disorder. At 17 she suffered from anorexia. Now fully recovered, the medical student has made it her mission to talk about eating disorders and to lift the stigma society places on them. “I decided to do something about this. I’m a model for recovery,” she told The Suburban.

Project, HEAL, aims, to, provide, hope, Free, support, group, for, parents, who, have, a, child, suffering, from, an, eating, disorder

A brutally honest blog about living with an eating disorder

November 20th, 2013

It’s probably one of the most brutally honest blogs about an eating disorder that you will ever read.

A, brutally, honest, blog, , about, living, with, an, eating, disorder,

The ever-evolving Bones Malones

November 20th, 2013

On Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m., NDG musician Bones Malones will launch his fourth album, entitled Bawl N’ Change, at Le Cabaret du Mile End (5240 Parc Ave.). As is the case with his previous albums, the effort has largely been an independent undertaking, recorded partially in his barn-esque living space, which doubles as a studio when need be. An ambitious champion of the DIY philosophy, he even came close to incorporating original homemade instruments on the album.

The, ever-evolving, , Bones, Malones, Local, musician, to, release, fourth, album

To play for 30,000 people, 30 at a time

November 20th, 2013

Comfortably retired after long and fulfilling careers, Tom Williams and Eva Svensson now have the time to pursue more personal and equally satisfying projects based on their lifelong mutual passion for the violin.

To, play, for, 30,000, people,, 30, at, a, time, Retired, MSO, first, violinists, now, cherish, more, intimate, venues

LaSalle tackles La Prairie for championship win

November 20th, 2013

The LaSalle AAA peewee Warriors took the Quebec Silver Cup by defeating the La Prairie Diablos 53-27 Saturday at Stade Hébert.

LaSalle, tackles, La, Prairie, , for, championship, win, LaSalle, 53, |, La, Prairie, 27

Laval’s Renaud making waves with McGill swimming

November 20th, 2013

Laval native Pierre-Alexandre Renaud is reaping the rewards for an outstanding swimming performance last week. As he was named the McGill University athletes= of the week, Swimmer of the Meet at a recent RSEQ event and the Suburban Athlete of the Week.

Laval’s, Renaud, making, waves, with, McGill, swimming, , ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Sun Youth savours Silver Cup victory

November 20th, 2013

The Sun Youth Hornets overwhelmed the Guepards Laurentides-Lanaudiere 40-22 to take the Quebec Atom AAA Silver Cup Saturday at Stade Hébert.

Sun, Youth, savours, Silver, Cup, victory, Sun, Youth, 40, |, Laurentides-Lanaudiere, 22

Panthers outlast Boucherville for title win

November 20th, 2013

The peewee Lakeshore Panthers downed the Boucherville Grizzlis in a nail-biting 44-34 win to take Football Quebec’s Silver Cup Friday night at Stade Hébert.

Panthers, outlast, Boucherville, for, title, win, Lakeshore, 44, |, Boucherville, 34

A full force Arsenal

November 20th, 2013

A low scoring game can still be exciting, when the goaltenders steal the show.

A, full, force, Arsenal, LSL, Arsenal, 2, |, LSL, Lions, 0

Buzzer beater earns Barracudas a draw

November 20th, 2013

Sometimes it only takes one bad bounce to spoil what could have been a perfect game.

Buzzer, beater, earns, Barracudas, a, draw, Deux, Rives, 1, |, Lakeshore, 1

Local book lovers raise funds for their favorite library

November 13th, 2013

One hundred and eighty-five years after the Montreal Mechanic’s Institute first opened their lending library to the public; the Atwater Library is still doing what it can to help build a better city by promoting its own belief in everybody’s potential for a lifelong education.

Local, book, lovers, raise, funds, for, their, favorite, library,

The politics of fear always fails

November 13th, 2013

One of the advantages of a weekly journal is the opportunity for reflection. Events often need perspective. Great moments in the human experience sometimes come in clusters. Not everything can be slotted neatly into a ten-second sound bite or a twenty-four hour news cycle. The past week was such a time.

The, politics, of, fear, always, fails,

Values charter slammed at Kristallnacht event

November 13th, 2013

At the start of each year’s ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the 1938 “Night of Broken Glass” where the Nazi’s systematically looted Jewish isntitutions and mercilessly beat and killed German and Austrian Jews, an event considered to be a prelude to the Holocaust, the audience is told not to applaud the speeches or musical performances.

Values, charter, slammed, at, Kristallnacht, event,

Gala launch of Canadian arm of MEMRI

November 13th, 2013

Organizations like the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) are needed to bring to light the anti-Israel and anti-Jewish hate propaganda endemic in countries hostile to Israel, Employment and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney told a gala last Wednesday to launch MEMRI Canada.

Gala, launch, of, Canadian, arm, of, MEMRI, , Jason, Kenney, recounts, journey, from, Israel, skeptic, to, devoted, Zionist

Coderre determined to fight PQ charter

November 13th, 2013

Only hours after the Marois government released the final draft of their new “Charter affirming the values of State secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men, and providing a framework for accommodation requests,” Mayor-elect Dénis Coderre held a late afternoon press conference during which he warned Premier Marois that he intends to use every means at his disposal, including the courts, to fight the government’s new bill which he described as “divisive” and “bad” for both the people and the City of Montreal.

Coderre, determined, to, fight, PQ, charter,

The city takes time to remember

November 13th, 2013

It may be cold outside but the old vets are usually the first to arrive because it’s always harder for them to get downtown in time for the city’s Memorial Day ceremonies. By ten o’clock in the morning, others begin to join them as they all make their way through McGill University’s Roddick Gates towards the University’s quadrangle which was prepared for the morning’s ceremony. Before long, the crowd could hear the regimental band play ‘Scotland the brave’ long before they could see them as they turned onto Sherbrooke Street on their way to the university.

The, city, takes, time, to, remember,

Typhoon’s brunt felt locally

November 13th, 2013

“It’s so devastating,” says Nida Quirapas, hurriedly setting up coffee in the kitchen of the converted Côte des Neiges duplex that serves as headquarters for Montreal’s largest Filipino association. “We were hardly finished with the earthquake (in Bohol) last month and now this,” says the newly elected president of the Filipino Association of Montreal and Suburbs (FAMAS).

Typhoon’s, brunt, felt, locally, Filipino, Diaspora, feels, pain

Quebec Charter of Values finally tabled

November 13th, 2013

Quebec, Charter, of, Values, finally, tabled,

Plenty of new faces on Beaconsfield council

November 13th, 2013

Only three familiar faces were among the seven-member Beaconsfield city council sworn-in during an official ceremony at city hall, Nov. 8.

Plenty, of, new, faces, on, Beaconsfield, council,

Our veterans, their honor, our freedom

November 13th, 2013

A cold and grey Thursday morning greeted the 200 people at Memorial Field on the grounds of John Abbott College, in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, in honoring Remembrance Day.

Our, veterans,, their, honor,, our, freedom,

QPAT calls PQ's Bill 60 unnecessary

November 13th, 2013

 The Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT) released a statement last week concerning the PQ government's proposed Bill 60, which was recently referred to as the Charter of Values, as "unnecessary".

QPAT, calls, PQ's, Bill, 60, unnecessary,

SADB Legion honours veterans with parade and cenotaph ceremony

November 13th, 2013

The young girl's sign read 'Thank you' as she stood with her dad and brother in a light drizzle on the main street in Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Soon, she was able to hold that sign up proudly as veterans, Legion members, Lakeshore 690 Squadron cadets and members of the community walked past on their way to Kelso Park for a cenotaph ceremony honouring those men and women who gave up their lives in foreign wars.

SADB, Legion, honours, veterans, with, parade, and, cenotaph, ceremony,

City of Pointe Claire remembers

November 13th, 2013

Pointe Claire city hall, on an early misty Sunday morning, was the site of
Quebec the annual Remembrance Day tribute to our men and women of our

City, of, Pointe, Claire, remembers,

Welcoming Class

November 13th, 2013

“You’ve got to be in good shape!” laughs Sandra Simonetti as she takes off afterone of her students, a five-year-old on a tear through a St. Léonard school yard. He’s happy to be outside in the Pierre de Coubertin playground on a blustery October, as are his five classmates, oblivious that they are part of an important new initiative atthe English Montreal School Board (EMSB).

Welcoming, Class, Program, helps, autistic, kids, adapt

Laval wins five stars for water quality

November 13th, 2013

Last month, the Pont-Viau and Ste. Rose water treatment plants won five stars for providing exceptional drinking water in 2012. This is the second time in a row the two plants won the highest honour a plant can get for providing safe drinking water to its community.

Laval, wins, five, stars, for, water, quality, , Ste., Rose, manager, wins, North, American, recognition

White knight rescues Laval electric bus manufacturer

November 13th, 2013

An American bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of bankrupt busmaker Designline, which built the battery-powered bus Société des transports de Laval (STL) is currently testing on city streets.

White, knight, rescues, Laval, electric, bus, manufacturer,

Lest we forget

November 13th, 2013

Cpl. Rudy Egeileh of Laval's newly formed English-speaking Royal Canadian Air Cadet 100 Squadron, accompanied Dennis Wheatley, president of Chomedey's Royal Canadian Legion Branch 251, in laying a wreath in memory of Canada's veterans, during Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Laval cenotaph, adjacent to city hall, Nov. 10.

Lest, we, forget,

School board moves swiftly to stem radon risk

November 13th, 2013

Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board (SWLSB) has taken measures to safeguard students and staff, after scientific tests detected the presence of radon gas in several of its schools.

School, board, moves, swiftly, to, stem, radon, risk,

RIDM returns with the best of international docs

November 13th, 2013

In what has to be considered its most grandiose edition to date, the Montreal International Documentary Festival will this year include several new sections of programming and other special events and attractions in addition to the usual presentation of acclaimed documentaries from around the world. “We have a lot of exciting new things this year,” says the festival’s executive director Roxanne Sayegh.

RIDM, returns, with, the, best, of, international, docs, 16th, edition, of, festival, , to, take, place, from, Nov., 13, to, 24

Shakespeare returns to Segal Centre

November 13th, 2013

It’s been a while, but soon, Shakespeare will once again take over the Segal Centre’s main stage. Directed by Alison Darcy and co-presented by Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre, Othello will run from November 17 to December 1.

Shakespeare, returns, to, Segal, Centre, , Scapegoat, Carnivale, to, co-present, Othello

A husband and wife musical merging of minds

November 13th, 2013

Husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi are each very accomplished musicians in their own right. In 2010, they hit the pause button on respective other projects and finally decided to work together. Thus was born the aptly-named Tedeschi Trucks Band.

A, husband, and, wife, musical, merging, of, minds, Tedeschi, Trucks, Band, comes, to, town, Nov., 18

Wheat Belly author Dr. William Davis at Symposia Theatre Nov. 16

November 13th, 2013

Dr. William Davis, an American cardiologist and New York Times best-selling author of Wheat Belly and the Wheat Belly Cookbook, who for the past 10 years been advocating the elimination of wheat from our daily diets, will take to the stage of the Symposia Theatre (1000 Sherbrooke St. W.) this Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. to further spread the word.

Wheat, Belly, author, Dr., William, Davis, at, Symposia, Theatre, Nov., 16,

Fourth annual Just for Kids Foundation G!EE competition a glam affair

November 13th, 2013

If you weren’t at the Just for Kids Foundation’s G!EE High School Showdown, held on Sunday, Nov. 10, you missed the big, high-energy show of the year.

Fourth, annual, Just, for, Kids, Foundation, , G!EE, competition, a, glam, affair,

Normandin recognized by the Alouettes

November 13th, 2013

Montreal’s Louis-Mathieu Normandin, a receiver with the Vieux-Montreal Spartiates was, one of 25 Quebec student-athletes who received a Montreal Alouettes bursary at a press conference held at McGill University in August. The Canadian Football League also announced that they were investing an additional $120,000 over the next three years within the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence Bursary Program.

Normandin, recognized, by, the, Alouettes,

Sun Youth savours provincial title with Britton Bowl win

November 13th, 2013

The Sun Youth Hornets downed the Laval Bulldogs 18-3 to take this year’s provincial Midget final Britton Bowl Sunday at Stade Hebert.

Sun, Youth, savours, provincial, title, with, Britton, Bowl, win, Sun, Youth, 18, |, Laval, 3

Alouette Cup in Warriors possession following win over Blainville

November 13th, 2013

The LaSalle Atom Warriors shut out the Blainville Jaguars 26-0 to take Alouette Cup Saturday at Keith Ewenson Field in LaSalle.

Alouette, Cup, in, Warriors, possession, , following, win, over, Blainville, LaSalle, 26, |, Blainville, 0

Troy Smith embraces field general opportunity with the Alouettes

November 13th, 2013

NFL veteran Troy Smith is humbled as the latest edition to the Montreal Alouettes’ growing bank of quarterbacks.
“Life lessons help builds character and my experience in the NFL helped humble me,” said Smith who was also the 2006 Heisman Trophy winner. “When I was younger I thought I was better than I am and I had to be put in a different frame of mind.”

Troy, Smith, embraces, field, general, , opportunity, with, the, Alouettes,

Pierrefonds indoor track meet soaring in popularity

November 13th, 2013

For a fifth time the West Island Track Club held their Pierrefonds indoor track meet on Sunday at Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School and it continues to improve in almost every department.

Pierrefonds, indoor, track, meet, soaring, , in, popularity,

Wildcats shutdown the Cougars for Gold Cup title

November 13th, 2013

The Laurentides-Lanaudiere Wildcats shutout the Lakeshore Cougars 11-0 to take the Bantam AAA Football Gold Cup Sunday at Stade Hebert.

Wildcats, shutdown, the, Cougars, for, Gold, Cup, title, Laurentides-Lanaudiere, 11, |, Lakeshore, 0

Malcolm Gladwell to deliver Seagram Lecture at McGill

November 8th, 2013

Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell will deliver the annual Seagram Lecture at McGill University on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Malcolm, Gladwell, to, deliver, Seagram, Lecture, at, McGill, ,

Actress Suzanne Somers to tell all about her latest book at Women of Action brunch

November 8th, 2013

When the eighth annual Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) Women of Action Brunch takes place on Sunday, November 17 (11:30 a.m.) at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim (425 Metcalfe) in Westmount, television star and breast cancer survivor Suzanne Somers will be front and center to talk about her latest book

Actress, Suzanne, Somers, to, tell, all, about, her, latest, book, at, Women, of, Action, brunch,

Avoiding embarrassing bad breath

November 8th, 2013

I don’t eat a lot of onions or garlic, I see my dentist regularly, I floss and brushes three times a day and I still have bad breath. What foods should I eat (or avoid) to make my breath sweet?

Avoiding, embarrassing, bad, breath,

When Jews Were Funny

November 8th, 2013

When  Jews Were Funny, director Alan Zweig’s personal exploration into the roots and manifestations of his Jewish identity, will make its Montreal debut on November 22 at the Cinema Du Parc. 

When, Jews, Were, Funny,

The late ‘70s was a Dark Ages for retro music

November 8th, 2013

As has been mentioned in this space before, one of my first music Bibles was the 1979 edition of the Rolling Stone Record Guide. That book, chock full of reviews, was responsible for my admiration of artists like The Who, soul great Otis Redding, and many others.

The, late, ‘70s, was, a, Dark, Ages, for, , retro, music,

A Season of Songs

November 6th, 2013

Centaur Theatre’s A Season of Songs gala was Centaur’s most successful gala ever. The event was hosted by Centaur’s Artistic Director, Roy Surette, and Gala Honourary Chairman, Tony Loffreda, RBC Regional Vice President of Commercial Financial Services, Western Quebec.

A, Season, of, Songs,

Holocaust memoir a stirring portrait of perseverance

November 6th, 2013

"After about one week Mr. Zalewski told us to leave... [and]... he did not want to return any of the valuables left with him for safekeeping.... He said that an easy death for all of us would be to lie down and freeze.”

Holocaust, memoir, a, stirring, portrait, of, perseverance,

Largest borough elects Copeman mayor

November 6th, 2013

Russell Copeman was elected mayor of the city’s largest borough Sunday night. The Coalition Montréal candidate in Côte des Neiges–Notre Dame de Grâce bested his nearest rival, Projet Montréal’s Michael Simkin, by more than 1,100 votes.

Largest, borough, elects, Copeman, mayor,

Montreal goes for Coderre

November 6th, 2013

Montreal voters gave their mandate to Denis Coderre for the mayoralty of Quebec’s largest city this past Sunday. Coderre garnered 32 percent of the vote against newcomer Mélanie Joly’s 26.5 percent, Richard Bergeron’s 26 percent and Marcel Côté’s 13 percent.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Montreal, Denis Coderre, Mélanie Joly, Richard Bergeron, Marcel Côté

The Suburban celebrates landmark 50th anniversary

November 6th, 2013

The Suburban held a gala on Tuesday, October 29th to mark a very special milestone - its 50th anniversary! The landmark event was celebrated at the famed Rialto Theatre with several hundred people in attendance.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, 50th anniversary, Rialto Theatre, Francis Scarpaleggia, Jonathan Wener, Tony Loffreda

For all our tomorrows, they give their todays

November 6th, 2013

This is the last issue of The Suburban before Remembrance Day. I wanted to share some thoughts.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Remembrance Day, Sir Wilfrid Laurier

A message to our Mayors

November 6th, 2013

The citizens of Montreal, Laval and all the cities and towns of the communities we serve have had their say. We have elected new administrations and re-elected others. We congratulate all those who offered their candidacies in the democratic process. There is much sacrifice involved and whether they or not, all candidates help strengthen that process.

A, message, to, our, Mayors,

Pointe Claire electoral round-up

November 6th, 2013

The town of Pointe Claire kept up tradition as municipal political veteran, Morris Trudeau, was elected mayor, defeating municipal newcomer John Belvedere. It was a tight race as Trudeau received 53.36 percent of the vote, while Belvedere established 46.64 percent.

Pointe, Claire, electoral, round-up, Voters, keep, up, tradition

Labene drops lawsuit against former Beaconsfield councillor

November 6th, 2013

Beaconsfield mayoral candidate Hela Labene has abandoned her court challenge questioning the right of former Beaconsfield District 2 councillor Karin Essen to hold elected office, city manager Patrice Boileau told The Suburban, Nov. 3.

Labene, drops, lawsuit, against, former, Beaconsfield, councillor,

Beaconsfield businessman Bourelle elected mayor

November 6th, 2013

Last minute support from outgoing Mayor David Pollock and the Association to Protect Angell Woods (APAW) pushed George Bourelle to victory, Nov. 3, in a tight mayoralty race with District 6 city Councillor Rhonda Massad.

Beaconsfield, businessman, Bourelle, elected, mayor, Angell, Woods, militancy, tipped, tight, outcome

Vaudreuil-Dorion’s popular Mayor Guy Pilon wins big

November 6th, 2013

Vaudreuil-Dorion Mayor Guy Pilon, who ran at the head of the Parti de l'action de Vaudreuil-Dorion, has secured another mandate, easily defeating challenger Mario Tanguay with 84 percent of collected votes.

Vaudreuil-Dorion’s, popular, Mayor, Guy, Pilon, wins, big, Recount, excepted, in, district, four, with, 11, vote, discrepancy,

Clean sweep for Équipe Dauphin Lachine

November 6th, 2013

 Claude Dauphin, who has served as mayor of the borough of Lachine for the last 12 years, has been given another mandate after claiming 56 percent in Sunday's vote. His slate of councillors were also victorious, winning seats in all council districts.

Clean, sweep, for, Équipe, Dauphin, Lachine,

Laval under new management

November 6th, 2013

Laval, under, new, management,

Laval Liberty hosts English air cadet squadron

November 6th, 2013

Laval teens interested in aerospace can now join the city's first English-language Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.
The 36 youth who have enrolled so far in 100 Squadron - a newly formed cadet unit in Chomedey - have already enjoyed some first-hand aviation experience.

Laval, Liberty, hosts, English, air, cadet, squadron,

Laval’s voters shun independent candidates

November 6th, 2013

Of the close to 50 independent candidates running for mayor or counsellors, most didn’t get even get 1 per cent of the votes. Only two managed to win voters’ trust: Jacques St-Jean – the only returning councillor from the previous administration -- and Michel Trottier, who won Fabreville.

Laval’s, voters, shun, independent, candidates,

Election gives city council new complexion

November 6th, 2013

Composed of six women and 15 men, city council will be quite different, when its newly elected representatives convene for the new adminisration's first council meeting, Nov. 18.

Election, gives, city, council, new, complexion,

Mouvement Lavallois’ sweeps to victory

November 6th, 2013

Laval’s new mayor Marc Demers, leader of the Mouvement lavallois party, won the historic municipal election with a large plurality of 44.2% of the votes, followed by Action Laval’s Jean-Claude Gobé, with 24.3%. Robert Bordeleau (Parti au Service du Citoyen) and Claire Le Bel trailed far behind, with 10.9% and 12.4% respectively. Independent candidate Jacques Foucher, who made the headlines after being spurned at the Chamber of commerce debate, grabbed a meager 3.2% of the votes.

Mouvement, Lavallois’, sweeps, to, victory,

Laval enters new era

November 6th, 2013

Laval voters turned the page, Nov. 3rd, on the more than 20-year reign of Gilles Vaillancourt's PRO party. They elected Marc Demers as their new mayor on election night, along with most of his team.

Laval, enters, new, era,

Supporting the scientific method

November 6th, 2013

The 2013 Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium was held at the Centre Mont Royal on Sherbrooke St. West this past Oct. 28-29.

Supporting, the, scientific, method,

A valuable resource for daycare centre operators

November 6th, 2013

More than 15 years after it was launched, Quebec’s universal daycare system has not only helped alleviate a heavy financial burden from many families with young children, it also created a growing industry — private subsidized daycare centres.

A, valuable, resource, for, daycare, centre, operators,

QWF celebrates 15 years of recognizing the best local authors

November 6th, 2013

One of the major highlights for local avid readers in past years has been the annual Quebec Writers Federation Literary Awards Gala. This year, there is extra cause for celebration as the event will be going into its 15th year; a relatively significant milestone for an organization with admittedly humble beginnings.

QWF, celebrates, 15, years, , of, recognizing, the, best, local, authors,

Seeds plants food for thought

November 6th, 2013

The play Seeds, directed by Chris Abraham, which opened at the Centaur on October 31, is by no means your typical theatre.

Seeds, plants, food, for, thought,

After my flu shot I had some chicken soup

November 6th, 2013

I had my annual flu shot last week. There was a time that after your shot when they would offer you a glass of apple or orange juice, with an arrowroot cookie, but I guess austerity measures have forced them to abolish that. So now instead, as soon as I arrive home I make myself a bowl of hot chicken soup that contains onions, carrots and matzo balls. That’s my back up plan just in case the flu shot didn’t take.

After, my, flu, shot, I, had, some, chicken, soup,

The Long and the short of it for cancer awareness

November 6th, 2013

Last Friday, Nov. 1  at Fairview Mall, CTV Montreal arts reporter Christine Long got her head shaved during the closing event of Virgin Radio 96’s Shave to Save breast cancer awareness event, which during the month of October raised more than $161,000 — an amount that brings Virgin Radio’s 13 year campaign to $4.92 million. Long’s hair was donated to the CanDonate Hair Program, which gives wigs to children in Quebec battling cancer.

The, Long, and, the, short, , of, it, for, cancer, awareness,

Lakeshore locked in to finals following win over North Shore rivals

November 6th, 2013

The Lakeshore Cougars advanced to the Bantam finals squeaking-by the cross-town North Shore Lions in a nail-biting 25-22 victory Saturday at Riverdale High School.

Lakeshore, locked, in, to, finals, , following, win, over, North, Shore, rivals, Lakeshore, 25, |, North, Shore, 22

Tyrell Sutton a tough target to tackle

November 6th, 2013

Montreal Alouettes running-back Tyrell Sutton is a player who packs a punch that debuted in the Als’ recent home-victory against the Hamilton Ti-Cats.

Tyrell, Sutton, a, tough, target, to, tackle,

QMFL Round-up

November 6th, 2013

Semifinal action this weekend of the QMFL’s Bruno-Heppell division has left the Laval Bulldogs and Sun Youth Hornets clashing next week at Stade Hebert for the provincial Cup.

QMFL, Round-up,

Royals reel in Barracudas for road win

November 6th, 2013

The Atom CC West Island Royals came away from Ile Bizard’s Vincent Lecavalier Arena with a solid 4-0 victory over the Deux Rives Barracudas last Saturday afternoon.

Royals, reel, in, , Barracudas, for, road, win, West, Island, 4, |, Deux, Rives, 0

Junior curlers have a chance to be part of the Tournament of Hearts

November 6th, 2013

Junior curlers have a great opportunity to take part in the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts come this February.
The Scotties Junior Stars program will all for a unique inside look at the championship as a honourary member of one of the dozen teams vying for the national championship.

Junior, curlers, have, a, chance, , to, be, part, of, the, Tournament, of, Hearts,

Gymnast Natali Nikolova garners four silver medals in international competition

November 6th, 2013

Four young Montreal gymnasts representing Rythmik Quebec had an impressive showing at an international competition held in Athens, Greece earlier this month. Natali Nikolova led the medal parade with four silver medals in senior competition. The CDN-NDG resident came in second in the individual, ribbon, club and ball competitions. Nikolova was surprised her success in her first year of senior competition but has set lofty goals for herself.

Gymnast, Natali, Nikolova, garners, , four, silver, medals, in, international, competition,

Hampstead debate, Round 2

October 30th, 2013

Hampstead mayoral candidates William Steinberg and Bonnie Feigenbaum had a second chance to debate local issues this past Thursday on Jamie Orchard's Focus Montreal show on Global.

Hampstead, debate,, Round, 2,

Drapeau's parting words resonate as we head to polls

October 30th, 2013

We don't usually hear much from former mayors. Pace Gilles Vaillancourt, few of them intrude in the cut and thrust of municipal politics after they've bowed out of the electoral arena.

Drapeau's, parting, words, resonate, as, we, head, to, polls, What, it's, worth, being, remembered, for

Cote’s Coalition reveals anglo service policy

October 30th, 2013

The Coalition Montreal team says its platform guarantees that the city’s anglophones will receive improved public service in their own language, and will “develop clear objectives” for the municipal public service to reflect the city’s diversity — including English-speakers and cultural communities.

Cote’s, Coalition, reveals, anglo, service, policy, Questions, raised, on, other, platform, language, issues,

CSL opposed to planned reserved bus lanes within city

October 30th, 2013

Côte St. Luc is opposed to the Société de transport de Montréal's (STM) announced plan to install new reserved bus lanes on the parts of Cavendish Blvd. and Côte St. Luc Road within that city, and is concerned about such lanes outside the city limits on Côte St. Luc Road as well, says Mayor Anthony Housefather.

CSL, opposed, to, planned, reserved, bus, lanes, within, city,

A life in Trenholme Park

October 30th, 2013

Six weeks after The Suburban article first appeared about the old man who called NDG's Trenholme Park 'home', 74-year-old Francis MacLeod is still sleeping in his wheelchair near the men's washroom under the park pavilion's balcony.

A, life, in, Trenholme, Park,

English debate defines the city’s challenges

October 30th, 2013

Following last Friday night’s debate in Concordia University’s Oscar Peterson Hall, Westmount Mayor Peter Trent posed the right question when he asked “ …who, of the four, will best stand up to Quebec?”

English, debate, defines, the, city’s, challenges, Trent, asks,”who, will, best, stand, up, to, Quebec?”

Vote as if your future depends on it

October 30th, 2013

There is no hiding the fact that Decision 2013 is one of the most difficult in decades. There is no hiding the fact that there have been disappointments leading up to this election.

Vote, as, if, your, future, depends, on, it, , Because, the, future, is, here

Marois Trick or Treat

October 30th, 2013

Marois, Trick, or, Treat,

Development around vets hospital to offset lost taxes

October 30th, 2013

About five hectares of vacant land surrounding the Ste. Anne de Bellevue veterans hospital is intended to be ceded to the city for development, both candidates for mayor have told The Suburban.

Development, around, vets, hospital, to, offset, lost, taxes,

Pierrefonds’ Sportsplexe gets five million dollar overhaul

October 30th, 2013

The Pierrefonds Sportsplexe is just about done with a $5,000,000 overhaul that will transform the venerable ice complex into a shining beauty of a destination for so much more than hockey, ringette or figure skating.

Pierrefonds’, Sportsplexe, gets, five, million, dollar, overhaul,

Kirkland voters sent incorrect reminder cards

October 30th, 2013

The voting/reminder cards sent to Kirkland residents Friday, Oct. 25 contain incorrect information. According to the Town of Kirkland website, only a handful of cards had the wrong information but it was 'impossible to determine' which ones. As a result, new blue election cards with the corrected data will be distributed to households.

Kirkland, voters, sent, incorrect, reminder, cards,

BMO Thanksgiving turkey dinner benefit for WICS breaks attendance record

October 30th, 2013

As a way to support West Island Community Shares, employees of BMO bank held their first ever Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner that raised $58,500 for WICS and set an attendance record with more than 350 participants.

BMO, Thanksgiving, turkey, dinner, benefit, for, WICS, breaks, attendance, record,

Advance polling in West Island draws average turnout

October 30th, 2013

To determine the participation rates of West Island municipalities in last Sunday's advance polling for the upcoming November 3rd election, The Suburban contacted a number of cities to get the results.

Advance, polling, in, West, Island, draws, average, turnout, , Baie, d'Urfe, and, Sainte, Anne-de-Bellevue, draw, larger, numbers

Police called after candidates’ misconduct at advance polls

October 30th, 2013

Laval Police have confirmed that they were called to Laval polling stations to deal with overzealous candidates, after municipal election officials complained about boisterous campaign infractions on Sunday.

Police, called, after, candidates’, misconduct, at, advance, polls, Mouvement, lavallois, member, expelled, from, polling, station

Racicot: Mayoral debaters missed the real issues

October 30th, 2013

“All the candidates in last week's mayoral debate were saying 'I'm more honest than you', but you only have to look at what they have done in the past to tell whether they are the honest people who they claim to be,” observed Marc-Aurèle Racicot.

Racicot:, Mayoral, debaters, missed, the, real, issues,

City hall still anyone's for the taking

October 30th, 2013

Seven said they'd be there, but in the end, only four candidates for Laval mayor participated in a debate about cooperatives last week.

City, hall, still, anyone's, for, the, taking, Laval, election, could, produce, surprise, winners

Laval mayoralty candidates debate co-ops

October 30th, 2013

Seven said they'd be there, but in the end, only four candidates for Laval mayor participated in a debate about cooperatives last week.

Laval, mayoralty, candidates, debate, co-ops,

Laval welcomes Canada's Atlantic pivot

October 30th, 2013

Laval's already-thriving exporters are packing their bags. They stand to reap massive gains, thanks to the federal government's new free trade initiative with the European Union, Laval Technopole's director of international affairs told The Suburban in an interview.

Laval, welcomes, Canada's, Atlantic, pivot, Europe, trade, pact, poised, to, bring, more, money,, jobs

Unmasking Miley and Pauline on Halloween

October 30th, 2013

Driving through the suburbs this week I noticed that everything was in place for Halloween night. Black and orange wreaths are on the front doors; jack-o’-lanterns light up the porches along with scary silhouettes; witches and scarecrows on broomsticks sway on the lawns; skeletons lay on stacks of earth, and witty epitaphs are written on faux tombstones next to wooden coffins.

Unmasking, Miley, and, , Pauline, on, Halloween,

Twas the month before Christmas

October 30th, 2013

‘Twas the month before Christmas and all through the house, Aud’rey Riley is painting and organizing an art show named after the beloved classic children’s story.

Twas, the, month, before, Christmas, Beaconsfield, art, show, an, island-wide, affair

A brave new world of learning at West Island College

October 30th, 2013

Approaches to learning and teaching at West Island College (WIC) have been constantly evolving. By keeping up to date with the newest technology, the private high school in Dollard-des-Ormeaux has created an ideal environment where students can thrive.

A, brave, new, world, , of, learning, at, West, Island, College,

The best fall fruits and vegetables to eat

October 30th, 2013

Now that the leaves are changing (or falling) and the temperature is dropping, the availability of certain fruits and vegetables is diminishing while others are increasing. What are the best fall fruits and vegetables to eat?

The, best, fall, fruits, , and, vegetables, to, eat,

Even bees do it

October 30th, 2013

Yup, even bees get a buzz from caffeine. (What did you think I was referring to?)

Even, bees, do, it,

The man behind the mask

October 30th, 2013

Talking with legendary serial killer Jason Voorhees was all fun and games until I joked about his age. To be fair, he had made a crack about his advanced years and I merely backed up the statement. I shouldn’t have done that.
“I could strangle you with your own ratty-ass beard,” said Jason.

The, man, behind, the, mask, A, killer, conversation, with, Kane, Hodder

Tyron Carrier has lived a football life

October 30th, 2013

Montreal Alouettes wider receiver Tyron Carrier has always had football in his life growing-up in his native Houston, Texas.
“I always loved playing football,” said Carrier about his childhood growing up with seven siblings. “We would even play in fields and parking lots.”

Tyron, Carrier, has, , lived, a, football, life,

Calgary bound in pursuit of hockey dreams

October 30th, 2013

Kirkland’s Alexandra Calderone and Pierrefonds’ Julia Yetman have golden ambitions on their way to Calgary for the Team Quebec at the U18 National Championships.

Calgary, bound, in, pursuit, of, hockey, dreams,

Warriors charm Cobras to move on in post season

October 30th, 2013

The LaSalle Bantam Warriors advanced to the next round of playoffs downing the Laval Cobras 55-29 Saturday at Keith Ewenson Field.

Warriors, charm, Cobras, to, move, on, in, post, season, LaSalle, 55, |, Laval, 29

Rovers relish Lac St. Louis championship

October 30th, 2013

The journey for Dollard Des Ormeaux Rovers U14 Girls soccer team started with a divisional final’s win, 1-0 against the Lakeshore Firebirds.

Rovers, relish, Lac, St., Louis, championship,

Grant Brothers Boxing announces inaugural card

October 30th, 2013

Montreal’s renowned boxing brothers Howard and Otis Grant are entering a new phase in their careers in the world of boxing.

Grant, Brothers, Boxing, , announces, inaugural, card,

Lakeshore advances on solid win over Hornets

October 30th, 2013

The Lakeshore Bantam Cougars downed the Sun Youth Hornets 29-8 in football playoff action Sunday at Parc Benevoles in Kirkland.

Lakeshore, advances, on, solid, win, over, Hornets, Lakeshore, 29, |, Sun, Youth, 8

Sometimes you can’t go home again, and sometimes you can

October 25th, 2013

Like many Montrealers of a certain age, I grew up watching a great deal of television when I was in my developing years, first on a beautiful but black and white Fleetwood console television that our family had from 1961 to 1976, and then on a Toshiba colour set I lobbied for in ‘75.

Sometimes, you, can’t, go, home, again,, and, sometimes, you, can, , , RETRO, , ROUNDUP

MAGAZINE CONFIDENTIAL -A Halloween tradition in Laval assists the Montreal Children’s Hospital

October 25th, 2013

The scariest thing going in Laval this past year has been concentrated at City Hall. But on the eve of Halloween it is time to talk about a gentleman whose heart has always been in the right place  and that is Tom Jonas.

MAGAZINE, , CONFIDENTIAL, -A, Halloween, tradition, in, Laval, assists, the, Montreal, Children’s, Hospital,

Laval designer Boivin has high hopes for latest creation

October 25th, 2013

There is no question that Laval businesswoman and designer Johanne Boivin is an undisputed trend-setter. More than 20 years ago she created Joanel Inc., now one of Canada’s  leaders  in the handbag industry and the largest house of creations of fashion accessories and leather goods in Quebec.

Laval, designer, Boivin, has, high, hopes, for, , latest, creation,

The best fall fruits and vegetables to eat

October 25th, 2013

Now that the leaves are changing (or falling) and the temperature is dropping, the availability of certain fruits and vegetables is diminishing while others are increasing. What are the best fall fruits and vegetables to ea

The, best, fall, fruits, and, vegetables, to, eat,

Vannelli hits the Rialto

October 25th, 2013

Grammy-nominated, Juno award-winner, singer-songwriter Gino Vannelli and his band will return to Montreal to perform at the Rialto Theatre on November 2 and 3.

Vannelli, hits, the, Rialto,

NDG bikes donated to third worlds

October 23rd, 2013

Last Sunday, during a Sherbrooke Street storefront activity in front of NDG's well-known Coop La Maison Verte, several borough residents donated their old bikes to the Cyclo Nord Sud organization in order to give their old ride another 20 years on the road instead of sending them on a one-way trip to the local scrap yard.

NDG, bikes, donated, to, third, worlds,

Downhill since 76

October 23rd, 2013

Montreal reached its pinnacle in 1976 and has lived through a steady and accelerated decline ever since. In 1976 we hosted the Olympics, people still remembered Expo, the 1967 World Fair, people had work, we had a major league baseball team, a football team and the Canadiens were perennial winners.

Downhill, since, 76,

Hampstead Mayoralty race turns fiery

October 23rd, 2013

Sunday was a hot and busy day for the candidates for Hampstead's mayoralty.  A Hampstead Meet the Candidates event, held as an opportunity to enable residents to speak directly to council candidates before the Nov. 3 election, was organized by mayoral candidate Bonnie Feigenbaum and held Sunday morning outside the Adessky Community Centre.

Hampstead, Mayoralty, race, turns, fiery, Candidates, met, residents, and, Mayoral, hopefuls, debated

Montrealer Adams takes World Master’s Biking title

October 23rd, 2013

Life-long Montreal cycling enthusiast Sylvan Adams took first place in  the 2013 World Master's Track championships held in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Montrealer, Adams, takes, World, Master’s, Biking, title,

CORIM debate turns spotlight on City’s international image

October 23rd, 2013

With less than two weeks left to go before the mayoral election, former federal Liberal MP Denis Coderre still has a clear and comfortable lead among the four major candidates, but a recent poll indicates that Mélanie Joly is surprisingly in second place.

CORIM, debate, turns, spotlight, on, City’s, international, image,

Ottawa intervenes in Bill 99 court challenge

October 23rd, 2013

Last week the Federal government intervened in Keith Henderson's challenge to Quebec's Bill 99. Henderson's challenge has been kept alive for over a decade by civil rights attorney Brent Tyler. Constitutional law professor Stephen Scott has lent his expertise on this challenge from the beginning. Quebec Superior Court will decide on a court date for hearing the challenge on Dec. 19.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Brent Tyler, Bill 99, federal government, Clarity Act

City to redo road on Édouard-Montpetit

October 23rd, 2013

“It's like a minefield,” says Martin-Guy Cormier.

City, to, redo, road, on, Édouard-Montpetit,

Bernard Drainville won’t back down

October 23rd, 2013

Bernard, Drainville, won’t, back, down,

Zombies set to invade Mac High as part of creative fundraiser

October 23rd, 2013

The MacDonald High Robotics team fundraises about $20,000 every year in order for the club to build their projects, create a video, magazine, display booth and website. And besides raising funds in the community with activities like bagging groceries, the team used their love of zombies and the Walking Dead program to create a Zombie Apocalypse walk that will turn the grounds of the school, inside and out, into a war zone overrun by the undead in an event taking place this Saturday.

Zombies, set, to, invade, Mac, High, as, part, of, creative, fundraiser,

Quinn named Caring Canadian

October 23rd, 2013

Beaconsfield resident Tom Quinn received the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award in Quebec City, Oct. 4.
The Rt. Hon. David Johnston officially presented the certificate during a ceremony at the historic Citadelle.
Quinn earned the distinction for his support of amateur sport.

Quinn, named, Caring, Canadian,

Police on lookout for spiked wheel nuts

October 23rd, 2013

Montreal police and their counterparts elsewhere in the province are on the lookout for trucks equipped with long, dangerous wheel nuts that can shred small cars and seriously injure pedestrians.

Police, on, lookout, for, spiked, wheel, nuts,

Couillard visits West Island

October 23rd, 2013

Last Thursday morning, before attending a meeting with West Island MNAs, municipal and business leaders at Le Chambertin restaurant in Pointe Claire, Quebec Liberal Party leader Philippe Couillard spoke to reporters about a possible upcoming provincial election, the recent free trade accord between Canada and the European Union as well as reacting to the Quebec Human Rights Commission's response to the PQ's proposed Charter of Values.

Couillard, visits, West, Island,

New non-profit organization coming to West Island

October 23rd, 2013

A new non-profit organization, The Table de quartier sud de l’Ouest-de-l’Île (TQSOI), is coming to the West Island and wants to focus on residents living in the southern portion of the municipalities stretching from Senneville to Lachine.

New, non-profit, organization, coming, to, West, Island, TQSOI, to, focus, on, residents, in, southern, portion, of, municipalities

Two schools, one board, few answers

October 23rd, 2013

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board has launched a 45-day consultation period for next year’s enrolment criteria policy that will be adopted by commissioners on Nov. 27. All eyes are on the process and the commissioners, as the fallout from this year’s fiasco over student transfers at one Laval school continues to sow discord among the board’s stakeholders.

Two, schools,, one, board,, few, answers,

Cartier bridge work will cause lane shutdown on Highway 15

October 23rd, 2013

In order to pour concrete on the Cartier overpass, Transport Quebec plans to shut down several lanes on Highway 15 this coming weekend.

Cartier, bridge, work, will, cause, lane, shutdown, on, Highway, 15,

Pipeline reversal hearings wrap up

October 23rd, 2013

For nearly 40 years, up to three barrels of oil per second has coursed through Enbridge’s Sarnia-Montreal pipeline, almost unnoticed. The crude quietly wended its way 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. First, it came from Western Canada. Later the flow was reversed, carrying overseas oil westward.

Pipeline, reversal, hearings, wrap, up, Ruling, on, oil, artery, through, Laval,, East, End, expected, by, January

Maker of Laval’s $1 million electric bus goes bust

October 23rd, 2013

A Delaware bankruptcy court judge has ordered the sale of Designline, the company Laval hired to make its electric buses.
Designline filed for bankruptcy, Aug. 15, and the firm’s bus manufacturing line in Charlotte, North Carolina, ground to a halt at the beginning of October. The announcement that it will be auctioned off, Oct. 28, raises the possibility that the Designline’s assets will be sold off piecemeal.

Maker, of, Laval’s, $1, million, electric, bus, goes, bust,

Halloween fundraiser in Laval gets early start next Tuesday

October 23rd, 2013

The scariest thing going in Laval this past year has been concentrated at City Hall. But on the eve of Halloween it is time to talk about a gentleman whose heart has always been in the right place and that is Tom Jonas.

Halloween, fundraiser, in, Laval, gets, early, start, next, Tuesday,

Develop a rising star

October 23rd, 2013

There are plenty of singing and talent competitions out there but the locally-based Talent Nation has set itself apart by scrapping the competitive element.

Develop, a, rising, star, Talent, Nation, to, hold, open, auditions, on, Nov., 3

Montreal pediatricians reveal behind the scenes secrets from The Amazing Race Canada

October 23rd, 2013

In the wake of their performance on CTV’s maiden presentation of The Amazing Race Canada, married pediatricians Brett Burstein and Holly Agostino from the Montreal Children’s Hospital told The Suburban that they still have some issues with the way they were portrayed.

Montreal, pediatricians, , reveal, behind, the, scenes, , secrets, from, , The, Amazing, Race, Canada,

On success and failure in politics

October 23rd, 2013

Michael Ignatieff has led, what some would call, a rather charmed life. Born and educated in Toronto, the son of Canadian diplomat George Ignatieff earned a PhD in history at Harvard University and held academic posts at top institutions, including Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, the University of California at Berkeley and the London School of Economics.

On, success, and, failure, in, politics, A, candid, interview, with, Michael, Ignatieff

The City of Lights gets the novel treatment

October 23rd, 2013

Edward Rutherfurd has made a career out of turning cities into protagonists. Having previously tackled London and New York in respective novels of historically-based fiction, Rutherfurd has most recently set his sights on that most romantic of cities: Paris.

The, City, of, Lights, , gets, the, novel, treatment,

Fantasizing about fantasy gifts

October 23rd, 2013

The timing could have been better. Early in October, while the U.S. government was shut down and millions of Americans remained unemployed, on food stamps and uncertain about their future, Neiman Marcus, the American luxury specialty department store, chose to issue its 87th annual Christmas Book.

Fantasizing, about, fantasy, gifts,

Ringette roadshow silver anniversary tour pulls in to Beaconsfield

October 23rd, 2013

Last Monday evening the Beaconsfield Kirkland Ringette Association (BKRA) had the opportunity to take part in the travelling cavalcade celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of the sport of ringette by the late Sam Jacks in North Bay, Ontario.

Ringette, roadshow, silver, anniversary, tour, pulls, in, to, Beaconsfield,

Warren Hansen brings rich curling history to Montreal’s Scotties’ championship

October 23rd, 2013

Vancouver’s Warren Hansen was in Montreal for a series of meetings on the progress of the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women’s curling championships. If all goes according to plan Hansen will need only return the week leading into the event scheduled for the Maurice Richard Arena from February 1-9.

Warren, Hansen, brings, rich, curling, history, , to, Montreal’s, Scotties’, championship,

Hydro-Québec honours West Island athletes

October 23rd, 2013

A trio of West Island student-athletes was honoured last month by Hydro-Québec and the Quebec Foundation for Sports Excellence.

Hydro-Québec, honours, West, Island, athletes, Farquhar,, Brimo, and, Poulin, receive, bursaries

Blades solve the Mystique for home ice win

October 23rd, 2013

The DDO Pierrefonds Blades downed the Laval Mystique 3-1 in girls’ pewee hockey action Saturday at the Pierrefonds Sportsplexe.

Blades, solve, the, Mystique, for, home, ice, win, Dollard-Pierrefonds, 3, |, Laval, 1

Symposia welcomes the crooning of Dusk

October 23rd, 2013

The intimate downtown space that is the Symposia Theatre is about to get filled with the very big sound of Canadian crooner Matt Dusk. The 34-year-old jazz singer will perform at the venue on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. along with a five-piece band and two backing vocalists. Although he has previously recorded albums with orchestras featuring dozens of members, Dusk says that the size of the band isn’t as important as the quality.

Symposia, welcomes, the, crooning, of, Dusk,

Spartans’ road win earns split with Lakeshore

October 23rd, 2013

Payback was the order of the day for the St. Laurent Spartans who downed the Lakeshore Cougars 29-16 in Midget football Action Saturday at Benevoles Park in Kirkland.

Spartans’, road, win, earns, split, with, Lakeshore, St., Laurent, 29, |, Lakeshore, 16

Curtis Dublanko steps up on specialty units

October 23rd, 2013

Montreal Alouettes’ Curtis Dublanko has bided his time with the team for the past three years working up the ranks to become a starter and veteran on the field.

Curtis, Dublanko, , steps, up, on, specialty, units,

Euthanasia arrests the development of a compassionate future

October 16th, 2013

Life is a terminal disease. 

Euthanasia, arrests, the, development, of, a, compassionate, future,

Lisée, Drapeau and Montreal’s special status

October 16th, 2013

 One of the reasons that the nationalist narrative in Quebec gained currency over the past forty years – particularly with young Francophones – is that our history is not known.

Lisée,, Drapeau, and, Montreal’s, special, status,

City police concerned about traffic security

October 16th, 2013

“If you've ever heard the sound of a car hitting someone while rolling down a hill doing up to 40 kilometres per hour, it's a sound you never want to hear again. Decades later, you can still recall the van driver screaming '

City, police, concerned, about, traffic, security,

Sanctions, credible military threat needed against Iran says former Israeli ambassador to the U.S.

October 16th, 2013

Sanctions and a credible military threat are needed against the nuclear threat from Iran, says Michael Oren, who was until very recently Israel’s ambassador to the United States.

Sanctions,, credible, military, threat, needed, against, Iran, says, former, Israeli, ambassador, to, the, U.S.,

CSL reaching resolution with gambling establishment

October 16th, 2013

Côte St. Luc city officials appear to have resolved matters with a Kinzo electronic bingo gambling establishment that opened Aug. 28 at Décarie Square.

CSL, reaching, resolution, with, gambling, establishment,

Face to face with the Angel of Death

October 16th, 2013

Eva Schloss, the stepsister of famed Holocaust diarist Anne Frank, says her life was saved at the Auschwitz death camp during a selection process by the brutal Dr. Josef Mengele, as a result of her wardrobe.

Face, to, face, with, the, Angel, of, Death, Anne, Frank's, stepsister, tells, of, encounter, with, Dr., Josef, Mengele, at, Auschwitz

Italian Congress files suit

October 16th, 2013

“They think it’s all joke,” says Antonio Sciascia. “It’s no joke. Enough is enough.”

Italian, Congress, files, suit,

Jean-Francois Lisee wins Nobel Prize

October 16th, 2013

Jean-Francois, Lisee, wins, Nobel, Prize,

Off-Island election round-up

October 16th, 2013

While many West Island municipalities are offering up plenty of candidates to choose from in the upcoming November municipal election, there are some contested races happening off the island.

Off-Island, election, round-up,

Young people who care about municipal affairs

October 16th, 2013

Voter turnout for municipal elections is not exemplary. The last citywide elections in 2009 saw only a 39 percent participation rate, and young voters do not rush to the polls to cast their ballots. But two young West Island residents are bucking the trend and are running for a seat on council in their respective cities.

Young, people, who, care, about, municipal, affairs, Two, young, candidates, step, up, for, council, seat

Montreal Fire Department stresses need for family escape plan

October 16th, 2013

As a way of sensitizing homeowners the need for an escape plan in the event of a fire, the Montreal Fire Department held an exercise known as the Grand Evacuation last Wednesday evening throughout eight municipalities and boroughs across the island of Montreal.

Montreal, Fire, Department, stresses, need, for, family, escape, plan, Grand, Evacuations, take, place, in, Lachine, and, Ste., Anne, de, Bellevue

West Island based entrepreneurs take on the Dragon's Den

October 16th, 2013

Five years ago, three young men growing up in the West Island started a company called Temple Lifestyle in order to distribute healthy food and drinks as they were inspired in their own lives to eat right for maximal health.

West, Island, based, entrepreneurs, take, on, the, Dragon's, Den, Temple, Lifestyle, segment, airing, tonight, on, CBC

Beaurepaire Village hosts second annual Ghost Run

October 16th, 2013

 Last year, the Beaurepaire Village Business Association's (BVBA) inaugural  Ghost Run brought in over $1,500 in donations that benefitted the West Island Cancer Wellness Center and NOVA West Island. This year's event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26 starting at noon.

Beaurepaire, Village, hosts, second, annual, Ghost, Run,

Facebook meeting place for ethnic candidates

October 16th, 2013

Stelio Yantsulis has his finger on the pulse of one front in Laval’s electoral battle. Make that his mouse.

Facebook, meeting, place, for, ethnic, candidates,

Two more hopefuls eye mayor’s office

October 16th, 2013

Two more individuals have plunged into the municipal election campaign, giving Laval voters a total of nine candidates for the mayor’s office to choose from when they go to the polls, Nov. 3.

Two, more, hopefuls, eye, mayor’s, office,

North Star Academy offers anti-bullying scholarship

October 16th, 2013

“Students came up with the idea,” smiled North Star Academy principal Josée Pépin. “They said ‘Let’s make a difference in someone’s life.’”

North, Star, Academy, offers, anti-bullying, scholarship,

Vaillancourt-Le Bel incident raises questions

October 16th, 2013

A swirl of enigma enveloped Laval last week, in the wake of a series of shocking allegations that former mayor Gilles Vaillancourt is still trying to exert influence over city hall.

Vaillancourt-Le, Bel, incident, raises, questions,

Ouellette: Real issue is tanking economy

October 16th, 2013

The head of the Quebec Liberal Party’s Laval caucus believes that the Parti québécois government’ is spoiling for a Dec. 9 election.

Ouellette:, Real, issue, is, tanking, economy, Refuses, to, be, baited, by, PQ, attack, on, personal, freedom

Montreal science students spend a month at the Weizmann Institute in Israel

October 16th, 2013

This past summer, three Montreal students travelled to Israel as full-fledged members of a research group for the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Montreal, science, students, spend, a, month, , at, the, Weizmann, Institute, in, Israel,

O.R.-inspired art

October 16th, 2013

For 36 years, Bonnie Frankel has worked as a nurse. And since she was a child, she’s dabbled in many mediums of visual art.

O.R.-inspired, art,

Examining the relationship between authority and minority

October 16th, 2013

The shooting death of Fredy Villanueva at the hands of the Montreal Police was an incident that made national headlines. One man who read those headlines at the other end of the country was actor Omari Newton.

Examining, the, relationship, , between, authority, and, minority, BTW, season-opening, production, inspired, by, Villanueva, incident

A convention in celebration of dance

October 16th, 2013

If you happen to be walking through Place Bonaventure on Friday, Oct. 18 or the following day, you may be greeted by the surreal sight of a mass of leotard-clad dancers-in-training milling about the convention space. Returning for its second edition on this weekend is DansEmotion, a convention for the Quebec dance community.

A, convention, in, celebration, of, dance, DansEmotion, returns, for, second, edition, on, October, 18,

Mammograms and thyroid protection or, why you should listen to real experts

October 16th, 2013

The head of our radiology department recently came by the emergency department to talk to me.

Mammograms, and, , thyroid, protection, or,, , why, you, should, listen, to, real, experts,

Caught up with Kott, Cuban and their Mamma

October 16th, 2013

Baron Byng High School was noted for producing an outstanding number of Canada’s academic, arts, business and political leaders. Since the school closed, the building has housed the Sun Youth Organization, which has now allocated space for a museum to honour these graduates.

Caught, up, with, Kott,, Cuban, and, their, Mamma,

Hornets handle Mustangs

October 16th, 2013

The Sun Youth Midget Hornets clinched the second place spot entering playoffs after corralling the North Shore Mustangs 41-13 Saturday at Glen McHugh Field in DDO.

Hornets, handle, Mustangs,

Cardinals fly high over West Park

October 16th, 2013

The Alexander Park Mosquito Cardinals downed the West Park Steelers 49-12 on their home turf at the Alexander Park annual VIP football tournament Saturday.

Cardinals, fly, high, over, West, Park, Alexander, Park, 49, |, West, Park, 12

The Suburban and Scotties Tournament of Hearts team up

October 16th, 2013

The Suburban is proud and pleased to announce that the publication will be a media partner for the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian curling championships set for early February here in Montreal.

The, Suburban, and, Scotties, Tournament, of, Hearts, team, up,

A Rebelle with a cause

October 16th, 2013

Beaconsfield’s Julia Hansen has recently been named to the Quebec Rebelles softball team after putting in a lot of time and work on her game this past season.

A, Rebelle, with, a, cause, Athlete, of, the, Week

Anthony Barette loves the hometown support

October 16th, 2013

Homegrown Anthony Barette has taken to the field in his second year with the Montreal Alouettes to the delight of friends and family in his home town Verdun.

Anthony, Barette, loves, , the, hometown, support,

Win or lose, Alouettes always carry on proud holiday tradition

October 16th, 2013

Following a tough 34-27 loss to Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Percival Molson Stadium, members of the Alouettes carried on with what has become a Thanksgiving tradition for the team.

Win, or, lose,, Alouettes, always, , carry, on, proud, holiday, tradition,

Face to face with the 'Angel of Death'

October 16th, 2013

Eva Schloss, the stepsister of famed Holocaust diarist Anne Frank, says her life was saved at the Auschwitz death camp during a selection process by the brutal Dr. Josef Mengele, as a result of her wardrobe.

Face, to, face, with, the, 'Angel, of, Death', Anne, Frank's, stepsister, tells, of, encounter, with, Dr., Josef, Mengele, at, Auschwitz

Finding hidden treasures in a song

October 11th, 2013

Retro fans love the hits of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, but some of them have been so widely exposed that it gets a little tiring hearing them for the umpteenth time.

Finding, hidden, treasures, in, a, song,

So You Think You Can Dance tour rocks Montreal.

October 11th, 2013

So You Think You Can Dance, the eleven-time Primetime Emmy® Awardwinning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is captivating audiences across the United States and in three Canadian cities  this fall with their  live on tour.

So, You, Think, You, Can, Dance, tour, rocks, Montreal.,

New film Shekinah provides unprecedented access to the world of young Hasidic women

October 11th, 2013

Shekinah: The Intimate Life of Hasidic Women is a feature documentary that took three years to make and takes viewers into the rarefied world of young Hasidic women living what some consider an 18th-century way of life in 21st century Quebec.

New, film, Shekinah, provides, unprecedented, access, to, the, world, of, young, Hasidic, women,

A night of constellations and installations

October 11th, 2013

September 10 marked the opening event for Na’amat Canada Montreal, one of the branches of the non-profit organization which has been providing valuable social service programs to women and children in Israel since 1925.

A, night, of, constellations, and, installations, Na’amat, Canada, Montreal

Foods that can make you look and feel older

October 11th, 2013

You’ve heard of foods that can make you feel younger, but are there foods that can make you look and feel older?
What you eat determines how you look and feel. To nourish and protect the body requires six basic nutrients — carbohydrates, protein, fat, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Foods, that, can, make, you, look, and, feel, older,

Denis Coderre interview

October 9th, 2013

Polite, charming, and extremely focused on the upcoming election, Denis Coderre wants to be mayor of Montreal. He wants to make Montreal a better city for its citizens. We sat with Mr. Coderre and asked some pointed questions.

Denis, Coderre, interview,

Marcel Côté interview

October 9th, 2013

Mr. Côté is nothing if not an impressive personality with strong credentials. He is a Harvard fellow at the Center for International Affairs, a successful businessman/consultant who founded Secor Consulting, a well respected philanthropist and served in Brian Mulroney's prime ministerial office. Perhaps the weakest aspect of his campaign is that you do not know enough about him.

Marcel, Côté, interview,

Takin' it to the streets

October 9th, 2013

It's fitting that on a morning where cool, damp gusts and grey skies give way to hints of sun and balmy breezes blowing their welcoming reprieve, that some good news was being announced in NDG.

Takin', it, to, the, streets, Head, and, Hands, re-launches, vital, program

Hampstead councillor questioned on contract vote

October 9th, 2013

Hampstead councillor Harvey Shaffer was questioned at the October council meeting about votes for contracts to the landscaping firm Clifton Dram for much work in the town.

Hampstead, councillor, questioned, on, contract, vote,

Be vigilant after withdrawing money: police

October 9th, 2013

Côte St. Luc has posted on its website an SPVM police warning for members of the community to be careful after taking money out of banks, currency exchange establishments, or automatic teller machines in stores (ATMs).

Be, vigilant, after, withdrawing, money:, police,

After the debate

October 9th, 2013

It would have been interesting to see Melanie Joly in Sunday night's English-language Montreal Mayoralty debate on CTV, but her absence perhaps ended up highlighting the fact that of the three leading candidates there are only two serious contenders left.  And one of them is not Richard Bergeron.

After, the, debate, and, then, there, were, two

Montreal can work! Let's just do it!

October 9th, 2013

Despite the allegations brought forth at the Charbonneau Commission and the arrests from UPAC, and the never-ending record tax increases, the solutions to Montreal's challenges are not that complicated.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Montreal, challenges, ethics, transparency, roads, taxes

Parizeau and Bouchard on the charter

October 9th, 2013

Parizeau, and, Bouchard, on, the, charter,

PQ cuts to school board won't affect LBPSB

October 9th, 2013

"The PQ's cuts to school boards will affect us zero percent," Lester B. Pearson School board Chairman Suanne Stein Day told The Suburban.

PQ, cuts, to, school, board, won't, affect, LBPSB, West, Island, board, never, received, equalization, payments

New street in Vaudreuil-Dorion honours Habs legend

October 9th, 2013

The store owners at the newly opened Place Bouchard were invited to take part in the official opening of Emile Bouchard Street in Vaudreuil-Dorion situated in the Hockey Players District in the ever growing municipality.

New, street, in, Vaudreuil-Dorion, honours, Habs, legend,

Pierrefonds-Roxboro unveils new library look

October 9th, 2013

 Last week, the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro released a graphic of what the new LEED library will look like once it is constructed and ready for readers.

Pierrefonds-Roxboro, unveils, new, library, look,

WICS steps up to the plate for the West Island

October 9th, 2013

A clear and sunny day last Wednesday at the Dollard Des Ormeaux civic center, provided the backdrop to the West Island Community Shares 2013/14 kick off campaign.

WICS, steps, up, to, the, plate, for, the, West, Island, ,

Traffic congestion and improved transportation top election concerns

October 9th, 2013

"I have to get up half an a hour earlier to drive to work these days."

Traffic, congestion, and, improved, transportation, top, election, concerns,

Laval tells trustees to butt out

October 9th, 2013

Laval's beleaguered councillors ended their last city council meeting, Oct. 3, by calling for Florent Gagné and his team of trustees to wait and leave important decisions, like whom to hire to fill the city's top jobs, to whomever citizens elect, Nov. 3.

Laval, tells, trustees, to, butt, out, Mayor, Martine, Beaugrand, quits, politics

Liboiron earns medal of bravery

October 9th, 2013

Laval resident Guy Liboiron received the Medal of Bravery in Quebec City, Oct. 4.

Liboiron, earns, medal, of, bravery,

Laval to get new bus lanes, sound walls

October 9th, 2013

Laval will be getting new transportation infrastructure, courtesy of Quebec taxpayers, Laval des Rapides MNA Léo Bureau-Blouin said in a pair of statements, Oct. 4.

Laval, to, get, new, bus, lanes,, sound, walls, Provincial, election, in, the, offing?

No Laval intervention in pipeline hearings

October 9th, 2013

Despite lots of bluster, no one from Laval - environmentalists, municipal government or aspiring election candidates - has intervened in the approval process for the pipeline that runs through the city.

No, Laval, intervention, in, pipeline, hearings,

Rousselle rues big school tax hike

October 9th, 2013

Vimont MNA Jean Rousselle took the Parti Québécois government to task last week for the sharp spike in school tax bills that off-island taxpayers received this summer.

Rousselle, rues, big, school, tax, hike,

Credit card PINs and needles

October 9th, 2013

Credit cards have been coming under close scrutiny lately. Retailers want to reject the higher-fee cards or possibly add a surcharge on customers to cover their rising costs. Bad enough that interest rates on cards can run over 20 per cent, now I may soon have to pay a surcharge every time I use one.

Credit, card, PINs, and, needles,

Fundraising hockey games to benefit the Comfy Cozy Fund

October 9th, 2013

When Jake Shtern was diagnosed with leukemia at age five, little did anyone know that during the next 10 years, the charity he and his family created would go on to raise close to $1 million for kids treated at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Fundraising, hockey, games, to, benefit, , the, Comfy, Cozy, Fund, Sunday,, Oct., 20, at, the, , Sportplexe, 4, Glaces, in, Pierrefonds

Segal Centre’s Ain’t Misbehavin’ a fast-paced, jazzy delight

October 9th, 2013

Whenever I see a musical, whether on Broadway in New York City or here in Montreal, I always gravitate to what I consider the tried and true — the music I know and love from the many golden eras of the past century, or long-running shows.

Segal, Centre’s, Ain’t, Misbehavin’, , a, fast-paced,, jazzy, delight,

Double the trouble, but double the fun

October 9th, 2013

Anyone who has ever welcomed a canine companion into their home knows how much work is involved. For some, one four-legged friend is enough but for others, the philosophy is the more, the merrier.

Double, the, trouble,, but, double, the, fun, On, bringing, a, second, dog, into, your, household

CBC’s Daybreak might be coming to your neighbourhood

October 9th, 2013

In the run-up to the Nov. 3 municipal elections, Mike Finnerty and the team from CBC Radio’s Daybreak Montreal will hit the road on three consecutive Thursdays this month to broadcast live from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m.

CBC’s, Daybreak, might, be, , coming, to, your, neighbourhood,

Now that’s Italian

October 9th, 2013

Playwright Steve Galluccio has done it once again. Bursting into the mainstream with Mambo Italiano in 2002 — which was eventually turned into a hit movie — Galluccio has written a playful romp sure to capture the hearts of even the most cynical among us.

Now, that’s, Italian, The, St., Leonard, Chronicles, hits, the, spot

Verdun Best Game Ever day of play celebrates football

October 9th, 2013

he Verdun Atom Ti-Cats fell to the Richelieu Pirates 40-6 at their third annual Best Game Ever Football event at the Arthur Thierrien field in Verdun.

Verdun, Best, Game, Ever, day, of, play, celebrates, football, Richelieu, 40, |, Verdun, 6

Alex Moore awarded Quebec Foundation bursary

October 9th, 2013

It is certainly not surprising that Alex Moore has developed into one of the country’s top wrestlers at the age of 15, after all his father Rob was a former National Team member and presently coaches at Selwyn House. However booth father and son insist that he never pushed towards the sport.

Alex, Moore, awarded, Quebec, Foundation, bursary,

Eric Deslauriers contributing to the cause

October 9th, 2013

There’s no slowing down for Montreal Alouettes’ wider receiver Eric Deslauriers.

Eric, Deslauriers, , contributing, to, the, cause,

A win is a win

October 9th, 2013

Despite not bringing their best game, the Bantam “AAA” Lac St. Louis Lions found a way to win.

A, win, is, a, win, Lac, St., Louis, 2, |, Lanaudiere, 0

Cougars last minute rally earns win over Sooners

October 9th, 2013

The St. Leonard Junior Cougars squeaked-by the Ottawa Sooners with a last minute 28-27 victory Saturday at Stade Hebert.

Cougars, last, minute, rally, earns, win, over, Sooners,

Elites defeat Rebelles

October 9th, 2013

A trio of second period tallies broke open a scoreless deadlock and delivered a 4-0 win to the Lac St. Louis Elites over the visiting Laval Rebelles Saturday afternoon at the Bob Birnie Arena in Pointe Claire.

Elites, defeat, Rebelles,

Canada falls to Findland at worlds

October 4th, 2013

You could see the pain and frustration in their faces. There were tears in the dressing room, the sign of a team that cares and doesn't want to be second best.

Canada, falls, to, Findland, at, worlds,

The Solomon Schechter Bears hit the ice

October 4th, 2013

Solomon Schechter scored another goal by icing its first hockey team and the first hockey team in the elementary Jewish day school system. The team is made up of students of Grades 4, 5 and 6 who are on the ice for practice at 7 a.m..

The, Solomon, Schechter, Bears, hit, the, ice,

Finnish farewell

October 4th, 2013

By Mitch Gallo
The Suburban
For the 20th year, the Ilves Minor Hockey from Tampere, Finland visited the West Island of Montreal just to play some hockey.

Finnish, farewell,

Lions edge past Les Gaulois

October 4th, 2013

By Andrew Soong
The Suburban
The LSL Lions continued their climb towards the Midget AAA playoffs downing the visiting Antoine Girouard Gaulois 4-3 Saturday at the DDO Civic Centre.

Lions, edge, past, Les, Gaulois,

AOW Oles scores milestone goal for undefeated Martlets

October 4th, 2013

By Mike Hickey
The Suburban
Beaconsfield’s Leslie Oles is The Suburban Athlete of the Week after recording a milestone goal for the McGill Martlets hockey team last weekend.

AOW, Oles, scores, milestone, goal, for, undefeated, Martlets,

Kidney Foundation Golf Classic sets record

October 2nd, 2013

The count has been lost of how many years RBC Sr. Vice-President Tony Loffreda has Chaired or Co-Chaired The Kidney Foundation’s annual galas and drives. Each year, his leadership brings bigger and bigger results.

Kidney, Foundation, Golf, Classic, sets, record,

Anglo black community leaders endorse Côté, Rotrand, Pierrefonds candidate

October 2nd, 2013

Anglophone black community representatives endorsed Montreal mayoral candidate Marcel Côté and his team, particularly longtime Côte des Neiges-NDG councillor Marvin Rotrand (Snowdon) and Pierrefonds-Roxboro city council candidate Linton Garner, running in the Cap-Saint-Jacques district.

Anglo, black, community, leaders, endorse, Côté,, Rotrand,, Pierrefonds, candidate,

Pope Francis lets in fresh air

October 2nd, 2013

In the past few months Pope Francis has surprised Catholics and non-Catholics like.  His first gesture was to bow and ask for the blessing of the people before he was to offer his blessing, Urbi et Orbi, to the City and to the World.

Pope, Francis, lets, in, fresh, air,

PQ does not have the monopoly on Quebec Values

October 2nd, 2013

When the news story broke last month about the PQ government's intended Charter of Secularism or Quebec Values a slew of condemnations immediately followed.

PQ, does, not, have, the, monopoly, on, Quebec, Values,

Breaking Quebec–The Marois malaise

October 2nd, 2013

The hit cable series Breaking Bad ended its five-year run this past weekend. But we have another up here. It’s called “Breaking Quebec” starring Pauline Marois.

Breaking, Quebec–The, Marois, malaise,

Thousands march in secular rally against Marois Charter

October 2nd, 2013

Within minutes after they moved into the vacant lot on the corner of Clarke Street near the SPVM’s headquarters in the downtown core, hundreds of people kept joining the crowd right up to the moment when rally organizers realized that it was time to hit the streets. And more than 3000 did under the banner  “État laic. Individus libre!”

Thousands, march, in, secular, rally, against, Marois, Charter, État, laïc., Individus, libres

EMSB council asks board to reinstate discussion groups

October 2nd, 2013

English Montreal School Board commissioners passed a resolution last week asking the board administration to find a solution to reinstate some student discussion groups at Royal West Academy in Montreal West, Royal Vale School in NDG and Westmount High School, while respecting Quebec law.

EMSB, council, asks, board, to, reinstate, discussion, groups,

Charter unites Quebecers

October 2nd, 2013

Charter, unites, Quebecers,

Denis Coderre introduces Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Ile Bizard-Ste. Genevieve candidates

October 2nd, 2013

Last Wednesday afternoon at the Maison des Jeunes A Ma Baie centre, Montreal mayoral candidate Denis Coderre introduced his slate of candidates for the Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Ile Bizard-Ste. Genevieve boroughs.

Denis, Coderre, introduces, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, and, Ile, Bizard-Ste., Genevieve, candidates,

Angell Woods gets curious reprieve

October 2nd, 2013

Montreal mandarins rushed to contact Angell Woods property owners Sept. 25, the day when The Suburban revealed that much-vaunted negotiations to purchase the forest and turn it into a regional nature park had never taken place.

Angell, Woods, gets, curious, reprieve,

Alesia’s Magnolias

October 2nd, 2013

Bill Karidogiannis stands on a rooftop with one hand shielding his eyes from the sun, another embracing his wife Sheyda, as they peer out over the massive MUHC construction site.

Alesia’s, Magnolias, Living, legacy, helps, other, children, after, toddler’s, tragic, death,

Blanchet confirms PCBs gone soon

October 2nd, 2013

Last Thursday, after reinforcing security measures around the offices of Reliance Power Equipment, the illegally stored PCBs that have been on the property for years were being removed from the work site.

Blanchet, confirms, PCBs, gone, soon, McMurchie, "satisfied", with, progress, from, Environment, Ministry

Lakeshore General ER average stay drops 5 hours

October 2nd, 2013

Patients of the Lakeshore General Hospital’s ER services have had their stay time go down five hours in the last year, making the average time spent for an ER patient at the hospital to be 24 hours, West Island CSSS Director General and CEO Benoit Morin told reporters at a roundtable meeting held last week at the LGH.

Lakeshore, General, ER, average, stay, drops, 5, hours,

Arbor Day visions green city for Laval

October 2nd, 2013

Sept. 25 was the sixth year of the Arbor Day Centre health and social services centers (CSSS) of Laval that was held at CPE La Cachette, located at the rear of the Hospital de la Cité de la Santé.

Arbor, Day, visions, green, city, for, Laval,

Bordeleau to tackle Laval's growing poverty rate

October 2nd, 2013

The Parti au Service du citoyen (PSC) sounded the alarm last week about Laval's rising poverty rate, and has announced that it will adopt concrete measures to stem the city's growing inequality, if it is elected to city hall, Nov. 3.

Bordeleau, to, tackle, Laval's, growing, poverty, rate, Chomedey,, Laval, des, Rapides, and, Pont, Viau, seniors, hardest, hit

North Star students tidy Mille Îles shoreline

October 2nd, 2013

A posse of students from Chomedey's North Star Academy paddled the Mille Îles River, Sept. 25, to remove unsightly litter lining the shore.

North, Star, students, tidy, Mille, Îles, shoreline,

Two Laval lawyers awarded prizes this month

October 2nd, 2013

Earlier this month two Laval judges, Jacques R. Fournier and Marc St-Louis, received awards of recognition. Both were presented as Quebec’s Chief Judge, the honourable Élizabeth Corte opened Laval’s courts on September 9.

Two, Laval, lawyers, awarded, prizes, this, month,

Ten candidates leave Nouveau parti des lavallois

October 2nd, 2013

Stunned by revelations that the provincial government was trying to reclaim $40,000 in welfare that it paid to mayoral candidate Guy Landry, ten candidates have resigned from the Nouveau parti des lavallois (NPL).

Ten, candidates, leave, Nouveau, parti, des, lavallois,

And they're off

October 2nd, 2013

With just one month left of campaigning before Laval citizens go to the polls, Nov. 3, a record number of candidates are running for municipal office.

And, they're, off, Who's, who, in, the, race, for, Laval, mayor

Hudson to welcome Ondaatje and more for StoryFest

October 2nd, 2013

Greenwood’s StoryFest started out as a small and intimate affair. With the 11th edition now underway, it may still be intimate, but it’s far from small. With various events taking place until the end of October, the annual literary festival put on by the Greenwood Centre for Living History in Hudson will surely have book lovers swooning.

Hudson, to, welcome, Ondaatje, and, more, for, StoryFest,

These ladies rock

October 2nd, 2013

Ladies of the Canyon are back and they’ve turned up the amp. Their new album, Diamond Heart, and its accompanying single, You And All Your Famous Friends, is steeped much more in ‘70s era rock than their more folk-laden debut.

These, ladies, rock, Local, band, explores, new, direction, with, sophomore, album

Annual plane pull raises funds for Quebec’s Special Olympians

October 2nd, 2013

The 13th annual 767 Challenge took place this past Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Air Canada Base of Montréal-Trudeau Airport. The charity event, with benefits going to Special Olympics Québec, challenges teams of men and women to pull a 73,000-kilogram Airbus airliner a distance of 3.7 meters — with their bare hands.

Annual, plane, pull, raises, funds, for, Quebec’s, Special, Olympians,

Books, banter and a bit of breakfast

October 2nd, 2013

Michael Ignatieff and David Gilmour will be two of the four authors taking the stage this Sunday at the fall session launch of Paragraphe Bookstore’s Books & Breakfast series, now celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Books,, banter, and, a, bit, of, breakfast,

Mountains of laughs

October 2nd, 2013

When Comedy Went to School is an entertaining documentary that was shown last month in selected movie theatres in the United States.

Mountains, of, laughs,

Raising awareness and funds for the Montreal Children’s Library

October 2nd, 2013

This past Thursday, Sept. 26, just over 100 people showed support for the Montreal Children’s Library inside the Westmount Square penthouse of popular hostess and philanthropist, Hainya Wiseman. More than $4,000 was raised at this private cocktail party, a sold-out event.

Raising, awareness, and, funds, for, the, Montreal, Children’s, Library,

The Ray Cardinal rule: age is not a deterrent to success

October 2nd, 2013

Ray Cardinal is a perfect example that age is not a deterrent to an active lifestyle. The NDG resident recently participated at the World Masters Game where he managed to win four medals, not bad for a 75-year-old.

The, Ray, Cardinal, rule:, age, is, not, a, deterrent, to, success, Athlete, of, the, Week

Noel Devine a great fit on Alouettes’ offence

October 2nd, 2013

Als’ running back Noel Devine brings speed and big play ability to the gridiron with a positive perspective.

Noel, Devine, a, great, fit, on, Alouettes’, offence,

Montreal Transit ride to Canadian Championship

October 2nd, 2013

The Montreal Transit closed out their inaugural season in style as they hoisted the Canadian Major Football League championship trophy after dropping the Calgary Gators 50-28 last Saturday night at Dollard’s Glenn McHugh field.

Montreal, Transit, ride, to, Canadian, Championship, Montreal, 50, |, Calgary, 28

St. Leonard wins the battles of the Cougars

October 2nd, 2013

The St. Leonard Cougars midget football team jumped out to an early lead Saturday evening and then had to hold off a spirited rally by the Lakeshore Cougars to record a 28-12 win in a game played at Parc Benevoles.

St., Leonard, wins, the, , battles, of, the, Cougars, St., Leonard, 28, |, Lakeshore, 12

Hornets handle LaSalle

October 2nd, 2013

The Sun Youth Midget Hornets delivered a subdued 28-6 victory over the LaSalle Warriors Sunday at Jeanne Mance field on the Plateau.

Hornets, handle, LaSalle, Sun, Youth, 28, |, LaSalle, 6

Titans of the Ice Age

September 28th, 2013

Titans of the Ice Age 3D is an action-packed immersive portal to the great Pleistocene ice age, 20,000 years back in time. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Christopher Plummer, Titans of the Ice Age 3D transports viewers to the otherworldly frozen landscapes of the northern hemisphere 10,000 years before modern civilization.

Titans, , of, the, , Ice, Age, A, new, IMAX, 3D, film

A return to the Old Order

September 28th, 2013

As the feud between bassist Peter Hook and his former New Order bandmates — Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert — continues to simmer, Montrealers, including this uber fan, got a taste of old school NO last week when Hook and his new bandmates,

A, return, to, the, Old, Order, Peter, Hook, of, New, Order, fame, warmed, our, hearts, Sept., 18

My autumn foibles

September 28th, 2013

Our four seasons have long been compared to the years in our lives.  For instance I am now officially in the autumn stage (40 - 60 years) of my life. 

My, autumn, foibles,

Retro Roundup’s latest music wish list

September 28th, 2013

In the (slightly adjusted) words of a very old song, we can dream, can’t we?
The last several years have seen quite the motherlode of desirable music releases, from various deluxe editions of classic albums that reveal more of what went into their creation; various box sets containing many excellent unreleased songs; and of course, our favourite

Retro, Roundup’s, , latest, music, wish, list,

Top 5 foods to help you sleep

September 28th, 2013

According to statistics Canada men sleep fewer hours than women. Women have more trouble falling or staying a sleep than men. Adults without children get more than 8 hours/ night of sleep, while adults with children sleep on average 6 hours /night.

Top, 5, foods, to, help, you, sleep,

Early detection is key when dealing with rheumatoid arthritis

September 25th, 2013

A lot has changed in the 35 years since Anne Lyddiatt was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The disease, which began to affect her joints when she was in her mid 20s, gradually changed her entire body while during the same time, medical advancements changed the prognosis for patients who are diagnosed today.

Early, detection, is, key, when, dealing, with, rheumatoid, arthritis,

About ugly animals and ugly politicians

September 25th, 2013

Last month in an online competition, the Ugly Animal Preservation Society selected the blobfish as the world’s ugliest animal. The blobfish lives off the coast of south eastern Australia and Tasmania and is under significant threat from fishing trawlers that accidentally capture it in their nets.

About, ugly, animals, and, ugly, politicians,

Galluccio to mambo with Centaur again

September 25th, 2013

Steve Galluccio did not grow up in St. Léonard. Instead, as a youngster, the noted Montreal playwright found himself making the trip east from his Chabanel area dwelling to visit family and friends in this emerging community.

Galluccio, to, mambo, with, Centaur, again, The, St., Léonard, Chronicles, to, open, season

Talkin’ about Misbehavin’

September 25th, 2013

In advance of the season-opening production of Ain’t Misbehavin’, the musical’s co-creator, Murray Horwitz, will take part in the traditional Sunday @ the Segal on September 29 at 11 a.m. He will be joined by director of opera at McGill University, Patrick Hansen. 

Talkin’, about, Misbehavin’, Murray, Horwitz, to, visit, Segal, Centre

In remission: two years after blood cancer diagnosis

September 25th, 2013

In November 2011, nine-year-old Tommaso Maffei, as happens to a lot of kids, fell to the ice while playing hockey. Later he complained to his mother that a pain in his back would not go away. One week later, the active boy who loved life was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, a relatively rare and aggressive form of blood cancer.

In, remission:, two, years, , after, blood, cancer, diagnosis, Eleven, year, old, to, take, part, , in, Light, the, Night, Walk,, Oct., 19

Now that your kids are back at school

September 25th, 2013

Here are some things that — if you haven’t already — you will want to consider, now that your children are back school.
Have you updated their emergency contact information and gone over it with your kids and their caregivers? Do they have a copy in their backpack?

Now, that, your, kids, , are, back, at, school,

Warriors slip past Cougars in tight confrontation

September 25th, 2013

The LaSalle Midget Warriors defended their home turf squeaking-by the visiting St. Leonard Cougars 18-15 Saturday in LaSalle.

Warriors, slip, past, Cougars, , in, tight, confrontation, LaSalle, 18, |, St., Leonard, 15

Lions roar past Sun Youth

September 25th, 2013

The North Shore Bantam Lions avenged last year’s playoff elimination downing the Sun Youth Hornets 56-7 Sunday at Jeanne Mance Park.

Lions, roar, past, Sun, Youth, North, Shore, 56, |, Sun, Youth, 7

Riding to new heights

September 25th, 2013

Ile Perrot’s Connor Kregzde is trying to push the limits competing in a sport that maybe not everyone is familiar with, motocross.

Riding, to, new, heights, Athlete, of, the, Week

Alexander Park dominates against Sunnybrooke

September 25th, 2013

The Alexander Park Roughriders downed the Sunnybrooke Blue Bombers 51-6 in peewee football action Saturday at Glen McHugh field.

Alexander, Park, dominates, against, Sunnybrooke, Alexander, Park, 51, |, Sunnybrooke, 6

Sean Whyte gets a kick out of his career

September 25th, 2013

Alouettes kicker Sean Whyte is humble despite his so-far successful season and plus 80 per cent average at his job.

Sean, Whyte, gets, a, kick, out, of, his, career,


September 25th, 2013


Why special status would work

September 25th, 2013

There has been considerable public confusion on what special status for Montreal would actually mean ever since last week's release of the CRITIQ commissioned IPSOS poll - that we reported on exclusively in these pages - demonstrated a dramatic 76% support for the idea among francophones and anglophones alike living on the island of Montreal.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, IPSOS poll, Montreal, special status

Get informed and get involved!

September 25th, 2013

It is easy to be cynical about the Mayoralty races. But don’t be. Perhaps no other level of government so directly affects us in our everyday lives. So you have a duty. Get informed and get involved.

Get, informed, and, get, involved!,

Gilad Shalit thanks Montreal community

September 25th, 2013

Gilad Shalit, the former Israeli soldier who was kidnapped and held by the terrorist group Hamas for more than five years, thanked the Montreal community last week for its support and efforts to gain his freedom.

Gilad, Shalit, thanks, Montreal, community,

And they're off

September 25th, 2013

As of last Friday, the campaign for the big job in the corner office of the second floor located in Montreal's Beaux Arts City Hall is now officially on its way. With only 43 days to go before the next election, all four of the city's leading candidates for the mayor's chair filed their papers after which it was game on '…and let the best one win.'

And, they're, off,

Transit improvements needed in west end: Berku, DeSousa

September 25th, 2013

The Parti Québécois's announcement Friday to create a project office for a proposed Metro blue line extension eastward toward Anjou has prompted west end elected representatives to make the case for improvements in the west end.

Transit, improvements, needed, in, west, end:, Berku,, DeSousa,

Milestone for CSL church

September 25th, 2013

St. Richard's Parish in Côte St. Luc celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving Sunday, during which Father Peter Laviolette was installed as pastor by Bishop Thomas Dowd.

Milestone, for, CSL, church,

Westmount's sports complex finally open

September 25th, 2013

City Mayor Peter Trent recently opened the building which may define his life and times as the Mayor of the City of Westmount.

Westmount's, sports, complex, finally, open,

Menchie's Yogurt employee pistol whipped by armed robbers

September 25th, 2013

On the evening of Sunday, Sept. 15 at around 10:30 p.m., two masked male suspects speaking French entered the Menchie's Yogurt location in Dollard des Ormeaux. One suspect, brandishing a BB gun, asked a male employee to show him where the safe was located.

Menchie's, Yogurt, employee, pistol, whipped, by, armed, robbers, Owner, believes, crime, could, be, racially, motivated

Misleading reports fuel Angell Woods controversy

September 25th, 2013

A three-way deadlock reminiscent of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, environmentalists, landowners and the city is coming to a head in Beaconsfield.

Misleading, reports, fuel, Angell, Woods, controversy, Beaconsfield, council, caught, in, Mexican, standoff,

New exit for Ste. Anne de Bellevue to cost $1.5 million

September 25th, 2013

At a special council meeting Monday, Sept. 16, Mayor Francis Deroo and council unanimously passed a resolution that would see Exit 41 off highway 40 in Ste. Anne de Bellevue rebuilt as a T section with traffic lights at a estimated cost of $1.5 million with the MTQ picking up eleven fifteenth's of the cost or 73 percent of the project that will be done in two stages, the planning and specifications portion and the construction and supervision phase.

New, exit, for, Ste., Anne, de, Bellevue, to, cost, $1.5, million, Seventy, percent, of, cost, coming, from, MTQ

Beaconsfield to build unique cenotaph

September 25th, 2013

It might be a Canadian first. Local veterans have already raised $105,000 out of the $170,000 that they need to construct a monument in memory of the men and women who have laid down their lives in the service of their fellow citizens.
Beaconsfield resident Richard Gratton, who served with the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan, announced the Heroes Park initiative during the Sept. 23 city council meeting.

Beaconsfield, to, build, unique, cenotaph, Modern, day, veterans,, first, responders, to, be, included

Montreal to take over West Island drinking water

September 25th, 2013

Montreal's urban agglomeration will take over the Pointe Claire purification plant, which supplies several West Island cities with their drinking water, Jan. 1.

Montreal, to, take, over, West, Island, drinking, water, Future, fluoridation, policy, remains, unclear

Foucher excluded from mayoralty debate

September 25th, 2013

Independent candidate Jacques Foucher can't fathom why he was barred from the upcoming debate between his four rivals for the mayor's office, Oct. 23.

Foucher, excluded, from, mayoralty, debate, Laval, Chamber, of, Commerce, only, invites, political, parties

Technopole fêtes Laval's star exporters

September 25th, 2013

The cream of Laval's business community gathered at SHAN ( last night to honour five local firms for their export excellence.

Technopole, fêtes, Laval's, star, exporters, Openness, to, other, languages,, cultures, spurring, sales

Blue line to grow?

September 25th, 2013

It's been years in the making but it seems that the east end may finally see the end of the metro tunnel.
The blue line that runs from Snowdon in the west end to St. Michel in the east, will be extended until Anjou, something a generation of business people, community leaders and transit activists have long been clamouring for.

Blue, line, to, grow?, No, timeline., Advocates, pleased, but, skeptical

New police chief vows to push out organized crime

September 25th, 2013

Laval Police, Sûreté du Québec and Royal Canadian Mounted Police will soon set up a new, combined crime-fighting squad, Laval Police Chief Pierre Brochet told The Suburban in interview, after taking office at the beginning of September.

New, police, chief, vows, to, push, out, organized, crime, , Pierre, Brochet, wants, close, ties, with, Laval, citizens, of, all, stripes

Centre du Sablon recognized for 20 years of service

September 25th, 2013

In a rare respite for a Quebec legislature routinely riven by divisive debate, Chomedey MNA Guy Ouellette rose in the National Assembly last week to recognize the non-partisan contribution that Centre du Sablon ( has made to the Laval community during the past two decades.

Centre, du, Sablon, recognized, for, 20, years, of, service,

Sparta selected BMO Team of the Week for Canada

September 20th, 2013

Improvements to Laval soccer facilities-$125,000; Donation to Monteuil Sparta U 10 girls’ charity of choice-$5,000; Being voted BMO Team of the Week for Canada 2013- priceless.

Sparta, selected, BMO, Team, of, the, Week, for, Canada, ,

The Alouettes Festival lands in Repentigny

September 20th, 2013

The Montreal Alouettes brought their unique game-day experience to Parc Catherine-Bousquet in Repentigny on Sunday, offering some lucky young Atom and Mosquito football players the star treatment for a day as part of the second-annual Alouettes Festival.

The, Alouettes, Festival, lands, in, Repentigny,

Teens interested in healthy minds — and ripped bodies

September 20th, 2013

Dreams of washboard abs and toned arms may seem to be the main motivation for the average teen to lace up their running shoes. But over 1,000 Montreal high school students disagree. Teens, it seems, are smarter than their parents when it comes to approaching exercise as something that affects one’s whole body.

Teens, interested, in, healthy, minds, —, and, ripped, bodies, Adolescents, appreciate, mental, benefits, of, exercise, as, much, as, physical,, Concordia, study, shows,

No.4-Concordia clips No.7 McGill to claim Drummond Cup in domestic violence fundraiser

September 20th, 2013

Three different players scored tries as fourth-ranked Concordia remained undefeated and stretched their win streak to three with a 17-15 victory over No.7 McGill in women's university rugby action, Wednesday, to capture the Drummond Cup game at Molson Stadium.

No.4-Concordia, clips, No.7, McGill, to, claim, Drummond, Cup, in, domestic, violence, fundraiser,

New McGill principal proves to be lucky charm as Redmen capture 45th annual Shaughnessy Cup game

September 20th, 2013

Luis Guimont-Mota, a sophomore from Quebec City, rushed for 111 yards and a a pair of touchdowns as McGill defeated Concordia 32-19 to capture the 45th annual Shaughnessy Cup football game before 2,845 at Percival Molson Stadium.
The result snapped McGill's 11-year, 15-game losing streak to the Stingers, dating back to a 10-8 Redmen conquest in the league's 2002 Dunsmore Cup championship game.

New, McGill, principal, proves, to, be, lucky, charm, as, Redmen, capture, 45th, annual, Shaughnessy, Cup, game,

Cities meet with CP Rail

September 18th, 2013

The much anticipated meetings between local cities and CP Rail over rail safety issues took place last week. The meetings were called in light of this summer's rail disaster in Lac Mégantic, and in the case of west end municipalities, the close proximity of the St. Luc yards and the CP tracks to Côte St. Luc and Hampstead, and the CP tracks to Montreal West.

Cities, meet, with, CP, Rail,

Toe Blake golf tourney

September 18th, 2013

There won't be many nights  like this anymore. A banquet dinner full of prizes and awards, autographed sticks, shirts and other memorabilia, served in the company of the holders of 38 Stanley Cup rings.

Toe, Blake, golf, tourney,

The problem with the Charter of Values

September 18th, 2013

The Parti Québécois government has finally released its framework for the proposed Charter of Values. One of the main thrusts of such a Charter is the interdiction, in the name of state secularism, of the wearing of “ostentatious” religious symbols by people working in the public and parapublic sectors under the jurisdiction of the Government of Quebec.

The, problem, with, the, Charter, of, Values,

A CAQ attack should be next for you

September 18th, 2013

It was good to see! You didn't have to agree with all their views, but it was good to see tens of thousands of Montrealers getting off their couches and into the streets and saying "No" to the divisive politics of the Marois administration this past Saturday. This time Montrealers weren't just complaining on talk shows or in letters to editors. They were putting themselves out there. That is to be applauded.

A, , CAQ, attack, should, be, next, for, you,

IPSOS POLL: Dramatic majority of Montrealers support special status for City

September 18th, 2013

An Ipsos poll to be released shortly demonstrates that an overwhelming majority of Montrealers would support special status for the City.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, IPSOS poll, Montreal, special status

Thousands rally against Marois government's charter

September 18th, 2013

Despite the fact that thousands of people were already standing around waiting for the march to begin, thousands more were coming out of the Berri-De Montigny Metro station in order to join last Saturday's demonstration against the government's proposed new Charter of Quebec Values. The marchers stretched for some 20 blocks at one point.

Thousands, rally, against, Marois, government's, charter,

Many municipalities opposed to values charter

September 18th, 2013

The Association of Suburban Municipalities, representing the 15 demerged cities, released a statement opposing the charter, saying the plan “reveals a conscious denial of the multicultural reality of Montreal and will only lead to division and exclusion. The plan threatens the rights and freedoms guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.”

Many, , municipalities, opposed, to, values, charter,

Charter of Quebec Values

September 18th, 2013

Charter, of, Quebec, Values,

Three more candidates vie for Pointe Claire election

September 18th, 2013

The municipal election is heating up in Pointe Claire with three new candidates declaring their intentions to run, incumbent Lakeside councilor Paul Bissonnette is seeking a third term, longtime volunteer and president of SSPPC (Societe pour la Sauvegarde du Patrimoine de Pointe Claire Claude Arsenault who lost his bid for a seat in the last election by only three votes and John Belvedere, new to municipal politics, who wants to sit as mayor.

Three, more, candidates, vie, for, Pointe, Claire, election, Incumbent, Bissonnette, seeks, third, term, ,, Belvedere, wants, mayoral, chair, while, Arsenault, goes, at, it, again

ASM and LBPSB denounce PQ's Charter of Values

September 18th, 2013

Shortly after the release of the PQ's proposed Charter of Values last Tuesday, it did not take very much time for the Lester B. Pearson School Board and the Association of Suburban Municipalities (ASM) to denounce the PQ's latest idea.

ASM, and, LBPSB, denounce, PQ's, Charter, of, Values,

West Island urologist wants to put bladder cancer awareness on the radar screen

September 18th, 2013

In 2013, an estimated 7,900 people in Canada will be diagnosed with bladder cancer. Bladder Cancer Canada was established four years ago given the fact awareness of the disease is at the same stage that prostate and colon cancers were 10 to 15 years ago.

West, Island, urologist, wants, to, put, bladder, cancer, awareness, on, the, radar, screen,

Province takes over Reliance mess

September 18th, 2013

Quebec Environment Minister at last moved, yesterday morning, to clean up polychlorinated byphenyls (PCBs) stored illegally at Reliance Power Equipment’s premises on Hymus in Pointe Claire.

Province, takes, over, Reliance, mess, PCBs, to, be, gone, in, 48, hours,, decontamination, to, take, weeks

Batshaw, Beaconsfielders bury hatchet

September 18th, 2013

Construction firm Consoltec has been awarded the contract to build Batshaw Youth and Family Centres' new open-custody facility for troubled youth in Beaconsfield and will begin digging by the end of September.

Batshaw,, Beaconsfielders, bury, hatchet,

The STL in town, without my car day

September 18th, 2013

The city of Laval and the Société de transport de Laval are working together to encourage citizens to change their travel habits and take advantage of public transit on Friday, September 20 as part of “In Town Without My Car Day!” event.
Internationally, "In Town, Without My Car Day" is being celebrated in over 2,150 different cities around the world and Laval will be participating in it once again.

The, STL, in, town,, without, my, car, day,

Target opens in Sainte Dorothée

September 18th, 2013

With a promise to deliver “the best prices in the entire marketplace”, Target Canada ceo Tony Fisher heralded the long-awaited opening yesterday of its wide-aisled 121,000 sq.ft. Sainte Dorothée store on  Highway 13.

Target, opens, in, Sainte, Dorothée,

Poverty pockets abound where most non-francophones reside

September 18th, 2013

Even though Laval's economy is far outpacing the rest of Quebec, the city's wealth is not being distributed equally.
Results from the 2011 census published by Statistics Canada, Sept. 11, show huge pockets of poverty in west-central Laval - corresponding directly to districts where the city's non-francophone population is most densely concentrated.

Poverty, pockets, abound, where, most, non-francophones, reside, Laval, census, results, reveals, Île, Jésus, income, inequality

Ouimet: Laval an island of tolerance

September 18th, 2013

The Parti Québécois (PQ) government is misguided in fanning the flames of fear and ignorance, Gilles Ouimet told The Suburban in an interview.

Ouimet:, Laval, an, island, of, tolerance, Pre-Drainville,, peace, reigned, among, diverse, faiths,, cultures

Laval housing continues to soar

September 18th, 2013

Laval residential property prices led the way again in August, notching an annual increase of 5.3 percent - more than double the average 2.4 percent rise for homes in the Montreal metropolitan area.

Laval, housing, continues, to, soar, Remains, homebuyers', favourite, destination

Celebrating 15 years of gospel

September 18th, 2013

The Union United Church Men’s Gospel Choir, directed by Kim Sherwood, will hold its Annual Gospel Concert this Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall (Concordia University Loyola Campus, 7141 Sherbrooke St. West) to raise funds for the Capital Campaign to refurbish the century-old church at 3007 Delisle St. in Little Burgundy.

Celebrating, 15, years, of, gospel,

E-cigarettes are smoking hot

September 18th, 2013

E-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) offer smokers an alternative to tobacco. Some e-cigs are similar enough in appearance to be mistaken for regular cigarettes but one look inside and you’ll see the main difference: e-cigs do not contain tobacco. Instead, there’s a mechanism that heats up liquid which turns into a vapour — some with nicotine — that smokers inhale and exhale.

E-cigarettes, are, smoking, hot,

Hope & Cope gala honoured cancer heroes

September 18th, 2013

The Jewish General Hospital’s annual fundraising gala for Hope & Cope was recently held at Westmount’s Congregation Shaar Hashomayim. On August 20, La Soirée Fantastique welcomed 400 people comprising patients, performers, friends, fans, volunteers and supporters of H&C. This year’s theme was Heroes, with the hot-ticket event paying tribute to those battling cancer. 

Hope, &, Cope, gala, honoured, cancer, heroes,

Lakmé makes triumphant return to open ODM’s new season

September 18th, 2013

When the Opéra de Montréal first presented Léo Delibes’s Lakmé, it was clear that they had a hit on their hands. After garnering rave reviews, the ODM decided to give more people a chance to see it this year by having Lakmé open its 34th season on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Salle Wilfred-Pelletier in Place des Arts.

Lakmé, makes, triumphant, return, , to, open, ODM’s, new, season,

SAD to see summer go again

September 18th, 2013

What just happened? I could have sworn it was just March and I was so winter weary that spring and summer simply couldn’t come fast enough. But I blinked and summer just whizzed by at breakneck speed … again.

SAD, to, see, summer, go, again,

A celebration and examination of black culture

September 18th, 2013

When The Montreal International Black Film Festival bestowed its Humanitarian Prize to Harry Belafonte last year, it opened the door to talks with the musician’s long-time friend Danny Glover in regards to receiving the same award this year. The timing couldn’t have been better.

A, celebration, and, , examination, of, black, culture, MIBFF, to, honour, Danny, Glover, and, put, spotlight, on, Haiti

Louis-Mathieu Normandin recognized by Alouettes

September 18th, 2013

Montreal’s Louis-Mathieu Normandin, a receiver with the Vieux-Montreal Spartiates was, one of 25 Quebec student-athletes who received a Montreal Alouettes bursary at a press conference held at McGill University in late August. The Canadian Football League  team also announced that they were investing an additional $120,000 over the next three years within the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence bursary program.

Louis-Mathieu, Normandin, , recognized, by, Alouettes,

Warriors double up on Alexander Park

September 18th, 2013

The LaSalle Mosquito AAA Warriors defended their turf by downing the Alexander Park Cardinals 48-24 Saturday at Keith Ewenson Field.

Warriors, double, up, on, Alexander, Park, LaSalle, 48, |, Alexander, Park, 24

Als’ Bear Woods bears down on opposing ball carriers

September 18th, 2013

Bear Woods is one of the most identifiable players in the Montreal Alouettes’ arsenal in name and hair.

Als’, Bear, Woods, bears, down, on, opposing, ball, carriers,

North Shore hands Lakeshore home field loss

September 18th, 2013

The North Shore Bantam Lions won the West Island catfight downing the Lakeshore Cougars 33-12 at Benevoles Park Sunday in Kirkland.

North, Shore, hands, Lakeshore, home, field, loss, North, Shore, 33, |, Lakeshore, 12

Sparta selected BMO Team of the Week for Canada

September 18th, 2013

Improvements to Laval soccer facilities-$125,000; Donation to Monteuil Sparta U 10 girls’ charity of choice-$5,000; Being voted BMO Team of the Week for Canada 2013- priceless.

Sparta, selected, BMO, Team, of, the, Week, for, Canada, ,

Finding solace, one stitch at a time

September 13th, 2013

The semi biographical novel The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood is a story about a mother and wife who is dealing with the aftermath of the sudden death of her only child.

Finding, solace,, one, stitch, at, a, time,

Foods that can keep you up at night

September 13th, 2013

Most people who have trouble falling or staying asleep know not to drink coffee in the late afternoon. But did you know there are other foods that can keep you up? Here are some surprising foods that keep you awake.

Foods, that, can, , keep, you, up, at, night,

A first-time visit to gorgeous Whistler, B.C. won’t be my last

September 13th, 2013

WHISTLER — My family and I recently made our first visit to Whistler, BC, less than a two hour drive from Vancouver and one of the host cities of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

A, first-time, visit, to, gorgeous, Whistler,, B.C., won’t, be, my, last,

Retro Roundup’s top thoughts about the new Beach Boys box set

September 13th, 2013

Among major retro acts, there is a trend taking place — a box set is released providing an overview of their careers, as well as a judicious peek into the vaults for tasty unreleased material. Then, 10 to 20 years later, a second box set is released, with the same purpose.

Retro, Roundup’s, top, thoughts, , about, the, new, Beach, Boys, box, set,

Artists of the Orange line

September 13th, 2013

The Borough of Saint-Laurent is partnering with the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec to present Artists of the Orange Line, the inaugural art show in the Exhibition Centre at the new Bibliothèque du Boisé, which opened its doors to the public in July.

Artists, of, the, Orange, line, Come, have, another, look, at, the, Montréal, metro’s, public, artwork

Snowdon Metro upgrade to begin soon

September 11th, 2013

A major overhaul of Snowdon Metro station is likely to cause headaches for area residents and commuters beginning this fall but promises to make the station a lot more attractive and convenient for users.

Snowdon, Metro, upgrade, to, begin, soon, Disruptions, expected

TMR’s Roy runs for third term

September 11th, 2013

Following last week’s announcement that he would be seeking his third term as the town’s mayor during next November’s municipal election, TMR Mayor Philippe Roy told The Suburban that a new central city administration could provide the island’s suburban mayors with a perfect opportunity to improve their position against the central city within the island’s critically important ‘agglo’ council.

TMR’s, Roy, runs, for, third, term, ,

CSL surprised at opening of gambling establishment

September 11th, 2013

Côte St. Luc city officials were surprised a Kinzo establishment, where a form of bingo is played electronically, opened Aug. 28 at Decarie Square.

CSL, surprised, at, opening, of, gambling, establishment,

Tribute to Abe Gonshor

September 11th, 2013

Hampstead council paid tribute to Abe Gonshor for his many years of municipal service during a ceremony before Monday night’s council meeting.

Tribute, to, Abe, Gonshor,

Rotrand: Montreal taxpayers can’t pay anymore.

September 11th, 2013

Snowdon city Councillor Marvin Rotrand made the headline comment at council last week, responding to a question on maintaining investment in the city and greening neighbourhoods. “Flowers and trees and greening are important yes, but so is infrastructure” he said. “And that costs money, something the city can’t keep taking from property owners. They can’t pay any more!”

Rotrand:, Montreal, taxpayers, can’t, pay, anymore.,

A question of values

September 11th, 2013

Let’s put aside for a few moments all the pros and cons of the PQ’s proposed “Values Charter.” Enough has been written, with sufficient passion, on all sides.

A, question, of, values,

Barry Lorenzetti: A clarion call for dignity, equity and hope

September 11th, 2013

The young man from Ville Émard has become a renaissance man for Montreal. Barry Lorenzetti could be like many of his successful contemporaries and just enjoy the fruits of having built one of Canada's most admired and successful companies. He surely has enough on his plate outside of running BFL Canada, this nation's largest employee-owned insurance brokerage with offices in nine cities from coast to coast.

Barry, Lorenzetti:, A, clarion, call, for, dignity,, equity, and, hope, , Nationally, renowned, entrepreneur, committed, to, confidence, in, Quebec

Marois’ headache

September 11th, 2013

Marois’, headache,

Côté unveils his West Island borough candidates

September 11th, 2013

Last week, Montreal mayoral candidate Marcel Côté made two election stops in the West Island as he introduced his slate of candidates for the boroughs of Lachine and Pierrefonds-Roxboro in the upcoming November municipal election.

Côté, unveils, his, West, Island, borough, candidates, Leader, of, Coalition, Montréal, –, Marcel, Côté, introduces, Lachine, and, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, slates

Car turns corner and flips due to exposed ramp

September 11th, 2013

There were no major injuries in a strange car accident that occurred Monday morning in Sainte Anne-de-Bellevue when a driver turned right onto another street and came face to face with an asphalt company's truck parked with its ramp exposed.

Car, turns, corner, and, flips, due, to, exposed, ramp,

Beaconsfielders voice their concerns on Angell Woods

September 11th, 2013

In the lead-up to Monday’s open house on the future of Beaconsfield’s biggest green space, citizens took to the internet to express their views.

Beaconsfielders, voice, their, concerns, on, Angell, Woods,

Broccolini donates 21 trees to city of Kirkland

September 11th, 2013

As a way of giving back to a city "that has been great to us", Broccolini COO Anthony Broccolini donated 21 tress to the city of Kirkland as part of its sustainable development initiative, a five year plan that is designed to augment and protect the city's green spaces and parks.

Broccolini, donates, 21, trees, to, city, of, Kirkland, Company, proud, to, be, part, of, city's, sustainable, development, initiative

McMurchie’s four point plan for PCB site

September 11th, 2013

The Mayor of Pointe Claire, Bill McMurchie has outlined additional measures which should be put in place to secure the site owned by Reliance  where PCB-contaminated oil was discovered. According to a statement issued last Wednesday by the Mayor’s office, the security at the site remained flawed and there were four improvements suggested.

McMurchie’s, four, point, plan, for, PCB, site,

Laval’s gorgeous dance queen weighs in on US TV show tour

September 11th, 2013

How ironic is it that only two years after So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD)Canada  was very sadly cancelled by CTV, the red hot  American version has made Montreal  one of the stops on what used to be an exclusively US tour?
The top 10 finalists for this the 10th season of the primetime Emmy Award winning show will be at the Bell Centre on Sunday evening, October 6. That is quite an accomplishment for our city, given the fact the only other Canadian stop will be at Casino Rama in  Orillia, Ontario.

Laval’s, gorgeous, dance, queen, weighs, in, on, US, TV, show, tour,

Targets beaten at Laval blood drive

September 11th, 2013

It was a busy day at the 40th edition of the Laval Blood Drive on Friday, as the annual event successfully beat its target of 850 donations. The event also welcomed a number of special guests, who joined members of the public in giving blood. In the morning, there was a visit from the Mayor, Mrs. Martine Beaugrand, who took a tour of the installation and met with donors, volunteers and Hema-Québec employees.

Targets, beaten, at, Laval, blood, drive, ,

Laval has a new ombudsman

September 11th, 2013

An ombudsman was named at last week's council meeting. Mayor Martine Beaugrand announced the appointment of Nadine Mailloux, and the beginning of a new era for the office.

Laval, has, a, new, ombudsman,

Cité de la culture et sport report

September 11th, 2013

When the Quebec government launched an audit of its mired-in-scandal third largest city, it was also prodded to look at the Cité de la culture et du sport de Laval, the non-profit organization formed by the Vaillancourt administration to carry out the construction and manage transactions for the multifunctional 10,000-seat Place Bell sports and entertainment complex.

Cité, de, la, culture, et, sport, report, No, irregularities, but, problems, with, process

Auditor general weighs in on Laval

September 11th, 2013

Some Laval road repair projects were prioritized according to political considerations rather than technical data or state of the infrastructure, according to the newest auditor general's report released last week.

Auditor, general, weighs, in, on, Laval, Lack, of, processes,, accountability

A croissant and a doughnut walk into a bakery

September 11th, 2013

Sounds like the beginning of a joke but this is about a serious merger between the croissant and the doughnut. Either one, along with a cup of coffee, are the first foods many of us consume each morning.

A, croissant, and, a, doughnut, walk, into, a, bakery,

Keeping the beat alive

September 11th, 2013

Aldo Mazza has seen first hand the effects that musical education can have on the youth. While perhaps best known for his group, Repercussion, the professional drummer and percussionist is also the founder and artistic director of the KoSA International Percussion Workshops and Festivals. Recently, the KoSA Academy moved into new, expanded facilities, located at 2207 Beaconsfield Ave. in NDG, in order to better fulfill the organization’s commitment to offering private and group music instruction to students of all ages and all levels.

Keeping, the, beat, alive, KoSA, academy, continues, to, offer, , musical, education, in, new, facility

When hearing aids are not enough

September 11th, 2013

Andrea Klein is a semi-retired interior designer who first discovered her gradual hearing loss about 13 years ago. She has an adult son, two granddaughters and lives in Westmount with her husband, Leonard.

When, hearing, aids, are, not, enough,

A cultural evening of yoga, dances of India and food to benefit NOVA West Island

September 11th, 2013

The Peali Arpana Academy of Dance presents a cultural evening of yoga, dances of India and food on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Roxboro United Church, 116 Cartier St. in Pierrefonds.

A, cultural, evening, of, yoga,, dances, of, India, , and, food, to, benefit, NOVA, West, Island,

West Islander puts unique spin on the art of collage

September 11th, 2013

Beaconsfield artist Mimi Gravel has found a rather unique way to recycle children’s drawings and crafts. She uses them as raw material for original, contemporary art collages.

West, Islander, puts, unique, spin, on, the, art, of, collage,

And the geek shall inherit the earth

September 11th, 2013

“Popular culture has caught up to geek culture in recent years,” says Montreal Comiccon program director Cliff Caporale. “If you look at Hollywood, how many movies come from comic books?”

And, the, geek, shall, inherit, the, earth, Montreal, Comiccon, gears, up, for, huge, edition

Jayden Jehoda-Biney leads Alexander Park to win over Hornets

September 11th, 2013

The Alexander Park peewee team jumped out to an early 21-0 lead and then held off a spirited Sun Youth rally to defeat the Hornets 42-26 Saturday afternoon at Jeanne Mance Park.

Jayden, Jehoda-Biney, leads, Alexander, Park, to, win, over, Hornets, Alexander, Park, 42, |, Sun, Youth, 26

A Wild return to Royal Vale

September 11th, 2013

When Marco Scandella walked through the doors of Royal Vale School in NDG last Wednesday morning, a rush of fond memories came to the Minnesota Wild defenceman as he made a return visit to speak to the students at the start of the new school year.

A, Wild, return, to, Royal, Vale,

Warriors rally late to down Mustangs

September 11th, 2013

Qwintyn Rice’s 106 yard punt return with just over a minute remaining in the game lifted the LaSalle Warriors to a dramatic 28-23 win over the North Shore Mustangs in a Midget Football game played Saturday night at Keith Ewenson Park. Rice, who opened the game’s scoring with a touchdown on a 48 yard interception run, originally misplayed the punt. He finally picked up the ball on the four yard line, eluded the first wave of tacklers and headed to the far sideline where he picked up several key blocks en route to the end zone.

Warriors, rally, late, to, down, Mustangs, LaSalle, 28, |, North, , Shore, 23

Junior BB Dragons scorch opponents for provincial baseball title

September 11th, 2013

The Dollard Dragons Junior BB baseball team has plenty to celebrate following their 10-3 win over the Varennes Royals last Sunday in La Prairie to claim the Baseball Quebec Provincial Championship.

Junior, BB, Dragons, scorch, opponents, for, provincial, baseball, title,

Kyries Hebert: one angry bird on the turf

September 11th, 2013

When most veteran CFL players are contemplating their future Alouette safety Kyries Hebert is still an angry bird of the Canadian gridiron.

Kyries, Hebert:, one, , angry, bird, on, the, turf,

Bianca Farella has her eyes on the prize

September 11th, 2013

Côte St. Luc’s Bianca Farella is headed back to Victoria, British Columbia to train with Canada’s National Rugby team with hopes of beating New Zealand and competing for Canada at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Bianca, Farella, has, , her, eyes, on, the, prize, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

LaSalle dominates West Park

September 6th, 2013

The first-place LaSalle Warriors Pee-Wee AAA team dominated the West Park Panthers from the opening play to the final whistle en route to a 48-0 victory Saturday afternoon in Keith Ewenson Park.

LaSalle, dominates, West, Park,

Canada’s National women’s team schedule announced for 2013-14 season

September 6th, 2013

Hockey Canada announced the 2013-14 schedule for Canada’s National Women’s Team, including the upcoming Icebreaker Tournament, more than 30 games against Alberta Midget Hockey League teams and several international exhibition games.

Canada’s, National, women’s, team, schedule, announced, for, 2013-14, season, Including, Icebreaker, Tournament,, midget, series, and, exhibition, games, against, Russia

Major Lynx turn rare championship double play

September 6th, 2013

The NDG Major Lynx completed a rare double Provincial Championship season when the Lynx were crowned Baseball Quebec Peewee A champions on Labour Day Monday in Pointe aux Trembles.

Major, Lynx, turn, rare, championship, double, play,

Canadians prominent in 2013 International Paralympic Sport Award shortlists

September 6th, 2013

Canadians are prominent in the 2013 Paralympic Sport Award shortlists released by the International Paralympic Committee, recognizing achievements at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Canadians, prominent, in, 2013, International, Paralympic, Sport, Award, shortlists,

McGill medical student named to CFA's Preseason All-Canada Team

September 6th, 2013

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a 22-year-old medical student with the McGill University Redmen, has been named to the College Football America CIS Preseason All-Canada team

McGill, medical, student, named, to, CFA's, Preseason, All-Canada, Team,

Car rally kicks off $1 million Becker Endowment Fund

September 4th, 2013

This year’s recent Sinai Car Rally featured a record 70 cars participating. The ninth annual event paid tribute to Dr. Rubin Becker, an expert in geriatric and internal medicine who has been with   Mount Sinai Hospital in Côte Saint-Luc since 1985.

Car, rally, kicks, off, $1, million, Becker, Endowment, Fund,

Consultation changes coming

September 4th, 2013

A move to revamp the urban planning consultation process in the city’s largest borough may require promoters to meet with area residents at the earliest stages of a project.

Consultation, changes, coming, CDN/NDG, Borough, to, revamp, process

EMSB commissioners oppose Quebec values charter

September 4th, 2013

English Montreal School Board commissioners unanimously voted last week to oppose the Parti Québécois’ proposed Quebec Values Charter.

EMSB, commissioners, oppose, Quebec, values, charter,

CDN/NDG Borough candidates get ready for the big race

September 4th, 2013

As of this week’s announcement, interim borough Mayor Lionel Perez declared that he will once again be a candidate to represent the Darlington district as a member of what is now known as Montreal’s ‘Team Coderre’.

CDN/NDG, Borough, candidates, get, ready, for, the, big, race,

Des Bons Voisins keeps it local in Pointe Claire Village

September 4th, 2013

 “All it takes is a few people with an idea and a motivation.” So claims Patrizio McLelland, an event coordinator at Co-Operative des Bons Voisins in Pointe Claire Village.

Des, Bons, Voisins, keeps, it, local, in, Pointe, Claire, Village,

LBPSB asks motorists to respect 30 km/h school zone signage

September 4th, 2013

Now that summer school holidays are becoming a distant memory for elementary and high school aged students at the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB), the board is asking motorists to adhere to the posted 30 km/h signage in all of its school zones.

LBPSB, asks, motorists, to, respect, 30, km/h, school, zone, signage,

WICA pitches new Youth Recruitment Program

September 4th, 2013

Gideon Goldman Posluns and Marco Grotto have only known each other for less than a year and already they are close friends. Their mutual love for hockey made this clear as they discussed the latest addition to the Montreal Canadiens; Daniel Brière.

WICA, pitches, new, Youth, Recruitment, Program,

It’s the Economy

September 4th, 2013

Laval’s attraction for many families is a double-edged sword: on the one hand, says Nick Colasurdo, “many families move here from Montreal because they want tolive in thesuburbs with all theamenities and benefits theycan find here. But many also find it constraining in terms of being able to work in the city.”

It’s, the, Economy, Colasurdo, wants, families, to, live,, work, in, Laval

Action Laval unveils platform

September 4th, 2013

Lacking local postsecondary institutions, too many young Laval residents are being forced over the bridge to get their education, Action Laval mayoral candidate Jean-Claude Gobé told The Suburban in an interview.

Action, Laval, unveils, platform, Gobé, calls, for, English, CEGEP, in, Laval

Police officer brutally beaten by motorist

September 4th, 2013

A bad road rage incident has put a Laval traffic policeman on extended sick leave, while he recovers from severe injuries.

Police, officer, brutally, beaten, by, motorist, Another, two, officers, injured, coming, to, his, rescue

15 Years of The MercadOr Prize highlights Quebec’s Export Market

September 4th, 2013

 If we want Quebec to develop its international reach, it’s important to celebrate the exporting firms who are doing it right. This is the philosophy driving the MercadOr Prize which, now in its 15th year, has been championing the successes of export companies across the region.

15, Years, of, The, MercadOr, Prize, highlights, Quebec’s, Export, Market,

Editorial Cartoon

September 4th, 2013

Editorial, Cartoon,

EDITORIAL - Not the time to let our guard down

September 4th, 2013

As heartening as it was to hear that Premier Marois realizes that passage of Bill 14 is now unlikely and that it may well die in committee, we would caution that this is not the moment to let down our guard.

EDITORIAL, -, Not, the, time, to, let, our, guard, down, Engagement, works,, community, matters,

OPINION - An attack against Egyptian society

September 4th, 2013

As the situation in Egypt continues to unfold, the evening news continues to bring you stories of how hundreds of people have been killed over the past few days by Egyptian security forces firing live rounds against “peaceful demonstrators”.

OPINION, -, An, attack, against, Egyptian, society,

Proposed religious symbol ban not well received by west end Montrealers

September 4th, 2013

Quebec is one of the most secular provinces in Canada. According to the 2012 census, it also has the lowest rate of marriages in the whole country, teetering under a mere 30%. Whereas more pious provinces and territories like Newfoundland, Manitoba and Nunavut range between 50 and 70 per cent.

Proposed, religious, symbol, ban, not, well, received, by, west, end, Montrealers, “When, you, take, away, a, person’s, freedom, of, choice, no, matter, what, the, context, is,, you’re, asking, for, big, trouble.”

Reliance Power Equipment will comply with environment ministry

September 4th, 2013

While the Quebec Ministry of Environment has projected the cleanup cost of the PCB soaked oil at Reliance Power Equipment in Pointe Claire could reach up to $2.5 million, the company has agreed to clean up the mess prior to the ministry's intervention last Friday morning.

Reliance, Power, Equipment, will, comply, with, environment, ministry,

Groupe Ercolé raises bar, lots of cash

September 4th, 2013

The Argentos never disappoint. For the 20th consecutive year, the Argento family and Groupe Ercolé and its affiliated companies Concordia Construction, Sept Frères Construction and Junon, have worked together to raise funds for local causes and this year was no different

Groupe, Ercolé, raises, bar,, lots, of, cash, Construction, firm, gives, back

LaSalle dominates West Park

September 4th, 2013

The first-place LaSalle Warriors Pee-Wee AAA team dominated the West Park Panthers from the opening play to the final whistle en route to a 48-0 victory Saturday afternoon in Keith Ewenson Park.

LaSalle, dominates, West, Park,

Anwar Stewart enjoys returning to where his career began

September 4th, 2013

Anwar Stewart returned to the Alouettes’ grid iron to the delight of adoring fans donning his familiar 00.

Anwar, Stewart, enjoys, returning, to, where, his, career, began,

Point St. Charles’ Cibasu receives Alouettes bursary

September 4th, 2013

Point St. Charles’ Regis Cibasu, a wide receiver with the Edouard Montpetit’s Lynx, was awarded a Montreal Alouettes bursary at a press conference held in Montreal last Thursday.

Point, St., Charles’, Cibasu, receives, Alouettes, bursary,

Hornets retain East End Cup with convincing win over Cougars

September 4th, 2013

The Sun Youth Hornets retained possession and bragging rights for the East End Cup following a 24-0 win over the St. Leonard Cougars last Firday night at Satde Hebert in Quebec Midget Football League action

Hornets, retain, East, End, Cup, with, convincing, win, over, Cougars,

MCO finds a friend in Azrieli Perez

September 4th, 2013

Going into its 74th season, the McGill Chamber Orchestra was forced to deal with the harsh reality of cuts to their funding.

MCO, finds, a, friend, in, Azrieli, Perez, Soprano, set, to, host, and, perform, at, opening, of, 74th, season

Inspired by a dream

September 4th, 2013

Montreal West’s Strathearn Park will be bustling with activity Sept. 15 as walkers, runners, cyclists and rollerbladers of all ages and abilities come together for the town’s second annual Terry Fox Run to raise funds for cancer research.

Inspired, by, a, dream, Annual, Terry, Fox, Run, Sept., 15

Will you be late for something tomorrow?

September 4th, 2013

September 5 is designated as Be Late for Something Day. The people I know fall into two groups: one group is never on time, saying better late than never, the other is always on time, saying better never late.

Will, you, be, late, for, something, tomorrow?,

Blind cyclist making history

September 4th, 2013

On August 4, blind cyclist Craig Aucoin embarked on a ride of a lifetime; a journey he had been training for since August 2012. Departing in St. John’s, N.L., Aucoin and his good friend and cycling partner, Lloyd McLean, began their 85-day, 8,200 kilometre Craig Gives Back bicycle tour across the country to raise awareness and funds for three major Canadian charities that Aucoin credits for changing his life

Blind, cyclist, making, history, On, cross-Canada, tour, for, charity

University Primetime…will it be the next BIG Thing?

September 4th, 2013

University Primetime is a unique and innovative company that officially launches next month, revolutionizing campus networking and socializing for students.

University, Primetime…will, it, be, the, next, BIG, Thing?,

Artist Maisie Mehri lets the faces tell the story

September 4th, 2013

Before immigrating to Canada in 2010, Maisie Mehri lived in an area of the world where brutal political oppression, revolutions and war were a fact of life.

Artist, Maisie, Mehri, lets, the, faces, tell, the, story,

Verdun Atom football in learning mode

September 4th, 2013

Lucas Falardeau scored three touchdowns to lead the Laval Vikings to a 40-12 victory over the Verdun Ti-Cats in an atom football game played at the Arthur Therrien Field in Verdun.

Verdun, Atom, football, in, learning, mode, Young, Ti-Cats, lose, to, Laval

Before September’s end, step back and smell the roses!

August 30th, 2013

I haven’t been to the Botanical Gardens since I was in high school, which is a very, very long time ago … enough time has elapsed for me to find an excuse to revisit it, which I recently did. I have seen the ads for Mosaïcultures Internationales 2013 and it peaked my curiosity, I mean what’s not to enjoy. These are larger than life, detailed structures using nothing but the imagination, and breathtaking colourful foliage and millions of species of plants to create two and three dimensional characters, animals and much more.

Before, September’s, end,, step, back, and, smell, , the, roses!, ,

Convention mania

August 30th, 2013

For several years now, Toronto’s Fan Expo has proven to be the country’s biggest convention for all things related to gaming, horror, comic books, science fiction, anime and more. And just as it seemed that the four-day event couldn’t do much more to expand its scope, Fan Expo grew once more this year, adding the world of sports to its dossier.

Convention, mania, 100,000, plus, gather, for, Fan, Expo, 2013

Trip abroad a fun, bonding experience for everyone involved

August 30th, 2013

Very few students get the opportunity to leave their cozy classrooms and colour-less science labs and hit the road as part of an international exchange program. While the purpose of these adventures is essentially to educate, they can also be a fun bonding experience for everyone involved.

Trip, abroad, a, fun,, bonding, , experience, for, everyone, involved,

Vancouver’s spectacular FlyOver Canada experience has Montreal connection

August 30th, 2013

There is a significant Montreal connection to Vancouver’s newest and perhaps most spectacular attraction.  FlyOver Canada (  is a breathtaking, all-ages ride like no other now showing at Canada Place in the former IMAX Theatre.

Vancouver’s, spectacular, FlyOver, Canada, experience, , has, Montreal, connection, ,

Some versions of famous songs hard to find

August 30th, 2013

As mentioned in the last installment of Retro Roundup, the CD era and the later introductIon of iTunes and streaming sites have closed the gap for songs and albums that in the late 1970s had been long out of print and sought by music fans.

Some, versions, of, famous, songs, , hard, to, find,

Hampstead blood drive a big success

August 28th, 2013

Hampstead’s seventh annual blood drive Aug. 20 was a big success, as 116 percent of the 95-donor objective was achieved, organizer and Hampstead councillor Michael Goldwax proudly announced this week.

Hampstead, blood, drive, a, big, success,

Student ticketed for $7,000 sues police over political profiling

August 28th, 2013

A Concordia University student has filed a potentially ground-breaking lawsuit against the city of Montreal, alleging an ongoing pattern of physical, verbal and sexual harassment by Montreal police, who she says targeted her for her political beliefs and frequent attendance at protests.

Student, ticketed, for, $7,000, sues, police, over, political, profiling, Constitutional, lawyer, Julius, Grey, seeks, to, set, legal, precedent,

Would Quebec Secular Charter apply to cities

August 28th, 2013

The Parti Québécois's proposed Secular Charter, some of the details of which have been leaked to the media, has provoked much discussion and denunciation.

Would, Quebec, Secular, Charter, apply, to, cities,

CSL had shelter prepared during standoff

August 28th, 2013

Côte St. Luc had a shelter prepared at the Aquatic and Community Centre during the July 30-31 20-hour standoff between police and resident Isidore Havis on Guelph Road, Councillor Glenn Nashen revealed at the August council meeting.

CSL, had, shelter, prepared, during, standoff,

A Tragedy in Trenholme Park

August 28th, 2013

It may be a dog's life, but compared to sleeping on concrete next to the washrooms located under the Trenholme Park athletics facilities, a dog's life might begin to look good to a man who presently calls NDG's Trenholme Park 'home'.

A, Tragedy, in, Trenholme, Park,

The PQ’s so-called values charter is at odds with Quebec values

August 28th, 2013

All nationalisms risk veering off course into intolerance. Fortunately, in Quebec, throughout the many years that we have wrestled with issues of identity and nationhood, some of the most ardent leaders of the nationalist movement have also been staunch advocates of inclusion.

The, PQ’s, so-called, values, charter, is, at, odds, with, Quebec, values,

The day hope lived

August 28th, 2013

On this day  fifty years ago, America witnessed the largest public manifestation for the dignity of mankind it had ever seen. The March  on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, led by The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw 250,000 people descend on the Mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Black and white, men and women, young and old, all faiths and all creeds.

The, day, hope, lived, Today, we, commemorate,, tomorrow, we, agitate!

City Montreal’s new Breakfast TV has solid Laval connection

August 28th, 2013

When City Montreal’s much anticipated Breakfast Television Show launched on Monday, there was a significant Laval connection. Olympic diving legend Alexandre Despatie, the program’s marquee co-host, grew up in Laval. News reporter Laura Casella and weather and traffic specialist Catherine Verdon-Diamond presently reside in Quebec’s second largest city.

City, Montreal’s, new, Breakfast, TV, has, solid, Laval, connection,

Predators preying more violently on seniors

August 28th, 2013

Laval police are asking seniors to come forward and help them catch a pair of young men in their 20’s who have been brutally robbing the city’s seniors and making off with their jewelry.

Predators, preying, more, violently, on, seniors, Bomb, squad, called,, arsonist, arrested,, third, theft, at, Gosselin

Rousselle: Economic spectre haunting Laval’s booming economy

August 28th, 2013

 “Laval can’t afford to be complacent,” warned Jean Rousselle.

Rousselle:, Economic, spectre, haunting, Laval’s, booming, economy,

Municipal commission spares taxpayers Vaillancourt's legal tab

August 28th, 2013

Former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt won’t be able to tap a half-million dollars in city funds that had been set aside to cover his lawyers’ bills, the trustees overseeing the city have decided.

Municipal, commission, spares, taxpayers, Vaillancourt's, legal, tab, Former, mayors,, councillors, left, holding, the, bag

Lack of English social services driving Laval residents over the bridge

August 28th, 2013

“Traditionally speaking, we have a tendency to go across the bridge into Montreal to get social services in English,” lamented Luigi Morabito, “but it’s a shame, when there are [such] great services in Laval.”

Lack, of, English, social, services, driving, Laval, residents, over, the, bridge, Huge, opportunity, to, deliver, mother-tongue, services, locally

Loblaws in Kirkland becomes Provigo Le Marché

August 28th, 2013

There were very few parking spaces available last Wednesday morning at the new Provigo Le Marché opening in Kirkland as the new store was opened to the public. Formerly a Loblaws location, clients were treated to food tasting, chef competitions and even a visit from Canadiens mascot Youppi.

Loblaws, in, Kirkland, becomes, Provigo, Le, Marché,

Dancing for charity on L'Île Bizard

August 28th, 2013

Energie en Corps, an L'Île Bizard-based fitness organization, is combining dancing with donating this Saturday when they host a Zumba Party to raise funds for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. While it might sound like the name for a cocktail, Zumba is actually the latest dance craze to sweep the country. This Colombian fitness program, which combines aerobics and hip hop dance, has exploded in popularity over the past few years.

Dancing, for, charity, on, L'Île, Bizard,

Guy Pilon seeks third mandate

August 28th, 2013

Vaudreuil-Dorion Mayor Guy Pilon will be seeking a third mandate to fulfill many projects he and his council have committed to in order to improve the lives of its ever growing population. Vaudreuil-Dorion is experiencing the highest birth rate in the province and Pilon wants to make sure that there is plenty of activities for the younger set as well as the many adolescents to come in the near future.

Guy, Pilon, seeks, third, mandate, ncumbent, Vaudreuil-Dorion, mayor, wants, to, bring, more, jobs, for, citizens

Mini speed demons coming to Dorval raceway aka Fenelon Blvd.

August 28th, 2013

On Sunday, Sept. 8, Fenelon Boulevard in Dorval will be transformed into a raceway for Dorval children aged six to 12 who want to try their hand at the city's, in association with Dorval Main Streets, 34th Annual Dorval Soapbox Derby

Mini, speed, demons, coming, to, Dorval, raceway, aka, Fenelon, Blvd.,

Negotiations with CP ongoing with MTQ for Dorval Circle project

August 28th, 2013

While a general entente with the Ministry of Transportation and CP for the Dorval Circle reconstruction project was reached in October 2010, ongoing negotiations with CP have prevented the completion of the first phase of the project.

Negotiations, with, CP, ongoing, with, MTQ, for, Dorval, Circle, project, Without, entente,, no, finish, date, for, project, can, be, set

Charter of Quebec Values

August 28th, 2013

Charter, of, Quebec, Values,

A quality public square with a roof on top

August 28th, 2013

When Montreal’s Grande Bibliothèque opened to the public in April 2005, few could have foreseen its rapid success. Holding more than four million items spread over 33,000 square metres of space, the massive, eye-catching edifice with thousands of daily visits is now said to be the most popular French language public library in the world. In 2011, it was also the most frequented community library in all of North America. In one year alone, the institution received some three million visitors.

A, quality, public, square, with, a, roof, on, top, The, building, of, super, libraries, continues, to, accelerate

A ballad for the summer’s end

August 28th, 2013

Prita Chhabra has been keeping busy since she was last written about in this paper. In the middle of touring extensively throughout the U.S., Chhabra also found the time to record a new single, Aaja (Come to My Heart), and shoot the accompanying music video.

A, ballad, for, the, summer’s, end, DDO’s, Prita, Chhabra, releases, new, single, and, video

‘You can’t live with it in silence’

August 28th, 2013

After being selected by the Montreal Canadiens eighth overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, Shayne Corson went on to play 1,156 regular season and 140 more playoff games with stops in Edmonton, St. Louis, Toronto and Dallas during his 19-years in the league.

‘You, can’t, live, with, it, in, silence’, Former, Hab, speaks, openly, about, living,, and, playing,, with, IBD

A good time to see your doctor

August 28th, 2013

The lazy, hazy days of summer are coming to an end. Though it can be tough to fit in, this is an excellent time to have scheduled a doctor’s visit for your kids.

A, good, time, to, see, your, doctor,

Some emails I’ve received from seniors

August 28th, 2013

I receive a lot of e-mails from readers — mostly from seniors. Since we’re on the cusp of Labour Day weekend, I figured I’d share my labour of love (writing this column) by acknowledging some of them.

Some, emails, I’ve, received, from, seniors,

A new room to wiggle in

August 28th, 2013

Soon, there will be a new spot in the city where beautiful women, comedy, cocktails and swinging tunes will come together in way that should instantly call to mind the vaudeville era of entertainment. Former Mainline Theatre director Jeremy Hechtman along with Patrick Charron will open The Wiggle Room to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

A, new, room, to, wiggle, in, Jeremy, Hechtman, launches, show, bar, on, The, Main

Hornets sting Warriors

August 28th, 2013

The Sun Youth Atom Hornets stung the LaSalle Warriors 40-12 Saturday at the Keith Ewenson Field in LaSalle.
“I was really surprised about how the team has come together,” said Hornets head coach Anthony Jacques about his team’s latest win.

Hornets, , sting, Warriors, Sun, Youth, 40, |, LaSalle, 12

Alouettes present 2013 bursaries to deserving student-athletes

August 28th, 2013

Last Thursday evening prior to the Alouettes stunning last second victory over the BC Lions, the organization made winners of 26 student athletes as $34,000 was presented during the annual Alouettes Bursary program.

Alouettes, present, 2013, bursaries, to, deserving, student-athletes, Organization, commits, to, program, for, three, more, years

Cheetahs declaw Jaguars for season-opening victory

August 28th, 2013

The North Shore Cheetahs turned in a solid work day on both sides of the ball to claim a 47-7 win over the visiting Laurentides-Lanaudière Jaguars in week one of Quebec Bantam Football League action at Dollard’s Glenn McHugh Field.

Cheetahs, declaw, Jaguars, for, season-opening, victory, North, Shore, Cheetas, 47, |, , Laurentides-Lanaudière, Jaguars, 7

Sun Youth outshines Lakeshore

August 28th, 2013

The Sun Youth Midget Hornets shut out the Lakeshore Cougars 40-0 at Jeanne-Mance Field Saturday in Montreal.
“We always start-off slow each season,” said Hornets head coach Earle Dela Peralle about his team’s latest win. “You never know what to expect, but we had more bodies than they did and injuries took their toll.”

Sun, Youth, outshines, Lakeshore, Sun, Youth, 40, |, Lakeshore, 0

Colleen Cloetta’s big on World Dwarf Games experience

August 28th, 2013

A 10 medal haul at any world level competition is a pretty amazing accomplishment but factor in that Baie d’Urfé’s Colleen Cloetta is merely eight-years-old and was participating in her first major international event makes her performance all the more remarkable. Cloetta was part of the 25 athlete Team Canada contingent at the World Dwarf Games held earlier this month in East Lansing, Michigan.

Colleen, Cloetta’s, big, on, World, Dwarf, Games, experience, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Slovakia and Czech Republic champions of the inaugural Mondial SoccerTennis

August 23rd, 2013

The Mondial SoccerTennis concluded its first edition with the men’s team from Slovakia posting a come from behind win in the final match of the tournament.

Slovakia, and, Czech, Republic, champions, of, the, inaugural, Mondial, SoccerTennis, Canada, makes, its, way, onto, the, international, scene,

Beran wins tie-breaker as McGill rallies to capture national tennis championship

August 23rd, 2013

Alexandra Beran of Oakville, Ont., defeated Erika Voaklander in a tie-breaker as McGill rallied to edge Alberta 6-5 and capture their first-ever Canadian university national tennis championship at Rexall Centre.

Beran, wins, tie-breaker, as, McGill, rallies, to, capture, national, tennis, championship,

McGill's Grand'Maison wins Paralympic swimming gold

August 23rd, 2013

Valerie Grand'Maison, a former McGill University swimmer, won Canada's first gold medal at the Paralympic swimming world championships, taking the women's 100-metre butterfly in the visually impaired category.

McGill's, Grand'Maison, wins, Paralympic, swimming, gold,

McGill grad Mitrovic picked 16th overall in National Basketball League draft

August 23rd, 2013

McGill, grad, Mitrovic, picked, 16th, overall, in, National, Basketball, League, draft,

Orange too tangy for Redmen as Syracuse doubles McGill in men's hoops

August 23rd, 2013

Sophomore forward Jerami Grant of Bowie, Md., scored a game-high 17 points and collected eight rebounds as the Syracuse Orange doubled McGill 80-40 in men's university basketball. The preseason contest was played before a capacity crowd of 848 -- the largest home crowd in McGill hoops history -- at Love Competition Hall.

Orange, too, tangy, for, Redmen, as, Syracuse, doubles, McGill, in, men's, hoops,

Flemish and Korean films stand out in upcoming MWFF

August 21st, 2013

It’s fitting that the slogan for this year’s edition of the Montreal World Film Festival reads “The world is yours,” as it will be continuing the tradition of bringing some of the best new cinema from around the world to our fair city. This year, of the 218 feature films programmed, 113 will be presented as world or international premieres, along with 39 North American and 41 Canadian premieres.

Flemish, and, Korean, films, stand, out, in, upcoming, MWFF, Film, festival, to, run, from, August, 22, to, September, 2

Living the life you want

August 21st, 2013

For almost two decades, Michelle Ray has been paid to tell people how to get on the right life track.

Living, the, life, you, want, Michelle, Ray’s, Lead, Yourself, First

Tribute to Rubenstein kicks off new season of Yiddish appreciation

August 21st, 2013

Going in to the second full season of the I Heart Yiddish Series, The Segal Centre will be honouring the memory of a man whose contribution to Jewish musical theatre cannot be denied.

Tribute, to, Rubenstein, kicks, off, new, season, of, Yiddish, appreciation,

It’s gratifying when you help

August 21st, 2013

NOVA West Island, the century-old healthcare organization, held its 20th annual golf tournament last Monday, Aug. 12 at the Beaconsfield Golf Club in Pointe Claire. The fundraiser saw 108 players hit the links during the day followed by an evening dinner attended by 120 people, including members of the business community, local politicians, NOVA clients and their family members.

It’s, gratifying, when, you, help, A, Kirkland, resident’s, colourful, donation, to, NOVA, West, Island, fundraiser

Funeral for a friend

August 21st, 2013

For most of his 32 years on this planet, T.J. Hazelden’s diet has consisted almost entirely of turkey, chicken, hotdogs, hamburgers and bacon. When the Vaudreuil resident found out that the Wendy’s on the corner of Sources and De Salaberry Blvds. was going to go through renovations and change the way they made one of his dietary staples, he took the news pretty hard.

Funeral, for, a, friend, Famously, picky, eater, T.J., Hazelden, to, lead, mass, mourning, of, old, fashioned, Wendy’s

Elementary school teacher tackles bullying with new book

August 21st, 2013

Vicki Fraser is an elementary school teacher in Laval. She has two daughters, ages 6 and 8. She is also a first time published author.

Elementary, school, teacher, tackles, bullying, with, new, book, Vicki, Fraser’s, Dear, Bully, of, Mine

NDG baseball celebrates championship Saturday

August 21st, 2013

Combine baseball, barbecue and bouncy rides and you have the perfect formula for NDG Minor Baseball’s Championship Saturday to bring a close to the organization’s popular house league program.

NDG, baseball, celebrates, championship, Saturday,

Le Diamant’s Girouard drives to Jaguar Laval’s Wampole Cup victory

August 21st, 2013

Le Diamant’s veteran pro Marc Girouard captured the Wampole Cup, which is sponsored by Jaguar Laval, in convincing fashion last Friday on the challenging Club les Quatre Domaines course in Mirabel.

Le, Diamant’s, Girouard, drives, to, Jaguar, Laval’s, Wampole, Cup, victory,

TMR’s James Piccoli scores two cycling medals at Canada Games

August 21st, 2013

The Town of Mount Royal’s James Piccoli of Team Medique p/b Silber Investments rode to a pair of medals in Sherbrooke at the Canada Games. Piccoli claimed silver in the Individual Time Trial (ITT) and a bronze in the tortuous 125.4 km road race.

TMR’s, James, Piccoli, scores, , two, cycling, medals, at, Canada, Games, ATHLETE, OF, THE, WEEK

Bulldogs corral the Mustangs for season opening win

August 21st, 2013

The Laval Bulldogs earned a decisive road win to launch the 2013 campaign as the Dogs downed the North Shore Mustangs 43-0 last Sunday afternoon on Dollard’s Glenn McHugh field.

Bulldogs, corral, the, Mustangs, for, season, opening, win, Laval, 43, |, North, Shore, 0

Hornets sting Packers

August 21st, 2013

The Sun Youth peewee Hornets shut out the West Park Packers 35-0 on their home turf Sunday at McHugh Field in DDO.
“The kids played and worked hard today,” said Hornets head coach Jesse Blizzard about his team’s second game of the season. “However, there still is some work to be done in practice.”

Hornets, , sting, Packers, Sun, Youth, 35, |, West, Park, 0

Arland Bruce III enjoying his Montreal experience

August 21st, 2013

CFL veteran and slot back Arland Bruce III has found a new home this year in Montreal as a formidable component of the Als’ offensive squad.

Arland, Bruce, III, enjoying, his, Montreal, experience,

Egypt bloodied

August 21st, 2013

Egypt, bloodied,

City mayor’s race heats up following Friday night debate

August 21st, 2013

During last Friday night’s debate, all four of the city’s leading contenders for the city’s big job used the occasion to set the tone for what could be one of the most important civic elections in the city’s long history.

City, mayor’s, race, heats, up, following, Friday, night, debate,

The legalization debate

August 21st, 2013

The legalization of marijuana is our generation's answer to the prohibition of alcohol.

The, legalization, debate,

Israeli technology develops alternative for disabled

August 21st, 2013

One of Israel's many technological triumphs was demonstrated this week at the Westmount home of Edie and Stephan Ouaknine by courageous Israeli Paralympic multi-medal swimming champion Inbal Pezaro.

Israeli, technology, develops, alternative, for, disabled,

CSL standoff suspect dies

August 21st, 2013

Isidore Havis, the 71-year-old subject of a recent 20-hour standoff with police on Guelph Road in Côte St. Luc, died this past Saturday in hospital, where he had been since he was injured by police when the standoff ended.

CSL, standoff, suspect, dies,

Making Quebec look foolish again

August 21st, 2013

For the past two weeks we have used this space to caution municipal lawmakers and police about the perils and injustice of unnecessary and abusive enforcement of antiquated and onerous by-laws. The titles of our editorials - "Regulations require restraint" and "Enough! We have a right to be human!" - say it all.  Well, now it's the turn of our provincial lawmakers. They're at it again at what seems to be this administration's favorite, though surely unintended, past-time....making Quebec look foolish in the eyes of the world.

Making, Quebec, look, foolish, again,

Biggest India-Canada parade in a decade

August 21st, 2013

More than 6,000 Montrealers turned up for the India-Canada Organization's annual parade in Lasalle, August 18.

Biggest, India-Canada, parade, in, a, decade,

Weaving a tapestry of iconic music and social witness

August 21st, 2013

Over the years, I have found that serendipity should never be dismissed. It often produces the most remarkable surprises. And signals paths forward.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Duke Ellington, April Ellington, Dare to Care 50 Years After - A Concert for Human Dignity

LBPSB offers back to school tips for parents and students

August 21st, 2013

The summer holidays are rapidly coming to a close for Lester B. Pearson School Board's elementary and high school students with the first day of class scheduled for next Thursday morning. 

LBPSB, offers, back, to, school, tips, for, parents, and, students,

Beaconsfield moves on Angell Woods

August 21st, 2013

Beaconsfield plans to import a sustainable development strategy from the Netherlands to solve the intractable problem of what to do with the huge tract of mostly undeveloped forest between Highways 20 and 40, west of Woodland.
“Woonerf is the type of development that we are after,” District 6 councilor Rhonda Massad told The Suburban in an interview. “Beaconsfield fits into a transit-oriented development and an ecological territory.”

Beaconsfield, moves, on, Angell, Woods, Woonerf, comes, to, West, Island

Yellow fish appear in Pierrefonds-Roxboro

August 21st, 2013

It was appropriate that last week's event in Pierrefonds-Roxboro to sensitize citizens about urban storm drain water pollution took place at Brook Park last Thursday morning.

Yellow, fish, appear, in, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Initiative, urges, citizens, to, protect, water

McDonald's to re-examine unilingual-French sign policy

August 21st, 2013

The McDonald's restaurant chain prides itself on consistency. It goes to great length to ensure that you enjoy pretty-much the same experience, no matter which golden arches in the world its customers dine at.

McDonald's, to, re-examine, unilingual-French, sign, policy, We, always, listen, to, what, our, customers, are, saying., Other, companies, following, suit

Mother and daughter sustain non-life threatening injuries in car accident

August 21st, 2013

For a 47-year-old Kirkland mother and her 15-year-old daughter, last Wednesday evening was quite stressful. Thankfully, the two sustained non-life threatening injuries following a car accident that took place on St. Charles and Crestwell in Beaconsfield.

Mother, and, daughter, sustain, non-life, threatening, injuries, in, car, accident, Vehicle, crossed, and, hit, light, standard

Laval's family fest

August 21st, 2013

Nobody throws a family party like Laval, and next week's Family Festival will prove it once again.

Laval's, family, fest,

Landry launches election bid

August 21st, 2013

Lifelong Laval resident Guy Landry is offering Laval citizens another option when they go to the polls to select a new mayor, Nov. 3.

Landry, launches, election, bid, The, kid, from, St., François, expected, to, announce, rainbow, slate

High- profile extortion hearing set for September

August 21st, 2013

The public will have to wait until at least Sept. 24, in order to learn more about former Laval mayor Alexandre Duplessis' claim that two sex trade workers tried to extort him.

High-, profile, extortion, hearing, set, for, September,

New top cop

August 21st, 2013

Laval has a new top cop.

New, top, cop, Brochet, hails, from, Montreal, force

Laval hires new ombudsman

August 21st, 2013

Laval has signed a five-year contract with lawyer and conflict resolution expert Nadine Mailloux to serve as ombudsman for Quebec's third-largest city.

Laval, hires, new, ombudsman, Search, starts, for, new, top, municipal, mandarin

Back in the genre saddle again

August 16th, 2013

I saw The World’s End last week when it closed the Fantasia Film Festival and there really couldn’t have been a better audience to experience this film with. Granted, this experience can’t easily be replicated, but when and how you see this film won’t change the simple fact that The World’s End is immensely entertaining.

Back, in, the, genre, saddle, again, The, World’s, End, reunites, team, of, Wright,, Pegg, and, Frost

Retro music has never been more available

August 16th, 2013

One day, in the late 1980s, I had a jaw dropping, eye-widening experience when I walked into the original Bishop Street location of the venerable record store Cheap Thrills. There before me were original pressings of about six of soul giant Otis Redding’s albums on the Atco and Stax labels, for between $2 and $7 each.

Retro, music, has, never, been, more, available,

Author pulls no punches in compelling book about the ‘shmata’ industry

August 16th, 2013

Jonathan Reisler calls himself a third generation “garmento,”  having grown up hearing stories about his dad and grandfathers in the competitive garment industry and then experiencing it himself for the last three decades. It only made sense then for him to publish his own book featuring 40 short stories and spanning every aspect of the business from flamboyant designers to regular warehouse men unloading a truck.

Author, pulls, no, punches, in, compelling, book, , about, the, ‘shmata’, industry,

Foods to beat stress

August 16th, 2013

For those of us who are not just having fun in the sun this summer, work, school, family, and travelling can be stressful. People tend to gravitate towards food to comfort and calm their nerves. However, not all foods are created equally and some foods can make you feel worse.

Foods, to, beat, stress,

My sequestered weekend

August 16th, 2013

Elizabeth Browning’s popular love sonnet,“How Do I Love Thee?” rang true for me during a recent sequestered weekend with my husband. It all started when I realized our 21st wedding anniversary was fast approaching, and how nice it would be to inject some romance with a quick getaway.

My, sequestered, weekend, ,

Settimana 20th

August 14th, 2013

Montreal's Italian Week is in full swing across the island of Montreal. From LaSalle to Rivière des Prairies and many neighbourhoods in between, the sights, smells and sounds of Italy dominate the Montreal scene.

Settimana, 20th, Italian, flare, and, flavour, dominate, Montreal

CSL now knows what is transported through CP yards

August 14th, 2013

Côte St. Luc, along with Hampstead, Montreal West and LaSalle, are expected to meet with Canadian Pacific Railway representatives in the very near future to discuss railway safety and security issues in the St. Luc yards, in light of the rail disaster in Lac Mégantic that killed 47 people in July.

CSL, now, knows, what, is, transported, through, CP, yards,

Ville St. Laurent merchant challenging parking rule by getting ticket

August 14th, 2013

St. Laurent merchant Howard Lee has found a unique way to challenge what he says are confusing parking rules in the borough, by purposely getting a parking ticket.

Ville, St., Laurent, merchant, challenging, parking, rule, by, getting, ticket,

Hydro-Québec wants rate hike three times inflation rate

August 14th, 2013

While some might call it an increased fee for services; others believe Hydro-Québec’s request for a new distribution rate is nothing less than a new tax to be levied on the citizens of Québec.

Hydro-Québec, wants, rate, hike, three, times, inflation, rate,

Enough! We have a right to be human!

August 14th, 2013

Two weeks ago it was a student sitting on the grass.

Enough!, We, have, a, right, to, be, human!,

J. Paul Dubé: The man from Dalhousie

August 14th, 2013

There is so little good news and seemingly less good faith out of government, that when we find it we sometimes can hardly believe it. But that's one thing you learn in advocacy. Not only do you have to keep hope alive, you sometimes have to put cynicism aside and recognize good when you find it.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, J. Paul Dubé, Revenue Quebec, Dalhousie

The Montreal Arts Centre: a new kind of incubator

August 14th, 2013

In business, the word “incubator” has become synonymous with investors taking a chance on hi-tech start-ups. The partnerships have worked so well they have been responsible for some of the most important technological advances. It's rarely been tried in the art world. Now Montreal is home to one of these unique experiments.

Alan Hustak, The Suburban, The Montreal Arts Centre, Allan Diamond, Israel Tsveygenbaum, Griffintown

More traffic

August 14th, 2013

More, traffic,

Hitting the 401 … for a good cause

August 14th, 2013

Last Friday afternoon, on the front lawn of the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH), 42 jubilant cyclists, after an almost three-day, 580-kilometre ride from Toronto, were met by an equally jubilant group of friends, family and supporters.

The Suburban, Anthony Bonaparte, CIBC, 401 Bike Challenge, Dr Gerald Wiviott, Gerald Wiviott, Montreal, MUCH, psychiatrist, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Sarah Cook, fund, Gene Piccoli, Cedars Cancer Institute, Piccoli Family

Reggae Fest celebrates a decade of existence

August 14th, 2013

The very fact that a festival devoted exclusively to reggae music can sustain itself for 10 years demonstrates just how diverse and vibrant Montreal really is.

Reggae, Fest, celebrates, a, decade, of, existence,

Glam and horror come together for unique festival

August 14th, 2013

In a city filled to the brim with festivals of every kind, the Mascara & Popcorn Film Festival is, admittedly, one of the more original. Founded three years ago by Florence Touliatos, the idea behind the festival came from a late night viewing a of a cult classic.

Glam, and, horror, , come, together, for, unique, festival, Mascara, &, Popcorn, returns, for, third, edition

Stand up once more for these aging comic geniuses

August 14th, 2013

Reflecting back on the Just for Laughs festival, this was the year where gals were the stars of the galas. Among those gala-vanting were Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Griffin, Sarah Silverman, Whitney Cummings, Amy Schumer, and the legendary Joan Rivers.

Stand, up, once, more, for, these, aging, comic, geniuses,

To love again

August 14th, 2013

The doorbell rings and there is silence in the house. There is no wagging tail and sloppy kisses when you walk in the door. You stare at the empty food and water bowls and your heart sinks. The pet bed is empty, its blanket cold and deserted. The leash and collar hang by the door, waiting. Death has claimed your loyal companion. 

To, love, again,

Students seek smooth transition from residency to housing

August 14th, 2013

For many Canadian students, living in residence during their first year of post-secondary studies is an important transition period between living at home and becoming fully independent.

Students, seek, smooth, transition, from, residency, to, housing,

Team Israel welcomed to Montreal

August 14th, 2013

Last Sunday evening in the garden square of the Federation CJA building Federation CJA, its Israel & Overseas department and the Israeli Consul Joel Lion welcomed members of the Israeli para-athletes swim team here for the World Championships taking place at Parc Jean Drapeau.

Team, Israel, , welcomed, to, Montreal,

Patrick Lavoie turns late start into success

August 14th, 2013

Football came later to Montreal Alouettes fullback Patrick Lavoie who started football when he was 17 years-old.

Patrick, Lavoie, turns, , late, start, into, success,

A trio of Lac St. Louis players attend third annual Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship

August 14th, 2013

  A trio of Lac St. Louis Lions hopefuls were among the 42 selected bantam-aged players who participated in the third annual Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp.

A, trio, of, Lac, St., Louis, players, attend, third, annual, , Allstate, All-Canadians, Mentorship, Athlete, of, the, Week

Lac pee wee girls earn provincial baseball bronze

August 14th, 2013

The Lac St. Louis girls baseball program has earned a second medal over last two seasons at the Baseball Quebec provincial championships. The pee wee LSL Tigers snatched bronze in a thrilling 2-1 win over Côte-Nord on August 4 in St-Honoré  in  the Saguenay.

Lac, pee, wee, girls, earn, provincial, baseball, bronze,

Morris Trudeau hits hustings in Pointe Claire

August 14th, 2013

Morris Trudeau wants to use his nearly 50-year association with Pointe Claire to bring continuity to the mayor's office. The District 8 councillor is the first elected member of city council to toss his hat in the ring in the wake of Mayor Bill McMurchie's announcement that he will not seek re-election in November.

Morris, Trudeau, hits, hustings, in, Pointe, Claire, Hopes, to, succeed, McMurchie, as, mayor

Roxboro resident and borough clash over centennial planning

August 14th, 2013

Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Monique Worth was hoping to have the borough celebrate Roxboro's centennial taking place in 2014 as a pleasant way for administration and citizens to take part festivities but recent events have caused some undue stress for the borough as a group made up of councilor Jim Beis seem to be at odds with members of Roxboro 2014, a group of citizen volunteers who hope to plan the upcoming festivities.

Roxboro, resident, and, borough, clash, over, centennial, planning,

Candlelight piano concert features Chopin

August 14th, 2013

For the last 12 years, concert organizer Michel Corbeil has been presenting piano concerts lit by candlelight in order to evoke that days of old where there was no electricity and concert goers sat in almost total darkness and listening to classical music.

Candlelight, piano, concert, features, Chopin, , Pianist, Alejandra, Cifuentes-Diaz, to, perform, in, Pierrefonds-Roxboro

Équipe Dauphin Lachine unveils candidates for November municipal election

August 14th, 2013

At a press conference held at the Knights of Columbus in the Lachine borough Monday morning, incumbent Mayor Claude Dauphin introduced his slate of candidates for the upcoming municipal province wide election taking place Nov. 3.

Équipe, Dauphin, Lachine, unveils, candidates, for, November, municipal, election,

Hela Labene running for Beaconsfield mayor

August 14th, 2013

As municipal elections draw nearer, the number of candidates running for Mayor of various districts has been growing by the day. Beaconsfield resident Hela Labene is one such candidate, and is no stranger to local politics, or to the going-ons of the Beaconsfield city council.

Hela, Labene, running, for, Beaconsfield, mayor,

Parents picking up PQ tab: Couillard

August 14th, 2013

Quebec Liberal leader Philippe Couillard says Quebec parents are paying the price for the mistakes of the Quebec government.

Parents, picking, up, PQ, tab:, Couillard,

Laval tourism up

August 14th, 2013

Laval has become a first-rate and profitable tourist destination and there are numbers to prove it.
In 2012, the Laval region attained a higher accommodation occupancy rate of 68.3 percent versus 52.5 percent for Quebec overall, according to Tourisme Laval.

Laval, tourism, up, Leisure, travel, outpaces, business

Gobé unveils platform, candidates

August 14th, 2013

“It's not simply about doing politics,” says Nicholas Katalifos, when asked why he joined up with Jean-Claude Gobé's Action Laval party. The elementary school principal and Laval resident is running in the St. Martin district after years of being asked to run in various elections. This time he agreed. “Gobé has put together a great team that is going to work like a team with services and systems in place to function democratically and efficiently. That's why.”

Gobé, unveils, platform,, candidates, Measures, for, transparency,, ethics

Projects stalled

August 14th, 2013

A group of residents trying to stop development of some condominium towers in Pont-Viau deposited their petition with more than 1,500 signatures at city hall last week, and got some good news from interim mayor Martine Beaugrand.

Projects, stalled, Beaugrand, promises, to, study, file,, hold, meeting

Montreal's pipeline position

August 14th, 2013

The city of Montreal has written to Canada’s National Energy Board to voice its concerns about the safety and economic benefits of the proposed line reversal by Enbridge Pipelines. The proposed line will also cut through Laval.

Montreal's, pipeline, position, City, wants, total, compliance,, terminal, to, stay

Team Canada junior girls hoop it up for silver finish

August 9th, 2013

“I told the girls to make the most of this opportunity,” head coach Julia Peress said.

Team, Canada, junior, girls, , hoop, it, up, for, silver, finish,

Françoise Abanda prepares for return to the hard courts

August 9th, 2013

A year ago Francoise Abanda was a rising tennis star with seemingly unlimited potential.The Montreal native who attends Laval’s George Vanier High School reached the semifinals of the junior tournament at Wimbledon and was ranked fifth in the world junior rankings.

Françoise, Abanda, prepares, , for, return, to, the, hard, courts,

Honouring Bernie 20 years on

August 9th, 2013

Honouring, Bernie, 20, years, on,

Help send Sparta over the top-vote

August 9th, 2013

The SPARTA U10 girls’ soccer team from Laval needs the community’s support in order to be crowned the BMO Team of the Week 2013 Champion.

Help, send, Sparta, over, the, top-vote, Help, these, hard, working, young, athletes, earn, the, BMO, championship, by, voting.

Fantastic summer of sport continues at Swimming Worlds

August 9th, 2013

The next exciting stop for parasport this summer will be the 2013 IPC Swimming Worlds in Montreal Canada from August 12-18 , which will be streamed live from the Parc Jean Drapeau at ParalympicSport.TV every evening.

Fantastic, summer, of, sport, continues, at, Swimming, Worlds, Montreal, to, host, , the, 2013, IPC, Swimming, World, Championships

Regulations require restraint

August 7th, 2013

"When the state is most impotent, the laws are most multiplied."
~ Tacitus

Regulations, require, restraint,

LaSalle’s local emergency plan

August 7th, 2013

In the wake of Lac Mégantic, LaSalle resident Joseph Pugliese’s question about local security plans in the wake of a train disaster at the April borough council meeting seem prescient. At the time, Mayor Manon Barbe mentioned that the borough has an industrial committee to ensure that communications in the wake of a major accident work well.

LaSalle’s, local, emergency, plan, ,

TMR teen wins Pan-American Debating championship

August 7th, 2013

Only a year after he joined the Selwyn House debating team “…because I needed an extra-curricular activity,” TMR resident Karl Valentini is one of the three Canadian high school students who recently won the Pan-American Debate high school Championships that were held last month in Hamilton City hall in Bermuda.

TMR, teen, wins, Pan-American, Debating, championship,

Cmdr. Bissonnette leaving Station 9 in September

August 7th, 2013

Sylvain Bissonnette, the very well-regarded police commander serving in Côte St. Luc, Hampstead and Montreal West, will be leaving his post Labour Day and going to Station 8 in Lachine.

Cmdr., Bissonnette, leaving, Station, 9, in, September,

The height of optimism

August 7th, 2013

Celebrating their 71st wedding anniversary, Joel Sourkes, (pronounced Sirkes) approaching his 95th birthday, decided he would buy a new car........and he did. His wife Rose, who is 29 plus years old, said "now that’s the height of optimism."

The, height, of, optimism,

Food trucks will end services in September

August 7th, 2013

The food truck project will not be extended into the winter months. The Borough of Ville Marie rejected allowing food trucks beyond the set end date of Sept. 29.

Food, trucks, will, end, services, in, September, Most, think, offerings, are, welcome, but, too, expensive

NDG’s public consultation sheds light on local development issues

August 7th, 2013

According to the results of a recent public consultation held by the city’s OCPM (Office de Consultation Publique de Montréal), local residents who live along the southern edge of the NDG/CDN borough are concerned about the future of their neighborhood following the development of the new MUHC hospital located near the Vendome Metro.

NDG’s, public, consultation, sheds, light, on, local, development, issues,

CSL standoff suspect known to be aggressive

August 7th, 2013

Tapping into the deeper recesses of my institutional memory after 24 years with The Suburban, 14 of those years at our former location on Wavell Road in Côte St. Luc, I recall that Wavell, Guelph Road and Wentworth Avenue were as quiet as any other typical residential area.

CSL, standoff, suspect, known, to, be, aggressive, Neighbour's, house, was, Ground, Zero, for, SWAT, team

Roxboro resident and borough clash over centennial planning

August 7th, 2013

For longtime Roxboro resident René Champagne and vice-president of the Pierrefonds-Roxboro community group APRPR, the preparations for Roxboro's upcoming centennial in 2014 started last Easter when he and members of the group began discussing ideas for the celebration.

Roxboro, resident, and, borough, clash, over, centennial, planning,

Police seek public's help to locate missing Dorval teenager

August 7th, 2013

The city of Montreal police (SPVM) is seeking the public's help in finding the whereabouts of 14 year old Tanina Miklos Scalia of Dorval who was last seen on the morning of Saturday, July 27th.

Police, seek, public's, help, to, locate, missing, Dorval, teenager,

Farmers market banned by Kirkland by-law

August 7th, 2013

A Kirkland resident who wanted to give local farmers and urban growers a chance to sell their goods to the community has been barred from hosting a farmers market due to a Kirkland by-law.

Farmers, market, banned, by, Kirkland, by-law, Kirkland, resident's, requests, for, exception, denied, as, too, costly

End of an era for Pointe Claire politics

August 7th, 2013

Like his political career, Pointe Claire Mayor Bill McMurchie entered the council chambers this past Monday afternoon at exactly two when his scheduled press conference was supposed to start.

End, of, an, era, for, Pointe, Claire, politics, After, 23, years, as, councilor, and, mayor,, Bill, McMurchie, will, not, seek, re-election

Bourelle: Beaconsfield businessman to run for mayor

August 7th, 2013

“The city needs a mayor with vision,” declared Georges Bourelle while announcing that he is going on the hustings to be elected mayor of Beaconsfield.

Bourelle:, Beaconsfield, businessman, to, run, for, mayor,

Cartier overpass demolition to close Highway 15 this weekend

August 7th, 2013

Transport Quebec plans to shut down the Laurentian Autoroute on Saturday night, so it can dismantle what is left of the overpass at Cartier Blvd. in Laval.

Cartier, overpass, demolition, to, close, Highway, 15, this, weekend,

Stella stands up

August 7th, 2013

Stella Tzintzis has plenty to do. And not just today.

Stella, stands, up, Chomedey, candidate, wants, councillors, to, reclaim, responsibility

Quebec court overturns orthopaedic doctor's penalty

August 7th, 2013

Do doctors have the right to accept discounts from companies who supply materials to their patients?

Quebec, court, , overturns, orthopaedic, doctor's, penalty,

Laval housing prices holding up, despite fewer sales

August 7th, 2013

Laval's residential real estate prices continue to hold their own during the month of June, despite a surging inventory of dwellings on the market that means that sellers must now, on average, wait a lot longer before their home is sold.

Laval, housing, prices, holding, up,, despite, fewer, sales,

Mayoralty contenders back coalition against waterfront projects

August 7th, 2013

A movement to halt the development of almost 500 condominium units on shoreline property in Laval's Pont Viau district has picked up steam and garnered political support from at least two mayoral contenders.

Mayoralty, contenders, back, coalition, against, waterfront, projects,

Bobcat on the trail

August 7th, 2013

Bobcat Goldthwait has always been a polarising figure. Known for his eccentric stand-up act and overall demeanor, he once infamously set a guest chair on fire on the set of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Who could have known that, almost two decades later, the same man would be helming a feature film about the search for Bigfoot? 

Bobcat, on, the, trail, Comic, turned, director, releases, new, found-footage, style, film

Making science cool for kids

August 7th, 2013

For the past month, groups of curious kids aged 6 to 13 have been attending an urban day camp that not only provides an opportunity to have fun and make new friends, but according to organizers, it’s also a way to learn how and why science can be really cool.

Making, science, cool, for, kids, A, summer, camp, with, a, mission

Osheaga bridges musical eras

August 7th, 2013

As more and more people poured into Parc Jean Drapeau last Friday afternoon on the opening day of Osheaga, 19-year-old English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg took to the Green Stage, delivering a set that proved to be, perhaps, the first major highlight.

Osheaga, bridges, musical, eras,

By George They got the name right

August 7th, 2013

Mazel tov to William and Kate on the birth of their son! I hope he doesn’t inherit Grandfather Charles’ ears and it’s sad that his grandmother, Diana, is no longer here to enjoy him.

By, George, They, got, the, name, right,

It’s not batty to be bat-wise

August 7th, 2013

Bats are really very useful mammals because some feed on harmful insects and others help to pollinate plants.

It’s, not, batty, to, be, bat-wise,

Funding your child’s RESP: With a little help from family and friends

August 7th, 2013

With so many financial priorities, it can be challenging for young parents to set money aside for their children’s future educational needs.

Funding, your, child’s, RESP:, With, a, little, help, from, family, and, friends,

Team Canada junior girls hoop it up for silver finish

August 7th, 2013

The junior girls Team Canada basketball squad did themselves proud by earning the silver medals at the 19th Maccabiah Games after losing 77-26 to a dominating American squad, but the team definitely displayed some skills on the hardwood getting to the title tilt.

Team, Canada, junior, girls, , hoop, it, up, for, silver, finish,

Repeat gold performance spoke for by cyclist Sylvan Adams

August 7th, 2013

It was a sweet repeat for Westmount’s Sylvan Adams at the 19th edition of the Maccabiah Games in Israel as Adams claimed gold in the 50-plus 26 km Individual Time Trial event and the 91km road race, just as he had done four years earlier.

Repeat, gold, performance, , spoke, for, by, cyclist, Sylvan, Adams,

Housefather harvests seven medals from Maccabiah waters

August 7th, 2013

While many politicians are adept at treading water, Côte St. Luc mayor Anthony Housefather showcased his skills at leaving competitors in his wake at the 19th edition of the Maccabiah Games.

Housefather, harvests, seven, , medals, from, Maccabiah, waters,

Largest Canadian contingent enjoy success at Maccabiah Games

August 7th, 2013

The recently held Maccabiah Games in Isreal, the 19th edition of this quadrennial event, ranks as the third largest athletic competition in the world only surpassed by the Olympics and the Universiade Games.

Largest, Canadian, contingent, , enjoy, success, at, Maccabiah, Games,

Francoise Abanda prepares for return to the hard courts

August 7th, 2013

A year ago Francoise Abanda was a rising tennis star with seemingly unlimited potential. The Montreal native who attends Laval’s George Vanier High School reached the semifinals of the junior tournament at Wimbledon and was ranked fifth in the world junior rankings. However 2013 has seen Francoise sidelined by a nagging shoulder injury and the inactivity has left the teenager frustrated and anxious to get back on the court.

Francoise, Abanda, prepares, , for, return, to, the, hard, courts,

Nicolas Boulay proves the naysayers wrong

August 7th, 2013

Nicholas Boulay was a player who was told that he could not.

Nicolas, Boulay, proves, the, naysayers, wrong,

One of the craziest times of the year

July 31st, 2013

Organizing any kind of multiple-day music festival would pose enough of a challenge for your average concert promoter.

The Suburban, Walter J Lyng, Walter Lyng, Osheaga, Heavy MTL, Montreal, Evenko, Daniel Glick, The Cure, Beck, Mumford & Sons, Rob Zombie, Gwar

Where the sun always shines on a field of poppies

July 31st, 2013

While driving west along Sherbrooke St. I’ve noticed that avenue du Musée on the north side is not accessible to traffic anymore.

The Suburban, Bernard Mendelman, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, MMFA, exhibition, public, Montreal, Dale Chihuly, David Altmejd, Jaume Plensa, Claude Cormier, Jim Dine

Hot new fitness trend raises the barre

July 31st, 2013

The ballet barre class is not as brand new as people may think.

The Suburban, Linda Zlatkin, ballet, barre, Montreal, Kara Martin, Alissa Perzow, Pilates. Yoga, Kara Fitness, Très Studio, Dita Dolejsova, Xtend Barre

A multi-faceted approach to horror

July 31st, 2013

When Rodrigo Gudiño founded Rue Morgue magazine in 1997, the state of print media wasn’t quite as it seems today, but it went south pretty quick.

The Suburban, Walter J Lyng, Walter Lyng, Rodrigo Gudiño, Rue Morgue, magazine, film, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, Raven Banner Cinema

A conversation with the world’s worst filmmaker

July 31st, 2013

Before diving into this article, please look up Tommy Wiseau. You need to know who Tommy Wiseau is. You need to know about all he’s accomplished. More importantly, you need to know about … The Room.

The Suburban, Walter J Lyng, Walter Lyng, Tommy Wiseau, filmmaker, film, director, producer, The Room

Best of summer music: 2013 edition

July 31st, 2013

In 2008, I provided readers with some suggestions of music to put on their iPods to enhance the atmosphere of a hot, steamy summer. As I’m not a fan of iTunes, I am amending my mechanism of choice to the fast- disappearing, stand-alone MP3 players and technologically advanced phones.

Best, of, , summer, music:, 2013, edition, Retro, Roundup

When history meets art in a Montreal park

July 31st, 2013

It’s been decades since former Lachine mayor Guy Descary first decided to build the borough’s Musée Plein Air on the decrepit ruins of an old jetty that was used to protect the old Lachine Canal from errant ice floes, and city residents are still collecting a rich harvest out of the mayor’s effort to invest in Lachine’s history and its heritage.

When, history, meets, art, , in, a, Montreal, park,

Botanical Gardens now the Land of Giants

July 31st, 2013

One of my fondest memories as a youngster was hopping on the Metro with my father and brother once a year to visit Man and His World on St. Helen’s Island.

Botanical, Gardens, now, the, Land, of, Giants,

Favourite summer perennials

July 31st, 2013

My perennial garden lacks colour at this time of the year. Could you suggest some perennials that will improve my garden’s mid-summer appeal?

Favourite, summer, perennials, Gardens, and, landscaping

Johnny Azzue’s degree from the school of hard knocks

July 31st, 2013

When Johnny Azzue was 11 years old, growing up in the city’s Mile End district, he had a rude awakening. He was in Grade 5 at the time and due an intolerable situation at home involving his father, he quit school and got a job to support his family.

Johnny, Azzue’s, degree, from, the, school, of, hard, knocks, , Magazine, confidential

City and Global set for morning show faceoff

July 31st, 2013

Is there enough room on Montreal television for two English-language morning shows?  We will soon find out when City Montreal’s Breakfast Television debuts on August 26 at 6 a.m., competing directly against the Global Morning News, which started its run last January.

City, and, Global, set, for, morning, show, faceoff,

How much hydration is enough?

July 31st, 2013

Keeping hydrated in the summer is as important as staying warm in the winter.

How, much, hydration, is, enough?, Food, for, Thought

Westmount’s Halickman sets sights high, combining gymnastics and studies

July 31st, 2013

Westmount gymnast Matthew Halickman, in the midst of an outstanding season, is the Suburban Athlete of the Week. He recently picked a pair of bronze medals at both the Elite Canada and Canadian Junior Championships and was awarded a Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (QFAE) bursary last month.

Westmount’s, Halickman, sets, sights, high,, combining, , gymnastics, and, studies,

Time to commune with our animal friends

July 31st, 2013

Tired of being exposed to the (alleged) frailties and flaws of the human race, thanks to the Charbonneau Commission, UPAC’s many arrests, a sex scandal in Laval and kerfuffles over Sikh headwear, yogurt spoons and pasta?

Time, to, commune, , with, our, animal, friends,

Thinking about juicing?

July 31st, 2013

It’s no longer just celebrities, world-class athletes and alternative-lifestyle hippies turning to green smoothies and freshly juiced vegetable and fruits for improved health, says nutritionist and juicing pioneer Cherie Calbom, MS. (“The Juice Lady”).

Thinking, about, juicing?, What, you, should, know, before, you, start

Where have all the monarchs gone?

July 31st, 2013

The first monarch butterflies generally arrive in Québec in mid-June. This year, experts and the many people taking part in citizen science initiatives monitoring monarchs have seen an estimated drop of 90 per cent in the overall monarch population in Eastern Canada.

Where, have, all, the, monarchs, gone?, The, Space, for, Life, teams, up, with, concerned, scientists

Turn your balcony into an edible garden

July 31st, 2013

Improvements in container gardening equipment and techniques have cleared the way for even the most “brown thumb” city dwellers, and anyone without a yard, to grow their own groceries.

Turn, your, balcony, into, an, edible, garden, Tips, for, growing, farm-fresh, herbs, &, veggies, in, the, city,

Montreal, a city of archaeology, especially in August

July 31st, 2013

Élaine Ayotte, member of the Montreal executive committee responsible for culture, heritage and design, recently invited Montrealers to take part in a series of activities as part of Archaeology Month, which is held in Montreal and throughout Québec from August 1 to 31.

Montreal,, a, city, of, archaeology,, especially, in, August,

Demers coaches Canadian Maccabiah Hockey Team for second time

July 24th, 2013

Nine thousand participants are gathering in Israel for the 19th Maccabiah Games.

Demers, coaches, Canadian, Maccabiah, Hockey, Team, for, second, time,

John Limniatis looks to advance Lakeshore players’ skills

July 24th, 2013

Soccer legend John Limniatis is a man on a mission at the helm of the Lakeshore Soccer Club as its technical director.

John, Limniatis, looks, to, , advance, Lakeshore, players’, skills,

Hannibal returns solo

July 24th, 2013

For such a well-established comedian, Hannibal Buress sure does play the modesty card a bunch.

Hannibal, returns, solo, Former, 30, Rock, writer, takes, to, L’Astral, stage, with, new, show

Dave Merheje is back and this time it’s personal

July 24th, 2013

When Dave Merheje came into the 2011 Just for Laughs festival, he was a young Toronto stand-up on the rise.

Dave, Merheje, is, back, and, this, time, it’s, personal,

My uncomfortable dining experience

July 24th, 2013

It started out with a friend calling me on Monday evening to tell me that he and another couple we knew were getting together for dinner on Saturday night.

My, uncomfortable, dining, experience,

What you need to know before disaster strikes

July 24th, 2013

It takes seconds for disaster to unravel your life, but a few things you do in advance can make all the difference.

What, you, need, to, know, before, disaster, strikes,

The right to be let alone

July 24th, 2013

As we enter what we hope is a quiet period in Quebec’s political landscape, it is time to reflect on the turbulence we have gone through over the past eight months

The, right, to, be, let, alone,

Pastagate, spoongate and now parrotgate...?

July 24th, 2013

The Beaverton is a Canadian website dedicated to reporting news in a satirical fashion. The publication even has a site disclaimer telling readers that the stories are in fact parody's and should not be taken seriously.

Pastagate,, spoongate, and, now, parrotgate...?, Is, Montreal, the, laughing, stock, of, Canada?

A shout out to youth

July 24th, 2013

I find you are amazing the world with your innovations, making incredible strides in so many fields of endeavour, and you are greatly respectful of all that is genuinely human.

A, shout, out, to, youth,

NDG's Weil sees Liberal 'renaissance' across the province

July 24th, 2013

Even if it's been only a few months since NDG's Kathleen Weil had to take her place amid the government's opposition, the former Liberal minister told The Suburban that Quebec's Liberal Party has become as much of a “… strong and consistent

NDG's, Weil, sees, Liberal, 'renaissance', across, the, province,

St. Raymond's 'summer in the park' party a big success

July 24th, 2013

While some of the children never made it past the park's popular wading pool, a lot of parents were pleased to see the rest of the kids dancing under the Cheap Art Collective's massive caterpillar on their way to St. Raymond's big summer harvest party.

St., Raymond's, 'summer, in, the, park', party, a, big, success,

What’s Hot, What’s Not : 2013 edition

July 24th, 2013

It is that time of year readers to examine who and what are “Hot” or “Not.”

What’s, Hot,, What’s, Not, :, 2013, edition,

Minor accident leads to boil water advisory for Beaconsfield

July 24th, 2013

A boil water advisory was put in place for roughly 75 Beaconsfield residents on Thursday, July 11 after a minor construction issue led to concerns that the water might have been contaminated.

Minor, accident, leads, to, boil, water, advisory, for, Beaconsfield,

Construction begins on low-income seniors housing in Laval

July 24th, 2013

Construction on the eight-storey low-income seniors’ apartment on boulevard des Châteaux began two weeks ago.

Construction, begins, on, low-income, seniors, housing, in, Laval,

Beaconsfield gardener gathers extra crops for Old Brewery Mission

July 24th, 2013

Working on the notion "that gardeners usually have more than they need and like to give extra to neighbours and friends", Beaconsfield resident Susan Argento, a gardener herself, is calling on her fellow green thumbs to drop off their extra produce so that she can deliver it to the Old Brewery Mission every Wednesday morning

Beaconsfield, gardener, gathers, extra, crops, for, Old, Brewery, Mission, Susan, Argento, knows, that, 'gardeners, tend, to, be, giving, people'

Target testing translation in Sainte-Dorothée

July 24th, 2013

According to Target spokesman Sébastien Bouchard, the Fall opening of the department store chain's 25 outlets in Quebec “might only be delayed a couple of days or weeks” by the recent province-wide construction strike

Target, testing, translation, in, Sainte-Dorothée,

Victims sought

July 24th, 2013

Montreal police investigators are searching for potential sexual assault victims.

Victims, sought, Man, targeted, girls

Spots still available for Montreal Archive Tours

July 24th, 2013

Montreal’s Archives are celebrating their hundredth birthday with tours of their underground vaults this summer.

Spots, still, available, for, Montreal, Archive, Tours,

Lachine takes part in National Drowning Prevention Week

July 24th, 2013

In conjunction with National Drowning Prevention Week running from July 21 through 27, the borough of Lachine is reaching out to its citizens to teach them pool safety and drowning prevention techniques.

Lachine, takes, part, in, National, Drowning, Prevention, Week,

CSSS Laval launches new expertise guide

July 24th, 2013

Ever since Laval’s health and social services organization (CSSS Laval) launched a new guide to their services last month, they’ve been getting more requests to collaborate with local community groups.

CSSS, Laval, launches, new, expertise, guide,

Dauphin acknowledges solid municipal work during recent crises

July 24th, 2013

Lachine borough mayor Claude Dauphin, who also serves as president of the FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities), sent out a letter to his fellow members praising the work of mayors and councillors working tirelessly for the residents of Lac Mégantic

Dauphin, acknowledges, solid, municipal, work, during, recent, crises,

The Best Magazine you may never have seen

July 24th, 2013

 Over and over again, people who discover The Suburban Magazine on our web site tell us it is the best in Montreal.

The, Best, Magazine, you, may, never, have, seen,

Settimana Turns 20

July 24th, 2013

The 20th edition of Montreal’s Italian Week is kicking off August 9th and running until August 18.

Settimana, Turns, 20, Festival, celebrates, Emilia-Romagna,, Verdi

Hampsteader identified St. Luc yards train cargo

July 24th, 2013

Canada's railways have thus far declined to reveal the contents of the cargo transported on rail lines

Hampsteader, identified, St., Luc, yards, train, cargo,

The golden boy of NDG

July 24th, 2013

Call me paranoid, but I think Jay Baruchel is avoiding me. I’ve lived in N.D.G. for over four years now, but I’ve yet to catch a single glimpse of the actor who calls the same Montreal borough his home.

The, golden, boy, of, NDG, When, JFL, called,, Jay, Baruchel, answered

Alan-Michael Cash looks to payout punishment on opponents

July 24th, 2013

One of the twin towers making-up the Montreal Alouettes’ D-line is defensive tackle Alan-Michael Cash.

Alan-Michael, Cash, looks, to, payout, punishment, on, opponents,

A celebration of crap

July 19th, 2013

A, celebration, of, crap, Ten, years, of, the, worst, found, footage, at, Zoofest

Retro Roundup’s favourite Dallas episodes

July 19th, 2013

When I first started buying DVDs, I resisted buying TV shows at first because they could still be seen on network television. But as time went on, my regular TV viewing declined and I went in the other direction, buying every season of some of my favourite shows of all time.

Retro, Roundup’s, favourite, , Dallas, episodes,

Final notes from the Jazz Fest

July 19th, 2013

Another edition of the Jazz Festival has come and gone but before it becomes a distant memory, I’d just like to mention a few acts I saw during the second half of the festival who thoroughly impressed me.

Final, notes, from, the, Jazz, Fest,

Fantasia makes Imperial move

July 19th, 2013

Heading into its 17th edition, the Fantasia International Film Festival is going back to where it all started. With renovations currently ongoing in Concordia’s Hall Building theatre, which the festival has used as its main projection room over the last decade, Fantasia will be moving the majority of its 120-feature lineup to the Imperial Theatre (1432 Bleury St.).

Fantasia, makes, Imperial, move, New, venue, to, host, high, profile, film, premiers,

A tribute to Gilda

July 19th, 2013

Currently on at the Freestanding Room until July 28 is Bunny Bunny, a solo theatrical adaptation of Alan Zweibel’s book which pays homage to his departed friend Gilda Radner.

A, tribute, to, Gilda,

Heat and humidity double daily death toll

July 17th, 2013

High humidity levels have caused the average daily death toll in Montreal to double.  Authorities say that around 80 people died on Thursday and that heat is the likely cause. On average, about 40 people die a day.  Health Canada has issued warnings to city residents, telling them to keep out of the sun and stay hydrated. 

Heat, and, humidity, double, daily, death, toll,

Sorority summit with CDN Black Community Association

July 17th, 2013

A famous American sorority is sponsoring a local event in Côte des Neiges on Thursday for black Montreal teens. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated (AKA), the oldest Greek-lettered black sorority in the United States, is sponsoring the Rise Up: 2013 Black Teen Summit hosted by the Côte des Neiges Black Community Association (CDNBCA) at the Community Resource Centre of Côte des Neiges. 

Sorority, summit, with, CDN, Black, Community, Association,

NDG fire leaves dozens homeless

July 17th, 2013

As ever, it doesn't take much more than a few minutes before a working combination of heat, oxygen and available fuel can spark the fire that can so easily wreck your life.

NDG, fire, leaves, dozens, homeless,

Emergency sirens to roll out across Montreal

July 17th, 2013

The major issue for LaSalle's industrial committee in the past year has been learning about, and planning for, a new siren communication system.

Emergency, sirens, to, roll, out, across, Montreal,

Security at CP St. Luc yards questioned

July 17th, 2013

One of the reasons Canadian railways will not reveal what cargo they transport by train is security, an issue that has become a greater concern not only after the Lac Mégantic rail disaster involving a Montreal, Maine and Atlantic train, but also the recent alleged terrorist plot against a VIA Rail train.

Security, at, CP, St., Luc, yards, questioned, CP:, We'll, respond, at, time, of, safety, meeting, with, Cote, St., Luc

Small steps, big need

July 17th, 2013

The Borough of Côte des Neiges-Notre Dame de Grâce (CDN-NDG) is launching its 11th annual food drive. The CDN-NDG initiative previously called Festi-Faim has been widened to include the whole city under the name De petits pas contre la faim (Small Steps Against Hunger).

Small, steps,, big, need,

Another lesson from Megantic

July 17th, 2013

Some years ago a movie came out called " Other People's Money."  It was a comedy, but with a lesson.

Another, lesson, from, Megantic, , Respect, OPL, -, Other, People's, Lives, -, as, much, as, OPM

Tragedy and Leadership

July 17th, 2013

In the past few days, U.S. media networks have been reporting on the tragic events in Lac Mégantic, Québec, where a runaway, unmanned train carrying crude oil from North Dakota (73 wagons) barreled through a quiet tourist village of 6,000 inhabitants, derailed and exploded, leaving devastation in its trail.

Tragedy, and, Leadership,

Roxboro to celebrate 100 years in 2014

July 17th, 2013

To prepare for Roxboro's 100th anniversary that will be celebrated in 2014, the city council of Pierrefonds-Roxboro has created an organizing committee for the special celebrations that is made up of residents and Councillor Dimitrios (Jim) Beis.

Roxboro, to, celebrate, 100, years, in, 2014,

Beaconsfield gets a taste of home-grown produce

July 17th, 2013

The Beaconsfield farmers market has begun its second year at the Beaconsfield train station, giving local farmers and urban growers the chance to sell their goods to the West Island community directly. The market, which occupies a number of tables every Thursday from 3:30-7 p.m., has been a hit for local shoppers and growers alike with fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and more on offer each week.

Beaconsfield, gets, a, taste, of, home-grown, produce,

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry visits West Island

July 17th, 2013

Last week, representatives from a number of non-government organization such as the West Island Black Community Association and the Quebec Community Group Network met with MP Mike Lake who represents the federal riding of Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont and is Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry as part of his Quebec wide tour to meet with business and community leaders from across the province.

Parliamentary, Secretary, to, the, Minister, of, Industry, visits, West, Island, MP, Mike, Lake, stops, by, as, part, of, Quebec, wide, tour

OQLF finds no faults in Spoongate investigation

July 17th, 2013

The OQLF has concluded that the two Menchie's locations which were the subject of an investigation into their adherence to language laws have done nothing wrong.

OQLF, finds, no, faults, in, Spoongate, investigation, Menchie's, spoons, not, in, violation, of, language, laws

Beaconsfield grants building permit for Batshaw

July 17th, 2013

At last week's council meeting, the city of Beaconsfield granted a building permit for Batshaw to begin construction on their new project starting on Aug. 31 but the construction will be done in stages to accommodate Portage who will be on site until Dec. 2014.

Beaconsfield, grants, building, permit, for, Batshaw, Construction, can, start, Aug., 31, and, Portage, will, remain, until, Dec., 2014

Chomedey Legion brings Christmas spirit to Laval summer

July 17th, 2013

Santa and salsa will mix at a summer social, Sunday, July 21, at Chomedey's Branch 251 of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Chomedey, Legion, brings, Christmas, spirit, to, Laval, summer,

Guertin joins race to the exit

July 17th, 2013

Yet another city councillor has signaled her intention to bow out of municipal politics. Jocelyne Guertin, member of Laval's executive committee and city councillor for Souvenir-Labelle district has announced that she will not be seeking re-election on Nov. 3.

Guertin, joins, race, to, the, exit,

Beaugrand breezes through first council

July 17th, 2013

Martine Beaugrand has brought a new cordiality to Laval's council chamber. The new mayor succeeded in taking the hitherto hard edge off of municipal politics during her inaugural city council meeting, July 8.

Beaugrand, breezes, through, first, council, Rebuffs, language, intolerance

Welcoming influence

July 17th, 2013

Marc Demers recalls sitting in the living room of Laval Mayor Lucien Paiement 30 years ago, along with Gilles Vaillancourt and other city officials, “and Paiement told us Laval would see tremendous economic growth for the next 30 years even if we had no mayor at all. Just because it's north of Montreal. We have the space to build for shopping, for homes, schools and everything. People will come here he said.”

Welcoming, influence, Demers, confident,, ready, to, clean, house

Duplessis quietly withdraws November election bid

July 17th, 2013

Former interim mayor, Alexandre Duplessis, has officially pulled the plug on his bid for re-election during Laval's upcoming municipal election, Nov. 3.

Duplessis, quietly, withdraws, November, election, bid,

Fantasia makes Imperial move

July 17th, 2013

Heading into its 17th edition, the Fantasia International Film Festival is going back to where it all started. With renovations currently ongoing in Concordia’s Hall Building theatre, which the festival has used as its main projection room over the last decade, Fantasia will be moving the majority of its 120-feature lineup to the Imperial Theatre (1432 Bleury St.).

Fantasia, makes, Imperial, move, New, venue, to, host, high, profile, film, premieres,

Satiating an appetite for comedy

July 17th, 2013

Bobby Slayton is making me hungry. I’ve just eaten a paltry frozen dinner for lunch and Slayton won’t stop talking about food. My scheduled interview time happened to fall during Slayton’s breakfast at an L.A. Starbucks.
“My oatmeal is getting cold,” he says. “I wouldn’t do this for the Gazette. I wouldn’t do this for Brownstein. I’m just doing this for you.”

Satiating, an, appetite, for, comedy, JFL, serves, up, fresh, batches, of, nasty, and, ethnic, humour

It really is about what you eat

July 17th, 2013

Joining an ever-growing list of alternative health and wellness books is UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health, by Meghan Telpner, a 33-year-old, Toronto-based certified holistic nutritionist and blogger who said her offering takes a relatively uncommon approach.

It, really, is, about, what, you, eat, Meghan, Telpner’s, UnDiet

Wilson Challenge a positive challenge to young players

July 17th, 2013

Civil teams took the top spots in the final of the 17th edition of the Wilson Challenge held this week at Stade Hebert in St. Leonard.

Wilson, Challenge, a, positive, challenge, to, young, players,

Scooter Berry feels the Alouettes are a good fit

July 17th, 2013

Alouettes defensive back Scooter Berry got his name from his grandmother when he was born.

Scooter, Berry, feels, the, Alouettes, are, a, good, fit,

Pointe Claire and Griffons fit to be tied

July 17th, 2013

The MRO Griffons played the FC Pointe Claire to a 2-2 draw in U10 boys’ soccer action Thursday in TMR.

Pointe, Claire, and, Griffons, fit, to, be, tied, MRO, 2, |, Pointe, Claire, 2

Heading downhill with speed

July 17th, 2013

Montreal West Native Laris Thompson knocked off another one of his goals, being named to the Quebec Freestyle Moguls Team.

Heading, downhill, with, speed,

Special Olympics fill Pointe Claire with pride

July 12th, 2013

Pointe Claire hosted this year’s provincial edition of the Special Olympics this weekend hosting 700 special Olympians from across Quebec.

Special, Olympics, fill, , Pointe, Claire, with, pride,

RAW soccer players off to World Masters Games

July 12th, 2013

Like any young athlete Bianco Zito benefitted from the support of her parents as she played soccer for Lakeshore, the Lakers, Laval and Concordia.

RAW, soccer, players, off, to, World, Masters, Games, Mother-daughter, tandem, experience, role, reversal

Lynx topple Titans for Big League provincial crown

July 12th, 2013

The NDG Big League (16 to 18) Lynx will now be looking for wins in Windsor, Ontario at the Canadian championships following their two game sweep of the Abitibi Titans last Saturday at Loyola Park.

Lynx, topple, Titans, for, , Big, League, provincial, crown,

The world's greatest Paralympic swimmers will be meeting in Montreal this summer

July 12th, 2013

Gaétan Tardif, President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, accompanied by Mr. Richard Deschamps, member of the City of Montreal Executive Committee, responsible for sports and leisure, infrastructures and procurement,  revealed the programming for the upcoming IPC Swimming World Championships to be held at parc Jean-Drapeau from August 12 to 18, 2013.

The, world's, greatest, Paralympic, swimmers, will, be, meeting, in, Montreal, this, summer,

Seven McGillians among record Canadian delegation of 442 at FISU Games

July 12th, 2013

Seven student-athletes from McGill University will be participating at the 27th FISU world university summer games, in Kazan, Russia, and once again Canada will be among the largest delegations at the biennial competition.

Seven, McGillians, among, record, Canadian, delegation, of, 442, at, FISU, Games,

Olympic twins, national soccer champs, among 2013 inductees to McGill Sports Hall of Fame

July 12th, 2013

Four national team members, including a pair of Olympians and McGill's 1982 Redmen soccer team which captured the Canadian championship,  headline a new cast of inductees selected for the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, bringing the list of honoured members to 116 since the pantheon opened in 1996.

Olympic, twins,, national, soccer, champs,, among, 2013, inductees, to, McGill, Sports, Hall, of, Fame,

My Canada includes Quebec!

July 10th, 2013

There has been a troubling undercurrent recently by some in the non-francophone communities that proposes that one is either a Canadian or a Québécois. This proposition is historically inaccurate, morally reprehensible and patently hateful. It evidences a rejection of our history, an ignorance of our laws and a disdain for the truth. My Canada includes Quebec!

My, Canada, includes, Quebec!,

Couillard slams PQ on identity, language

July 10th, 2013

Liberal leader Philippe Couillard took some well-aimed jabs at the Parti Québécois government last week, telling The Suburban in an exclusive interview, “The PQ ideology is all centred on the fact that in some way French-speaking Quebecers are besieged or humiliated or threatened…It's not true, and we will stand up and say it,” he says, “and I say the same thing in the Gaspé as in the west island of Montreal.”

Couillard, slams, PQ, on, identity,, language, Wants, new, deal, for, Montreal,, study, on, productivity

St. Laurent's second library opens

July 10th, 2013

The western part of the borough of St. Laurent- in the area close to the Trans-Canada Highway's Autoroute 40, near The Suburban's offices, in fact -  is quickly shaping up to be one of the island's hot spots.

St., Laurent's, second, library, opens,

Megantic - Let’s focus on what’s important

July 10th, 2013

Whenever a tragedy happens, there seems to be a default question. Who’s to blame? Though that’s critical, might we suggest a new default question. How can we help?

Megantic, -, Let’s, focus, on, what’s, important,

Feeling hot hot hot

July 10th, 2013

The 38th edition of the annual Carifiesta parade appropriately took place on a hot Saturday afternoon July 6, with dancers and musicians winding and grinding their way along Ste. Catherine St. from Guy to Phillips Square.

Feeling, hot, hot, hot,

CSL to meet with CP over railyards

July 10th, 2013

Côte St. Luc asked for, and will be getting, a “frank and open” meeting with CP Rail regarding safety and security issues relating to the St. Luc yards, which neighbours that city, in light of the railway disaster in Lac Mégantic involving a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train, Councillor Dida Berku told The Suburban Monday.

CSL, to, meet, with, CP, over, railyards, Côte, St., Luc, called, for, meeting, in, light, of, Lac, Mégantic, disaster

Cyclists non-compliance leads to accident surge: SPVM

July 10th, 2013

According to the recent SPVM police road safety report, there has been a steady decrease in accidents and fatal collisions thanks to a new system implemented in 2006.

Cyclists, non-compliance, leads, to, accident, surge:, SPVM, In, 3, out, of, four, fatal, collisions,, the, cyclist’s, behaviour, was, the, caus

Marcel Côté announces Mayoral bid under Coalition Montréal banner

July 10th, 2013

Last week, during a Wednesday morning press conference that was held in the city's new 2-22 communications complex located in the heart of the city's downtown core, senior Montreal economist Marcel Côté launched his campaign to become the next mayor of Montreal.

Marcel, Côté, announces, Mayoral, bid, under, Coalition, Montréal, banner, Rotrand, pledges, support

Blanchard appoints Dauphin to CMM

July 10th, 2013

Last week, Montreal interim Mayor Laurent Blanchard appointed Lachine Borough Mayor Claude Dauphin as a member of the CMM (Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal) where he will serve as board and executive committee member. Dauphin will be filling the post vacated by the city's previous interim mayor Michael Applebaum who resigned from his duties.

Blanchard, appoints, Dauphin, to, CMM,

Ward quits politics

July 10th, 2013

Longtime Pierrefonds-Roxboro councillor  Bertrand Ward, who has served since 1989, will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming November election and like his former boss Mayor Monique Worth, will also be stepping down from politics after releasing a press communique last week.

Ward, quits, politics, After, serving, for, five, terms,, longtime, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, councillor, calls, it, a, day,

School integration aides fear job uncertainty

July 10th, 2013

Dozens of integration aides who work for Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) are uncertain whether they will still have jobs when school recommences at the end of August.

School, integration, aides, fear, job, uncertainty, Budget, allocation, for, special, needs, children, remains, unclear

Cheshire fighting for promised funding

July 10th, 2013

An assisted living organization is being forced into an unexpected fight in Dollard des Ormeaux after recognition for some of their locations is being suddenly pulled by the Agence de santé et services sociaux de Montréal, a move that will cost them much-needed funding. The Cheshire Foundation, which runs two locations in D.D.O. for individuals such as elderly residents or people with physical disabilities who might need additional aid but still want independence, has been fighting to have their second residence recognized by the Agence after it was suddenly pulled, but with no luck.

Cheshire, fighting, for, promised, funding, Foundation, depends, on, government, recognition,, resident, says

Côté seeks to rebuild trust between municipalities and central city

July 10th, 2013

Last Wednesday morning, Montreal economist Marcel Côté announced his intention to run for the mayor of Montreal at the Ste. Catherine and St. Laurent intersection as a sign that he wants all Montrealers, anglophones, allophones and francophones, to work together to get the city's confidence back after it has been rocked by scandals at the City Hall.

Côté, seeks, to, rebuild, trust, between, municipalities, and, central, city,

Two tragic fire incidents hit in a week

July 10th, 2013

 A young Laval man celebrating his birthday, June 30, ended up in the hospital with serious burns, after revelers tried to use a container of gas to intensify a backyard bonfire at 75 Bérard, in Vimont-Auteuil district.

Two, tragic, fire, incidents, hit, in, a, week,

Photo radar coming to Laval

July 10th, 2013

Quebec City gave the green light last week for Laval to install photo radar at the city’s four deadliest intersections.
As The Suburban went to press, the final of the Robocop devices were pending municipal approval at yesterday’s the city’s executive committee meeting.

Photo, radar, coming, to, Laval,

Laval's new mayor open to public hearings on Smart Meters

July 10th, 2013

Clean living has long been Martine Beaugrand's watchword. Though that passion pertains to healthy lifestyle, it also might have helped catapult her to the mayor's office, July 3.

Laval's, new, mayor, open, to, public, hearings, on, Smart, Meters, Former, TV, host, has, solid, financial,, health, care, credentials

Huge turnout for Laval Greek summer festival

July 10th, 2013

This year's annual Greek summer festival was a huge success, attracting just over 4,000 people during its three days.
The festival began on Saturday, June 29 and ended on Monday, July 1.

Huge, turnout, for, Laval, Greek, summer, festival,

Bordeleau slams Bureau-Blouin's Metro extension plan

July 10th, 2013

Laval mayoralty candidate Robert Bordeleau wonders why Léo Bureau-Blouin “wants to push the orange Metro line to Côte Vertu, when it will cost much more than $200 million per kilometre to build.”

Bordeleau, slams, Bureau-Blouin's, Metro, extension, plan, Serves, five, percent, of, Laval, territory, at, seven, times, the, cost, of, streetcars

Quebec Bar Association publishes useful guide

July 10th, 2013

Quebec’s legal system is made up of different courts and tribunals. Some cases are heard by courts of justice, such as the Court of Québec and the Superior Court, while others are heard by administrative tribunals — independent, state-sanctioned organizations with the power to decide specific disputes.

Quebec, Bar, Association, publishes, useful, guide, Representing, yourself, before, an, administrative, tribunal

The lure of garage sales

July 10th, 2013

June was a popular month for weddings and garage sales. Coincidentally, at a garage sale last week I noticed a wedding gown for sale with a sign that read: “Only worn once. Not planning to wear it again.”

The, lure, of, garage, sales, ,

A cup of sugar

July 10th, 2013

How sweet it is to have found the house (or apartment) of your dreams in the perfect neighbourhood. After weeks and months of searching, you have just been handed the keys to your new home. Moving day arrives and all the stress that comes with it as you supervise the unloading of the moving truck. With any luck, your precious possessions will survive intact although you feel you may not.

A, cup, of, sugar, Being, a, good, neighbour, is, as, equally, important, as, having, one

Karma for a Cause

July 10th, 2013

Karma for a Cause is a collaboration of West Island yoga studios and instructors whose mission is to share their passion for yoga while supporting an important cause.

Karma, for, a, Cause,

Celebrating 25 years of the Bard under the stars

July 10th, 2013

For their 25th anniversary season of Shakespeare-in-the-Park (SITP), Repercussion Theatre decided to go back to where it all began with a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Running until Aug. 4, the production will visit various Montreal and surrounding-area parks as well as Hemmingford and Morin Heights and for the first time, Reford Gardens in Grand-Métis and Douglass Beach (Plage de Ville de Lac Brome) in Knowlton.

Celebrating, 25, years, of, the, Bard, under, the, stars,


July 10th, 2013

Another school year melts into the promises of summer and as the future beckons, countless graduates promise each other they will stay in touch forever. Whether they do or not, and for how long, there’s something about high school that cues nostalgia.

Tree-Union, A, gift, from, Herzliah, St., Laurent’s, Class, of, 77

Lynx topple Titans for Big League provincial crown

July 10th, 2013

The NDG Big League (16 to 18) Lynx will now be looking for wins in Windsor, Ontario at the Canadian championships following their two game sweep of the Abitibi Titans last Saturday at Loyola Park.

Lynx, topple, Titans, for, , Big, League, provincial, crown,

Ameet Pall poised and patient

July 10th, 2013

Homegrown Montreal Alouette Ameet Pall looks back at his years in football that began in the West Island with the North Shore Organization.

Ameet, Pall, , poised, and, patient, ,

Johnny Allen is a chip off the block

July 10th, 2013

NDG’s Johnny Allen finished his high school career by being named Westmount High School’s Male Athlete of the Year and it was a well-deserved honour that was based on competitiveness, sportsmanship, discipline and academic standing
He was a member of the school soccer and rugby teams and participated in intramural sports while also playing midget AA hockey for the Montreal Hurricanes.

Johnny, Allen, is, a, chip, off, the, block,

Special Olympics fill Pointe Claire with pride

July 10th, 2013

Pointe Claire hosted this year’s provincial edition of the Special Olympics this weekend hosting 700 special Olympians from across Quebec.

Special, Olympics, fill, , Pointe, Claire, with, pride,

Lakeshore Braves win gold in Longueuil

July 10th, 2013

The peewee A Lakeshore Braves played to perfection at the annual Longueuil Provincial Baseball Tournament.

Lakeshore, Braves, , win, gold, in, Longueuil,

RAW soccer players off to World Masters Games

July 10th, 2013

Like any young athlete Bianco Zito benefitted from the support of her parents as she played soccer for Lakeshore, the Lakers, Laval and Concordia.

RAW, soccer, players, off, to, , World, Masters, Games, Mother-daughter, tandem, experience, role, reversal

Legally Blonde presentation takes top prize at 2013 Musical Show Off

July 5th, 2013

Like a fine wine, Musical  Show Off (MSO)  continues to get better with age. The third annual program concluded recently with a sold out performance at the historic Rialto Theatre as four teams battled it out for the 2013 championship. In the end, Sorority Sisters’ outstanding presentation of excerpts from the Broadway and motion picture smash hit Legally Blonde won the panel of judges over and they walked home with the coveted trophy and a $1,000 cash prize.

Legally, Blonde, presentation, takes, top, prize, at, 2013, Musical, Show, Off, ,

Montreal pediatricians set for The Amazing Race Canada

July 5th, 2013

CTV’s first-ever season of  The Amazing Race Canada will air Mondays at 9 p.m., beginning July 15.  Hosted by Olympic Champion Jon Montgomery, the  nine  teams  of two each will race around the country in pursuit of the historic half-a-million dollar grand prize.

Montreal, pediatricians, set, for, , The, Amazing, Race, Canada,

Decrypting the vitamin and mineral alphabet from vitamin A-Zinc: Part II

July 5th, 2013

Decrypting the vitamin alphabet from Vitamin A-Zinc continues with today’s article demystifying minerals. Which minerals are important to take and what is their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)?

Decrypting, the, vitamin, and, mineral, , alphabet, from, vitamin, A-Zinc:, Part, II,

Retro Roundup’s favourite and least favourite concerts

July 5th, 2013

A few years ago, I had a very lengthy discussion with a cousin of mine from New Jersey about the concerts he saw when he was a teenager in the ‘70s, and ticket prices were much more affordable. I can’t remember them all, but I do know my mouth watered.

Retro, Roundup’s, favourite, , and, least, favourite, concerts,

Gen X worst distracted driving culprits

July 5th, 2013

July has the highest percentage of fatal collisions in many Canadian jurisdictions. Because the roads are clear and dry, there may be an increased temptation to multi-task behind the wheel.

Gen, X, worst, distracted, , driving, culprits, Most, Canadians, perceive, behaviour, negatively, , even, as, this, behaviour, increases

St. Laurent in Motion launched

July 3rd, 2013

The “St. Laurent in Motion” video projection event was recently launched by the borough, and is being presented nightly during the summer at 9 and 9:15 p.m. on the front facade of St. Laurent Church on Ste. Croix.

St., Laurent, in, Motion, launched,

Councillor Susan Clarke condemns UPAC tactics

July 3rd, 2013

A challenge to a city councillor's public statements prompted an awkward moment at Côte des Neiges-Notre Dame de Grâce borough council last week.

Councillor, Susan, Clarke, condemns, UPAC, tactics,

My Canada Includes Quebec

July 3rd, 2013

There has been a troubling undercurrent recently by some in the non-francophone communities that proposes that one is either a Canadian or a Quebecois. This proposition is historically inaccurate, morally reprehensible and patently hateful. It evidences a rejection of our history, an ignorance of our laws and a disdain for the truth. My Canada includes Quebec!

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Canadian, Quebecois, federalist, language , culture

Common sense in short supply

July 3rd, 2013

So young Meaghan Moran, a  17-year-old part-time employee at a South Shore IGA supermarket, has become the latest victim in the ongoing babel about protecting French language and culture in Quebec. And yes we meant to spell babel just that way. Read on. Because this time it's different.

Common, sense, in, short, supply, The, Meaghan, Moran, Affair

The Morgentaler trials: Claude-Armand Sheppard and the spirit of law Part 2

July 3rd, 2013

In 1969 Morgentaler opened an abortion clinic in Montreal. He applied for status as a model abortion clinic and proposed to the federal and provincial governments that abortions could be safely done outside hospitals.  Neither the provincial nor the federal government was interested. Each said it was the other's responsibility. No one came to inspect the clinic. Morgentaler openly challenged authorities, even to prosecute. He did not hide his work. He spoke about it and was very present in the media.

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, abortion, Henry Morgentaler, Claude-Armand Sheppard

Hundreds gather at pro-Canada rally at Marois’ office

July 3rd, 2013

Last Sunday afternoon, while most of the city took advantage of the weekend's sunny weather to light up the grill and crack a few beers with family and friends, up to 300 people took the time and the trouble to head downtown because they wanted to hear what Howard Galganov, the city's original 'angryphone', had to say about being Canadian and what their rights are regarding language and other matters in the Province of Quebec. Galganov organized the “I am a Canadian” event which saw other well-known activists take the podium.

Hundreds, gather, at, pro-Canada, rally, at, Marois’, office,

Rotrand welcomes city response on anglo hiring issues

July 3rd, 2013

This past week was an especially positive one for Snowdon councillor Marvin Rotrand. On Friday, interim Montreal mayor Laurent Blanchard named the veteran councillor associate councillor to the mayor, and he is in charge of overseeing human resources.

Rotrand, welcomes, city, response, on, anglo, hiring, issues, City, official, promises, full, collaboration

Canada Day parade draws tens of thousands

July 3rd, 2013

Thirty six years after Dr. Roopnarine Singh organized the city’s first Canada Day parade, it has now become the preferred patriotic venue for all Montrealers who know how lucky they are to live in one of the best countries in the world.

Canada, Day, parade, draws, tens, of, thousands,

Montreal gets a new Mayor and excom ... again!

July 3rd, 2013

Following last week's city council election, HOMA (Hochelaga-De Maisonneuve) Councillor Laurent Blanchard is now the Mayor of Montreal.

Montreal, gets, a, new, Mayor, and, excom, ..., again!,

VWI notices new trends in volunteerism

July 3rd, 2013

In the past several years, Volunteer West Island (VWI) has noted some trends in how citizens volunteer their time to others with a significant rise in companies encouraging their employees to give back as well as an increase in younger people giving back of their time.

VWI, notices, new, trends, in, volunteerism,

The Beaconsfield Blogger; former Mayor Benedetti focuses on new technology

July 3rd, 2013

It was a pleasure for me to sit down with Bob Benedetti last week.

The, Beaconsfield, Blogger;, former, Mayor, Benedetti, focuses, on, new, technology,

Deroo will not run in November municipal election

July 3rd, 2013

In the last Ste. Anne de Bellevue municipal election, Francis Deroo handily took the mayoral seat having no previous experience as councilor. But after he fulfills his current mandate, Deroo told The Suburban that he will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming fall campaign.

Deroo, will, not, run, in, November, municipal, election, Deroo, will, not, run, in, November, municipal, election, Ste., Anne, de, Bellevue, mayor, will, focus, on, family, and, work,

Coptics plan to revive southeast Pointe Claire eyesore

July 3rd, 2013

Mayor Bill McMurchie minced no words in describing the dilapidated school at 10 Sources Blvd. which has been vacant for almost a decade-and-a-half.

Coptics, plan, to, revive, southeast, Pointe, Claire, eyesore, Youth-focused, congregation, buys, derelict, lakefront,

Hawa tosses hat in ring for Ste. Anne’s mayoralty

July 3rd, 2013

City councilor Paola Hawa has officially entered the race for mayor of Sainte Anne de Bellevue, during municipal elections, November 3.

Hawa, tosses, hat, in, ring, for, Ste., Anne’s, mayoralty,

Laval businesses break into Colombia market

July 3rd, 2013

Leaders of two Laval companies were in Colombia during the past two weeks, the first to offer their services in order to fill a void in north-south trade. That could lead to more lucrative opportunities during the coming year, according to Laval Technopole international business director Véronique Proulx.

Laval, businesses, break, into, Colombia, market,

Soapbox derby returns to Sainte Dorothée

July 3rd, 2013

The Laval soapbox derby association plans to hold its first race of the year in on Gouin street in Sainte Dorthée at 9:30 a.m., July 13.

Soapbox, derby, returns, to, Sainte, Dorothée,

Laval’s immigrant population surges

July 3rd, 2013

Laval’s strong economic growth has attracted a prospering immigrant population, according to figures released by Statistics Canada last week.

Laval’s, immigrant, population, surges, Census, shows, that, French, remains,, overwhelmingly,, the, language, of, work

Laval commuters benefit from first summer smog day discount

July 3rd, 2013

After weather prompted Environment Canada to declare a smog alert last week, Laval’s transit authority implemented its first smog-day of the summer.

Laval, commuters, benefit, from, first, summer, smog, day, discount,

Duplessis quits

July 3rd, 2013

Laval’s interim mayor for the past six months, Alexandre Duplessis, 42, announced last Friday, June 28, that he had tendered his resignation, effective immediately.

Duplessis, quits,

A champion of the classics

July 3rd, 2013

Pianist Alain Lefèvre suggested that this article include a poll for Suburban readers that would ask how many had ever heard of the Festival de Lanaudière. He’s pretty sure he knows what the results would be.

A, champion, of, the, classics, Alain, Lefèvre, returns, as, ambassador, for, Festival, de, Lanaudière

Jonah Geller comes to town

July 3rd, 2013

Who would have thought that Montreal could be so easily associated with vice, crime and corruption? Author Howard Shrier certainly saw the potential for the city to be the setting of his latest entry in the Jonah Geller series of detective novels, Miss Montreal. And that was well before the mayor got arrested.

Jonah, Geller, comes, to, town, Montreal, serves, as, backdrop, for, new, crime, novel

Survey says Canadians are a happy gang

July 3rd, 2013

 Do any of you remember The Happy Gang? They were a group of entertainers who performed on a CBC radio variety show that ran weekdays at lunchtime from 1937-59.

Survey, says, Canadians, are, a, happy, gang,

Habitations Ladouceur: for a uniquely designed luxury home

July 3rd, 2013

In a relatively short period of time, Yanick Ladouceur, 31, and his brother Jonathan, 28, have made a name for themselves, building a strong reputation as the “go-to-guys” for framing, roofing and excavation during the Vaudreuil-Dorion home construction boom.

Habitations, Ladouceur:, for, a, uniquely, designed, luxury, home, ,

The flyboys were back

July 3rd, 2013

For the third consecutive year, members from three Montreal area model aeronautics clubs, including the West Island Model Aeronautics Club (WIMAC), brought their remote control planes, helicopters and quadcopters to the Canada Day festivities at Pierre Elliot Trudeau Park in Côte St. Luc.

The, flyboys, were, back,

Special Olympics set to go in Pointe Claire

July 3rd, 2013

The 2013 Special Olympics will be kicked-off Thursday with the City of Pointe Clare hosting more than 700 special athletes from across the province.

Special, Olympics, set, to, go, in, Pointe, Claire,

Former Lion Tampa Bay Bound

July 3rd, 2013

After months of speculation and anticipation, former Lac St Louis Lion Jonathan Drouin has a new home, Tampa Bay, Florida.

Former, Lion, Tampa, Bay, Bound,

A Montreal sports legend gets his due

July 3rd, 2013

A journey that began in Montreal in 1979 has made a noteworthy stop back in Canada. Tim Raines, a former standout baseball player with the Montreal Expos and four other Major League Baseball teams, was inducted last Saturday into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Mary’s, Ontario.

A, Montreal, sports, legend, gets, his, due,

St. Laurent brothers' meteoric rise in Taekwondo is costly affair

July 3rd, 2013

Sundari Mohanram is proud of her children and their meteoric rise in the world of taekwondo. The fact that her sons Lirish and Danush, aged 11 and nine respectively, have been training in the martial art sport for the last five years is nothing less than amazing. They have won the National and Provincial Championships, the Dando Cup, the Canadian Open and, most recently, the Toronto Open.

St., Laurent, brothers', meteoric, rise, , in, Taekwondo, is, costly, affair,

My Canada Includes Quebec

July 3rd, 2013

There has been a troubling undercurrent recently by some in the non-francophone communities that proposes that one is either a Canadian or a Quebecois. This proposition is historically inaccurate, morally reprehensible and patently hateful. It evidences a rejection of our history, an ignorance of our laws and a disdain for the truth. My Canada includes Quebec!

Beryl Wajsman, The Suburban, Canadian, Quebecois, federalist, language , culture

World Juniors set for Montreal stage

June 28th, 2013

Hockey Canada announced that Montreal and Toronto will host to the IIHF’s World junior Hockey Championships in 2015 and 2017 Thursday at the Bell Centre.

World, Juniors, set, for, Montreal, stage,

West Island Track Club athletes meet national event standards

June 28th, 2013

West Island Track Club athletes have met minimum qualifying standards for the Canadian Junior Championships and Canadian Youth Legion National Championships.

West, Island, Track, Club, athletes, meet, national, event, standards,

Pierrick Naud wins second weekly stage race

June 28th, 2013

Pierrick Naud (Garneau Québecor) won the fourth weekly stage race of the Mardis Lachine presented by Jean Coutu bicycle races, just as he won a week earlier on June 18. Naud, the newly-minted Canadian criterium champion, stopped the clock at 1:00:53 in the 50km race.  Félix Côté-Bouvette (Ekoi-Devinci) finished second among the pro elite men, followed by Jean-Michel Lachance (Predator Cycling Carbon Repair) in third

Pierrick, Naud, wins, second, weekly, stage, race, Garneau, rider, pulls, ahead, in, overall, points

McGill rugby star Barber seeks fundraising for trip to England with Canadian national team

June 28th, 2013

Emily Barber, a McGill University student from Fenelon Falls, Ont., is on a fundraising mission to help cover the costs associated with being one of 26 players selected by Rugby Canada to represent the national under-20 team at the Nations Cup tournament at Trent College in Nottingham, England, July 8-21, 2013.

McGill, rugby, star, Barber, seeks, fundraising, for, trip, to, England, with, Canadian, national, team,

McGill announces appointment of Grills as additional full-time coach in women's hockey

June 28th, 2013

Chelsea Grills of Stittsville, Ont., has been appointed as a full-time assistant coach for the McGill University women's hockey team.

McGill, announces, appointment, of, Grills, as, additional, full-time, coach, in, women's, hockey,

PQ lacks vision, leadership: Bergman

June 26th, 2013

D'Arcy McGee MNA Lawrence Bergman provided a wrap-up last week of the National Assembly session of the last few months before the summer break, saying the PQ government under Pauline Marois has a “lack of vision and lack of leadership.

PQ, lacks, vision,, leadership:, Bergman,

Food truck site locations

June 26th, 2013

 After a 60 year ban, food trucks have finally been allowed to operate in Montreal again.

Food, truck, site, locations,

Westmount PAC approves Hillside condo project

June 26th, 2013

Last week, during a public demolition committee meeting held in Westmount's city hall, several local residents who live around the Ste. Catherine area in lower Westmount were more than a little disappointed to hear that the city's PAC (Planning Advisory Committee) is willing to permit the destruction of the derelict three-storey Vanguard School building in order to make way for a six-storey 57-unit condo project planned for Hillside Avenue. When asked why he chose the Hillside location for his company's newest condominium project, EMD Construction's Francis Charron answered with a single word.

Westmount, PAC, approves, Hillside, condo, project,

NDG’s Man of Grease found murdered in his home

June 26th, 2013

As the news about his tragic death began to make its way over the city’s media, local residents began to leave bouquets full of flowers in front of the little NDG restaurant in order to mark their sorrow over the sad and senseless death of 86 year-old Tony Koulakis- better known as NDG’s ‘Man of Grease’.

NDG’s, Man, of, Grease, found, murdered, in, his, home,

Menchie's targeted by OQLF

June 26th, 2013

An inspector from the OQLF (Office Quebec de La Langue Française) visited the Brossard location of Menchie's Yoghurt last week citing a complaint regarding the company's plastic spoons that contain English only writing such as "This is my Mix" and "Sweet Moosic".

Menchie's, targeted, by, OQLF, Yogurt, company's, tableware, not, moosic, to, language, cops', ears

EMSB school name shock in CSL

June 26th, 2013

When the English Montreal School Board named the former Wagar High School in Côte St. Luc in 2006 after former Italian police official Giovanni Palatucci, the generally