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PHOTO COURTESY ANTHONY FOLIOT

Ice work if you can get it This expansive castle in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories is constructed completely out of snow and ice by former St. Lazare resident Anthony Foliot who’s been dubbed the ‘Snow King’ by the town and his community. The nished product came in for big praise by Canadian Prime Minister JusƟn Trudeau during his visit there last week. See story on page 13.

“Love is the castle, doubt is the moat, desire is the paddle and hope is the boat.” - Kellie Elmore

Inside St. Lazare family thanks community for son’s successful surgery

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Scott de la Bastide’s family thanks community for supporting scoliosis surgery Stephanie O’Hanley Special contributor

In November when their 15-year-old son ScoƩ de la BasƟde urgently needed surgery for severe scoliosis, St. Lazare parents André de la BasƟde and Sarah Clayton turned to GoFundMe. Their goal? Raise $200,000 for anterior scoliosis correcƟon, an alternaƟve to fusion surgery which they felt would be less invasive and correct the double curves in ScoƩ ’s spine while maintaining exibility so he could conƟnue the acƟviƟes he loves. Canadian surgeons determined ScoƩ was too “skeletally mature” and he wasn’t eligible for the surgery in Canada. But surgeons at the InsƟtute for Spine and Scoliosis in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, said ScoƩ was a candidate for vertebral body tether-

ing (VBT), which involves placing Ɵtanium screws along the vertebrae that are causing the scoliosis. A exible cord is aƩached to each screw and tensioned to straighten the spine. On January 16, ScoƩ underwent a successful VBT operaƟon at the insƟtute, the rst Canadian boy to have the operaƟon. Nearly a month later, he’s oī his pain medicaƟons and healing quickly, aƩending his Grade 10 classes half-days. He’s gaining back 15 pounds lost following the surgery. “Because of all the narcoƟcs and painkillers, you just can’t really keep food down, you lose all your intesƟnal ora and have to literally restart,” André de la BasƟde explained. “Right now I sƟll have some Ɵghtness in the muscles,” ScoƩ said. “I can’t twist and bend yet because I’m not cleared by

a doctor. “That’s going to be soon,” he said of an upcoming six-week follow-up appointment. “The incisions are preƩy much healed. ScoƩ, who’s grown nearly an inch taller since the operaƟon, said his back feels different, in a good way. “It’s crazy now because I can feel my spine on the back of the chair. I used to not be able to because it was curved and I was in the middle, so it’s really cool.” At press Ɵme the GoFundMe campaign had raised $45,032 but to ScoƩ ’s family it

made a diīerence. “We didn’t hit the goal of $200,000 but who cares,” said André de la BasƟde, adding the funds made it possible for the family to arrange their nances so ScoƩ could have his operaƟon. “It’s just incredible that the community got together to support our cause because we wouldn’t have been able to have done it,” de la BasƟde said. “If it didn’t come through it would have been tougher, we would have had to take other means. It’s really, really amazing what the community did.” ConƟnued on page 10

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Singing the blues A Montreal woman this week launched a class acƟon law suit targeƟng both manufacturers and retailers for respecƟvely markeƟng and selling comparable consumables, oŌen with a higher-priced, smaller sized product for female consumers. Dubbed the ‘Pink Tax’, the pricing disparity between men’s and women’s shampoo, deodorant, soap, and shaving cream, is reportedly as high as 43 per cent with women’s products falling at the higher end of the scale. Hardly a new phenomenon, the pracƟce is well entrenched in pay scales with women earning roughly 77 per cent of their male counterparts and is also reportedly seen with higher prices paid by women for dry-cleaning, razors, clothing, and hair-cuts. A few years back, Denmark’s Board of Equal Treatment ordered a hair salon to reimburse a female customer about $450 (Canadian) aŌer she led a complaint on her haircut charges versus men’s. The pricing stereotypes of decades past, where men went to barbers while women went to salons, have endured much longer than the hairstyles themselves. Gender-based price discrepancy has been a cash cow for marketers and retailers and this lawsuit may not have a signicant impact on the pracƟce if it ever actually makes it to the courts. But as we recently saw in the United States, retailers Nordstrum and Neiman Marcus dropped Ivanka Trump’s clothing line following a #GrabYourWallet hashtag encouraging consumers to boycoƩ her products in retaliaƟon for Donald Trump’s immigraƟon policies. For the rst Ɵme, individuals have a farreaching voice via social media so if you don’t agree to gender-based pricing, it’s Ɵme to #BuyBlue.

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PHOTO BY DARRYL FALLON

Vaudreuil-Dorion resident Darryl Fallon caught this misty landscape recently, nicely summing up our winter paleƩe lately. Do you have a photo taken in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region you’d like to submit as a Photo of the Week? Send it to editor@yourlocaljournal.ca. Due to the popularity of this feature, we’ve had many submissions and will feature them all on our website at www.yourlocaljournal.ca/photo-of-the-week.

Dear Editor: editor@yourlocaljournal.ca Being part of the soluƟon Dear Editor, I would like to start the New Year by thanking our mayor and councillors for persevering against monumental odds. I would also like to thank our merchants and businesses located in Hudson for giving us their condence. I would now ask the residents of Hudson to show our support by standing behind our mayor and councillors as they are doing for us. Buy locally so we can keep our merchants and businesses here. We can eat locally, shop locally, we have an amazing MediCentre and village theatre. The list is endless. We must keep these amazing people here. One day you might not be able to drive to the “big box stores” and you will really appreciate that we can shop and eat locally, have our MediCentre, and theatre. We must all come together for the greater good. You don’t have to agree with everything, but you can be part of the soluƟon. I would also like to menƟon the owner of Centre Decor Hudson, Lea, who did what was thought to be impossible. I had a small but noƟceable chip on my highly glazed kitchen cabinet. It seemed the only way to x the chip so it wouldn’t show was to paint the enƟre kitchen – price tag, thousands. Lea said she would try. Well, being as talented as she is, she did the impossible. Absolutely invisible to the eye. Price tag, $40. Thank you Lea! Lynda Trenholme Hudson For, not by Dear Editor, Hudsonites were formally informed at January’s council meeƟng that council meeƟngs are held for

the residents but not by the residents. This injuncƟon was repeated at a quesƟon period in February’s MeeƟng. Someone speaking for the town did not like the direcƟon of a comment by a ciƟzen. In effect the ciƟzen was called out of order, or gagged if you will. The ‘for, not by’ wording of the injuncƟon both opens a gap between council and residents and, during the meeƟngs, holds the ciƟzens in an ineffecƟve, muzzled posiƟon. One consequence is an unwholesome polluƟon of the atmosphere in the meeƟng hall. However the mutual antagonism is avoidable. Council, rightly, controls the meeƟngs by seƫng the agenda. The agenda can be enlarged to include correspondence as a set feature. Correspondence includes the communicaƟons wriƩen by residents to the town government together with its replies. These ideas, quesƟons, and responses, being encouraged and mandated in the monthly agendas, are openly pronounced at all regular council meetings. MeeƟngs for, and by, the residents simultaneously. I used to live in a town twice the size of Hudson where such was the pracƟce. It works. Richard Rothschild Hudson Cultural integraƟon in Quebec Dear Editor, Kim Vale may be right about the old concept of “English superiority” in aƫtude in the old Quebec (LeƩers, Your Local Journal, February 2). However, the two solitudes concept sƟll being supported ofcially and culturally is not helping much. ConƟnued on page 6

Errata In last week’s Your Local Journal, the story Preserving Hudson’s Sandy Beach and forest on pages 1 and 5 stated the salary ceiling for the grant applicaƟon posiƟon was $86,000. It is, in fact, $65,000. The date of the cancer fundraiser at Bar Chez Maurice was printed as February 15. The correct date is Saturday, February 18. The printed LeƩer to the Editor from Hudson resident Eva McCartney is missing an accompanying chart taken from the municipal nancial plan appendix. The chart can be viewed online at www. yourlocaljournal.ca/leƩers-to-the-editor Your Local Journal regrets the errors


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ŽĨ Đŝǀŝů ƐĞĐƵƌŝƚLJ ĂŶĚ ĐĂŵĞ ŽƵƚ ǁŝƚŚ ĂŶ ĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJƉůĂŶ͘tĞĂůƐŽĐŽŶĚƵĐƚĞĚĂŶ ĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJĚƌŝůůĂƚƚŚĞĞŶĚŽĨEŽǀĞŵďĞƌ ƚŚĂƚƐŝŵƵůĂƚĞĚĂƚƌĂŝŶĚĞƌĂŝůŵĞŶƚ͘͟ ŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJƐŝŵƵůĂƟŽŶ ͞ůůŽƵƌĞŵƉůŽLJĞĞƐŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶƚƌĂŝŶĞĚ ŝŶǀĂƌŝŽƵƐƉƌŽĐĞĚƵƌĞƐʹǁŚĂƚƚŽĚŽ͕ŚŽǁ ƚŽĚŽŝƚĂŶĚǁŚĂƚƚŚĞĐŚĂŝŶŽĨĐŽŵŵĂŶĚ ŝƐ ʹ ƐŽ ĞǀĞƌLJďŽĚLJ ŬŶŽǁƐ ǁŚĂƚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ƌĞƐƉŽŶƐŝďŝůŝƚLJ ŝƐ ĂŶĚ ŚŽǁ ƚŽ ĨŽůůŽǁ ƚŚĞ ƉƌŽƉĞƌ ƉƌŽĐĞĚƵƌĞƐ ĂŶĚ ƉƌŽƚŽĐŽů͕͟ ƐĂŝĚ ,ĂǁĂ͘ ͞dŚĞ ůĂƐƚ ƚŚŝŶŐ LJŽƵ ǁĂŶƚ ŝŶ ĂŶ ĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ ŝƐ ĞǀĞƌLJŽŶĞ ƌƵŶŶŝŶŐ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ŶŽƚŬŶŽǁŝŶŐǁŚĂƚƚŽĚŽ͘͟ dŚĞ ƐŝŵƵůĂƟŽŶ͕ ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ŽĨ ŝƚƐ ŬŝŶĚ ŚĞůĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞ ^ƚĞ͘ ŶŶĞ͛Ɛ ĞŵĞƌŐĞŶĐLJ ƌĞƐƉŽŶƐĞ ƚĞĂŵ͕ ĂůƐŽ ĂůůŽǁĞĚ ƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂŶƚƐ ƚŽ ŝĚĞŶƟĨLJ ĂƌĞĂƐ ƚŚĂƚ ŶĞĞĚ ŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚ͘/ƚǁŝůůĂůƐŽŚĞůƉƚŚĞĐŝƚLJƚŽƵƉĚĂƚĞ ƚŚĞƉůĂŶĂŶŶƵĂůůLJ͘ ͞/ƚ ǁĂƐ ŽƵƌ ĮƌƐƚ Ěƌŝůů͕ ƐŽ Ăůů ƚŚĞ ŬĞLJ ĞŵƉůŽLJĞĞƐ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ŝƌĞĐƚŽƌ 'ĞŶĞƌĂů DĂƌƟŶŽŶŚŽŵŵĞĂŶĚŵLJƐĞůĨ͕ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ ƚǁŽŽƚŚĞƌƚƌĂŝŶŝŶŐƐĞƐƐŝŽŶƐŽǀĞƌƚŚĞƉĂƐƚ LJĞĂƌ͘dŚŝƐĚƌŝůůǁĂƐƚŽƐĞĞŚŽǁŵƵĐŚǁĞ ůĞĂƌŶƚ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ƚƌĂŝŶŝŶŐ͘ dŚĞƌĞ͛Ɛ ƐƟůů ŵŽƌĞǁŽƌŬƚŽďĞĚŽŶĞďƵƚǁĞĂůƐŽŚĂǀĞ ƚǁŽLJĞĂƌƐŽĨǁŽƌŬƵŶĚĞƌŽƵƌďĞůƚ͕͟ƐĂŝĚ ,ĂǁĂ͘ ŽŶƟŶƵĞĚŽŶƉĂŐĞϭϬ

Hudson AVIS PUBLIC

PUBLIC NOTICE

Est, par les présentes, donné de ce qui suit :

Is hereby given of the following:

À la séance ordinaire du Conseil de la Ville d’Hudson, tenue au Centre communautaire, le 6 février 2017, le règlement suivant fut présenté et adopté:

At the regular meeting of the Council of the Town of Hudson held at the Community Centre, on February 6th, 2017, the following by-law was presented and approved:

RÈGLEMENT No 684-2016 SUR LA TARIFICATION ET COMPENSATIONS 2017

BY-LAW No 684-2016 ESTABLISHING TAXES AND COMPENSATION FOR 2017

La révision de ce règlement peut être faite à l’Hôtel de Ville, 481 Main, Hudson, durant les heures régulières qui sont de 08h30 à 16h30, du lundi au vendredi.

This by-law may be reviewed at the Town Hall, 481 Main, Hudson, during working hours which are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from Monday to Friday.

Donné à Hudson Le 16 février 2017.

Given at Hudson On February 16, 2017.

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The years of learning French in Protestant schools did not produce any real bilingual results. English students learned grammar but gained no speaking skills. There was liƩle mingling of the two groups socially. The same systems are producing the same feeling of separateness and isolaƟon. Naomi Henshaw Hudson Open leƩer to Hans-Karl Muhlegg I have never had the pleasure of meeting you sir, but it doesn’t take much research to see that you are a savvy businessman that has been involved in many successful companies. But I have to wonder, to hope, that perhaps, you may have a soŌ spot in your heart for this beach and nature area. You have been kind enough for many years to share this property with so many people. Your development could have started long, long ago. Perhaps you were waiƟng for the right opportunity to build. Perhaps you were waiƟng for the right buyer, (maybe even the town of Hudson)? Or perhaps you simply have other reasons. But as we approach this informaƟon session, and the undoubted Pandora’s Box the start of this development will open, I ask you, on behalf of the over 1300 people who have signed the peƟƟon thus far, to consider taking this opportunity to be the man who “SAVED” the Sandy Beach nature area instead of the man who took it away.

Please consider giving us the opportunity, and the Ɵme, needed to get the purchase of this nature park oī the ground. I think there is much potenƟal to get this done with the assistance of our municipal, regional, provincial, and federal governments, as well as conservaƟon groups and/or private funding. So few of us are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to make such a gesture, to leave such a legacy, I hope you’ll consider it. Eva McCartney Hudson Snow business Dear Editor, This may seem like a trivial complaint but considering I once had my windshield smashed by a load of snow and ice that ew oī of a car in front of me, blinding my ability to see the road ahead for at least four or ve seconds, I think this subject needs to be addressed. I oŌen see people driving with snowcovered windows and way too much snow on their roofs. This is especially dangerous aŌer a bout of freezing rain where the enƟre roof load can y oī in one piece once the inside of their vehicle heats up. Dirty or snow covered illegible license plates seem to be another paƩern of lazy, inaƩenƟve drivers who fail to do a safety walk around. And don’t tell me they get that lthy in one day – it’s oŌen weeks of accumulaƟon. If the police want easy ƟckeƟng, they’re out there by the hundreds. Go for it. Easy pickings and they deserve it. Richard Meades St. Lazare

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Pincourt may halt stop sign removal plan small group and decided to make their opposiƟon known to council. Speeding motorists A plan to remove three stop signs in Residents want the status quo kept a Pincourt residenƟal district prompted because they said speeding motorists area ciƟzens to ask Mayor Yvan Cardinal are an issue. While most apparently do and councillors to reconsider the pronot make full stops, the signs at least get posal ciƟng speeding concerns during them to slow down, said Stewart. quesƟon period at the Tuesday evening “We have a lot of young children in the council meeƟng, February 14. neighbourhood,” said Marisa Della Rocca It was the second Ɵme the group of who lives on Boisé-des-Chênes at the about eight residents present made their corner of du SenƟer. “I personally have plea. They made the same request at the an eight- and four-year-old and my neighJanuary session and are hopeful that this bour has a nine-, seven- and four-yearappearance will inspire the town to scrap old. We’re concerned because we’re at the plan altogether, said resident Heather the corner and (our kids) ride their bikes Stewart. on the street. The The streets in play and they cross If the stop signs were put the area that would the street to see there to begin with, they have be aīected are lotheir friends.” cated just north of “It’s dangeran intended purpose. If they do the Omni-Centre, ous” not pose a threat to safety, and west of Boulevard “It’s dangerous,” without any other miƟgaƟng soCardinal-Léger and Della Rocca added. luƟons, my own view is the stop include Rue du “If they remove the SenƟer, Rue Boisésigns, our street signs should not be removed des-Chênes and will become a – District 4 Councillor Rue du Bosquet. boulevard. People Sam Ierno The town’s reasondon’t respect the ing was that as they 30 kilometre per assessed the traĸc situaƟon in the area, hour speed limit.” She also said it’s posthey put up more signs at certain intersible some drivers could be doing double secƟons to improve road safety, said Mithe speed. “It’s like a race track”. chel Perrier, the town’s Director General. District 4 Councillor Sam Ierno supTo compensate for the new signs, inports his consƟtuents’ cause and said it dividual stop signs would be removed at was at his request that the city decided certain other locaƟons such as T-interto not proceed with the removal that was secƟons to improve traĸc ow. When planned for mid-January at least unƟl a residents heard about the plan in midsecond review is made by the city’s public December, that’s when they formed a security commiƩee.

John Jantak

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PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK

A group of Pincourt residents is asking council to reconsider a plan to remove three stop signs in their neighbourhood because of speeding concerns.

“If the stop signs were put there to begin with, they have an intended purpose. If they do not pose a threat to safety, and without any other miƟgaƟng soluƟons, my own view is the stop signs should not be removed,” Ierno told Your Local Journal. Perrier wouldn’t speculate whether the town will drop its plan because of the

upcoming public security review, but said if people wanted more stop signs, that shouldn’t be a problem. When Cardinal was asked for his opinion, he said, “The ciƟzens have already said everything they had to say.” “If it ain’t broke, don’t x it,” said Stewart. “It’s okay to put signs up but don’t take any down.”

Canada 150 project launched in Hudson’s History Garden James Armstrong Your Local Journal

Although snow conƟnues to cover the landscape of Hudson’s History Garden, it was the launching point

PHOTO COURTESY ELAINE STEINBERG

Hudson History Gardens’ Canada 150 Project celebrates the stories of local rst generaƟon immigrants with a 12-month photo album. Vaudreuil-Soulanges Member of Parliament Peter SchieŅe will be on the cover.

for the Family Canada 150 Portrait Album 2017 on Sunday, February 12. It’s the brainchild of resident Elaine Steinberg who wants to celebrate the stories of rst generaƟon immigrants in the area. “Every month, for a year, there will be a photo of an individual from the region along with their story,” Steinberg told Your Local Journal. “This is an ongoing heritage conversaƟon that will help us beƩer understand their contribuƟon to the community.” Steinberg is using the sculpturebench in Hudson’s History Garden as a focal point for the project. Titled As, Is, the sculpture-bench is constructed with a series of mirrors that reect the surroundings back to the person seated on it. “I’m calling it Family Canada because this is a reecƟon about two people coming together and what happens with them,” said Steinberg, oīering a broad and inclusive deniƟon of family. “It’s the coming together and creaƟng a family and I’m relaƟng that to our immigraƟon policy in Canada,” she said, describing it as giving us a diverse and rich

cultural heritage. Although not a rst generaƟon immigrant, Vaudreuil-Soulanges Member of Parliament Peter SchieŅe agreed to be the rst in the photo frame. “He’s going to be on the cover of the publicaƟon,” said Steinberg. SchieŅe was not available for an interview but sent the following statement via email: “I am honoured to be involved in this special project. It is wonderful to see people and organizaƟons across Vaudreuil-Soulanges embracing and celebraƟng this historic anniversary. Canada,

as a naƟon, really spread its wings through our community; there are trees and vegetaƟon in the History Garden that have borne witness to our shared history. I encourage everyone to celebrate this special year.”

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PARRYWINKLE JAMES PARRY Okay. So Donald Trump welcomed our Canadian Prime Minister to the White House this past Monday, February 13. PHOTO BY Big deal. Well, MAURICE JEFFERIES without wanƟng to create a diplomaƟc crisis and being lambasted by press secretary Sean Spicer for reporƟng fake news or alternate facts here in Your Local Journal, this just in. And we have photos to prove it. A proud former St. Lazarite - and an acclaimed king no less - welcomed JusƟn Trudeau to his castle for a personally-conducted tour last week and the parka-clad PM leŌ apparently mightily impressed before heading down to Washington, D.C., for his rst ever one-on-one meeƟng with the new U.S. president. And no, I’m not making this up dear readers. For it happened up in Yellowknife and the host was Anthony Foliot, son of Gerry & Sylvia Foliot who live on Furlong in St. Lazare. Now admiƩedly, he is not of royal lineage, having been dubbed Snow King by his town and community. And his castle - as has been the case for the past 22 years - will be gone come spring thaw as it is built from ice and snow. Intrigued? Then check out page 11. It’s fun, inspiraƟonal and - pardon the pun - an ice story! --------------IN MEMORY OF DENIS GOBEIL Meanwhile, sƟll on the ice as it were, there was an emoƟonal scene at the Whitlock Golf and Country Club in Hudson this past week when friends and family of the late Denis Gobeil, who passed away in late November last year while curling there, gathered to inaugurate a blue rock in his memory. Delivered for the rst Ɵme by his daughter, Stephanie, and to be used by other Whitlock curlers throughout the season. Meanwhile, down Mexico way, Denis was also saluted in a very special way when three of his diving buddies dedi-

cated a cross to him in memory of the many dives they did together over the years. That cross now rests 60 feet under the ocean oī Cozumel. What a great tribute to a great guy! --------------INTO THE WOODS WITH HMC - And now from the snow, ice, and sun, let’s head oī into the woods. Courtesy of the Hudson Music Club (HMC) celebraƟng its 65th year of showcasing top-notch entertainment in the community with its upcoming producƟon of the Tony Award-winning epic musical fairytale for grownups, Into the Woods: The Musical. On stage at Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Road, March 10 through 26 with music and lyrics by the legendary Stephen Sondheim. In essence - both enchanƟng and touching - it’s all about wishes, family, and the choices we select. Making for a rare modern classic with a book by James Lapine, in which everyone’s favourite storybook characters are brought together for a Ɵmeless, yet relevant, theatrical masterpiece. The story follows a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to aƩend the king’s fesƟval; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. However, when the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a baby because of an evil witch, they set oī on a journey to break her curse. And while everyone’s wish is granted, the consequences of their acƟons return to haunt them later with disastrous results! Produced by André Marchand, directed by Philippe Gobeille, and with musical direcƟon by Pier-Luc Fournier - and having dropped by to take in a rehearsal earlier this week - it sure looks like another winner for HMC which last year delighted audiences with its brilliant Radio Broadway show featuring non-stop Broadway hits. Says HMC president and costume designer, Gail Marchand, “We are now the oldest English musical theatre group in Quebec and we are so proud to be presenƟng our 65th Anniversary show once again at the Hudson Village Theatre. This musical is enchanƟng and funny. But it’s

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In full rehearsal this past weekend, but not in costume, was the cast of Into the Woods: The Musical being staged by The Hudson Music Club in March.

the music that will sweep you away.” As always, HMC will be making a generous donaƟon to a local charity following the run at HVT. Again this year, it will be Le Pont/Bridging food bank. And again this year, the not-for-prot HMC - with its mulƟ-talented cast and crew from throughout our region - is a winner when it comes to staging musical shows here in our neck of the woods. Sheesh, when they started out I was only ve years old and, if memory serves me correct, I was sƟll learning the alphabet! Tickets are $25, $22 for seniors and students, and for reservaƟons with special rates for groups, call the HVT Box Oĸce at (450) 458-5361. And I do hope to see you in the woods. Perhaps bringing you back to your childhood with the fairytales you will remember from the storybooks of your youth! --------------FOR FILM FANS - SƟll on the entertainment scene, the clock is Ɵcking down to the 2nd annual Hudson FesƟval of Canadian Film, also being screened at HVT, by Hudson Film Society president Clint Ward and his team of fellow cinephiles from March 2 through 5. And wow, what a line-up! Nine lms in just three days and one night. And for further info, check out the HFS website at hudsonlmsociety.ca. --------------MEET THE NEW MANAGER - Speaking of checks - yes, that should be spelled cheques, but I needed a segue - dropped by the Bank of Montreal (BMO) on Cameron in Hudson on Friday to make a deposit, and came out with a story, a photo, and a slice of a beauƟful ValenƟne’s cake that management and staī were serving to their clients throughout the day. I was intrigued to discover that not only is BMO celebraƟng its 200th anniversary in Canada this year, but that the Hudson branch, which has been in the same locaƟon for about 55 years, has had a new manager for a couple of months now. His name is Adeel BuƩ, he lives in Laval, he has worked in many diīerent areas of Montreal and BMO branches, and he will never forget his rst day reporting for duty and meeƟng the staī here in the village. For, as he laughingly told me, he was two hours late! The reason? Driving from his home in Laval, he plugged in his GPS which directed him along the shortest route. To

Oka, the ferry, right on Main, and then leŌ on Cameron. One problem. The OkaHudson Ferry had closed for the winter! And so he headed down to Hawkesbury, crossed the bridge, and drove to Hudson on this side of the Lake of Two Mountains to be warmly welcomed by his new team. Said Adeel, “It takes approximately an hour to get here and when I rst learned that I was coming to Hudson I was a little concerned about the travelling Ɵme back and forth. But now I’m hoping that I will get permanently set here as I have never met such nice people before.” Added Adeel, “Not that the people in Laval are not nice, but there is a special feeling I get here in this small town. I love how everyone seems to know everyone else and there is a lot of love and respect for one another. I have worked in many diīerent parts of Montreal but Hudson by far is my favourite.” Welcome to the community Adeel. And by the way, I never did get to eat a piece of that delicious cake. I gave it to my beauƟful Sunshine on my return home with your compliments. Perhaps next year? --------------CRAZY CLASSIFIEDS - In closing, I promised another classied ad - purportedly printed in a U.K. newspaper sent to me by YLJ wag, Jane Kirkwood, and here it is, with the promise of another one next week. JOINING NUDIST COLONY! Must sell washer and dryer £100. And that’s a wrap! E-mail: creaƟon@videotron.ca

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Amid a number of requests for moƟons and changes to exisƟng bylaws at Rigaud’s February 13 council meeƟng, the request for amendment to the interim control by-law for construcƟon on Mont Rigaud and the accumulaƟon of snow on certain streets were at the forefront of the aƩending residents’ quesƟons. The council also approved three moƟons for requests to be sent to the provincial ministry of transport (MTMEQ). The rst is a request for the MTMEQ to cede management of a secƟon of rue Saint-Jean-BapƟste and a secƟon of Chemin de la Grande-Ligne to the Town of Rigaud. The other requests are for the installaƟon of a deer-crossing warning sign near the intersecƟon of Route 201 and Chemin J.-Rene-Gauthier. The last one is for the installaƟon of a no-parking zone near 130 rue Saint-Jean-BapƟste East. Mont Rigaud A resident requested more informaƟon regarding the amendment of interim control By-law 229-2019 that was proposed and accepted during the meeting. The by-law controls construcƟon on Mont Rigaud. Following addiƟonal reviews, certain lots on the mountain could be excluded from the by-law. “Before we could conrm which lots can be developed, we had to have a second study completed,” General Manager Chantal Lemieux explained. “Certain lots were reassessed. Four lots were observed as having an average ecological value. So,

there is a possibility for construcƟon on those lots.” Lemieux added that the informaƟon regarding the lots would be divulged in the near future once the request has been approved by the Municipalité régionale de comté VaudreuilSoulanges (MRC-VS). Rue Saint-Jean-BapƟste Resident and former mayor Jean-Guy Faubert requested addiƟonal informaƟon regarding the requests made to the ministry of transport for transfer of the management of rue Saint-Jean-BapƟste to the Town of Rigaud. “We are asking for the secƟon of rue Saint-Jean-BapƟste that goes through downtown Rigaud, which is from the viaduct in the east end of town all the way to the church and the river,” Mayor Hans Gruenwald Jr. explained. Gruenwald reassured aƩendees that snow accumulated on sidewalks and along certain streets would be removed by the evening of February 13. ResidenƟal chickens A resident asked about the possibility of authorizing ciƟzens to keep poultry on their property for the purpose of producing eggs. The resident cited Montreal and Vaudreuil-Dorion as having approved similar programs. While the pracƟce is not authorized presently in Rigaud, Director General Chantal Lemieux answered that there was no bylaw prohibiƟng it at the moment. A resident congratulated the council for a successful Glisse et Réglisse FesƟval held February 10-12. The second ediƟon of the fesƟval aƩracted approximately 2000 people.

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She added that the plan received a “nine-on-ten” approval raƟng aŌer being reviewed by Montreal’s civil security department, “...an almost perfect score. I’m very proud of it.” Boulevard upgrade Council also announced a three-year infrastructure project to upgrade the centre median and replace the aging street lights on Boulevard des AnciensCombaƩants beginning this summer. The three-year capital works project will cost $360,000.

“The lighƟng on Anciens-Combattants is very, very old,” said Hawa. “If you ever look up, the poles are connected with wires and some of them are falling apart. It has to be updated.” Work will also be done this summer to expand the concrete barrier along Boulevard-des-Anciens-CombaƩants to beƩer separate the northbound secƟon that heads towards Autoroute 40 and then conƟnues east as Chemin Ste. Marie, from the westbound porƟon to prevent motorists from accidently crossing onto the wrong side of the road and into head-on traĸc. Half the approximate $50,000 cost will be shared with the provincial Ministry of Transport.

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for a business partner who has accounting experience and experience with starƟng registered chariƟes with Revenue Canada,” he said. “What we really want to iterate is our thanks to the community and all the people, and the diīerent companies that donated massive amounts of money to that GoFundMe,” she said. “(To) people who came forward to do fundraisers...I get emails all the Ɵme even now and I get texts, ‘How is he doing?’ A friend of mine I used to work with, her church group on the South Shore raised money, and I’m geƫng cards in the mail. Who could imagine? In that way it’s kind of nicer because you feel supported, you feel the love, you feel like ‘Oh my God, people are praying for us.’”


Solution to potable water woes on the horizon for some Vaudreuil-Dorion residents James Armstrong Your Local Journal

Residents in Vaudreuil-Dorion’s District 4 that are currently supplied water from the Ritchie Well were invited to a public informaƟon meeƟng on Wednesday, February 8 at the Centre MulƟsport. Normandie, Concorde and Rosalie streets demark the residenƟal sector in quesƟon. The good news is that a soluƟon to their contaminated water problem is on its way. It is an extension of the installaƟon of a new water main that will connect them to the Vaudreuil-Dorion municipal water treatment system. Making that connecƟon requires the installaƟon of a new water main along route Harwood from the Como pumping staƟon to the Hudson Acres pumping staƟon. The cost of the project is esƟmated at $2 million with half subsidized by a provincial grant. The remaining $1 million will be covered by a long-term loan by-law. Residents will be consulted in the near future regarding the loan repayment plan. As outlined in the presentaƟon, they have the choice of either a 20 or 30-year plan. In either case, the amount will be added to their municipal tax bill. Mayor Guy Pilon chaired the meeting anked by District 4 Councillor Céline

CharƟer, and Water Services Director ChrisƟan Gendron. Also present were Technical Division Head Sylvain Charland and Director Olivier Van Neste from the Department of Development and Land Use Planning for the city. The mayor said although the presentaƟon was in French, residents were welcome to ask quesƟons in English and they would receive an answer in that language. “This is the same presentaƟon that was made to residents in Hudson Acres,” said Gendron as he began the slideshow. Although intended for residents served by the Ritchie Well, Hudson Acres and Tree Farm residents were welcome to attend the presentaƟon. History Gendron presented the history of the potable water problem starƟng with tests of the water from the Hudson Acres wells in October 2013, that revealed the presence of enterococcus bacteria (a bacteria that resembles streptococci). Although a disinfecƟon system was in use, the system didn’t provide potable water that met the provincial norms adopted in 2001. The result was a city-issued boil water advisory for the aīected areas. In April 2014, a camera inspecƟon of the wells revealed they had been perforated. Two lters, one a ‘before’ example and an ‘aŌer’ example provided a visual

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of the level of contaminaƟon. “We were changing lters every three hours,” said Gendron. The city responded by distribuƟng boƩled drinking water to residents aīected by the contaminaƟon. Proposed soluƟons Following a meeƟng with Hudson Acres’ residents in April 2015 to discuss possible soluƟons – either new wells or new water mains – the city held a survey on the subject. The result of the survey was heavily in favour of connecƟng to the municipal water system. The water contaminaƟon situaƟon in the area serviced by the Ritchie Well escalated in early 2016 and the city re-

sponded by distribuƟng boƩled water to the residents. Timeline The Ɵmeline for the project forecasts installaƟon of the new system beginning October 2017. “This is the worst case scenario,” said Mayor Pilon aŌer the presentaƟon adding he hopes all of the steps in the process would move quickly enough to permit an earlier start. “I think residents are happy to have a permanent soluƟon to the problem,” said Gendron in an interview the following week. He said that there are currently no plans for repurposing the land containing the wells.

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EaƟng right has never been more important given the increasing rate of health-related diseases and the daily demands of our stressful lives. Whether you eat meat, or are vegetarian or vegan, the food you eat can sƟll present a number of health risks given certain ferƟlizers, hormones, or preservaƟves that nd themselves in products sold in grocery stores. Organic foods are all the rage for all the right reasons, but smart consumers need to know where to buy them. Biotope is celebraƟng its 25th anniversary of serving local consumers and oīering the best and most diverse range of organic products to its clients. When it comes to nding truly organic food, you cannot always trust large chain stores that don’t necessarily trace the organic products they put on their shelves. Many of those products labelled as ‘organic’ merely contain some organic ingredients. At Biotope, an organic label placed on a product is not suĸcient proof of its provenance. “We want to oīer consumers what the food industry does not oīer,” Biotope owner Yvan Tardif says. Yvan illustrates the dangers of eaƟng mass-produced food by comparing it to petroleum. “Buying standard grocery store fare is like puƫng cheap

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Justin Trudeau impressed with castle built of snow and ice by former St. Lazare resident Anthony Foliot and his team welcome Prime Minister in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories James Parry Your Local Journal

JusƟn Trudeau may have come in for a warm welcome in Washington earlier this week, but here in Canada during a visit to Yellowknife just days before - and where he spent some Ɵme with a former St. Lazare resident now living there - his recepƟon was much chillier. Which was perfectly understandable considering that the prime minister was being shown around a giant castle built out of snow and ice by Anthony Foliot, known as the Snow King, and his team of dedicated volunteers who have been construcƟng this major tourist aƩracƟon for the past 22 years as a unique seƫng for a month of concerts, lms, children’s performances, and even pancake breakfasts inside a majesƟc palace of snow. Said Foliot in an exclusive interview with Your Local Journal, “He appeared to be very impressed and while the local media was hot on a story they quoted from someone’s Facebook page which stated I was giving him Ɵps on how to deal with Donald Trump, I was actually telling him that programs like KaƟmavik - a registered charity which educates Canadian youth through volunteer work - are benecial to all young Canadians who are at risk of falling through the cracks. And I strongly urged him to reinstate the program his father created to make Canada stronger.” As for the castle itself - the brainchild of Foliot when he rst moved to the Northwest Territories - once again he and his team of fellow Yellowknifers have spent a large chunk of their winter building it on Great Slave Lake beginning with crews harvesƟng 430 slabs of ice from the lake back in November. It includes a Great Hall, which features the stage, a pub-style booth, cathedralstyle windows made of ice, and even a VIP lounge with ice tables and chairs and a bar serving mainly hot chocolate. “We’re a winter city,” explained Foliot. “So when I moved here I thought

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Hawke and Greta Gerwig. Time Out lm criƟc Cath Clarke calls it ‘the snow leopard of romcoms: intelligent and screwball-funny.’ Playing at the Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Road, February 20, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Calling all grandparents! The Town of Hudson is oīering a week of March Break acƟviƟes from March 6 to 10; from skating to building things to using giant slingshots, your grandkids are sure to have a great Ɵme, and you’ll have a bit of free Ɵme. AcƟviƟes for children aged 6 to 12; spaces are limited for some acƟviƟes so pre-registraƟon is required by noon, Thursday, February 23. For more info go to hudson.quebec/en/ and click on the hands. NOVA Hudson, a publicly-funded community nursing service, invites you to attend their Spectacular Gala Dinner Show featuring three-Ɵme Juno award winner Kim Richardson. This 60th anniversary ‘Diamond ReecƟons Diamant’ formal fundraiser will be held at Whitlock Golf & Country Club, 128 Côte Saint-Charles on Saturday, April 29. Tickets $150. Contact us via: NOVAgala2017@gmail.com or visit www.NOVAhudson.com.

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The Lakeshore Chamber Music Society presents the Milton String Quartet, a rising star in the world of chamber music. This Ōh concert in our season takes place at Union Church, 24 Maple Avenue on Friday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door; adults $20, seniors (60+) and students $15, children 16 and under: free. Come and enjoy an evening of beauƟful music as well as an aŌerconcert recepƟon with refreshments. For more details please visit www.lakeshorechambermusic.org.

POINTE CLAIRE FURTHER AFIELD St. Columba concerts presents: From Bach to Broadway – Trio Ambiance featuring arƟsts Diane CapleƩe, ute; Solange Bellemare, violin; and Iona Corber, cello. This concert has something for everyone: music from movies and Broadway, tango and beauƟful melodies by great classical composers, Trio Ambiance promises to please! Join us Saturday, February 25, 7:30 p.m., at Church of St. Columba-bythe-Lake, 11 Rodney Avenue. Suggested donaƟon: $15 (free for children). InformaƟon: (514) 364-3027 or (514) 697-8015. RIGAUD Folk art sculptor Roger Brabant is exhibiƟng his latest works in a show Ɵtled Le Poulailler imaginaire, featuring sculptures made out of old century-old barnwood. The event is taking place unƟl March 11 at the Rigaud Library, 102, rue Saint-Pierre. Le Poulailler imaginaire is a micro-society with numerous humourisƟc roosters and other amusing creatures from the past, the present, and the future. If you’d like to have a personalized tour, please contact (450) 458-2192. It’s free! Opening hours: Sunday and Monday-closed; Tuesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday 1 to 8 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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150 - SERVICES House cleaning services available, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly. St-Lazare and Hudson areas. Please call 514-512-1973 (170223) Art Classes. Atelier de Bresoles is now giving classes in our Hudson studio. Come learn traditional drawing and painting skills in a small-group environment. Classes offered Sundays, ages 15+. Please see our website for more information: www. atelierdebresoles.com or call 450-2023772 (170223) Caregiver / Companionship services available in Hudson/Rigaud area. Can escort you for shopping, outings, appointments, etc. Prepare light meals. Light housekeeping, etc. Pet friendly. Fully bilingual. References available. For further information call Carol 450-458-0776, 514703-2223 (170223) Hi! Need your roof cleaned? Free estimate, no obligation. Call John 514-979-3067 (170223) ¿Moving? All jobs. Reliable, reasonable, fully equipped. Local and Ontario, Maritimes, USA. 35 yrs experience. Call Bill or Ryan 514-457-2063. Registered Gun Smith. Number one buyer of used guns in Quebec. 514-453-5018 Moving Service, local, trailer rentals. Call Colin: 514-850-9948 Tutoring available for Mathematics, at any level, in French or English by experienced retired math teacher. Have helped many St. Lazare and Hudson students achieve high marks in their final exams. Call Astrid 514646-1528 (h), 514-441-5327(c) (170302) Local Handyman, walkway, roof and deck shoveling; change light and plumbing fixtures; soffit ventilation work, aluminum and vinyl repairs, caulking around windows and doors, door hanging and handles; automotive repairs; equestrian experience, farm work. Good with animals. Gary 514-5025512 (170302) ALL RENOVATIONS & CONSTRUCTION. FREE ESTIMATES. FRAMING, PLASTER, PAINTING, WINDOWS, DOORS, FLOORS (HARDWOOD & FLOATING), STAIRS, CERAMIC, TILING, BASEMENTS. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. EXPERIENCED WORK 514402-9223 - RBQ 5688-2244-01 Marriott Soleil High Quality Professional House Cleaning. Maid Services at Affordable Prices. Servicing Hudson, St. Lazare, Vaudreuil, West Island. Ramona 514-647-4775 (170223)

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Dry Firewood. Stacking and kindling available. Very reasonable. Dan: 514-291-1068

500 sq. ft. of storage space available in local barn in St. Lazare West. Previous office space. Finished interior. $350/month. Call 450-458-7228 (170216)

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PIANO PIANO PIANO Fine tuning $88. Regulation, voicing, repairs, all makes and models, any condition, Grands and Upright pianos, keep your piano tuned, enjoy music. quebecpiano@gmail.com. Text or call 514-206-0449. Thank You! (170309)

Largest Cortland Apple Producer in Quebec, located in St. Antoine Abbé. 70,000 bushels, with buildings. 140 acres. Patrick Pietry, Century 21 Unic. 450-802-7200 or 450-829-2653 (170302)

Jacques Harvey Piano School. Experienced, qualified teacher offers piano lessons to beginners or advanced students. Children and adults are welcome. Call 450-455-1544.

1½ renovated cottage on quiet street in Ormstown. 3 bedrooms, attached garage, new windows. $129,000. Patrick Pietry, Century 21 Unic. 450-802-7200 or 450-8292653 (170216)

SINGING LESSONS. Private or SemiPrivate. In my home (St-Lazare). Sing the songs you love! Call Morgan. 514-6071308 References available.

Maple Bush with pipeline in Franklin/ Covey Hill, 6,240 taps, $800,000. Patrick Pietry, Century 21 Unic. 450-802-7200 or 450829-2653 (170302)

Experienced cleaning lady with spots available weekly or bi-weekly. Hard working, reliable and trustworthy; references available. Call Janine at: 514-886-6762 (170302)

175 - WANTED $ Buy car for scrap. Running or not, 24/7. www.scrapvehicule.com Call 514-951-4203

“MAN WITH A VAN” MOVING. Whole house. Small moves, too! Quebec/Local/ Ontario. Experienced/Equipped. Please leave a message 514-605-3868 MIKE THE MOVING MAN.

Local Music Geek willing to purchase your record collections and vintage audio gear. Some audio gear names and these are only a few Sansui, Mcintosh, Dynaco, Marantz, etc. Turntables, Receivers, Amps. I will come to you . Thank You. Mark 514402-2242 (170223)

Wolftech Inc. Since 2004. PC/Laptop repair, sales and services. Custom system builds. Software/hardware upgrades, virus - malware removal. Data recovery, network and internet troubleshooting. Pick-up or In-home service. Very competitive rates. Windows and other software tutorials. HTTP://wolftech.ca service@wolftech.ca 514-923-5762 Retired Cabinet Maker. Repair of small furniture, kitchen cabinets and vanities. Custom-made furniture. Kitchen and bathroom renovations. Jean-Claude Leger 450-458-0887, 514-944-0981, jcleger381@ gmail.com (170302) Handyman/Contractor, reliable, 20 years experience. Plumbing, electrical, carpentry, cement work/repairs, decks. Structural experience. No job too big. Discounts for future contracts. Derek 514898-4392 (170316) Local Experts in matters of Bankruptcy and Insolvency since 1994. First Consultation Free. Available Nights & Weekends. Solid reputation for Reliability, Honesty & Integrity in our field of Expertise. Blumer Lapointe Tull & Associes Syndics Inc. www.blumerlapointetull.com. 514 426 4994

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Paul’s Painting, small & large renovations. Call 514-900-5839 (170223)

Central Vacuum and Canister Vacuum Cleaners. Sales and repair of all brands. SEBO Vacuum Cleaner $398 and up. (Electrolux, Filter Queen, Kenmore and Central Vac). Central Vac Electron with bag, hose, accessories $675. Other brands available from $329 and up. Repair and service of all central vacuum systems. Parts and bags (all makes). Biodegradable cleaning supplies. Toilet paper $31.95/48 rolls. AspirateursHudson.com 67 McNaughten, Hudson, Quebec 450-458-7488

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A Military Collector looking for medals, flags, swords, uniforms, documents, helmets, hats, all related war memorabilia WWI, WWII, Canadian/German or others. Antiques, collectibles, aviation, nautical, coins, badges, maps, signs. Please contact Patrick 450-458-4319, patrick148@ca.inter. net, 2760A Côte St-Charles, St-Lazare, Reni Decors (170330)

Apple Orchard in Franklin; large new industrial buildings; 140 acres; 55 acres apple orchard; 70,000 bushels last year; asking $1.6 million. Patrick Pietry, Century 21 Unic. 450-802-7200 or 450-829-2653 (170216) 35 minutes to Montreal, 20 minutes to 401, in Howick. Includes industrial buildings 132’ x 60’, 47’ x 77’, ceilings 16’ to 20’ high, cement platforms, loading docks. Well prepared for trucks. Patrick Pietry, Century 21 Unic. 450-802-7200 or 450-829-2653 (170302)

Small well-appointed house in Ormstown, many renos, metal roof, attached garage, two baths, shed in back large lot, on dead end street, ideal for kids, near hospital and other village amenities. $129,000. Patrick Pietry, Century 21 Unic. 450-802-7200 or 450-829-2653 (170302) Large house in Ormstown. Needs TLC. On wooded land, maple trees, some pasture, ideal for large family, near Montreal, i.e.: 30 minutes to Vaudreuil / Hudson; possible bigenerational. $300,000. Patrick Pietry, Century 21 Unic. 450-802-7200 or 450-829-2653 (170302)

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS. Mystery writers may submit their best Police procedural whodunit short stories, between 6000 and 8000 words. Only one piece accepted. Current pay is $0.05/word for accepted stories with a $400 maximum. For additional information, Jean Bissonnette bissonnettejean7@gmail.com Looking for a used pinball machine. Call Greg 514-827-9484

200 – CAREERS/EMPLOYMENT Busy Residential Roofing Company Requires Experienced Roofer. Tel.: 514-3581969 (170223)

225 – FINANCIAL SERVICES Antoine Nasry, CPA. Our professional accounting team offers accurate, affordable income tax planning, preparation and filing for individual, self-employed and incorporations; as well bookkeeping and financial statement preparation for incorporations. 412 Boul. Harwood, Suite 114, Vaudreuil-Dorion, www. antoinenasry.com info@antoinenasry.com 514-552-7785, 514-967-9710 (170406)

250 - REAL ESTATE SALE Maple Bush, 8,000 taps, plus 200,000 board feet of Red Oak, in Havelock. 140 acres. Patrick Pietry, Century 21 Unic. 450802-7200 or 450-829-2653 (170302)

Large bungalow on waterfront overlooking rapids and town of Huntingdon. Many renovations, hardwood floors, fireplace, gazebo, paved driveway, exclusive sector, low taxes. Double garage. Possible apartment in basement. $249,000. Athelstan River Road. Patrick Pietry, Century 21 Unic. 450802-7200 or 450-829-2653 (170302)

275 – GARAGE /MOVING SALE Quality furniture for sale: timeless leather couch, button-tufted and nailhead trim; red Chinese armoire and table; dining room chairs; 4 poster bed, armoire, matching desk; bureaus, etc. 18 Stephenson, Hudson, Saturday, February 18 and 25, 9am – 4pm. Earlier appointment: 514484-5266 (170223)

325 - AUTOS FOR SALE Chevrolet Malibu LS sedan 2013 top condition, 77,175 kms, OnStar feature, 2 sets of tires on rims with steel mags. $10,950. 450458-0527 BMW 550I 2007 Mint shape, New tires/ brakes all around, fresh maintenance. Second owner sale, 173,000kms. $9950. Fully equipped. View on Kijiji. Call 514-742-2779

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MG Midget MkII 1964 Red. 120,700kms, 1098cc, 1 litre, 56Hp, 4 cylinder. Hard and soft top, 4 new tires, new battery and suspension blades, tape player. A pleasure to drive and in very good condition. Ready for summer. $10,500. 514-528-8703

Hyundai Accent 2002, 1.5, automatic, blue, winter tires, good winter car, $800. 450-458-7488 2006 Mercedes CLS 500,Silver, never winter driven. 86,000 kms, very clean, $18,000 – negotiable. Call Ray: 514-668-9718.

1992 Lincoln 192,000 km. V-8 auto, fully equipped, used for weddings, second owner, electric roof. Invested $12,000. Must sell (illness) $1250 Cash. 514-453-7468

Ford Freestar minivan 2004, white, 4.2 litres, 132,000kms, 5 door, 4 seater, rear tinted windows, electric doors and windows, A/C, rust proofed, good condition, new brakes and discs, new spark plug wires, 4 winter tires, $2900. 450-458-7488

2008 Toyota Prius hybrid. 5 passenger Mercedes CLK 320 - 1999 - Convertible, Sil- hatchback. Lady driven. 148,000km. $25 to ver. 208,000 KM. $6,900. Call 514-216-9217. $38 fills tank. Toyota maintained. Excellent condition. 8 tires on 8 mags. Duratech rust 2009 VW Rabbit, 2.5 litre, gas, 5-speed man- treatment yearly, no rust $8900. Kerry 514ual transmission, black, heated seats and mir- 774-2986 rors, AC, power windows, locks, mirrors, sunroof and fog lights. 130,000 km. $9,600 Call 1997 Ford Cobra Mustang SVT. Good condition. Triple black. New clutch. New tires. New 514-886-1008 magnaflow mufflers. Asking price $9500. 514996-6965

NOTICE To Jesse CuƩell residing at 1615 blvd Perrot NDIP J7V 7P2 from Alan Mathieson residing at 3 87th ave NDIP please collect ALL of your items. They will be disposed of or sold 90 days of the noƟce being posted unless you take the items or establish a right to the items. Items include Everything in house and outside including vehicle (truck GMC) 1GCGK13U63F190773

HUDSON OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT 1352 sq. ft. ground floor location. Main Rd behind Royal LePage Village. Very bright office. Easy parking. Available as of March 1st, 2017.

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2009 White Saturn Outlook, 8 passenger, 120,000kms, good condition, $9500. 438-8788587

Honda Civic Reverb 2 door, silver, 2005, manual, A/C, 6 CD player, brakes, brake pads, discs and bearings done late 2015, 288,000kms, great little car. Recent oil change and transmission fluid. 4 winter tires – 2 years old, $1800, 514-261-7043

AVIS DE DEMANDE DE CHANGEMENT DE NOM Take notice that Victoria Christine Quilliam, whose home address is 14, rue Carrière, Notre-Dame-de-l’ÎlePerrot, Québec J7V 7P2, will present to the “Directeur de l’état Civil”, in her quality of mother, a request to change the name of Thomas Alexander Rix to Thomas Alexander Quilliam-Rix, whose home address is 14, rue Carrière, Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, Quebec J7V 7P2.

1996 Honda Civic Si with multiple modifications: JDA B16A SIR II, cams, Exedy clutch, JDM ITR S80 LSD trans. w/short shift, urethane engine mounts, Sparco quick release steering wheel, Sparco seats w/Willans 4 pt. harness, Neuspeed sport springs w/Koni front shocks, frt/rear strut bars, stainless brake lines and much more. $6500 or best offer. 514-979-1603

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Hudson Ville d'Hudson Town of Hudson

Ville d'Hudson Town of Hudson

Ville d'Hudson Town of Hudson

Ville d'Hudson Town of Hudson

Changement de zonage Zoning change Création de la zone R-73 Creation of zone R-73

Changement de zonage Zoning change Création de la zone R-73 Creation of zone R-73

Changement de zonage Zoning change Création de la zone R-73 Creation of zone R-73

Changement de zonage Zoning change Création de la zone R-73 Creation of zone R-73

Légende / Legend

Légende / Legend

Légende / Legend

Légende / Legend

Nouvelle zone proposée (R-73) New proposed zone (R-73)

Nouvelle zone proposée (R-73) New proposed zone (R-73)

Nouvelle zone proposée (R-73) New proposed zone (R-73)

Nouvelle zone proposée (R-73) New proposed zone (R-73)

Zone concernée (R-44) Concerned zone (R-44)

Zone concernée (R-44) Concerned zone (R-44)

Zone concernée (R-44) Concerned zone (R-44)

Zone concernée (R-44) Concerned zone (R-44)

Zones contiguës Contiguous zones

Zones contiguës Contiguous zones

Zones contiguës Contiguous zones

Zones non contiguës Non contiguous zones

Zones non contiguës Non contiguous zones

Zones non contiguës Non contiguous zones

Échelle 1:2500 Production: Ville d'Hudson / Town of Hudson Décembre 2014 / December 2014

Échelle 1:1000 Production: Ville d'Hudson / Town of Hudson Décembre 2014 / December 2014

Échelle 1:2500 Production: Ville d'Hudson / Town of Hudson Décembre 2014 / December 2014

AVIS PUBLIC PROCÉDURE D’ENREGISTREMENT RÈGLEMENTS No. 679-2016 ET 680-2016 Aux personnes habiles à voter ayant le droit d’être inscrites sur la liste référendaire des secteur concerné (Zones R-44, A-46, A-50, P-42, P-43, P-68, R-35, R-40, R-48, REC-41, REC-45)

Zones contiguës Contiguous zones Zones non contiguës Non contiguous zones

Échelle 1:1000 Production: Ville d'Hudson / Town of Hudson Décembre 2014 / December 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE BY-LAWS NO. 679-2016 AND 680-2016 To all qualified voters entitled to have their name entered on the referendum list of concerned sector (Zones R-44, A-46, A-50, P-42, P-43, P-68, R-35, R-40, R-48, REC-41, REC-45)

AVIS PUBLIC est par les présentes donné par la soussignée, greffière de la Ville d’Hudson, de ce qui suit :

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given by the undersigned, Town Clerk of the Town of Hudson, of the following:

Lors de sa séance ordinaire tenue le 6 février 2017, le conseil municipal a adopté les règlements suivant :

At its regular meeting held on February 6, 2017, the Municipal Council adopted the following By-laws:

• •

• •

Règlement no 679-2016, modifiant le règlement no 526 relatif au Zonage – Projet Mayfair; Règlement no 680-2016, modifiant le règlement no 527 relatif au Lotissement – Projet Mayfair.

By-Law No 679-2016 modifying By-Law No 526 concerning Zoning - Mayfair Project By-Law No 680-2016 modifying By-Law No 527 concerning subdivisions - Mayfair Project

L’objet de ses règlements est de permettre des habitations jumelées dans la nouvelle zone R-73 avec des terrains d’une grandeur minimum de 1400 mètres carrés.

The object of these By-Laws is to permit semi-detached residence in the new R-73 zone with a minimum of 1400 square meters of land.

Un croquis su secteur concerné est reproduit ci-dessus.

A sketch of the sector concerned is reproduced herein above.

REGISTRE

REGISTER

Les personnes habiles à voter ayant le droit d’être inscrites sur la liste référendaire du secteur concerné peuvent demander que les règlements no 679-2016 et no 680-2016 fassent l’objet d’un scrutin référendaire en inscrivant leur nom, adresse et qualité et en apposant leur signature dans le registre ouvert à cette fin.

All qualified voters entitled to have their name entered on the referendum list of the sector concerned may demand that By-laws no. 679-2016 and no. 680-2016 be submitted to a referendum poll by entering their name, address and capacity and by apposing their signature in the register open for that purpose.

Pour signer le registre, les personnes habiles à voter devront établir leur identité en présentant une des pièces suivantes; • • • • •

Carte d’assurance maladie délivrée par la Régie de l’assurance-maladie du Québec; Permis de conduire ou permis de conduite probatoire délivrés sur support plastique par la Société de l’assuranceautomobile du Québec; Passeport canadien; Certificat de statut d’Indien délivré aux personnes inscrites au Registre des Indiens en vertu de la Loi sur les indiens; ou Carte d’identité des forces canadiennes délivrée par le ministère de la Défense nationale.

To sign the register, the qualified voters will be required to produce one of the following identifications, namely: • • • • •

Health insurance card (Medicare) issued by the Régie de l’assurance-maladie du Québec; Driver’s license or probationary licence issued in plastic form by the Société de l’assurance-automobile du Québec; Canadian passport; Certificate of Indian Status issued to persons registered in the Indian Register under the Indian Act; or Canadian Armed Forces identification card issued under Order of the Department of National Defence.

Le registre sera accessible de 9 h à 19 h le vendredi 24 février 2017 dans l’hôtel de ville d’Hudson, situé au 481, rue Main.

The register will be open for registration from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017, at the Town Hall located at 481, Main road.

Le nombre requis de demandes pour que les règlements no 679-2016 et no 680-2016 fassent l’objet d’un scrutin référendaire est de 83. Si ce nombre n’est pas atteint, ces règlements seront réputés approuvés par les personnes habiles à voter. Les résultats de la procédure d’enregistrement seront annoncés à 19 h 05 le 24 février 2017, dans l’hôtel de ville d’Hudson.

The number of applications needed to require that By-laws no. 679-2016 and no. 680-2016 be submitted to a poll is 83. Failing such number, these by-laws shall be deemed to have been approved by the qualified voters. The results of the registration procedure will be announced at 7:05 p.m. on February 24, 2017, at the Hudson Town Hall.

Toute personne intéressée peut consulter les règlements no 679-2016 et no 680-2016 et en obtenir copies au bureau de la greffière situé au 481, rue Main à Hudson, durant les heures d’ouverture, soit du lundi au vendredi de 8 h 30 à 16 h 30 et pendant les heures d’enregistrement.

Any interested person may consult By-laws no. 679-2016 and no. 680-2016 and obtain copies at the office of the Town Clerk, 481, Main Road, Hudson, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and during the registration hours.

CONDITIONS POUR ÊTRE UN PERSONNE HABILE À VOTER AYANT LE DROIT D’ÊTRE INSCRITE SUR LA LISTE RÉFÉRENDAIRE DU SECTEUR CONCERNÉ

CONDITIONS TO BE A QUALIFIED VOTER ENTITLED TO HAVE ONE’S NAME ENTERED ON THE REFERENDUM LIST OF THE SECTOR CONCERNED Is a qualified voter according to the following order of preference :

Est une personne habile à voter selon l’ordre de priorité suivant :

1. Any person not disqualified from voting and who meets the following requirements on February 6, 2017: 1. • • 2. • •

3. • •

Toute personne qui n’est frappée d’aucune incapacité de voter et qui remplit les conditions suivantes le 6 février 2017 : être domiciliée dans le secteur concerné être domiciliée depuis au moins six mois au Québec Tout propriétaire unique d’un immeuble ou occupant unique d’un établissement d’entreprise qui n’est frappé d’aucune incapacité de voter et qui remplit les conditions suivantes le 6 février 2017 : être propriétaire d’un immeuble ou occupant d’un établissement d’entreprise situé dans le secteur concerné depuis au moins 12 mois; avoir produit ou produire au moment de la signature du registre un écrit signé par le propriétaire ou l’occupant demandant l’inscription sur la liste référendaire, le cas échéant; Tout copropriétaire indivis d’un immeuble ou cooccupant d’un établissement d’entreprise qui n’est frappé d’aucune incapacité de voter et qui remplit les conditions suivantes le 6 février 2017 : être copropriétaire indivis d’un immeuble ou cooccupant d’un établissement d’entreprise situé dans le secteur concerné depuis au moins 12 mois; être désigné, au moyen d’une procuration signée par la majorité des personnes qui sont copropriétaires ou cooccupants depuis au moins 12 mois, comme celui qui a le droit de signer le registre en leur nom et d’être inscrit sur la liste référendaire, le cas échéant. La procuration doit avoir été produite ou être produite pour être admis à s’enregistrer.

Dans le cas d’une personne physique, il faut qu’elle soit majeure, de citoyenneté canadienne et ne pas être en curatelle. Dans le cas d’une personne morale, il faut : •

Avoir désigné parmi ses membres, administrateurs ou employés, par résolution, une personne qui, le 6 février 2017 est majeure, de citoyenneté canadienne, qui n’est pas en curatelle et qui n’est frappé d’aucune incapacité de voter prévu par la loi; Avoir produit ou produire au moment de la signature du registre une résolution désignant la personne autorisée à signer le registre et à être inscrite sur la liste référendaire, le cas échéant.

• •

is domiciled in the sector concerned; has been domiciled for at least six months in Quebec;

2. Any sole owner of an immoveable or sole occupant of a business establishment not disqualified from voting and who meets the following requirements on February 6, 2017: has been, for at least 12 months, the owner of an immoveable or the occupant of a business establishment situated in the sector concerned; • has filed, or file when signing the register, a writing signed by the owner or the occupant requesting that his or her name be entered on the referendum list, as the case may be; •

3. Any undivided co-owner of an immoveable or co-occupant of a business establishment not disqualified from voting and who meets the following conditions on February 6, 2017: has been for at least 12 months, undivided co-owner of an immoveable or co-occupant of a business establishment situated in the sector concerned; • be designated, by means of a power of attorney signed by the majority of the persons who have been co-owners or co-occupants for at least 12 months, as being the one having the right to sign the register in their name and to have the right to be entered on the referendum list, as the case may be. The power of attorney must have been filed, or must be filed to be entitled to register. •

In the case of a natural person, he or she must be of full age and a Canadian citizen, and must not be under curatorship. In the case of a legal person, one must: • •

have designated by resolution one of its members, directors or employees who, on February 6, 2017, is of full age, a Canadian citizen, not under curatorship, nor disqualified from voting; have filed, or file the resolution when signing the register, designating the person authorized to sign the register and to be entered on the referendum list, as the case may be.

Sauf dans le cas d’une personne désignée à titre de représentant d’une personne morale, nul ne peut être considéré comme personne intéressée à plus d’un titre conformément à l’article 531 de la Loi sur les élections et les référendums dans les municipalités.

Except in the case of a person designated to represent a legal person, a person shall have his or her name entered on the list in only one capacity, as per section 531 of An Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities.

DONNÉ à Hudson, ce 16 février 2017

GIVEN at Hudson, on February 16, 2017

Cassandra Comin Bergonzi

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Imagine a chicken coop. Alive with 40 roosters, birds, sh, foxes, and other assorted criĆŠers and personaliĆ&#x;es, all running riot in Rigaud. Then welcome to the arĆ&#x;sĆ&#x;c world of St. Lazare sculptor, Roger Brabant, known by many from throughout our region as the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Barn Whispererâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; because, for at least 10 years, he has been recycling old farm buildings and houses to salvage the heritage wood that he uses throughout the winter to

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This delighted youngster does the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;chicken walkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with one of the fun, whimsical creaĆ&#x;ons of sculptor Roger Brabant now on display at the Rigaud Library, 102 rue SaintPierre.

create his one-of-a-kind sculptures. Many of which, from now through March 11, are on display at the Rigaud Library in an exhibit Ć&#x;tled Le Poulailler imaginaire (The Imaginary Chicken Coop) that is leaving visitors clucking and crowing with laughter and possibly new addiĆ&#x;ons to their collecĆ&#x;ons of truly original Quebec folk art. Why chickens? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because when I was a teenager,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we had a chicken coop and I spent many hours watching the roosters and I have always been impressed by them. They are leaders, they have character, their own personality, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re proud, and they come in many diÄŤerent shapes, colours and breeds.â&#x20AC;? Added Brabant, who reĆ&#x;red from the American and Canadian Equestrian Olympic teams as a groom several years ago, worked several years as a landscaper in the area, and is now part of the sales team at Les Serres Vaudreuil from spring to late fall, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A few years ago, I decided I wanted people to know about â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;art populaire du QuĂŠbecâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, which originates from the beginning of the century, if not earlier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During winter, with no radio, no television, no power, and only hand tools, our ancestors - both men and women went into their barn and carved the daily rouĆ&#x;ne in the wood they had around them. Boats, cows, roosters, sheep, chickens, strong men of the village, and horses with carriages. In French, they were known as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Les Gosseuxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and, in English, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The WhiĆŠlers.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Brabantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sculpture whiĆŠlings have been exhibited in town halls, galleries, as well as cultural insĆ&#x;tuĆ&#x;ons, and are in private collecĆ&#x;ons of those who love Quebec folk art. Brabant is also planning on visiting schools to talk about wood carving and art populaire, as well as reĆ&#x;rement

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The English Gardener Adopted Amaryllis ďŹ nd home away from home James Parry Your Local Journal

Now we have all heard of babysiĆŠers, pet-siĆŠers, and house-siĆŠers. But have you ever given a thought to PHOTO BY GREG JONES plant-siĆŠers? Me neither, to be perfectly honest. UnĆ&#x;l this past week, that is, when I received a call from two friends and fellow gardeners, all packed to leave

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town for a three-week vacaĆ&#x;on south of the border down Texas way. The conversaĆ&#x;on kind of went like this. â&#x20AC;&#x153;James, we know you love plants, right?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;For sure,â&#x20AC;? I replied. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So would you mind taking care of our two beauĆ&#x;ful Amaryllis plants? They are in full bloom right now and we thought you might enjoy them while we are away.â&#x20AC;? Well, how could I have possibly refused? And I was both delighted and honoured that they would place such faith in me looking aĹ&#x152;er their liĆŠle darlings unĆ&#x;l their return when the magnicent owers will surely have died but the bulbs themselves will be as good as ever. And, if treated right, can bloom again next year. So hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m planning on doing based on Ć&#x;ps that I found from experts on the web that I would like to share with you should you be wondering what to do with your own Amaryllis plant that is always so popular at this Ć&#x;me of year AĹ&#x152;er owering, which is any Ć&#x;me now, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to cut the old owers from the stems. And when the stems themselves start to sag, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to cut them back to the top of the bulbs before returning them with the following advice to my friends who understandably asked me not to divulge their names for possible security reasons while they are out of town. ConĆ&#x;nue to water and ferĆ&#x;lize as normal all summer, or for at least ve to six months, allowing the leaves to fully develop and grow. When they begin to yellow,

which usually happens in the early fall, cut them back to about two inches from the top of the bulb and then remove the bulb from the soil. The next step is to clean the bulb and place it in a cool dark place - some even suggest the crisper of your refrigerator but never alongside apples which will sterilize the bulbs for some reason. Leave them for a minimum of six weeks aĹ&#x152;er which you can remove them any Ć&#x;me you like to plant again, and eight weeks before you would like them to bloom again. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it folks. According to the experts at least. And who am I, a mere plant-siĆŠer, to argue with that? And hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fascinaĆ&#x;ng bit of trivia that I discovered about this beauĆ&#x;ful plant that is naĆ&#x;ve to South Africa. Its name is taken from a shepherdess in Virgilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pastoral, Eclogues, from the Greek word â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;amaryssoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; meaning to sparkle and also from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;amarellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for the biĆŠerness of the bulb. Who would have ever thunk it?

PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY

Now in full bloom, this beauĆ&#x;ful Amaryllis will be pruned and saved to ower again next year.

UnĆ&#x;l next Ć&#x;me, have fun with your indoor plants! E-mail: creaĆ&#x;on@videotron.ca

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$350,000

D L O S 1041 du Metayer, St-Lazare

2201 Thorncliff, St-Lazare FULLY EQUIPPED - Desirable area, lovely landscaping, interior well kept. 4+1 BDR, 2.5 BTH, new heat pump, double size garage. Great property!

Centris # 28856883

$399,900

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE - Bi-generation bungalow, 82,519 sq. ft. lot, barn, 6 paddocks, 6 shelters, riding ring 105’ X 70’ rare find. Trail network entry, motivated vendor!

Centris #22522037

$549,900

3696 Ste-Angélique, St-Lazare

2049 du Patrimoine, St-Lazare

GREAT OPPORTUNITY! BI-GENERATION FARMETTE on 20 arpents wooded lot backing directly onto « Les Forestiers » trails. Property with bachelor. 14 box stalls barn, 9 paddocks with watering syst., elec. fences and much more!

EQUESTRIAN FARMETTE - Surrounded by elegance. Very large 4 BDR, 3.5 BTH, colonial style home, completely custom built. 7 padded box stalls, 1 tack room, watering system, outdoor ring. Prime location with easy access to hwy!

Centris #20791634

Centris #11771851

$750,000

$950,000

Exit Performa Real Estate Agency

2774 Côte St. Charles, St-Lazare, J7T 2H8

www.exit-performa.com 450 458-1116 *

Free Evaluation

EXIT Performa is currently seeking Devoted, Enthusiastic, Professional Brokers to be part of our experienced and dynamic Team. Thursday, February 16, 2017

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2013 LEXUS IS 250 AWD

2013 LEXUS ES 350

2013 LEXUS ES 350

$

$

$

22,750

*

25,995

$

22,995

*

25,995

$

23,350*

24,999

$

Leather, heated seats, sunroof Mileage: 55,750 km Color: Grey Stock #: P1664

Premium package, sunroof, heated steering Mileage: 77,940 km Color: Beige Stock #: P1667

Premium package, leather, camera Mileage: 81,000 km Color: Grey Stock #: P1692

2014 LEXUS RX 350 AWD

2014 LEXUS RX 350 TOURING

2015 LEXUS IS 350 AWD

$

$

37,650

*

39,999

$

37,665

*

39,999

$

38,450*

$

41,995

$

Navigation, one owner, winter tires, sunroof Mileage: 40,375 km Color: Red Stock #: P1681

Navigation, 19â&#x20AC;? wheels, camera, sunroof Mileage: 34,900 km Color: Black Stock #: P1683

F Sport Series 2, navigation, camera, sunroof Mileage: 47,635 km Color: Silver Stock #: P1689

2015 LEXUS RX 350

2015 LEXUS RX 350

2013 LEXUS LS 460 AWD

$

$

$

43,775

*

48,999

$

F Sport Series 2, navigation, Mark Levinson Mileage: 24,995 km Color: Black Stock #: P1676

44,450

*

49,995

$

F Sport Series 2, navigation, sunroof Mileage: 29,650 km Color: Black Stock #: P1672

51,775*

55,999

$

Navigation, heated/ventilated front seats Mileage: 72,900 km Color: Silver Stock #: 17L040A *Taxes are extra. Conditions apply. Visit Spinelli Lexus Pointe-Claire for more details.

BROWSE OUR FULL INVENTORY ONLINE: WWW.SPINELLILEXUSPOINTECLAIRE.COM OPEN EVEN ON SATURDAYS | EASY TRADE-IN AND FINANCING

335 Brunswick Blvd, Pointe-Claire (QC) H9R 1A7 514 694-0771 | www.spinellilexuspointeclaire.com


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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EXCLUSIVE SEASON OFFERS PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE AGAINST ROAD SALT AND PREVENT RUST WITH AN ANTISODIUM-CALCIUM PROTECTION PACKAGE Anti-sodium-calcium includes: - Anti-calcium and sodium paint protection sealant applied by 5/16 oscillation: • Interior and exterior wash • Paint decontamination with aluminium oxide clay bar - Windshield treatment

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For as low as $

95

*

Car

179

$

95

*

Truck

DON’T GET RUN DOWN BY A WEAK BATTERY Get a no-charge battery diagnostic and get ready to go worry-free, no matter the weather (value of $3599).

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Battery starting at $

95

*

KEEP YOUR ENGINE AT ITS TOP PERFORMANCE Get an oil change and take advantage of a 30-point free inspection*. Starting at $ 95

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*Taxes are extra. For a limited time. Certain conditions apply. Contact Spinelli Lexus Pointe-Claire for more details.

OPEN EVEN ON SATURDAYS 335 Brunswick Blvd, Pointe-Claire (QC) H9R 1A7 514 694-0771 | www.spinellilexuspointeclaire.com

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