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Stolen sandbags and Mother Nature leave dikes vulnerable in Pierrefonds and Ile Bizard

About 150 homes were saved from the waters after a dike gave way, leaving a gap of five feet in the dike, in Pierrefonds on Tuesday. More than thirty men...
Flood 2019, Rhonda Massad, Sainte Anne De Bellevue

Predicted rain for the weekend has Sainte Anne De Bellevue expecting a flash flood

INTERVENTION 2 Mode   THE MONTREAL CIVIL SECURITY CENTER ANNOUNCED THAT IT REACHED INTERVENTION 2 MODE AS OF THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH, 2019. According to the latest information, the most at-risk period would...
Flood 2019 Ile Bizard

Mayor Plante says we got this! No need for army yet and how...

According to an interview Friday afternoon with TVA, Montreal Mayor says we are ready for this flood. "A lot of work has been done on the dikes in the last...
The Hidden Dangers of Flood Waters, dangers to avoid

Gov agrees to review Flood Map due to push back

In response to pressure exerted by many municipalities in the Greater Montreal area, the inaccuracies of the map representing the 2017 and 2019 flooded territories that was presented earlier...

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect today (Thursday)

5:10 PM EDT Thursday 11 July 2019 Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for: Châteauguay - La Prairie area Laval area Longueuil - Varennes area Montréal Island area At 5:10 p.m. EDT,...
Bags For Cash" project helps sell unwanted bags of sand and gravel used for the flood, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, West Island News, flood 2017

Dorval warns residents to prepare for flood – free sandbags available as of Monday

IMPORTANT RAINFALL EXPECTED In preparation for the important rainfall expected next Tuesday, February 20, and Wednesday, February 21, the City of Dorval is taking all the necessary precautionary measures. City officials are inspecting...
PCB, Pointe Claire, Morris Trudeau, West Island Blog

PCB storage site to undergo rehab work before the end of the year

Rehabilitation work at the former illegal polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) storage site in Pointe-Claire by the owner, Juste Investir Inc., will begin shortly and should be completed before the end...
The Red Chairs, Canadian National Parks, Canada 150 Celebrations, West Island Blog, Rhonda Massad, News, West Island News, free national parks pass

Visit Canada’s red chairs for the best views in the country

In 2014 the park rangers of Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, had an idea. They placed 18 red chairs in different locations in the park. Hikers were able to...
Flooding Ile Bizard, Flooding Ile Bizard , Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, West Island News, Flooding, State of Emergency

Rigaud declares a state of emergency, Ile Bizard water levels continue to rise

By Rhonda Massad The flow of water from the Rivière des Prairies and Lac des Deux-Montagnes is on the rise. Due to announced rainfall, the Department of Sustainable Development, Environment...
Dragon Flies 2018

Whats with the Dragonflies on the West Island this summer?

With files from wildlife enthusiast Phyllis Carlson from The Washington Post and Smithsonian Have you noticed that there are more than the usual amount of dragonflies around the West Island this summer? Dragonflies...

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