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Pointe Claire ranks first on the Island in waste collection

Pointe-Claire ranks first among the top performing cities on the Island of Montreal in the 2017 waste management report, thanks to residents taking action for sustainable development. The mayor,...
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Pointe Claire gets 6 new EVs in an effort to go even greener

The City of Pointe Claire  is continuing its actions focused on sustainable development by adding six electric vehicles to its fleet. “This green initiative will allow our teams who are...
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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Pointe Claire brings eco-grazing sheep to take care of grass cutting

Pointe Claire is thinking out of the box this summer. Expect to see a group of six sheep as part of an eco-grazing project at Edgewater Park, located along Lake...
Leonard’s Composting Adventures,Pointe Claire, John Belvedere, Plumes D'Excellence, Rhonda Massad, Quebec Waste Reduction Week

Pointe Claire wins two ACMQ’s Plumes D’excellence in Quebec Waste Reduction week

Pointe-Claire has won two Plumes d’excellence awards from the  Association des communicateurs municipaux du Québec (ACMQ) for the children’s book, Leonard’s Composting Adventures. “These awards recognize our commitment to encourage our...
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Beaconsfield Council questions leaf blowers one more time

By Rhonda Massad While leaf blowers can be annoying when you sit down to that long-awaited summer BBQ so can mowers, diggers and pretty much any of the noisemakers used...
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...
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Garden at Fritz teaches kids to give back to their community

by Rhonda Massad The Fritz Farm Youth Gardening Program (FFYGP) gives freshly grown produce to local food banks. This week they delivered organic, pesticide free tomatoes, beans, and peppers, all...
Angell Woods

Beaconsfield to try a fungus to fight ash borer in Angell Woods

By Rhonda Massad Despite a resolution to widen the scope of allowable pesticides during a recent public meeting in Beaconsfield to include Tree Azin, a class four pesticide, the city...
EAB Tree Azin Injections in Ash Tree

Tree Azin used to treat ash trees still not fully tested according to Health...

Even though the Health Canada website indicates that the class four bio-pesticide, Tree Azin, still did not pass the full array of studies normally required for pesticide registration, cities...

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