Saturday, May 15, 2021
Emerald Ash Borer takes our Ash Trees

Emerald Ash Borer brings Beaconsfield residents out to city hall

by Rhonda Massad I attended the Emerald Ash Tree town hall meeting in Beaconsfield last night.  There was a short presentation about the deadly emerald ash borer that will wreak...
Canada Day Celebrations

Canada Day – One of my favorite holidays

By Rhonda Massad   Yesterday was one of my favorite holidays.  For years Dj (my son) and I head over to Centennial park in Beaconsfield to spend the day.  Yesterday with...

No rights without responsibilities

by Beryl Wajsman April 13, 2015 The latest student displays of arrogant self-indulgence, culminating in the UQAM riot, have been nothing other than thuggery. The same kind of criminal activity we...

We need to take some ideas from Laval’s transit policies. Nicely done…

The 10th Origin-Destination survey (OD) came back with high marks for Laval residents. The study that looked at the entire metropolitan area was conducted in the fall 2013.  Laval...
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Le Nichoir saves Fuzz the lost duckling

By Rhonda Massad What do you do if you find a lost or injured bird? One possibility is to take it to Le Nichoir, the non-profit centre in Hudson that...
Five Dollar Bill

Five dollars can change your life – Through my eyes

"Invest in yourself before anything else,” Warren Buffet. by Rhonda Massad The five dollar bill.  It has become a bit of a competition in my family but in a good way....

Being grateful….Through my eyes

By Rhonda Massad There is so much talk about giving thanks and being grateful, that the words have almost  lost their meaning, but not quite. When my children hit a certain...
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Missing Children’s Network partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the West Island

by Rhonda Massad Two significant children’s organizations decided to join forces this spring.  Missing Children’s Network and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the West Island (BBBSWI).  The union is just...

Rhonda Massad appointed official Canada 150 Community Leader

by Eva Tomlin It is with pride that Rhonda Massad founder of West Island Blog has accepted the appointment to be one of the Canada 150 Community Leaders. This nation-wide network...

Beaconsfield city takes liberties with private property

by Rhonda Massad   The emerald ash borer is causing trouble EVERYWHERE it seems.  In the city of Beaconsfield the council has taken a "take no prisoners" approach to the nasty...