Meet Ben the therapy dog who is stealing hearts of flood victims

His mom/vet Dr. KJ Goldenberg and Ben from Pierrefonds Animal Hospital are making people happy in this stressful time in Montreal. Ben and Dr. Goldenberg have been visiting flood zones...
Beaconsfield's Matt Del Vecchio and Stefanie Dadou take seniors to heart

Beaconsfield’s Matt Del Vecchio and Stefanie Cadou take seniors to heart

by Rhonda Massad Matt Del Vecchio and Stefanie Cadou, proud parents of Lisa (21), Axelle (20) and Anthony (18). This family has the feel of a good old fashioned Brady...

Youth Homelessness is a real in the West Island

In response to a recent news article published this month describing the situation of homeless people seeking refuge at an underpass by the Lachine Canal, AJOI wishes to reiterate...

Kirkland’s Julie Quenneville goes from volunteering to President of the McGill University Health Centre...

by Rhonda Massad Julie Quenneville grew up on the West Island where she began her philanthropic career at the age of 13 when she volunteered at the YMCA. The rest...

Steele leads by example

“If you think something is wrong, don’t wait,” said Tracey Steele.   By W.I.B Staff The fitness instructor and acclaimed music professor felt a small protrusion, about the size of a mosquito...
Palmar Nintendo Switch Tournament to benefit Proset Autism, Palmar DiMarco, West Island Blog, West Island News, Nemesis Lounge, Rhonda Massad

St Thomas High student to host first the Palmar Nintendo Switch Tournament to benefit...

By Rhonda Massad On Friday, September 14, Nemesis Lounge in Pointe Claire Village will be hosting the Palmar Nintendo Switch Tournament at 5:30 p.m. The tournament boasts a variety of...
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Ferarri and Angelman Foundation offer respite to families with intellectual disabilities

By Rhonda Massad The Ferrari Club of America Quebec Chapter and the Angelman Foundation made some dreams come true this past August 19, when kids and their drivers took a...
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Kirkland dedicates park to Councillor Tony Di Gennaro

  By Rhonda Massad Kirkland Mayor and Council renamed Dragon Park to Di Gennaro Park this past weekend in honour of Kirkland City Councillor Tony Di Gennaro who died suddenly last...

West Island Women Set to Present at REC – Montreal’s Creator Convention

If you ask kids what they aspire to be when they grow up, a likely response these days is “I want to be a YouTuber”. Montreal is a hub...
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Beaconsfield jazz band jazzes it up at the Jazz Fest

by Rhonda Massad The award-winning Beaconsfield High School Senior Jazz Band take regular music classes throughout the year and practice regularly at 7:45 a.m. each week. The practice has paid off. The...

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