Norbert the therapy pup, Rhonda Massad, Centre Bienvenue, West Island Blog, West Island News

Norbert’s job is to make everyone happy, and he is great at it

by Rhonda Massad Three years ago, mental health worker, Samantha Molino had a dream to have a therapy dog to help in her work at the Centre Bienvenue in Pierrefonds....
Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, West Island News, Meet your neighbor

Dollard sound man up for an Emmy Award

by Rhonda Massad   You know the final credits of a film that scroll up at the end?  We have someone whose name regularly hits that scroll living right here on...
cindy charles.Tristan Morrisette, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, West Island News

Tragic death of West Island youth, Tristan Morrissette-Perkins inspires Ile Bizard artist to create

By Rhonda Massad Last week, Ile Bizard artist Cindy Charles got an honorable mention for her latest Shift Art creation inspired by the tragic death of Dorval's Tristan Morrissette-Perkins. Only...
Meet Your Neighbour – Bita Guzman, Kelly Nickerson

Meet Your Neighbour – Bita Guzman

by Kelly Nickerson. Bita Guzman owns and operates Mi Clase Spanish Academy, a West Island Spanish language education program designed especially for children. This busy mother of three lives in...
Kirkland mother delivers baby in front seat of family SUV, West Island Blog, West Island News, Rhonda Massad, Birth, Kirkland, Montreal

Kirkland mother delivers baby in front seat of family SUV

By Rhonda Massad Farah Hayat took 40 hours to deliver her first child, Noah who today is 15 months old. She thought it was premature to rush to the hospital...
Mark Pogue, Beaconsfield Men's Slo Pitch, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, Sue Pogue

Beaconsfield Men’s Slo-Pitch remembers Mark Pogue

by Rhonda Massad If you live in Beaconsfield, you know someone who knows someone who is a member of the Beaconsfield Slo-Pitch League. When a friend suggested I cover the...

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...

Meet Your Neighbour – Caroline Joyner

by Kelly Nickerson. Caroline Joyner is the Founder and President of Cielo Yoga and Fitness Studios, located in Dorval, QC. This busy working Mom and dog-lover resides in Beaconsfield, QC. READING I’ve...
Tony DiGenarro, Kirkland, Rhonda Massad, West Island News, West Island Blog,

West Island Karate Championships encourage kids to reach for the stars

By Rhonda Massad The 16th annual West Island Karate Championships (WIKC) took place on Saturday, February 11, in Ile Perrot. The tournament is one of the longest-running tournaments for juniors...
Lovie Rivard, New Year's Eve 2018, West Island Blog, West Island News,Rhonda Massad, West Island Cares

New Year’s with the Rivards brings $750 to locals in need

By Rhonda Massad Lovie Rivard and her husband Alain can often be found volunteering on the West Island. This New Year's Eve was no exception. The dynamic duo held their...

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