Monday, October 18, 2021

Rise of homeless women a growing reality in Montreal

by Kevin Woodhouse While this past Sunday was International Women's Day, a disturbing trend is taking place within Montreal as the number of homeless women, many of them middle aged,...

The Bread Basket takes action against food insecurity on the West Island

The Bread Basket is hosting a Food Security Forum, gathering those working in food assistance to discuss the growing problem of food insecurity and hunger on the West Island...

Lime Caesar Salad

2 garlic cloves, minced 2 canned anchovy fillets 1/4 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh Key lime juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons mayonnaise Dash of Worcestershire sauce Freshly cracked pepper to taste 1/4 cup...

West Island branch of Meals on Wheels serves up 43,000 a year

They are the unsung heroes of our community Quebec National Meals on Wheels week,  highlights the hard work and dedication of more than 850 volunteers on the West Island, averaging...

“Batshaw has proven to be very good neighbours so far” BCA says

Beaconsfield Batshaw campus, which will house 24 youth in an open setting is scheduled for occupancy this summer.  In late January, a tour of the shell of the building...

Final RBC Valentine’s breakfast raises $35,000 for 38 West Island charities

For the 14th and final year, RBC has again raised a handsome amount towards West Island Community Shares annual fundraising campaign.  The more than 400 breakfasts served at St....

Dollard’s David Ballas takes on Quebec’s pot holes

Dollard des Ormeaux’s David Ballas came up with a solution to the treacherous pot hole problem facing us all for his grade nine science project at West Island College...

Dollard school placed first in Quebec rankings

West Island College (WIC) ranked number one among quebec private schools for its English school and number two for its French school in the 2014 Quebec ministry exams amongst...
Kitchen 73 gives back to the West Island

Eating means giving at Kitchen 73

by Rhonda Massad While Kitchen 73 takes pride in their extensive menu that supports local farms it also gives back each year with a donation to a local Quebec charitable...
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Are people really going without food on the West Island?

by Rhonda Massad The West Island of Montreal is well known for high-quality family living. Waterfront estates, high-end condos, and homes are commonplace. But Senneville, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Baie-D'Urfé, Ile Bizard, Beaconsfield,...