Beaconsfield, Rhonda Massad, Leaf Blowers, West Island Blog, West Island News, Environment

To ban or not to ban – leaf blowers – That is the question

By Rhonda Massad While I hate the sound of leaf blowers that are set to be banned at the July 8th public council meeting in Beaconsfield, I have to wonder...
Tree Azin Beaconsfield EAB Emerald Ash Borer

Treeazin pesticide applications for prolonged lengths of time – is this the answer?

By Rhonda Massad In the early 1900’s there was the chestnut blight, an exotic pathogen that altered the hardwood forest forever. A few decades later Dutch elm disease, an exotic...
Thai Express Kirkland

Thai Express opens its doors on St. Charles in Kirkland

By Rhonda Massad Do red peppers, Chinese broccoli, boiled and crispy egg noodles and a choice of shrimp, beef, chicken, tofu or fish tucked in KAHO SOI broth with a...
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....

The West Island loses a pillar with the sudden death of Tony Di Gennaro

By Rhonda Massad As sleep faded away after a fitful nights sleep, the reality of the death of Tony Di Gennaro remained true. I was hoping it was just a...
Rhonda Massad, Ford Quebec, West Island news, West Island Blog

What was it like to drive a Ford Focus EV and be green for...

by Rhonda Massad I was challenged to step up my green game by Ford last week. This meant I had to go paperless, eat a plant based diet, switch to...
#flood2017, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, West Island News, Flood, State of Emergency, Montreal

When the chips were down our community stood united, it’s who we are

I wanted to take a moment to thank each of you for your continued support in the recent flood crisis on the West Island as well as the Montreal...
Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, West Island News, What's up with hospital gowns?? Montreal Grandma

What’s up with hospital gowns??

by Rhonda Massad To practice what I preach when it comes to giving back to our community I have signed up to be part of a volunteer medical study of...
Cananut, Vaudreuil, Nuts, Spices, Dried Fruits, Grains, West Island Blog, Rhonda Massad, News, West Island News, Health Benefits of Nuts

Cananut in Vaudreuil – Nuts abound!!

Growing up my parents always had a pantry full of shelled and unshelled nuts. Nuts were a staple ingredient in a lot of recipes in our house growing up....

A letter to my future self

I see you smiling, sitting so peacefully; you are simply in awe. You're looking at me, the younger, and more naive, more determined, more self-righteous self; you have nothing...

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