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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....
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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...
Oistins Fish Fry a must while visiting Barbados

Oistins Fish Fry – Barbados

By Rhonda Massad Barbados is one of my favorite places to visit when looking for warmth in the chilly Montreal winter months.  Oistins is an active fishing town on the south coast...
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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...
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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....
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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...

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...
Emerald Ash Borer takes our Ash Trees

As luck would have it the Emerald Ash Borer will be munching on other...

By Rhonda Massad Repeated application of pesticides over 15 to 20 years can’t be good for the environment. As cities across the West Island and pretty much everywhere prepared their 2015...
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Jerry Ferrer casse-croûte du terroir opens in St. Anne de Bellevue

by Rhonda Massad Another gorgeous summer night on August 4, ushered in the opening of Jerry Ferrer casse-croûte du terroir in St. Anne de Bellevue, the latest from chef Jérôme...

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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