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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...

West Island Palliative Care Says Thanks – Volunteer BBQ

by Rhonda Massad This was my second visit to the West Island Palliative Care Residence.  Well my third, I could not get over the fear the first time I went...
to hug or not to hug

To hug or not to hug , it’s not really a question is it?

The politeness rules got inverted during the "giant pause," no more kissing hello, handshaking or hugging as a greeting. That felt awkward at first, but as the pandemic continues...

Being grateful….Through my eyes

By Rhonda Massad There is so much talk about giving thanks and being grateful, that the words have almost  lost their meaning, but not quite. When my children hit a certain...

Two Million Visits – Check out the year in review on video

By Rhonda Massad I sat down several times to write this post. It was difficult to express my gratitude for a community that has welcomed the West Island Blog with...
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I had no idea……

“My favorite articles to write are about the people I meet who are making a difference.  Who try, who get up, who take a chance,” Rhonda Massad When I started...
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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...

My visit to the new super hospital – MUHC

by Rhonda Massad I am lucky my visit to the new Glen site MUHC super hospital was for a happy reason so I had the chance to explore with no...

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...
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Le Nichoir saves Fuzz the lost duckling

By Rhonda Massad What do you do if you find a lost or injured bird? One possibility is to take it to Le Nichoir, the non-profit centre in Hudson that...