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Pierrefond’s Dr. Peter Neumann, pediatrician passes after almost 60 years of service

by Rhonda Massad The well known, no-nonsense pediatrician, Dr. Peter Neumann died this past weekend after serving the West Island Community for almost 60 years. Those who were fortunate enough...
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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...
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Like never before, the time is now to affect change

by Rhonda Massad When I was going door to door hoping to be elected in the last municipal election in my home town, I ran across a few doors where...
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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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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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...

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...
How to cure a stomach ulcer naturally

Three natural remedies that cured my stomach ulcers without realizing it

When you have an ulcer, all you want to know is how to stop the discomfort, pain, nausea and taste in your mouth. How to cure a stomach ulcer...

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...

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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