#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, 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...
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....

Freedom is freedom. The line is the line. There are no grey areas....

Religions all have one thing in common, they teach love, tolerance, acceptance and a high standard of goodness.  A belief that human beings should be kind and treat each...
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....
N4N Food Drive,Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, West Island News

The community unite to banish hunger

by Rhonda Massad In unprecedented numbers, close to 1,000 West Islanders gathered at the Beaconsfield Recreation Centre on November 19, to banish hunger on the West Island. The first annual...
Greenwich, Angelo Chiotis, Pointe Claire, YOC

Healthy toxin free living as part of the Greenwich living experience

by Rhonda Massad For those of you who know me well, you know I suffer from a chemical exposure intolerance. In other words, everything  can have my skin reacting from...
John Abbott College, Zach Fenlon, Editorial, The Professional Theatre Program at John Abbott College (JAC) , West Island Blog, Rhonda Massad

Broadway in the West. Don’t miss JAC’s play “Into the Woods”

by Zach Fenlon The Professional Theatre Program at John Abbott College (JAC)  has just opened Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” and it was simply incredible. As a John Abbott graduate...
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...
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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