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3 Ways to Get What You Want Over the Holidays

Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice. Whatever you celebrate is bound to be full of hot chocolate, great gifts, and lots of stress. Does it have to be that way? I...
Suzanne Reisler Litwin

Expect the Unexpected

Just when you think everything you planned is going to go this way, it goes that way.  Sometimes that way is the better way. Sometimes it’s not.  Bottom line;...
Rhonda's Best of the West

Rhonda’s Best of the West – December 2019

The Holiday Season in the West Island brings out the best in our community. From parades to food drives, breakfast with Santa to outdoor light displays - there are...

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‘Home Alone’ reboot to shoot in Montreal this Winter

We love our Montreal movie shoots. Who doesn't love a star sighting? Keep your binoculars close by from February to mid-April as cameras are...

5 Movies You May Not Recall Were Filmed In Montreal

Whenever we find out that the movies we are watching just so happened to be filmed in Montréal, our beloved city, we can’t help...

Westside Gathering’s Christmas concert to benefit WI Mission this Sunday

Who doesn’t love Christmas songs? We hum or whistle along to them whenever they come on. They have a nostalgia and attraction to them.   Sebastian...

Send a holiday greeting card to a Canadian Armed Forces Member

Will you be sending holiday greeting cards out this year? Why not include an extra one for a soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces?   A...

Pierrefond library vandals apprehended within hours of the deplorable act

"Our new state of the art library has unfortunately been a victim of vandalism," said Pierrefonds Mayor, Jim Beis. "We condemn such criminal acts...

Annual Lakeshore Hospital Foundation Gala raises $480,000

Three hundred West Islanders danced the night away at the Marriott In-Terminal Hotel this past Saturday night, November 16, at the Lakeshore General Hospital...


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Kelly Nickerson

Meet Your Neighbour – Tyler Bjorn

by Kelly Nickerson. Tyler Bjorn competed for Canada in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games in sailing and now runs the Pointe-Claire Yacht Club sailing program race team. He mentors...

Beaconsfield’s Dr. Gabrielle Cassir talks about sex during pregnancy

Dr. Gabrielle Cassir takes on the guys on Have The Balls To Talk About It.  They discuss sex during pregnancy, hormones, cravings and much much more. “Have the balls to...
Meet your Neighbour: DDO's Corrie Sirota

Meet your Neighbour: DDO’s Corrie Sirota

by Rhonda Massad Corrie Sirota takes active to a higher level. Corrie and her husband Andy Frankel can be found ballroom dancing, fundraising, teaching, coaching and traveling. Corrie and Andy...
Meet Your Neighbour – Bita Guzman, Kelly Nickerson

Meet Your Neighbour – Bita Guzman

by Kelly Nickerson. Bita Guzman owns and operates Mi Clase Spanish Academy, a West Island Spanish language education program designed especially for children. This busy mother of three lives in...

What floatation device is best for your child? Swim for Life tells us

West Island Blog's Swim Safety Series with Swim for Life's Karina Renaud of Pointe Claire tells gives us the ins and outs of floatation safety. Karina at Swim for Life...

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