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3 April 2013
WHATS ON MY MIND....
Susan MacDonald, Editor
Across headlines and airwaves, Bill 14 continues to be frontline news and
the number one concern for us all. The line has been drawn in the sand and
parties on both sides are bringing in the heavyweights in desperate attempts
to add strength to their end of the rope. Poor Diane DeCourcy, the PQ minister
responsible for Bill 14, is standing on the sidelines wringing her hands in distress
and feigning surprise at the mutual anxiety being expressed by the two tug-
rope teams before her, all the while praying their concentration will remain on
each other and not turn to her. The stakes are high; fighters for an independent
and totally French province on one side, with defenders of the rights of minorities
and the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms on the other. Mme. Decourcys
proposed solution, that the answer lies somewhere in the middle, leaves me
shaking my head in confusion for is this not exactly where we started? No wonder
the dear lady is perplexed.
From a personal perspective, I fail to see how abolishing English would strengthen
Quebec or benefit its population when this is the language used extensively across
the globe. Why would world business investors look to Quebec to place their
dollars when limited language skills and necessary translations would negatively
affect communications with outside offices? Where would French students find
work after graduating if they were unable to find employment at home? Would
tourists continue to visit a destination hostile to the English language? Does a
French Quebec really expect to be able to survive on its own? The logical question
would be why would it want to, when it could have the best of both worlds? Take
the above questions and think of the advantages of being a successful bilingual
province! It has been proven, for example by Holland, that citizens can be
trilingual without fear of losing their own identity.
Most Anglophones do not have an issue with Quebecs claim to its French
heritage, or that French is considered the first language, provided they are able
to receive services in English as well. With the exception of a few, mostly the
elderly, they have learned to speak French, and, recognizing its importance,
have ensured their children are taught as well. The communication skills of our
younger generation attest to that. Proving the point further, on a recent shopping
excursion at several stores, each young salesperson first approached me in French,
yet quickly switched to English when he or she realized I was an Anglophone.
Making the sale was their concern, and Im sure their employers as well, not the
language it was made in.
Although language appears to be the argumentative point of Bill 14, in reality it
is nothing more than a smoke screen to hide the true issues behind it; militant
attempts to dominate or eliminate a populace that has every right to live here,
and I dont see either side of the rope-pullers giving up graciously. What a terrible
waste of energy that could and should be used on other important issues. And
so, with a deep sigh of regret from the majority of the onlookers, the tug-of-war
between the two sides continues.
On a lighter note, a stop at Loblaws in St. Sauveur introduced me for the first
time to the auto checkout line, and I blushed, literally, in embarrassment at
my ignorance as the not-so-patient machine took me through the steps. The darn
thing even scolded me for taking my produce off the scale before finalizing my
transaction, but a very nice lady at the station beside me smiled and offered her
assistance. I jumped at the opportunity to agree when she said, you must be
from out of town. I suppose Harrington could be considered off the beaten path!
While I was impressed with the efficient technology of this system, I also realized
that a few more much-needed jobs had gone out the window. Times are tough out
there and jobs are getting harder to find.
On a nature note, our migrating birds are making their return and I am thrilled to
recognize the familiar sounds that I have not heard in months. Flocks of Canada
Geese are filling the fields along roadsides, resting up after their journey and
waiting for the waterways to open. The songbirds are back as well and Ive seen
several species already. However, snow is still covering much of the Laurentians
and food sources for our local summer birds are in very short supply right now.
After their long flight, they will desperately need to replenish their weight and
energy before the start of the breeding season, so its a good time to get the
feeders washed and filled to help them through the next couple of weeks. Their
arrival is the first real sign of spring, and with them comes the knowledge that
warm temperatures and sunshine are not far behind. Its been a long and difficult
winter this year and we are all long overdue for a change.
In closing, I would like to thank those of you who have been visiting our website
and new facebook page recently. Our statistics show a steady increase to both
over the past several months and I would like to encourage you to share the
news with your friends and keep coming back. We will be adding new features
and information on a regular basis and would appreciate your input as to what
you would like to see on our page. Also, we are considering changes to our
community service announcement page in Main Street to include weddings, births
and anniversary notices. Share your happy events and occasions with others by
sending us your messages. We look forward to hearing from you. Join us on our
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Enjoy the read and well be back next month
4 April 2013
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Goodnight Europe A Glimpse Of The End Game
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When governments and banks collude to monopolise
the monetary system, so that they can create money
out of thin air, the result is a business cycle that
wreaks havoc on the economy. Pyramiding more and
more (debt) on top of a tiny (monetary base) will
create an economic house of cards just waiting to collapse. The situation in Cyprus
should be both a lesson and a warning to the United States. We need to end
the Federal Reserve, stay away from propping up the Euro and return to a sound
monetary system.
Dr. Ron Paul. (1935 present.) Physician, libertarian, politician. Member U.S
House of Representatives.
In the January 2013 issue of Main Street, in this column (article - When Dominos
Fall), readers were asked to pay attention to the crisis unfolding in the European
Union (EU) since many countries were entering depression conditions, and that if
one domino were to fall, the entire economic structure would come tumbling down.
Well, the frst domino to teeter (not fall) was Ireland last year, but it, alone, was
too small to damage the EU system. Then, Portugal and Greece, with the latter
causing shock waves throughout the EU, but severe austerity measures and bil-
lions of bailout Euros managed to stop a collapse. Now Cyprus has imploded, and
the world now waits to see how far the repercussions will reach. Recently, the two
largest banks in this tiny Mediterranean island nation were declared bankrupt, the
government declared a Bank Holiday and closed all banks temporarily and then
requested an emergency bailout from the ECB (European Central Bank) in order to
avoid running out of cash and causing a panic.
A few weeks ago, most people would have been unable to fnd Cyprus on a map,
but this fea on an elephants rump has brought the entire EU and its pathetic lead-
ers to a turning point in this crisis that threatens to overwhelm the entire system of
fractional-reserve banking and defcitburdened national economies. The economy
of Cyprus is only 0.20% of the GDP of the EU economy, decidedly a minor player,
but the political shenanigans that have taken place to resolve the situation will be
the template for all the future remedies applied to any future banking crises, and
the prognosis is very grim indeed.
The outcome of these bank failures is that the two largest banks have come under
the curatorship of the countrys government. One bank, the second largest, will
be liquidated, and the insured accounts (under 100,000 Euros) transferred to the
other bank, the largest, which will remain in business. However, bond and share-
holders are wiped out and the uninsured accounts, those over 100, 000 Euros,
will be taxed at least 40% to help pay for the shortfall. In other words, if you
had 100,000 Euros in your
account before the clo-
sure, you would have only
60,000 Euros when your
account was next acces-
sible. This is outright rob-
bery, institutionalized and
sanctioned by the govern-
ment. It has been approved
by the ECB and has been
made a condition of the
loan agreement by which
the banks will be bailed
out. This is how the 99%
was treated.
In contrast, the 1% was
unscathed. In the days
following the closure of the banks, reports indicated that account holders who
had access to Cypriot bank branches in London, Athens and Moscow were able
to transfer all their money out of the country. Many billions of Euros left Cyprus
during this two-week bank holiday. The majority of those account holders were
Russian Oligarchs, who had parked billions of their assets in Cyprus banks, as well
as the privileged 1% of Cypriot society, including the former and current Presi-
dents of the country, both of whom, and their families and businesses, were able
to transfer their money out of the country and avoid the penalty of asset seizure
imposed on the rest of the countrys hapless depositors. Strict capital controls have
been imposed since the resumption of banking, limiting the daily amount with-
drawn from ATMs and limiting how much money could be taken out of the coun-
try, in violation of the agreement governing the free movement of Euros within the
EU zone. There is now a two-tier EU currency.
In a fractional-reserve banking system a bank is allowed to make loans against
the money it takes in as deposits. It is only required to hold a small percentage of
the original cash while the rest can be loaned out. As the loaned money returns to
the bank as deposits in other customers loan accounts, even more of that same
money can be lent out yet again. This is how banking works currently world-
wide. Full-reserve banking would not permit lending against customer deposits.
In the EU fractional banking system, only one percent of a deposit is required as
a reserve. So, if just one Euro of each hundred is withdrawn from the banks, the
reserves would be exhausted and the system would collapse. Currently, billions of
Euro loans are going bad, many countries are experiencing depression conditions,
unemployment rates are soaring and consumers have cut back drastically.
So far, the countries needing bailouts have been small, but they are just the tip
of the iceberg. Next in line are the Big Berthas; Spain, Italy, France and, most
recently, Holland. These economies have ground to a halt due to unsupportable
debt burdens and austerity budget cutbacks. Spain is on life-support from the
ECB, Italy is a mess both politically and fnancially, without a proper government,
Frances economy has stalled and unemployment is rising while government
revenue is plunging, Hollands debt burden is critical, as its housing bubble has
just burst and consumer debt is equivalent to 250% of available income, more
than any other EU member. The only remaining economic engine in the Euro-
zone is Germany, which has been the rich uncle backing all the bailouts so far.
However, since economic activity worldwide has been shrinking for the past few
years, and consumers are deleveraging, Germany is also experiencing a shrinking
economy and German taxpayers are not
willing to continue to be the cash cow,
dispensing loans, which will never be
repaid, ever.
So, dear readers, changes are coming,
the dominos are rocking, and the frst
one to fall against its neighbour will
bring the entire structure tumbling
down. The consequences will not be
pleasant for all of us, the 99%, because
the writing is there on the wall for all to
see, if we are not in denial.
Remember, Cyprus is a template for
how future bank crises will be handled.
Depositors accounts will be raided.
Your money will not be safe in any
bank and it would be wise to consider
that you really do not own the money
in your bank accounts as long as they
are just numbers on monthly statements. Sure, we have so-called deposit insur-
ance, under which system all deposits up to a certain amount are insured by some
government fund. However, there is not enough money in the fund to pay all
depositors back if the failure is catastrophic. In the US, total deposits exceed $10
trillion, while the deposit insurance fund, the FDIC, has only $100 billion avail-
able. In Canada, the CDIC similarly insures deposits up to $100,000, but credit
unions, caisse populaires and foreign banks are not included. Total bank deposits
exceed $2 trillion.
Governments worldwide are realizing, fnally, the enormous risks that exist in
their banking sectors and already the US, UK, Canada and even New Zealand are
taking steps to apply the Cypriot template to future banking crises. In the recent
Canadian Budget, on page 144, there is a statement as follows:
The government proposes to implement a bail-in regime for systemically impor-
tant banks. This regime will be designed to ensure that, in the unlikely situation
that a systemically important bank depletes its capital the bank can be re-capital-
ized and returned to viability through the very rapid conversion of certain bank
liabilities into regulatory capital. This will reduce risk for taxpayers.
Readers are well advised to understand that a banks liabilities are primarily its
deposits, while its assets are usually its loan-portfolio. Therefore, the conversion
of liabilities into capital means that after bondholders and shareholders are wiped
out, depositors accounts will be raided for the rest of the money needed.
In conclusion, Nigel Farage, British member of the European Parliament, leader of
the UKIP, and the most popular and outspoken politician in the UK, and likely to
be the future Prime Minister, said never did I think they would resort to steal-
ing money out of peoples savings accountsget your money out while you can
Do Not Invest In The Euro Zone, You Have To Be Mad To Do So!... (Words of
reality from a European MP available on YouTube.)
This circus will soon come to a town near you.
Caveat depositor.
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5 April 2013
Jacks Unsung Hero
Monthly column in memory of Jack Burger, founder and creator of Main Street.
Jack believed that regular people often do outstanding things for their community.
Laurentians Care
Finding services and resources in English, particularly within the health and
social services areas, is an ongoing concern for Laurentian residents. The English
Communities Committee of the CSSS des Sommets has been a major source of
information over the years. One member of this group, Christina Vincelli, recognized
the severe lack of English support in the health care system and took it upon herself
to improve the situation. With encouragement and support from Jack Burger, Jean
Philippe Vezina, Joe Graham and many devoted and passionate volunteers, the first
non-profit organization for English caregivers was created in May 2010.
From the onset, the mission of Laurentians Care
has been to support and inform English caregivers
and seniors, and to connect them with the various
resources that are available. In addition, they
coordinate workshops and offer respites to caregivers.
Today, Laurentians Care covers a vast territory that
includes Arundel, Mont Tremblant, St. Sauveur and
Morin Heights, and they even have an office in the
Rivire Rouge region. This organization is a valuable
contact resource via social and health related
educational workshops and lectures, and last year,
it held a free health care fair for caregivers and
seniors. With its ever-revolving door of volunteers,
plus many trials and tribulations along the way,
running this organization has not been an easy
task. However, in the past as well as the present,
many individuals have continued to contribute to its
great success by sharing of their own personal expertise. Through their active
participation, each brought their own gift to the table, thereby encouraging a
growing bond within the communities.
Dr. Jennifer Wilson, a volunteer facilitator for the Memory Reminiscence
Therapy half-day respite workshops, aids in support for those with dementia.
Shelley Sarjeant has been a constant aid to families and caregivers through her
consultations. Debbie Sarjeant, Art Therapist, has provided social stimulation
through her tangible art projects to those in need. Kirsten Schrankel helped
people realize the important role that animals play in offering comfort and
attention, as well as helping to stimulate mobile functions, through animal-assisted-
therapy. None of these workshops would have been possible, especially at no cost,
without the support of the Morin Heights and Rivire Rouge legions that have
graciously offered their facilities for ongoing lectures, meetings and workshops.
Laurentians Care is on top of the ongoing changes in the health care system,
maintaining that one of the biggest problems at the moment, is the lack of
knowledge families have regarding the numerous resources available to them.
In addition to creating their own specific programs, they are involved with other
facilities including the McGill University Health Center, Memory Clinic and the
Center for the Aging that has provided a much wider
spectrum of resources for families. They have also
recently formed a partnership with the Vanier College,
St Faustin campus that will enable them to offer more
intense professional training programs for caregivers.
L-CARE is involved with numerous French Community
Tables as well, and has developed strong, bilingual
working relationships within the region.
Continuing to educate families about health care is
a constant necessity and thankfully, it is available
through Laurentians Care. Through developing quality
home-care assistance programs, seniors will be able to
remain in their homes longer. A new connection with
the QPP and the Community Table for seniors abuse
and fraud will provide increased security information
to families as well.
Christina constantly reminds people that L-CARE is not an agency but a non-profit
organization, heavily dependent upon private donations, corporate funding and
government grants. As a caregiver herself, she feels that the work professional
caregivers do should be recognized.
Although there is an administrative cost to join L-CARE as a caregiver, salaries
are untouched by the organization and the endorsement for caregivers to work as
autonomous workers continues with success. Positive promotion of an economic
stimulation program to get people working within the community continues to grow.
BRAVO to the L-Care team, helping our communities grow stronger and healthier!
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In Light of a Change..
It was refreshing to read David
MacFairlanes column and see
his references. The article warn-
ing against compact forescent
lights was good and informa-
tive. He also refrained from giv-
ing agency to a plot, a recurrent
theme in his past columns. This
time, he is exhorting us to take
matters into our own hands.
Bravo!
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A Purposeful Journey
Writer, David MacFairlane ended his
great article on evolution vs. creation in
the January edition of Main Street with
the question: What then, is the truth?
It is a question rarely asked and it def-
nitely deserves an answer and this is my
understanding of the question so far.
The truth is rather very simple. We, as
human beings, are in essence, the living
canvas for our innermost spirit. Our
task, however, is to make our spirit fully
aware of that. Once our spirit is aware
of its true nature and immortality, it is
then enlightened and the Truth has set
it free. So, according to this, life is not
a dream, but a very purposeful journey
of our inner Spirit. Once Spirit knows of
this truth, there are no more questions
and life continues with a new awareness.
Is this perhaps true and does it make
sense? Well, fnding out for yourself is
the best I can suggest. A bit of medita-
tion and refection will defnitely be of
help. And once you know you will
know. Enjoy the journey, please.
H. Wiemer
Wentworth Nord
The following was submitted by the
West Quebec Post who wished to
share the view of one of their readers
in regards to a government survey for
Bill 14.
Bill 14: government survey tailored to
support the changes
After reading and re-reading the item
about Bill 14, in the February 22 edi-
tion of the West Quebec Post, I visited
the website and put in my opinion on
the proposed changes to the Quebec
language laws.
I expected a questionnaire and a
section to enter my remarks. What
is actually there is a survey greatly
skewed in favour of the Bill. I read
the information and summary of the
Bill, fnding it very distorted, and then
completed the survey.
Once I reviewed my response to the
multiple-choice I concluded that no
matter what option I chose the results
would seem in favour of the proposed
changes so I did not click send. It is
only positive feedback that is being
sought by the committee working on
this bill and I dont want to be a part
of it. The focus is on French only and
the PQ Party think that by repressing all
other languages they will be stronger -
far too rigid and controlling in
my opinion.
The Quebec Liberal Party will vote
against this bill and as the PQ Party
is a minority the legislation will not
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Roland Richer
Preparing for
Next Election
Argenteuil PQ
Executive Committee
Renewal
The Au Vieux Charbon restaurant
in Lachute was flled to capacity
on Sunday February 24, for the
General Assembly of the Parti
Qubcois dArgenteuil. For the
frst time in its history, a general meeting of the Argenteuil PQ took place in the
presence of a member of the party elected to the National Assembly of Quebec.
The guest speaker was Marie-Victorin MNA Bernard Drainville, Minister
responsible for Democratic Institutions and Citizen Participation. He particularly
emphasized that the actions of the Parti Qubcois government in the fght
against corruption and to restore public confdence towards the political class
are paramount to achieving independence. When Quebecers will be confdent
enough, we can fnally be a country. When Quebecers feel they are strong
enough and they have something to offer the world, we can fnally be a country.
Bringing back integrity and rigor to restore confdence, is what the Parti Qubcois
government will continue to do.
MNA Roland Richer: Argenteuil MNA Roland Richer, subsequently talked about
his work in Quebec, national achievements affecting the county and local issues
that are of concern since his initial election on June 11, 2012, citing, among
others: the improvement at the CSSS dArgenteuil in Lachute, the enormous task
of road maintenance, the bilingual status of several municipalities and citizen
concerns. Richer also reminded activists that they must always be ready for a
possible election campaign.
I am honoured to make history by being the frst Parti Qubcois candidate to
be elected in the riding of Argenteuil. But this change of direction in Argenteuil is
not due to me, but to all of us who have worked very hard during the two 2012
elections. Kudos to you, my dear activists for all your efforts, and thank you for
believing in me, stated MNA Roland Richer.
Executive Committee: Finally, the outgoing executive of the party in Argenteuil,
chaired by Marc Champagne, was re-elected unopposed with two new members to
fll vacancies. Interestingly, these members come from all across the county.
The Parti Qubcois dArgenteuil activists closed their annual meeting with a spirit
full of energy and unity.
Photo courtesy Argenteuil PQ: Marie-Victorin
MNA Bernard Drainville, Minister responsible for
Democratic Institutions and Citizen Participation
(right) was the guest speaker at the Argenteuil
PQ Annual General Meeting; he was welcomed by
Argenteuil PQ MNA Roland Richer (left).
7 April 2013
Candidacy: Mayor of Val David
In recent months, many citizens strongly suggested that
I consider running for mayor in the upcoming municipal
elections. After careful consideration, I am announcing that I
will be a candidate for mayor of Val David in the municipal
elections to be held on November 3, 2013.
I have been the President of the Coalition of Citizens of Val
David (RCVD) for over three years. I have informed the Board
of Directors that I have resigned my position as President and Director of the
RCVD to devote myself fully to the organization of my campaign.
I urge all citizens to share with me the vision they have of Val David, under the
theme, Together for our Village. In the coming weeks, I would like to hear from
candidates who are available and interested in joining my team and who have at
heart the interests of their fellow citizens and the future of their village.
I have over forty years of management experience. During these years, I have
been responsible for business development, negotiation of strategic contracts,
business integration and development modes. Also, during my career, I have been
responsible for the operations and the implementation of several projects for the
Caisse Populaire Desjardins. Finally, during the last ten years, as a consultant in
management and negotiation, I have advised business leaders on various national
and international issues.
I offer my knowledge and experience to serve this communitys best interests. The
direction I intend to take will be based on sound and transparent management
practices that will build a future focusing on the strengths of our village.
Together for our village with Team Boisvert.
Ren Boisvert, equipe.boisvert@gmail.com, 819 323-9178.
Official Launch of the 2013-2017
Strategic Planning of the MRC Argenteuil
Moving Forward TOGETHER!
Lachute, March 13, 2013 - The MRC dArgenteuil is proud to present to its partners
and to all of its citizens, the explanatory guide of its strategic planning process as
well as the Action Plan 2013-2017. Preliminary versions of these reference tools
were presented and very well received by the hundreds of community partners
who gathered on October 24, 2012 during a retreat held at the CAMMAC music
centre in Harrington. Subsequently, this plan was adopted unanimously by the
council of the MRC at the regular meeting of November 28, 2012. More specifcally,
this consultation exercise has 26 goals and 207 actions that refect the dynamism
prevailing in Argenteuil as well as the leadership demonstrated by the MRC for the
past several years.
The Action Plan of the MRC is part of an inspiring and practical sustainable devel-
opment approach concerning the environmental, social and economic aspects. A
fourth axis relative to the governance of the MRC has also been added, which will
include ensuring a global vision in the analysis and processing of fles. In addition
to efforts in sustainable development, the MRC will continue its involvement and
collaboration with the community in order to offer all people living in the Argen-
teuil region an enviable quality of life.
Mayor of the Township of Gore and deputy warden of the MRC dArgenteuil, Mr.
Scott Pearce, in his name and on behalf of the Board of the MRC, wishes to express
sincere gratitude to the community partners as well as the MRC team for the con-
tinued commitment and professionalism demonstrated for nearly two years in the
conduct of this important issue.
In closing, Mr. Pearce emphasizes that the success of this planning process will be
achieved as a collective. To do this, the MRC wishes to quickly take action with
partners and citizens of the MRC dArgenteuil. The implementation of this vast
project is a team project for Argenteuil!
Government Offers Financial
Assistance to Storm Victims
The deputy for Argenteuil, Roland Richer, is pleased to announce, on behalf of
Stphane Bergeron, the Minister of Public Safety that citizens from eight munici-
palities, who were affected by power outages due to the prolonged blizzard last
December 21, will be eligible for government fnancial aid.
Many Laurentian municipalities were plunged into the cold and dark after the
heavy snowfall. In order to support their fellow members, Sylvain Pag (Labelle),
Claude Cousineau (Bertrand) and Roland Richer (Argenteuil) jointly requested that
citizens affected by the power outages be compensated for losses and damages that
the storm may have caused.
I am very pleased, and not surprised, that our application has been heard. Thou-
sands of homes suffered the consequences of these failures just a few days before
Christmas. For many, these failures resulted in signifcant additional costs. Im glad
they have access to the fnancial assistance program and that it can put a balm on
the unfortunate events they experienced, said Mr. Roland Richer.
The Departments role is to make every effort to support the municipal authorities
and help to all Quebecers as well as to ensure their safety and that of their prop-
erty, said Minister Bergeron.
The fnancial assistance program supports municipalities, citizens, businesses and
organizations that have been affected by a disaster. This government program is a
last-resort assistance and would include additional and current expenses incurred by
municipalities for the implementation of various measures of response and recovery
for the safety of their citizens, including the opening of center accommodations. In
Argenteuil, the following municipalities are now eligible: Barkmere, Gore, Har-
rington, Lac-des-Seize-les, Mille-Isles, Morin-Heights, St. Adolphe dHoward and
Wentworth-Nord.
For more information about this program or to obtain the necessary claim forms,
contact the Directorate of recovery at 1 888 643-HELP (2433) or visit the website of
the Ministry of Public Security www.securitepublique. gouv.qc.ca.
Quebec Community Newspapers
Associations (QCNA) www.qcna.org
Brief presented to the National Assemblys Committee on Culture and Education
with regards to General consultation and public hearings on Bill 14: An Act to
amend the Charter of the French language, the Charter of Human Rights and Free-
doms and other legislative provisions.
Brief
Submitted to the National Assembly of Quebecs Committee on Culture and Edu-
cation by the Quebec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA) as part of the
General consultation and public hearings on Bill 14: An Act to amend the Charter of
the French language, the Charter of human rights and freedoms and other legislative
provisions.
Organization
This brief was prepared by the Quebec Community Newspapers Association
(QCNA), a not for proft organization dedicated to the professional and economic
development of English community newspapers and their enterprises serving
minority communities in Quebec. Our 35 member publications cover communities
that are often hard to reach. Whether ethnic, religious, senior, agricultural, educa-
tional, Aboriginal or offcial language minority, our publications effectively provide
non-duplicating coverage in both rural and urban markets throughout Quebec. Our
English and bilingual publications distribute weekly, monthly, biweekly and daily
to some 700,000 readers across the province. These publications serve an exclu-
sive English and bilingual readership in their communities through their focus on
relevant local news and high editorial-to-advertising ratio.
Summary
The QCNA is opposed to amendments in Bill 14 that has a goal to lift French to
a human right under provincial law. We believe Bill 14 is a confict that will
impede individual rights and freedoms of all Quebec citizens right to choose as it
binds non-Francophones living in Quebec to an unjust jingoism and insecurities
over the future of the French Language.
The QCNA opposes Bill 14 for the following reasons:
1. The Bill puts in confict the basic individual right by confning the right to
choose a language to be educated in as well as which language to employ in the
workplace. This is an attempt to discriminate against individuals and communi-
ties under the terminology common well being and cultural communities in
effect expecting an all-or-nothing conformity to the state. This is a de-unifying
objective: to make Quebec a place where everyone can live, succeed and achieve
fulfllment in French. Personal liberty and freedom applies to everyone equally.
2. The term cultural communities has no signifcance in international law and
minorities does, and this Bill seeks to replace the term ethnic minorities
in Bill 101 with cultural communities. Ethnic minorities are protected under
international human-rights law. This may not be the case for cultural communi-
ties. Therefore, removing the terminology ethnic minorities, the government
is sending the message that minorities do not exist in Quebec. Minority rights
are protected under international statutes like the 1966 International Covenant
on Civil and Political Rights and the 1992 Declaration on the Rights of Persons
Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities.
3. The Bill eliminates the democratic right to decide, a fundamental and basic hu-
man right treasured in all democratic societies. Bill 14 eliminates, without pro-
cess, the right of all voters to determine what language services their municipal-
ity provides based on a percentage value, one that believes that speaking English
and French can be clearly divided, when we know that many Quebecers speak
both offcial languages. The Bill would ban most Quebec towns (those with an
English population of 49%, or less) from having bilingual status.
4. The Bill fattens and undermines the role of Quebecs English educational in-
stitutions, creating a tunnel-vision mentality that leaves one option for parents
seeking to educate their children in the language of their choice. Further, the Bill
targets students who have graduated from a French high school impacting only
students who without question are already fuent in French. It is well known
that the reason students switch to an English CEGEP is to become fuent in Eng-
lish, which is critical to the future success in Canada and the world. Under such
a Bill, Francophone educational opportunities and professional options would be
hindered even more than Anglophones.
5. The Bill places a fnancial hindrance on small business owners, specifcally
those employing between 26 and 49 persons, as well as forcing that communica-
tion in the service sector
to be in French. Logically,
the Parti-Quebecois
should be generating wealth
and supporting its Quebec-
based businesses.
Conclusion
It is the QCNA position that the Government of Quebec
has offered no justifable evidence to enact Bill 14.
Changing the crux of Quebecs human rights
and freedoms, resetting educational polices
based on language, while negating a childs
right to an education of his or her parents
choice and sanitizing the workplace with
language compliance will only lead to linguistic
dis-harmony, something Government imposed.
8 April 2013
Simply Words on Paper
Kids with Helicopter
Parents Jim Warbanks - Main Street
It all started with a short discussion heard on radio. The issue
was whether an 8-year-old girl was old enough to walk to school.
My immediate response was: not if she has helicopter parents. She may never be ready to do
anything on her own in her life.
A helicopter parent is hyper-vigilant and omnipresent in the childs life, preventing the
development of the child through experiences, both positive and negative, including the
possibility of learning through failure. Constant contact through use of the ubiquitous cell phone
has led University of Georgia professor Richard Mullendore to characterize this device as the
worlds longest umbilical cord. Another contributing factor is transporting a child to all activities,
from arranged play dates as a toddler to all school sports and social activities.
Adversity was once a fixture in the average kids life. Over-parenting today means kids are shielded
from setbacks, putting them at a considerable disadvantage when faced with real life challenges.
Assume responsibility: In addition to the three Rs, my teachers instilled a sense of responsibility,
organization, manners, restraint and foresight. Partly because of oppressive helicopter parents
who insist that their precious offspring have an idealized educational experience, and consider
that their childs perception is absolute truth, regardless of the facts, cultivating the childs self-
esteem, giving prizes to all in spite of uneven achievement and the indiscriminate use of multiple
learning styles to disguise lack of effort has become the norm. The development of vital social
skills is woefully neglected.
I dont know whether that eight-year-old should walk to school, but I know that I did, from a
younger age. Though my parents were certainly not over-permissive and insisted that I conform
to certain standards, I had far more latitude to experiment and learn than the children who are
victims of helicopter parents.
Even before attaining school age, my turf extended blocks in every direction, allowing me to
make friends of my choosing, as long as my parents were informed of my expected whereabouts.
I admit straying from that path on occasion. I experienced social challenges, linguistic issues, age
differentials, and coped with them.
Exposure to measles: I still vividly recall an event when I was most likely in Grade 3. My
teacher assigned me the task of bringing homework to a classmate who was sick at home with
the measles. He lived a considerable distance in a direction away from my home. I delivered the
homework package and Roberts mother invited me in to play. Of course, I developed a fine case
of the measles within days. My mother was livid because I had been unnecessarily and unwisely
exposed to the childhood disease, but certainly not that I had walked, after a late school day,
many blocks from home.
By Grade 7, I was walking to a different school over a mile from home, and still further to a
newly-constructed school the following year. More significantly, I was exposed to older classmates
who had transferred to the school. As part of my development, I was expected to cope with this
additional challenge, including exposure to bullying. I could count on parental support and advice
from some fine teachers, but the ultimate solution to problems was left to me.
As a young teenager, I moved to a community that stretched along the shore of Lake Saint Louis.
Social and sports activities were concentrated miles from home. I also attended school in Lachine,
necessitating daily travel on adult buses. I relished the expanded contact with people from
different backgrounds.
Hydroplane racing: I gravitated early to adult-oriented activities, playing broomball and
becoming a gofer on a hydroplane racing team that included summer travel to the Lac Saint
Jean area, the Beauce region and the northern U.S. states, as well as an annual return to my
hometown, Valleyfield, which still hosts a regatta of international stature.
All this occurred before I entered university. Developing the confidence to function in an adult
world was a gift given to me by my non-helicopter parents, though I realize that they worried
about me, and I certainly caused them consternation on more than one occasion.
Boomerang kids: The boomerang kids phenomenon, when offspring return home at a later age
disillusioned, depressed and dysfunctional can be attributed largely to well-meaning parents who
tend to make matters worse by not giving their children, at an appropriate age, the opportunity to
blossom, experience life, and occasionally learn from failure.
Yes, I did walk to school when I was eight, and learned from it, taking the first small steps that
led me to adulthood.
Notre Home: Provincial Tour & Hip-hop Anthem
to Build Bridges Between Communities
The QCGN and hip-hop artist David Hodges launch an awareness tour in English and French
schools across Quebec.
In order to foster cultural exchanges between English and French-speaking communities of Que-
bec, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), initiator of the Notre Home project, is
undertaking an awareness tour in the schools of the province, showcasing artist David Hodges.
A committed artist for years, David Hodges works everyday with youth by leading music work-
shops. He also collaborates with Kids Help Phone. Its bilingual song, Notre Home, has become the
projects rallying point. Performed by The Honest Family, a collective of Montreal artists, the song
is available on ITunes.
The Notre Home Tour, with support
from the government of Quebec, aims
at conveying a positive, inclusive and
innovative message in order to break
down linguistic barriers. By touring the
province to meet young people in the
schools, David Hodges acts as an
ambassador for linguistic and cultural
rapprochement.
For more information and to watch the
music video: www.NotreHome.ca.
Police and Firefighters
Participate in 24h of Skiing
and Cycling
Police and firefighters presented framed memorabilia to city
officials in appreciation for encouraging them to participate in the
24h of skiing and 24h of cycling events.
Mathieu Hinse challenged elected officials to participate in 24 hours
of walking in the 24h of skiing in December 2013. They accepted
and Jrme Mathieu Gagnon agreed to participate as well.
Mont Tremblant News:
Funds for youth distributed during
Winter Follies.
The mayor of Mont Tremblant, Pierre Pilon, presented a cheque of
$1,141 to Parents-Musique des Hautes-Laurentides and la Polyva-
lente Cur-Mercure for extra-curricular activities, specifcally for
sport, at the council meeting held on Monday, March 11.
The money comes from the proceeds of the sale of tickets for the
show Kan, which was presented in the church during the Winter
Follies, organized by the Department of Culture and Recreation of
the Ville de Mont-Tremblant.
In recent years, we decided to pay the money to organizations
who work with our youth, an action that is part of our youth policy
and Persistence Days, that took place from February 11 to 15, said
Mayor Pierre Pilon.
In conclusion, Mr. Pilon thanked the youth and representatives of
the organization Parents-Musique des Hautes-Laurentides and the
leaders of extra-curricular activities at Polyvalante Cur-Mercury.
From left to right: Pascal Thibault, Billy St. John Gray, Kavin Roy,
Jrme Gagnon, Mayor Pierre Pilon, Mathieu Hinse, firefighter
Stephanie Deschamps and firefighter Karl Britten.
Photo Left to right: Johanne Vaillancourt, Director of Cur-Mercure,
Pierre Pilon, Mayor of the City of Mont-Tremblant, Alain Rochon, Direc-
tor Deputy - head of music at the Polyvalante Cur-Mercure.
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9 April 2013
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Viking Canoe Kayak Club hosts the
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Tribute Night in Saint Sauveur
On March 19, the Chambre
de Commerce et de Tourisme
de la Valle de St. Sauveur
hosted an evening in honor
of the dedicated commercial
establishments that have
been outstanding contributors
within the Valley of St.
Sauveur. The event was held
at the restaurant Steak
Frites St-Paul, where several
enterprises received special
recognition. A thank you goes
out to contributing partners,
Caisse Desjardins de la Valle
des Pays-dHaut, the Journal
Access, King Communications,
Le Steak Frites St-Paul and
Focus Audiovisual.
Honoraries:
Caisse Desjardins: Sylvie
Moreau, Frdric Peuvrier,
Nathalie Modrie, Manon
Dufresne, Chantal Corbeil
et Isabelle Cossette;
Association des Auteurs
des Laurentides: Ginette
Sabourin; Les Entreprises
Claude Rodrigue Inc: Lili
Bourgault, Daniel Bertrand
et Michel Beauchamp; Jean
Coutu: Alain Cardinal,
Francine Lamarre, Loraine
Labelle, Monique Cloutier
and Shanny Doucet; Journal
Accs Laurentides: Jacinthe
Neault and Thomas Gallenne;
King Communications: Marc-
Andr Auger; MSSI: Andr
Choquette, Nathalie Paquin, Carol Villeneuve, Lynda Trudeau, Marcel
Guindon, Karina Martin, Mariette Thomas, Stphane Dcelles, Bohdan Cholod
et Guylain Forget; Ville de Saint-Sauveur: Sylvie Legault; Municipalit de
Piedmont: Guylain Forget; tude Major Lazure Notaires: Me. Elisa Major Legault.
Special awards were presented to M. Jean Beaulieu (le prix ambassadeur de la
Valle) and Michael Gevers (le prix Georges-Filion).
Christian Dufour (President), Michael Gevers and
Pierre Urquhart (Director General).
M. Jean Beaulieu and M. Christian Dufour
(President of the Chambre of Commerce)
10 April 2013
It just
seems to
snow and
snow.
April usually is grey and November-like. Lets hope
this month leads to a warm and sunny summer.
After a long season of shovelling snow you might
have a sore back and tired muscles. Perhaps it is
time to book a session at Masso-Kinesitherapeute
at 2605-rue de la Riviere Ste. Adle. Gerald Gagne
and his gang can help you get rid of the stress of a
long winter of snow. If you have your massage on a Friday, you might go over to
Chez Milot and have the $19 special: Cote de boeuf Angus with soup or salad.
The restaurants Chez Milot, Aspria and Spago took advantage of the school break
to encourage their clients to purchase candles to benefit the event, Relais pour la
vie, in Ste. Adle next May 31. These candles will light the way on the borders of
the route for the walkathon that benefits the Canadian Cancer Society.
Along with the general wear and tear of this last winter, you might have had a
cracked windshield from the rocks pelting you on our roads. Visit Docteur Pare-
Brise on the boulevard Ste. Adle near the IGA. The Docteur also sells mags,
radios and all sorts of automobile accessories.
Lac Rond, in the centre of Ste. Adle, appears to be in a relatively healthy state.
According to the recent studies done by Le Groupe Communautaire Benevole
Action-Environnement Lac Ste. Adle (AELSA), the lake is still good for swimming
this summer. But, according to Louise Lemyre, the president of the AELSA, testing
for phosphorus levels in 2008, 2009 and 2012 do not have a long history. You
might remember that the presence of phosphorous in our lakes leads to blue algae
problems, which can make a lake unsafe for swimming. Lemyre cautions, as does
the Ministere du Developpement durable et de lenvironnement du Quebec, that
continued tests and preventative measures are needed to keep and improve water
quality in Lac Rond. These preventative measures would include lakeside dwellers
and the Hotel Chantecler to be careful not to use pesticides and fertilizers to
enhance lawns. These products can flow down to Lac Rond and cause damage to
an already fragile ecosystem surrounding the lake. Lemyre also wants the town
to install toilets on the beach before its opening in May. Lemyre would like to see
the pipe that redirects water from the Chanteclers parking lot to the lake to be
re-directed elsewhere. The AELSA would also like to see improved filtration from
properties bordering the lake. The AELSA hopes the town will make a plan to
ensure the water quality will be safe for future generations. It is also hoped that
when the plan is set up, that the town enforces the implementation rigorously.
If you wish to understand and participate in actions of the AELSA, there is an
assembly of the group on May 19 at 10 am in the room Claude-Gregoire. If you
want to become a member of the AELSA, or follow results on their activities, you
can do so by writing to Lac RondSainteAdele@gmail.com. You can also follow
them on Facebook at Action Environnement Lac Ste-Adele.
It seems our mayor, Rejean Charbonneau, will be turning sod on an affordable
housing project on rue Blondin. There is a plan to build 40 family units with 2
or 3 bedrooms at rents of $550 and $650. According to Margaret Bain of Inter-
loge, who is the developer of the project, it has been decided to use Landco to
construct the project. The project should get underway this spring.
The Hotel Chantecler will be busy in April. The CLD des Pays-den-Haut will be
hosting an evening on developments in our region to encourage local businesses
and partners of Pays-den-Haut. There will be a general assembly at 4:30 pm (free
entry) and then at 15:30 pm, a dinner/cocktail for $80 per attendee. You can call
450 229-6637 ext 126 to reserve a ticket or go online at infordmrcpdh.org. The
event takes place in the Hotel on Wednesday, April 10.
On Saturday, April 13 at 6 pm, at the Chantecler, the Pine Theatre owner, Tom
Fermanian, will host the annual Noir & Blanc Nuit Adeloise Desjardins 2013.
This is the 28th edition of this gala that honours local business and business
leaders. There is a cocktail at 6 pm and dinner will be served at 7 pm. For $160
per person, you get the cocktail, meal, wine and an evening of dancing to the
group, Lost in Sound. You also will be part of a draw for a trip to Belgium (value
at $6000) with the purchase of balloons. If you have $320 to blow, it sounds like
a great night to drink, dance and have a great time with Mayor Charbonneau and
Guy Goyer, the director of the Ste. Adle Chamber of Commerce, not to mention
hobnobbing with the business elite of Ste. Adele.
One last note: The Quebec government is running a series of ads encouraging you
to become a potential politician in municipal elections next November. You can
get info at electionsmunicipales.gouv.qc.ca. Wave at our mayor Charbonneau
who knows, you might be on the slate of opposing candidates in November 2013!
Telephone Extensions at CSSS dArgenteuil
LACHUTE, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. - The Health and So-
cial Services Centre (CSSS dArgenteuil) will be changing
all internal telephone extensions, affecting services at
145 avenue de la Providence, which is the main building.
Beginning April 6, 2013, and gradually in the following days, telephone extensions
will be changed from 4 to 5 digits. The main Argenteuil Health and Social Services
Centre number remains unchanged at 450 562-3761. This will provide immediate
access to a general voice menu, which will offer various options depending on
desired service.
In order to obtain a more rapid response to your call, the Health and Social Servi-
ces Centre recommends that you consult the offcial website: www.csssargenteuil.
qc.ca. The telephone operator at general reception will also take your call in order
to help you, if necessary.
Youth services offered at 189 Mary Street in Lachute as well as the Grenville sector
will not be affected by these changes.
The Argenteuil Health and Social Services Centre has upgraded its entire telephone
system.
About Sainte Adle
Chris Lance - Main Street
News Wire From Weir
Claudette Pilon-Smith - Main Street
If youre lucky enough to be in the mountains,
Youre lucky enough!
Congratulations... CONGRATULATIONS! Mr. and
Mrs. John Dubeau recently celebrated their 70th wed-
ding anniversary. Festivities were held at the Royal
Canadian Legion Rouge River Branch 192 on March
23. Family and friends gathered for a happy milestone
celebration in their honour. Here is a heart-felt thank you from the two lovebirds:
We would like to thank everyone for their cards, best wishes and kindness on
the occasion of our 70th wedding anniversary. Mr. James (Jim) Ross piped us in,
something we were unable to accomplish in 1943 during the war. How memorable!
The lovely meal was catered by Nicole Pepin and the members of the legion and
the beautiful wedding cake was made and donated to us by Jennifer ODell. Thank
you very much Jennifer. We cannot forget the young men who attended the tables.
Our love and thanks to our daughter Elaine and our dear friend, Eadie DeCosse;
together they planned everything and tried to keep it from us. The beautiful bouquet
of roses from our grandchildren was simply gorgeous! Our Anglican priest, David
Sinclair, gave us his blessings. We hope we have not forgotten anyone, thank you,
thank you, for a memorable evening. Gods Blessings to all. - Betty & John Dubeau
Victorias Quilt/Laurentian Branch: Our 5th Annual General Meeting was held on
March 25, at 2 pm in the church hall of Grace Church on Church Rd in Arundel.
The day started with our 25 volunteers accomplishing a half-day of preparing
quilts for delivery. At 2 pm our president, Elizabeth Holloway, opened the A.G.M.
and welcomed our guests and volunteers. Following, was a reading of the fnan-
cial statement for the last year by the treasurer. Next was a report by our quilt-
coordinator of how the 75 quilts for this year were distributed making a grand total
of 276 since our inception. Heather and Kathy, our hostesses, gave a rundown, in
both languages, of how we were all treated during our workdays, from our coffee
wakeups to our desserts at lunch and how they prepared our special events - all of
it delicious and enjoyable. The secretarys report was read by Judith Deslauriers,
thank you Judith. The meeting was adjourned by Elizabeth, who invited everyone
to enjoy a lovely wine & cheese.
ACTIVITIES IN OUR AREA - Community Center, Village of Weir
Mondays: 1 pm to 4 pm - Afternoon for Arts. Call Maida Rivest for information at
819 687-9938 (Club EntrAmis)
Tuesdays: 1pm to 4 pm - Bridge, call Lorette Lalonde at 819 687-8810 (Club EntrAmis)
United Church Women - Arundel
May 4: Noon to 2 pm - Spring Luncheon in the church basement- 819 687-9230
June 8: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm - Rummage sale in church basement.
June 29: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm - Strawberry Luncheon and Bazaar.
Please forward any comments, news or topic to: mmcsp40@gmail.ca.
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News From Sainte Agathe
Susan MacDonald - Main Street
Jessica is away this month so in her place I have provided a few events and family
activities taking place in Ste. Agathe over the next few weeks.
Until April 14, the Provincial Coupe Dodge Minor Hockey Tournament will be on
at the Centre sportif, 40, rue Brissette. For times and schedules please call 819-326-
4595 ext. 3300.
A visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal to see the exhibit Prou: Royaume
du soleil et la lune is planned for April 18 and everyone is welcome. Cost of the
excursion is $35 and includes transportation to and from the museum plus access
to the exhibitions. The bus will leave Ste. Agathe at 9 am. Further information is
available by calling 819 326-4595 ext. 3320.
On April 21 at 10:30 am, a childrens show, The Adventures of Miss Zao in her
aunts attic, is scheduled at Place Lagney 2, rue St. Louis. Admission is free and
will be sheer entertainment for children aged 4-10 years of age.
Teens aged 14-17 can enjoy an all-nighter, Nuit Blanche at the Centre Sportif (40
rue Brissette) on April 26 from 8 pm - noon the following day. This is a free dance
with a DJ and is being held as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations.
Sponsored by Sportriple, a family walking event will be taking place on May 5.
There 1-5-10-20 km categories to enter. Info/registration: 819 326-4595 ext. 3300.
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Morrison, Clifon
With sadness we mourn the loss of Clifon Morrison at the age of 87. He
passed peacefully in his sleep on March 14 in the Hawkesbury General
Hospital, near his home in Vankleek Hill. Clifon is survived by his loving wife
Jean (Damant) of 63 years and his children Ian (Maureen), Holly (Jef) and
Paul (Daphnee), grandchildren, Ryan (Christine), Neil, Katie (Herve), Allie
(James) Jay and Jackson. Clif was born in Dunany Quebec to Nelson Mor-
rison and Jessie Black and was pre deceased by his brother David (Evelyn) and
survived by Willis (Madeline), Florence (the late George Mannard) and Ernest
(Barbara) Clif was a navigator in the RCAF in 44 & 45, graduated McGill
in 1949 and then married his beautiful bride... Jean. Soon afer he started his
career with Johnson Controls in Montreal and then London Ontario. Early
retirement found him consulting for VW & R. Clif was proud to be involved
over the years, with Kinsmen, McGill Alumni, ASHRAE, Rotary, Highland
Curling Club, London Executive, and Harrington Council. Te cottage at Lake
McDonald in the Laurentians brought friends and family together for many
years and as his legacy, will continue to do so. Clif truly enjoyed life as we
enjoyed him. His dry sense of humour, impeccable memory and strong family values made him a joy to be with,
as family, friends, neighbours, and community. Hats of to the staf and friends at Heritage Lodge Retirement
home for making Clifs last years truly enjoyable and memorable. We will miss him deeply but his spirit will
carry on. Tose who knew him were received by family on Friday March 22, at 1 p.m. at the Knox Presbyterian
Church, 29 High Street, Vankleek Hill followed by a service and reception at 2 pm. In memoriam donations to
the Alzheimer Society 1600-20 Eglinton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1K8 would be appreciated. To send con-
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Excavating Paradise
Joseph Graham joseph@ballyhoo.ca - Main Street
On March 21, I attended the public meeting of the mayors of the MRC des Laurentides, accompanying a local grassroots group
that was there to protect a 60-hectare parcel of land that has been granted to a contractor to make crushed stone. He will take
down a mountain near a residential area in the fourth range of Sainte Lucie, stripping out a hardwood forest and dynamiting for
up to 15 years, taking out up to $15 million worth of material and leaving a hole where the mountain was. Among the strangest
parts of this story is that neither the municipality nor the MRC gave him the permit in fact, they are opposed to the project.
The minister of natural resources isssued the permit while the Liberals were still in power, in spite of the two local adminis-
trations opposition and requests for a meeting. The property is crown land and as such, they tell us, it is not subject to local
jurisdiction. Subsequently, in January of this year, the ministry of the environment confrmed the decision of the natural
resources ministry.
This is a really serious situation. If it does not involve real wrongdoing then it is a clear demonstration that the supposed public
servants are beyond our control. How can two ministries (under different governments) endorse the destruction of a mountain
near a residential area and authorize the transport of up to $15 million of material over municipal roads without consulting
locally? The justifcation presented is that the property does not belong to the municipality and that this gravel operator has ap-
plied for the permit as a miner and therefore falls into a different category even though what he is doing is creating the materials
used for roadbeds. Have they overlooked the people who live there? Have they forgotten our Laurentian vocation as a recre-
ational paradise? The MRC and several municipalities had approved an inter-municipal hiking trail whose path crosses over that
same mountain, but the trail will have to be rerouted and noise and pollution threaten to destroy the whole neighbourhood.
The MRC meeting was a profound disappointment. It seems that the problem could lie with its administration and structure as
other groups were also present to protest being let down by the MRC over precisely the same issue in Lac Suprieur and Saint
Faustin. If I understood correctly, in both of these other cases the entrepreneur involved was the same one as in Sainte Lucie.
Listening to the various arguments of the pressure groups and the responses of the urban planner and the mayors, I felt like
these groups were lobbing a hot potato that the mayors were casually tossing to their urban planner. He had a very mollifying
way of speaking that I suspect generally satisfes the mayors quoting laws and references confdently. That night, though, his
answers sounded lame and were frequently challenged by members
of the public.
The Sainte Lucie permit concerns public crown land, complicat-
ing the issue because another jurisdiction, the minister of natural
resources, controls it, but the problem lies also in the mining laws
and the fact that we do not own the mineral rights under our own
houses. That issue came to prominence in the fasco in Sainte Mar-
guerite, Saint Hippolyte and Sainte Adle last year when a mining
company began operations under a recreational community. Public
protest and objections stopped that one, but as the mayor of Sainte
Lucie admitted, we have all been lulled into a certain complacency
over the past year by the Liberal governments Bill 14 that was sup-
posed to forbid mining in recreational and holiday regions such as
ours. The bill never passed, but its promotion and general popularity
actually succeeded in taking the whole issue off the front page.
For more information, see http://pasdecarriere.blogspot.ca/
Health Status of Mr. Scott
Pearce, Mayor of the Township of Gore
and Deputy Warden of the MRC Argenteuil
Not a Concern
In response to mild discomfort experienced before noon on March 13, during a
press briefing to announce the broad outlines of Strategic Planning from 2013
to 2017, the deputy warden of the MRC dArgenteuil, Mr. Scott Pearce, wants to
reassure the population that his health is not a concern.
As a precautionary measure, Mr. Pearce went to the Center for Health and Social
Services Argenteuil (CSSSA) in Lachute, where doctors found he had experienced
a reaction to caffeine, which caused an episode of palpitations. Everything was
back to normal quickly and Mr. Pearce was discharged in the early afternoon and
was immediately able to resume his activities.
Mediators for
RIADM Problems
Roland Richer, deputy for Argenteuil, is pleased to announce the appointments
of Mr. Denis Marsolais and Sylvie Pierard, president and member of the Quebec
Municipal Commission, to act as mediators in the file concerning the municipal
board of the Argenteuil Deux-Montagnes (RIADM).
Mediators appointed by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land
Occupancy, review with the parties involved, the possible avenues to finding a
lasting solution to the functioning problems of the Board.
I am very concerned about this issue and I have often discussed it with
Minister Sylvain Gaudreault and his team. This is great news for the riding
of Argenteuil and I am confident that the results will be acceptable, said
Roland Richer.
Yes, Women Can!
On Sunday, April 14 the Vankleek Hill Community Centre (36 Mill Street) is
hosting a full-day event specifically geared towards women of all ages. Activities
get underway at 10 am and will continue throughout the day until 5 pm. This
special event will cover nearly every topic of concern or interest to the woman of
today so get ready for an amazing experience.
Ladies will have the opportunity to visit the booths of over 70 exhibitors, listen to a
variety of topics from 36 key-note speakers and enjoy watching several dance and
musical presentations on stage. Live entertainment, culinary tastings, informative
sessions, chances to win great prizes and a day just to hang out with the girls!
Of special note, is that some of the proceeds from ticket sales will be used to
create 10 new $500 scholarships for young women graduating from seven local
high schools.
This is a special day for the ladies, so take advantage and treat yourselves. Tickets
are available at the entrance for $25.
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Candanavian Spring Sales Event
St. Sauveur Continues with Summer
Plans in Spite of Another Loss
Ilania Abileah - Main Street
On Wednesday, March 13, one of the loveliest buildings in St. Sauveur (228 rue Prin-
cipale), went up in fames destroying the Librairie BuroPLUS, Centre Art-Massage and
the Boutique Clin doeil Solaire. The building was built in 1865 and underwent major
renovations in 1975. The St. Sauveur fremen did a great job by quickly controlling the
fre, thus protecting adjacent buildings. The loss of this beautiful building was a tragedy
for all and our thoughts go out to the merchants, who hopefully, will relocate.
In the past year or so, St. Sauveur has lost a few buildings on its main street to fre, how-
ever, business continues to pick up, starting with Restaurant Maestro, which has now re-
opened for business. The village is taking it all in stride, striving to remain a prime tourist
destination in the Laurentians. Despite it all, the two hundred and ffty merchants on rue
Principale, Saint-Sauveur, are preparing for yet another sizzling summer.
Pierre Urquhart, Director of the St. Sauveur Valley Chamber of Commerce, advises that
an exciting program of over seventy free concerts and festivals are now in the works.
The Festival des Arts de Saint Sauveur will amaze us again with its remarkable 17th
season, the concert series at Park Filion will start earlier this year, the Cuban Festival will
be back with blazing song and dance and some other astounding surprises will soon be
announced. In short, the village will come out on top, to welcome visitors in style, with
good food, friendly service and lots of entertainment. So, prepare yourself to be a tourist
in your own region.
Photo: Courtesy of Luc Bovet of EncadrImage in St. Sauveur.
Glenn and Rowena Blair
Celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary
Congratulations go out to Glenn and Rowena Blair, of Lachute, who celebrated
their Diamond (60th) Wedding Anniversary on April 11, 2013. Te engaging
couple was married on April 11, 1953 in Saint Lukes Church, Rosemount QC.
Tey have been blessed with three children, Malcolm, Rowena Margaret and
Darlene and the pride and joy of their lives are their two grandchildren, Suzanne
and Judith. Congratulations to you both on this momentous occasion from
everyone whose heart you have touched.
Te following is an excerpt from a letter received by the loving couple from the
Governor General who also sent along personal congratulations.
Together, you have braved new challenges, overcome adversity,
discovered unimaginable joys and transcended the definitions of
love and devotion. You have taken this journey with mutual affection
and respect, building a life together alongside family and friends,
who all celebrate this landmark with you.
I join in the chorus of voices wishing you a wonderful day as
you mark this special moment.
Yours, sincerely,
Governor General of Canada
14 April 2013
New Agreement for Better
Mental Health in the Laurentians
The President
and CEO of
lAgence de la
sant et des
services sociaux
des Laurentides,
Marc Fortin,
Acting Director
General of
the Centre for
health and
social services
centers (CSSS)
of St. Jerome,
Rjeanne Pilot,
and Director
General of
Centre Flores,
Normand
Lauzon, signed
an agreement with the lInstitut universitaire en sant mentale de Montral for the
purchase of two places in their intermediate resources department.
As part of a development budget for mental health in the Laurentians, this project
allows the purchase of two (2) places at the Centre dhbergement lEntre-Toit
in Montreal. These specialized resource places are aimed at people living with a
mental health problem and who are experiencing legal troubles.
This agreement is an important step for mental health clients as it provides a
shared responsibility for monitoring people and to promoting their reintegration
into the community, said Normand Lauzon.
This agreement is for a period of one (1) year to enable the implementation of
residential resources in the southern region of the Laurentians.
The Truth and Reconciliation
Commission Hearings are Coming
to Town
As the fve-year mandate of the commission draws to a close, Quebecers will have
a chance to be part of the efforts to turn a new page in the relations of Aboriginal
and non-Aboriginal peoples in our country. The history of abuse, sexual, physical
and mental, that took place in residential schools in Canada is a shame-flled part
of our history and something many would just like to forget. However, this is not
simply a story from the past. The residential school system taught children how
to survive in situations where power was used abusively. This set in motion an
intergenerational transfer of trauma to the families of survivors, to their children
and their grandchildren. Present-day family violence and sexual abuse is now the
result. First Nations peoples are over-represented in jails and as victims of crime
and suicide.
Reconciliation of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples will come about through
the healing of the past, through improving the inequities of the present and
through developing a relationship based on mutual respect. Listening to the
residential school survivors is the frst step. First Nations peoples have much to
teach those who came later. The courage to speak out against abuse that has been
hidden within families is just the frst lesson. By learning about Aboriginal beliefs,
customs and culture, we learn about respect for the land and the attitudes we all
must develop if this planet is to remain a habitable and life-sustaining place to
call home for our children, our grand children and so on down to the 7th genera-
tion. All are invited to attend the hearings at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, April 24
to 27. More information can be found at www.trc.ca.
Lee Ann Hogle,
Arundel, Harrington and Avoca United Churches
Les Bons djeuners dArgenteuil
The Board of Directors and volunteers of the organization, Les bons djeuners
dArgenteuil inc. wish to offer their sincere thanks to the wives of the Knights
of Columbus and all the volunteers for their invaluable support for their efforts
at the Les bons djeuners dArgentuil benefit brunch held February 17. Thanks
to their dedication, a cheque in the amount of $5,126.75 was donated to the
organization at a dinner held on March 16. The funds raised will enable the
organization to continue its mission to support primary schools in Argenteuil
during 2013.
If you would like more information about the organization or would like to join
the team of volunteers, please contact Diane Monette at 450 562-2474, ext 2300.
Bridge
Grard Boisclair
The new bridge spanning Rivire du Nord,
chemin de la Gare, has been named Grard-
Boisclair. Mr. Boisclair was a farmer who
lived on chemin de la Rivire for over 65
years. He supplied vegetables and meat to
the Lonard market and was the school com-
missioner for St. Sauveur (re-grouping St.
Sauveur and Piedmont) for over 30 years. Mr.
Boisclair celebrated his 100th birthday in May
2012. He passed away on February 20, 2013.
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freplace, controlled combustion, integrated
ventilation system. Impressive landscaping.
MOrIN HeIGHTS
$279,000 MLS 8741250
Traditional house with freplace, exposed
beams, pine foor. 3 Br, 2 Ba. very close to
top of Ski Morin Heights. Walking trails,
cross country, snowshoeing. Great for family
or as rental. 10 mins to Saint Sauveur.
SaINT Sauveur
$259,000 MLS10763861
charming house, tons of character. 3 Br, 2.5
Ba. Quiet street. Walk to village services,
activities, shopping, restaurants. Minutes
from the ski slopes. Highly sought-after
location, must see!
Single family detached bungalow, built 1978.
Price reduced from $50 000! Sellers very
motivated! This property located directly on
Little Black Lake has a shoreline of about
160 feet with a small sandy beach, dock and
paddleboat. Beautiful place and the view
and the terrace is gorgeous!
Wentworth-Nord
$199 900
Single family detached bungalow, built 1989
NATURAL BEAUTY AND QUIET, TOO!! Beautiful,
spacious and multifunctional, this storey
house, 65 x 32 feet has a large double ga-
rage. Flat 18 000 sq ft land. No neighbors in
back. Three bedrooms upstairs, plus offce on
ground foor, billiard room in basement.
Piedmont
$349 000
Attached condo/loft, built 2011. One of the
most beautiful upscale condo buildings in the
Laurentians. Its architectural style is mag-
nifcently integrated with its environment.
Superior soundproofng, sun abundance,
indoor heated garage, professional land-
scaping. Spectacular property.
Piedmont
$275 000
+
GST/QST
Single family detached bungalow, built 1992.
Charming Swiss style in Mount Belvedere,
for nature enthusiasts and tranquility seek-
ers. Very well maintained over the years by
its sole owner. For your peace of mind, the
septic system was refurbished in 2011 and
the roof in 2009. A true turnkey!
Piedmont
$239 000
Attached condo/loft, built 1987. Condomini-
um complex Les Trois Villages meticulously
maintained, and also very well located at the
edge of St-Sauveur. Bucolic setting with lush
greenery, calm, peace and tranquility. Walking
distance to all services imaginable! Ideal for
retirees or active families.
Piedmont
$224 500
Single family detached bungalow. Superb
property a few meters from Ski Chantecler
offering magnifcent mountain views. Bu-
colic setting conducive to relaxation. Its
unique interior will certainly charm you.
Large windows in the living room, kitchen
and dining room, plenty of natural light.
Sainte-Adle
$375 000
Piedmont
$119 500
Attached condo/loft, built 1987. Pied--
terre in Piedmont in the Laurentians, two
minutes from the village of St-Sauveur! Im-
peccable and recently renovated with wood
burning freplace! Heated cork foor, near
all services. Fully furnished and equipped,
could be yours very quickly. Act fast!
Detached single family, bungalow, built 1982.
Surrounded by nature yet close to all services
imaginable! This stone property is located
in the peaceful Domaine des Patriarches
in Prvost. Huge wooded lot of over 40,000
square feet. Lot of space for your family and
to entertain friends and relatives.
Prvost
$264 000
Single family, detached two or more storey,
built 1990. A warm, impeccable property
with many luxurious details including rich
pine paneling! Equipped with a wine cellar,
a spacious cold room, gas stove and high
performance hood. Its beautifully land-
scaped grounds will surely seduce you.
Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs
$319 000
Marcel Anctil
Cour t i er i mmobi l i er
450 712-4879
www.marcelanctil.com
Marcil Anctil April 2013 Main Street Ad
GROUPE SUTTON
LAURENTIDES
AGENCE IMMOBILIRE
KUBOTA Equipement:
2 excavatrices KX 080
2 excavatrices KX 057
1 excavatrice KX 055
3 excavatrices KX 121
1 transporteur KC 120
1 transporteur KC 70
1 excavatrice U 25
2 excavatrices U 17
1 excavatrice K 008
2 mini-ppines B 26
1 mini-ppine BX 25
1 chargeur sur chenilles SVL 75
on the purchase of 13 new machines
ALEX COrrivEAU, Director of Sales for Centre Kubota, owner
of Centre Kubota des Laurentides, STPHANE BELANgEr, and
NOrMAND PArADiS, the owner of rentals Pays den Haut.
2638, boul. Cur-Labelle
Prvost 450 224.7033
14 183, boul. Cur-Labelle
Mirabel 450 434.0000
Pays den haut
rENTALS
in business for 10 years with over 60 machines for rent, with nearly 20 KUBOTAS, Normand Paradis
appreciates the LEgENDArY PrODUCT rELiABiLiTY and after sales service that come with KUBOTA.
Come and see our vast
selection of machinery!
Pays den haut rENTALS
Congratulations
Congratulations
Location Doutils Pays den Haut April 2013 Main Street Ad
Photo: left-right: Above: Richard Yelle, and Luke De Block from
Centre du Flors. Front row: Normand Lauzon, directeur gnral du
Centre du Flors, Marc Fortin, president-director general of lAgence
de la sant et des services sociaux des Laurentides, and Rjeanne
Pilote, acting director-general of CSSS of Saint-Jrme.
15 April 2013
TechSpot
Adventures
with Malware
Steve Friedman (Vice President, COO, TECHSPA) -
Main Street
If youre using a computer, you should be aware that there are bad guys out
there; hackers, who want to get hold of your stuff. The information they seek
can provide any number of benefits for them. The most common purpose for
their programming is financial gain, through the theft of your money or your
identity. From what I see on a daily basis, theyre having their way with a lot of
unsuspecting users.
The good news is that its preventable. The bad news is that many people dont have
a clue what they should or shouldnt be doing to prevent it. And theres a lot you can
do. Here are a few suggestions of ways you can increase your level of security.
First, if you have a choice between using a Windows PC or a Mac, a Mac is far
less vulnerable. The number of exploits against Microsoft Windows PCs compared
with those against Macs is staggering. The proportion is thousands on the PC
to one on a Mac. If you dont have anti-virus software on a Microsoft Windows
computer, youre looking for trouble.
Buy a single, excellent, anti-virus program, and verify that its updating its
database of exploits on a daily, if not more frequent schedule. Most people assume
that when it comes to anti-virus software, the more the merrier. They think if
you have multiple anti-virus apps, you have more protection. This couldnt be
farther from the truth! An anti-virus program scans for these offending invasions
and intervenes constantly. Running multiple copies of them causes interference
and messes with the process.
The best of the anti-virus programs let you know, as youre installing them, that other
incompatible (competing) applications are already installed and that they must be
removed first. This process is, in some cases, easier said than done. A simple remove
this software isnt always possible. A visit to the developers site to download
their special uninstaller is sometimes required. If an uninstaller is included with the
program, its often provided in the same folder as the program itself.
While browsing on the Internet, if youre hypnotically attracted to one of those
banner ads that says CLICK HERE, dont CLICK HERE to Speed up Your
Computer, Clean Your Computer, Clean Your Registry or any of those
fun things. If youre a novice, check with a professional about what needs
maintenance and what doesnt. What actually does have the potential to speed up
your computer, if it needs speeding at all? Safety first is a good rule.
Also, its not a good idea to download illegal copies of copyrighted material.
Online locations that have this illicit stuff are hotbeds for nasty Trojan horses,
worms and other exploits that wont want to leave your computer easily. When
it comes to illegal copying, cheap can be very expensive. The copyright
holders have no reservations about planting very nasty exploits of their own,
masquerading as an illegal copy of a first-run movie or video game, hot off the
press. A few years ago, a major publisher bragged about how they created and
deposited what appeared, on the surface, to be one of their videos. But once
downloaded, the payload released a routine that quickly erased your hard disk.
Just yesterday, I cleaned up someones laptop that was loaded with several pesky
ones to remove. There were a load of useless utilities named; PC Cleaner, PC
Optimizer Pro, PC PowerSpeed, PC Speed Maximizer, PC Utility Kit, SpeedyPCPro,
Spyware Terminator, Dr. Cleanup and Uniblue Registry Cleaner. Automatic registry
scanning can be dangerous to the integrity of Windows operating systems. This
utility is reported to be useless in improving performance.
In addition, this PC had copies of Norton 360, Symantec and McAffee anti-virus.
One would think that a computer with all these goodies and protective shields
couldnt get infected. On the contrary, this computer had more than 40 very serious
exploits, including key-loggers (software that saves and broadcasts your keystrokes
to a listener on the Internet) and other spyware (software that spies on what you
do on your computer). That was yesterday; today Im disinfecting an entire network
of PCs for a business client. Wisely, this company is switching to Macs.
Another type of undesirable and sometimes dangerous utility I often have to rid
from peoples PCs is adware toolbars. In some cases the toolbars have invited
other toolbars (downloaded & automatically installed). Ive seen a few computers
that had so many toolbars in their browsers that there was no space for the
window itself or its content.
Less can be better, when it comes to keeping your computer operating smoothly
and safely.
If you have any questions regarding the topic of this article, please call
TECHSPA at 450 227-4118 or email info@techspa.ca.
If you would like to access my previous articles, please go to www.facebook.
com/techspa.inc/notes or http://themainstreet.org/previous-editions.html.
Craig McVeigh Additional Ad April 2013 Main Street
SpeCtACulAr hoMe
Loaded with character. Outstanding crafsmanship, built with
highest level of integrity by seasoned builder in our community.
450 226-7448
craig@cmcveigh.com www.cmcveigh.com
1309 Village, Morin Heights, near Lac Perry. New Timber-
frame construction built 2012. Separate double garage with
mezzanine perfect for woodworking shop. 3 bedrooms, 1 full
bathroom plus one powder room. Comfortable radiant foor
heating, open concept, cathedral ceilings and mezzanine.
Building = 37 x 44 f. Livable surface = 2,492sf. Lot = 62,537sf.
Easy access, close to village/slopes. $475,000, MLS #9590836.
OPEN HOUSE SATUrdAy & SUNdAy APril 20 & 21, 2-4:00
3rd Annual Manconi Steak Supper Fundraiser
for the LITERACY CENTRE
June 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Dunany Golf Club
2053 Dunany Road
Wentworth, QC
Tickets sold in advance:
450 562-3719
$25/ticket - Raffe/Silent Auction

CLOSE TO THE BIKE PATH

Les Produits STARCA April 2013 Main Street Ad




16 April 2013
Ste-Marguerite, beautiful water view, many win-
dows, intimate site, gas freplace, open concept,
Approximately $100,000 in recent renovations,
MLS 8697070. $279 500
Ste-Marguerite, Condominium, 2 bedrooms, ac-
cess to Lac Masson marina, lot of storage, elec-
tric freplace, good condition, basement set up,
MLS 9699088. $139 500
NEAR LAC ROND
134 ON LAC TYROL
RIVERS EDGE
Ste-Agathe, recent construction, dbl garage,
conservatory, 3 bdrms/poss. 4, 2 full baths, big
lot, almost 1500 sf on same level, basement,
MLS 9861757. $379 500
Ste-Adle, Spacious 10-room bungalow, 4 bdrms,
3 baths, superb four-season canopy, pool, carport,
freplace, landscaping, intimate site,
MLS 8620351. $379 500
Ste-Adle, income of $ 725/mo on 1st foor, warm
inside, many possibilities including a professional
offce, tastefully renovated ($ 80,000 to invest),
MLS 10216977. $269 500
Val-David, 57 acres near the village and the linear
park, stunning views, the proposed subdivision
is for 16 acres, feedback to the developers,
MLS 9943566. $495 000+tax
COVETED AREA
CLOSE TO SERVICES
LAND FOR SALE
Ste-Marguerite, 250 000 pc lot, peaceful, intimate
location, 4 bedrooms on same foor, 2 bathrooms,
2 garages, 1 attached, charming and warm,
MLS 9893280. $349 500
Ste-Agathe, mountain peak, possible intergenera-
tional, 4 bedrooms, well maintained, terrace, good
light, freplace, whirlpool bath, low maintenance,
MLS 10687937. $209 500
Ste-Adle, 36,550 sf, 2 subdivided parcels, addl
common space parcel, possibility 12 condo units,
mountain view, municipal services rendered,
MLS 8578747. $245 000+tax
MAJOR RENOVATIONS DONE
VIEW OF THE VILLAGE
LAND FOR SALE
Ste-Marguerite, farmhouse under an hour from
Montreal, house parts on parts, 2 stables, 1 work-
shop, 18.5 acres partially fenced, creek, maple,
MLS 9564555. $339 500
St-Faustin/Lac Carr, 101 on Lac Caribou, south
facing fat, 2 bedrooms, beach, new on the market
at an affordable price,
MLS 9265765. $169 500
Ste-Adle, over 7 acres, possibility of 2 buildings,
beautiful topography, stream, already surveyed,
MLS 8481594.
$59 500
RARE
LAKESIDE
LAND FOR SALE
Ste-Sophie, Newly built bungalow, large ter-
race, double garage, cathedral ceilings, Many
windows, wood foor, open concept plan, MLS
10087556. $319 500
Chertsey, 3 acres, close to the village, ready to
build, already partly cleared, easy to travel, quiet
and peaceful area,
MLS 8771358. $42 500
HOMOGENEOUS AREA
ACCESS TO TWO LAKES
LAND FOR SALE
Jean Fortain Via Capitale April 2013 Main Street Ad Half Page
Ste-Marguerite, recent improvements, sweet
bungalow, slow-burning freplace, hardwood
foor, intimate site, cathedral ceiling, huge terrace,
MLS 10074567. $159 500
Denis Brott awarded the
Diamond Jubilee Medal
Founder and Artistic Director of the Chamber
Music Festival of Montreal, Denis Brott, a
professor at the Conservatoire de musique de
Montreal, has recently received the Diamond
Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
II. This prestigious award was presented to him
by the Honourable Pierre Duchesne, Lieutenant
Governor of Quebec for his outstanding
contribution to the musical life of Quebec and Canada.
The first concert of the Chamber Music Festival was held in Montreal on Friday,
September 22, 1995 at Chalet du Mont-Royal. Since then, countless artists have
come here to showcase their talent and their art. For seventeen years, more than
200 concerts for more than 100,000 spectators have been presented.
Festival of Chamber Music Montreal 2013 will be held from May 9 to June 1 in St.
Georges Church. For more information please visit www.festivalmontreal.org.
Holy Trinity Concert
ALKEMIA is a magnificent vocal trio whose
repertoire is influenced by medieval and
renaissance music. They will fill the air of
Holy Trinity Church on April 28, 2013 at 3
pm.
ALKEMIA is a special chemistry of voices,
colours and ideas. Their music explores the millennium essentially without any
instrumental accompaniment and truly touches the soul.
Founded in 2003 by the singers and musicians Dorotha Ventura, Marie-Paule
Martel-Reny and Jean-Franois Daignault, the group ALKEMIA continues to enrich
their music through historical research and ethnomusicology. Due to their musical
expertise and art of composition they continue to produce unforgettable tunes as
well as revisiting classical ones.
ALKEMIA launched their first album in 2011, Amor y guerra. It is Spanish
renaissance music based on the themes of love and war and produced by
Dorotha Ventura, Marie-Paule Martel-Reny, Jean-Franois Daignault and Pierre-
Alexandre Saint-Yves. In the Pan-American contest Early Music America that
features medieval and renaissance music in New York, the group was amongst the
finalists in both 2006 and 2009.
Tickets are $25 at the door (if still available) or only $20 in advance at the Town Hall of
Gore, 9 Cambria Road, Lakefield, Call for reservations: 450.562.2025, space is limited.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Lakefield is located at 4 Cambria Road on Route
329 between Lachute and Morin-Heights. www.alkemia.qc.ca.
CSA: Do You Know Your Family Farmer?
By Heather Elliott,
a family farmer with La ferme cooprative aux champs qui chantent
What is CSA? Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an innovative model of food
provisioning that has gained immense popularity in Quebec, as well as around the
world. As its name suggests, this model recognizes the essential place agriculture holds
within our communities, and enables consumers develop a meaningful relationship
with the producer of their food. In existence in Quebec since 1996, there are currently
about 100 farms using this model partnered with 11,000 households across Quebec.
How does it work? Through this model, the conventional clients are transformed into
partners of the farm. Partners make a commitment to the farm by paying in advance
to receive their share of the harvest as the season progresses. The farmers make a
commitment to the consumers to provide a wide variety of produce throughout the
summer, and less commonly, winter seasons. This usually takes the form of weekly
deliveries, often referred to as CSA baskets, to a central drop-off location. The contents
of the baskets will vary throughout the season. Most farms offering CSA baskets focus
on vegetable shares, although certain farms will offer meat shares, fruit shares, or even
whole diet shares, which try to cover the full range of an average diet. Most products
are certifed organic, although this is important to confrm with the farm itself. In addi-
tion to the produce, many farms using the CSA model provide weekly newsletters, host
on-farm activities, and may seek the participation of partners in the production itself.
Why CSA? Consumers from all backgrounds register with CSA farms for numerous
reasons. In many areas it is the only way to have access to fresh, local and organic
produce. We know that the fresher the product is, the more nutritious it is. Freshness
combined with organic production methods make CSA baskets a great ft for the envi-
ronmentally and health-minded consumer. Our partners have told us that our produce
tastes like food is supposed to taste, or the way they remember vegetables tasting in
their childhoods.
The CSA model can also provide a reasonable livelihood for local producers, and
encourages the local economy, issues which are central to many people, especially out-
side of the major urban centers. Furthermore, CSA shares are often considerably less
expensive than buying the equivalent organic produce at grocery or health-food stores.
An example: La ferme cooprative aux champs qui chantent
We are a workers cooperative of three women, located in Brownsburg-Chatham. We
believe strongly in the CSA model and it is the basis of our production. We are plan-
ning for 65 CSA shares in our 2013 season, with drop-offs in Brownsburg-Chatham,
St-Eustache and Montreal. In addition to these organic vegetable baskets, we offer egg
shares and cookie shares, as well as prepared foods, veal and herbal teas for additional
purchase. Our 19-week summer season runs from mid-June through October and is
followed by a winter season from November through February. We strive to develop a
meaningful and mutually benefcial relationship with our partners, and host monthly
activities on the farm, including harvest and planting days, canning workshops, an
open house and a harvest party. For more information, contact us at 450 562-5453, or
visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fermeauxchampsquichantent.
17 April 2013
55 rue Hochar, Saint-Sauveur J0R 1R6 450.227.2241 1-866-568-2241
info@residencesco.com




MacKimmie Remax April 2013 Main Street Ad
4-Season Waterfront Home LAKE LOUISA (Wentworth). Nes-
tled on 35,000 sq. ft. with 180 frontage, sturdy construction, three bedrooms,
large family room with stone fireplace, boathouse, detached garage and large
toolshed, with panoramic view... Perfect boating and swimming conditions...
Call now for a visit. MLS #10563052. New price... $415, 000.
The Lemuel Cushing House Circa. 1829. Situated on land-
scaped acre lot overlooking the Ottawa River in Cushing,Qc.(Brownsburg) Rich in
tradition,this lovely stone home has only had 4 owners in almost 200 years..Five
bedrooms, detached garage, shed, greenhouse and sprinklered english gardens in
back of house with southerly exposure
Own a piece of history for only $369,000MLS # 9497583
wdmackimmie@live.ca
William MacKimmie
Re/Max Selection
599 Principale
Lachute, Qc J8H 1Y8
514 953-7336
Laurentian Tourist
Industry is Reaching
for the Stars
Ilania Abileah - Main Street
The 23rd Annual Laurentian Tourism Gala held at the St. Sauveur Theatre on
March 27 was a harbinger of what is to come this summer and proof that those
involved in the tourist industry of this region are enthusiastic and passionate
about what they do. The dedicated people of Tourisme Laurentides headed by
President, Claude Lapointe, and Director, Diane Leblond, with team-members
Carmen Valiquette, Hlne Prudhomme, and Nathalie Danis, put on a well-
organized show with great entertainment and excellent food, catered by La
Cuisine Spontane.
The award presenters from the major sponsors of this event, Caisses Desjardins
and Hydro-Quebec, were led by comedian Chantal Lamarre. The singing family,
Elefante from Mont-Tremblant, gave a charming performance. What a wonderful
way to start an evening!
This years winners came from several categories with some winners going on to
represent the Laurentians at the provincial event in Gatineau on May 14. Here are
the Top Winners.
Lodging: Fiddler Lake Resort (Mille Isles); Auberge du trappeur (Wentworth);
Outfitter: Mekoos (Upper Laurentians); Auberge chez Ignace (Nominingue).
Attractions: Route des Gerbes dAngelica (Mirabel); Rivire du Chne Winery;
Mont St. Sauveur; Fiesta Cubana (St. Sauveur), Festi-Neige (Ste. Agathe);
Ironman (Mont-Tremblant). Journalist: Josianne Haspeck; Locally Produced
Food: Aux Lubies Gourmandes (Lachute); Caf O Marguerites (Sainte-Marguerite-
du-Lac-Masson); rablire du Sanglier (Lachute); Le Cheval de Jade (Mont-
Tremblant); Le Clos-Joli (Morin-Heights) and Restaurant La Quintessence (Mont-
Tremblant).
The Tourist personality of
2013 was internationally
known athlete, Jasey-Jay
Anderson (Mont-Tremblant).
The Laurentian region is
reaching for the stars with
amazing festivals, sites to
visit, stay in and eat at. It is
exciting to live here! We can
enjoy it all and be tourists in
our own region!
Editors Note: Main Street is
proud to announce that our
own cultural journalist, Ilania
Abileah, was selected for the
short-list in the journalist category again this year. While only one entrant could
walk away with the prize, Ilania deserves special recognition for all the amazing
cultural contributions she brings to our pages. Month after month, she dedicates
herself to keeping our readers up-to-date with details on special events, exhibits
and entertainment taking place throughout the Laurentians. Covering such a vast
territory is no easy feat and we applaud her heroic efforts and impressive results!
Heres to you, Ilania, you are Main Streets own shining star!
Congratulations to all the participants, winners, every one!
Crossfit 15 North Receives Grant of
$5,000 from the CLD Pays den Haut
CrossFit is a training
method invented more
than fifteen years ago by
Californian, Greg Glassman,
whose principle is based
on a sequence of various,
successive high intensity
exercise, without previously
defined rest periods. This
training method is based
on ten athletic skills such
as endurance, stamina,
strength, flexibility, power,
speed, coordination, agility
and accuracy that are
required during athletic
movements, gymnastics
and weightlifting. The workouts are relatively short, effective and adaptable
according to individual levels.
Passionate about CrossFit, Stphane Lanthier wanted to give people in his
community the opportunity to have access to facilities for this type of training.
Having been certified a CrossFit Coach, he began his activities in organizing
outdoor courses 3 to 4 times a week. In the space of a few classes, the number
of participants has grown from three to fifteen, says Mr. Lanthier. Following
the success of the outdoor workouts, he decided, with his wife, Julie Lauzon, to
rent a space in Morin-Heights and turn it into a gym so as to be able to offer this
method of training to a greater number of people.
To allow the company to continue its evolution, developers have doubled the
size of the gym by renting and renovating the room adjacent to the one already
used. This was made possible through a special grant, received from the CLD Pays
Den Haut. The Young Promoters Grant, in the amount of $ 5,000, has enabled
the company to carry out work in the new facility and to purchase necessary
equipment for training, says Shanna Fournier, development commissioner of the
CLD Pays Den Haut.
The Singing Family Elefante.
PHOTO L-R: Timothy Watchorn Mayor Morin-Heights,
Shanna Fournier, Commissioner for Economic Development
CLD Pays den Haut, Michel Lagac, president of CLD,
mayor of Saint-Sauveur, Stphane Lanthier, co-owner
and trainer at Crossfit Gym 15 North, Julie Lauzon,
co-owner of Crossfit Gym 15 North.
18 April 2013
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YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A NO-CHARGE LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP CARD
IF YOU LIVE IN ANY OF THE MUNICIPALITIES LISTED ABOVE.
Around Christmas, I received a request from a reader who wanted to know where to locate reviews
of Canadian childrens books. My suggestion was to use the following on-line reviewing journal CM:
Canadian Review of Materials - www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/cm/home/about.html. Every Friday, from
September to June, CM publishes reviews of books and DVDs, as well as interviews with authors. The
reviews are by teachers, teacher-librarians, public librarians and university professors, who have an interest
and expertise in Canadian childrens literature. Both negative and positive reviews are included. There is no
charge to access the site, but they welcome donations.
A Library Addicts Choice
Grif Hodge - Main Street
New books available at the Lachute
Public Library for residents of Gore,
Harrington, Lachute and Wentworth.
The Team Shotokan Karate
of Saint-Adolphe dHoward
Stands Out!
Congratulations
to our medalists
from the School
of Shotokan Ka-
rate of St. Adol-
phe dHoward.
The team
participated in
the Provincial
Championship of
the International
Karate Fed-
eration Shotakan
(ISKF) held in
Montreal on
February 23. The
honors went to
Karine Papineau,
bronze in Kata
presentation,
Professor Sylvain Savard, Kata and bronze medal fght,
Julie Larivire gold medal in Kata, Carl Baril and Fr-
dric Demers for their beautiful entries. Congratulations!
The karate team meets every Wednesday evening and
Saturday morning at the Recreation Centre. The courses,
taught by Sylvain Savard and Suzanne Harvey, provide
a special enrollment for parents and children, accord-
ing to family policy in effect for residents of St. Adolphe
dHoward.
JUNIOR FICTION
Carvell, Tim - Planet Tad
Carvell is the head-writer of the Daily Show
with Jon Stewart and this comic novel has been
developed from Carvells serialized story in the
pages of modern-day Mad. Our hero is 12-year-
old Tad, who starts a blog with the following New
Years resolutions: finish seventh grade, do a kick-
flip, get girls to notice him and finally start shaving.
Has Carvell created a modern every-boy?
Dami, Elisabetta aka Thea Stilton -
Mystery On The Orient Express
Thea Stilton and her sister mice solve a mystery
on board the Orient Express. You will pick up info
about the Orient Express and tips on detective work.
This is a painless read to a five or six-year-old.
However, kids from Grades 3 - 6 love to read this
series just for fun. If you have a reluctant reader in
your family, or a budding graphic artist, try one of
these wonderful little books.
ADULT FICTION
Barclay, Linwood - Trust Your Eyes: A Thriller
The best Barclay so far, a tale Hitchcock would
have loved . . . Riveting, frequently scary and
surprisingly, wonderfully tender . . . Great
entertainment from a suspense master.
- Stephen King
Day, Sylvia - Bared To You
Did you enjoy E.L James book, Fifty Shades Of
Grey? If so, this book will probably be your cup
of tea. Im afraid that I agree with the Goodreads
reviewer who said, Okay, with roughly
100 pages to go, I think I have read
enough.
Flynn, Gillian - Gone Girl
Gone Girl is the story of Nick and Amy
whose marriage is full of lies, malice, sex,
betrayal and love. After Nick has had his
breakfast and left for work, the neighbors
report his front door is wide-open. There
is a trashed living room and Amy has
vanished in the middle of her ironing.
I agree with Dear Author, a romance
review blog, that this is a book that you
want to encourage others to, READ
THIS.
Gross, Andrew - 15 Seconds
Ill pass on this one on the grounds that
the author has set up a series of stupid
actions by the main character in setting
up the plot in the first chapter, such as,
he is college-educated, but doesnt know enough
not to back-talk a traffic policeman, run from the
scene of a crime, not being aware of Miranda Rights
and the list is just starting. Id hate to be his patient
in the OR.
Jonasson, Jonas - The 100-year-old Man Who
Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared
This internationally acclaimed Swedish bestseller
would be my pick of the new novels that the library
purchased in February. Centenarian Allan decides
to skip his 100th birthday celebration and escapes
out the window of his room. The reader is shown
highlights of Allans adventures in his younger
years, including encounters with world leaders such
as Truman and Mao Tse-tung, and Stalin, to whom
he was an explosives expert. Apparently, old age
hasnt deterred him as he relieves a drug courier of
millions of Swedish crowns and adopts an elephant.
Kava, Alex - Fire Proof
The 10th novel in the Maggie ODell series: Maggie
is a FBI Special Agent and this time, she is called
in when fires break out in Washington, DC. She is
still recovering from injuries that were sustained
in adventure number nine, Hotwire, which is also
available from the library.
Mathis, Ayana - Twelve Tribes Of Hattie
The year is 1925. Hattie is 17, pregnant and has
escaped Jim Crow-era Georgia to Philadelphia after
her father was shot dead by two white men. The
following journals granted their highest review
awards to this first novel - Booklist, Publishers
Weekly and Kirkus Reviews.
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Congratulations and best of luck to the Chartier Family who recently opened their
new IGA store at 130 ch. du Lac Millette, St. Sauveur. I shopped at the old store
on the last day that Tradition was open. It was bittersweet - the end of a family
monument in our village, yet the excitement of a brand new beginning with a
beautiful new store. I personally shopped at their family-run Tradition store for the
past 30 years, which has served our community for more than 60 years. When one
drove up to the Tradition parking lot, you could always smell Madame Chartiers
home-baked goodies such as chicken pot-pies, tourtires and fruit pies. However,
not to worry, I heard through the grapevine that she plans to continue offering
them at the new IGA. I visited the new store yesterday and I must say it is quite
a change; very large and bright with specialty sections for fruits and veggies, fish
and seafood, meat counters, ready-made meals to go, breads and pastry and the
list goes on and on. We wish them lots of success and a very bright future!
On a sad note, goodbye to Caf de la Gare, 90 de la Gare, St. Sauveur, which
recently closed their doors after seven years in business. Caf de la Gare
was a special place that showcased local talent and stars on the rise. Some
of the talented individuals who performed there were: Dan Bigras, Patrick
Norman, Laurence Jalbert, Jerome Charlebois and Kevin Parent. We wish
Brigitte Abboud all the best for the future and thank her for her dedication and
commitment over the past several years. All tickets for future events will be
reimbursed.
For those of you who had the pleasure to know Jay Acton, who passed away last
fall on October 18 in Ottawa, there will be a special ceremony held for Jay on
the Summit of Mont-Tremblant on May 26 at 11 am. Jay was a large presence
in Mont-Tremblant where she had a second home near Lac Mercier. Jay excelled
in all kinds of sports including skiing. She was also very involved in community
work and provided guidance to organizations dedicated to providing health
services in English to the Laurentian anglo community. Jays family and friends
agree that she was a real go-getter, but her best attribute was to inspire others -
to be the best you can be.
Our sincere condolences are extended to husband Peter, to the family and to close
friends.
Congratulations to Hugues Nron and Hugo Lalibert, new owners of Le St-Sau
Pub Gourmand, located at 236 Principale St., St. Sauveur. Hugues and Hugo are
long-time friends and decided to work on this project together. Doors opened
on February 20, 2013. This restaurant is actually the oldest restaurant in the
village. Award-winning Chef Emilie Rizzetto, who was a finalist for Les Chefs on
Radio Canada, whips up delicious
European mountain cuisine such
Tartiflette and a delectable foie gras.
A very special grilled Caesar salad
and yummy fish and chips are also
on the menu. They offer 12 types of
draft beer, 50 selections of wine and
more than 15 types of wine served
by the glass. Aside from tasty food,
a variety of musicians will be on
site for exciting live entertainment,
including owner Hugo Lalibert
himself. Opening hours are from 11
am -11 pm Sunday to Wednesday, 11 am -midnight on Thursday and 11am to 1 am
on Friday and Saturday. Phone 450 227-0218, website www.lesaintsau.com or by
e-mail at info@lesaintsau.com.
Raise your glass to congratulate owners of OPetit Restaurant who recently moved
to their beautiful new location at 139 Watchorn in Morin Heights. The two-floor
restaurant has been completely
renovated and boasts lovely wood
surroundings, comfortable chairs
and tables and a cozy fireplace.
Jake Dampal will continue to offer
such favorites such as his amazing
fish and chips on Friday, as well as
many other tantalizing dishes. Mama
OPetit, Jakes Mom, will offer her
delicious homemade Asian cuisine
on Thursday nights. The restaurant
is open for breakfast/brunch, lunch
and dinner, with specials of the
day. There will also be live entertainment offered in the near future. They expect
to receive their liquor license by mid-April. Phone 450 226-8848, website www.
opetit.com. You can visit on their Facebook page.
For all gardeners, please note that Botanix Pepinire G. Lorraine et Fils,
2820 boul. Cur Labelle, Prvost has changed their brand name to Jardissimo
Pepinire Lorraine. The change took place in order to better serve their
customers. The philosophy of the store will remain the same as the last 43
years, but some exciting new changes will take place. Their new motto will be
Gardening with Brilliance. The center will also offer a novel program called
Jardissimo Choice, which will highlight 300-400 plants which will be clearly
marked with the new banner. These plants will be bug and disease-free and will
be easier to grow in the Laurentian zones. Good luck on the new banner to long-
time owners, Jean Denis, Mathieu Leblanc, as well as the Lorraine family. Phone
450 224-2000.
Happy 13th Anniversary to Carol Gogo in St. Sauveur and happy 40th
anniversary to Le Portage in Prvost!
If your office or company will celebrate a special anniversary, or if you are
moving your office to a new location, please feel free to send me an e-mail at
lori.leonard@sympatico.ca.
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The Boys from Lachute - Andrew Mawdryk (Lachute Midget BB), Alex Mawdryk (Coach
LRHS Blues), Carl Neill (Sherbrooke Phoenix), Vince Richer (Sherbrooke Phoenix)
Lachute Native
Carl Neill has Successful Year
Lachute native, Carl Neill, is having a successful first year playing defence for
the Sherbrooke Phoenix team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Carl
finished his first season with 20 points and was chosen to play for Team Quebec
in the Under-17 World Hockey Challenge, held from December 28 to January 4.
His play in this tournament was impressive enough for him to have been chosen
player-of-the-game in one of the games.
Last June, Carl was picked 9th in the 1st round draft of the QMJHL by Val dOr,
was traded to the new expansion team Sherbrooke Phoenix and went on to earn a
regular spot on the team.
Carl has shown intense dedication to his play, has worked hard to continuously
improve all aspects of his game and is enjoying playing elite hockey. When his
playoffs are over, he is looking forward to coming back to his old high school
team, the LRHS Blues, to practice and have fun with his old teammates.
Caption: Right to left: The Boys from Lachute: Andrew Mawdryk (Lachute Midget
BB), Alex Mawdryk (Coach LRHS Blues), Carl Neill (Sherbrooke Phoenix), Vince
Richer (Sherbrooke Phoenix).
6th Annual LRHS
Alumni Hockey Tournament
The 6th annual LRHS Alumni Hockey Tournament will be taking place
on Saturday, April 13th from 8 am to 9 pm at the Robert Hartley Arena in
Hawkesbury. Eight teams, made up of approximately 120 players ranging in ages
from 17 to 50-something, will be playing hockey in pursuit of the coveted Alumni
Tournament Championship.
This tournament is open to LRHS alumni who love to play hockey and enjoy
the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates. In the past five years, the
tournament has been very successful, not only with the hockey players, but just
as much with Moms and Dads who enjoy coming back to the arena to watch and
cheer for their youngsters. The tournament has always been held at the Kevin
Lowe-Pierre Page Arena in Lachute in the past, but had to be moved this year,
because of the Dodge Cup that will be taking over the Kevin Lowe Arena in April.
All proceeds from the tournament will be going to the LRHS Hockey Program.
For any further information call Alex Mawdryk at 450-562-8571 ext 8429 or 450-
226-6759.
Signature Laurentides Seeking
New Members
Signature Laurentides is a group of professionals
whose objective is to promote the Mtiers dArts; arts
and crafts, the artists (craftsmen) and their products
through a variety of promotions, including public
demonstrations and meetings.
Permanently situated in a galerie-boutique at 136, rue
principal in Ste. Agathe, Signature Laurentides has
been well respected in the region since 2006.
To submit a fle or for further information please call
819 326-3240 or 450 712-1206, or visit our website at
www.signaturelaurentides.com. We will accept ap-
plications and fles until April 30.
News from Sainte-Lucie
The Consultative Environment Committee (CCE - Comit consultatif en envi-
ronnement) of Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides invites you to a conference titled
Changer le monde un geste la fois (Changing the World One Gesture at a Time).
The conference, given by Ms. Laure Waridel, Environmental Sociologist and co-
founder of Equiterre, will be held (in French) at the local Church, 2024, chemin
des Hauteurs, Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides
at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 29.
Tickets are $10 and are avail-
able in various points of sale.
For information please call
Alexandra (819) 326-3198,
extension 3505.
Special Fundraising Gala Dinner with
All Proceeds to ICI par les arts
A Gala Gourmet Fundraising Dinner will be held with all proceeds being donated to
ICI par les arts, a non-profit organization working with children, youth and adults.
Date: Monday, April 29 at 6:30 pm (cocktails including red or white wine or beer)
Place: Steak Frites St. Paul, 86B - de la Gare, St- Sauveur
A special menu has been created by the Executive Chef Tom Kilpakis at Steak
Frites St-Paul (with 3 delicious choices). As entertainment, there will be a live
MC, fantastic musicians, exciting door prizes and silent and live auctions of
artwork, as well as some surprises.
Two highlights of the evening will be an auction for an amazing weekend getaway
at the beautiful, rustic Cheshire Lodge (for 15 people), located in Ste. Marguerite
du Lac Masson and a private gourmet dinner for 4 people, graciously provided in
the comfort of their own home by well-known
chef, Warren Assaly, from the TV show Whats
Cooking. This is an opportunity to meet the
chef live and to network with other community
members.
ICI par les arts is committed to helping children,
youth and adults through the arts. Many of the
people who they work with are physically or
mentally handicapped, have drug or alcohol
problems or are lacking social skills and self-
esteem. Working together through the arts helps
to promote friendship, self-esteem and ultimately
a sense of pride. ICI par les arts is also very
much implicated with regular school stream
children in art education.
Tickets for this special evening are $125 and
may be purchased by credit card by calling Isabelle Chevalier at the Chambre
de Commerce, St-Sauveur at 450 227-2564 or at 1 877 528-2553. You may also
call Lori Leonard at 450 224-7472 if you wish to pay by cheque or cash. Receipts
available for income tax purposes. Group reservations are also available. Tickets
can be delivered upon request. It promises to be a fun-filled and extraordinary
evening! Please note that the number of tickets is limited.
Warren Assaly, from the TV show
Whats Cooking.
21 April 2013
Sustain - bear weight of, keep from falling, sinking, or failing
Ability - suffcient power, being able
A brief look at community and heritage buildings is perhaps the best way to
illustrate some basic strategies when faced with the ever-changing needs of our
societies and the built environments we construct. (These same strategies can also
be employed on a smaller individual scale.) When 25% of the existing built envi-
ronment is ending up in landfll we need to take stock and ultimately change the
way we ap-proach buildings and their functions. Does new, and better perform-
ing technology necessarily mean that existing structures be razed and new ones
erected in their place? Is it possible to renovate and upgrade existing structures
in order that they better respond to contemporary needs in function, health, and
overall community well-being?
Community buildings are often structures, which do not beneft from an excess
of fnancial riches. They often suffer over the long run, because they are not for
proft, and depend on subsidies, donations and other means of raising the funds
necessary to continue functioning. Schools, hospitals, and other public buildings
are conceived to fll a specifc need, and when the needs change,
the structure has to keep pace with the changes, or be changed
itself. The means and ability to fnance are also factors that infu-
ence the decision of how to proceed. Pressure on communities to
give up their heritage and replace it with the new look is relent-
less. Developers, accountants and other professionals square
foot solutions and drive the decision-making process from the
back seat. The leadership should come from the end user. Square
peg, round hole, bigger hammer?
The buildings and structures we conceive and realize have a
built-in expiry date or end-of-life. How do we recognize this and
what are the options? When we arrive at the point of decision,
and have to justify our actions, can we truly say that we have
examined all our options? All too often we have demolished, by
neglect, or intentionally razed, whole districts to satisfy a per-
ceived need without using the necessary tools to guide us in a
more holistic direction.
Heritage buildings are structures designated as having qualities
worth preserving for posterity. These qualities are most often
related to architectural features or historical signifcance. Another important
feature of heritage buildings is the very enduring quality of the structure
itself, as these buildings tend to exemplify the best practices and materials
of the time. Building on the rubble of the past is nothing new, but creating a
new vision, incorporating the past, is a challenge worthy of our best efforts.
The Life Cycle Assessment approach to building and preservation evaluates
the human and environmental impacts of products and services throughout
their lifetime. This begins with the extraction of the raw materials, their
transformation and manufacture, their transportation and use, and fnally
their end of life. This approach is internationally recognized (ISO) and em-
ployed now, with greater precision due to more sophisticated software and
dedicated personnel.
The latest LCA studies and reports indicate that buildings with good bones,
and other intrinsic values are worth the effort and cost to up-grade. Important as
well is the emotional attachment that binds us to certain buildings; the propor-
tions, colours and beauty can all infuence such a major decision. The choice of
new materials, and the end purpose, are factors, which might offset any carbon or
fnancial savings.
Technology has evolved to the point that we can measure, quantify, and identify
strategies, which greatly improve the quality of life. Today we have initiatives such
as Bau-biologie, LEED, Haus and many others, too many to name here. These are
all ways to help solve the fundamental problems we face as we grow into new
environments that support us in all our endeavours.
As we honour and respect the efforts of those who have gone before to build last-
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be refected in great part in the built environment we leave and the humane quali-
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22 April 2013
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Peach Cobbler
Scones Tiffany Rieder - Main Street
Food Stylist, Chef and Recipe Developer
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I have found that peaches are bizarrely tasty at this time of the year. Trying not to
dwell on the reasons why, I offer up this scone recipe as a reminder of the treats
that warmer weather brings.
Peach Cobbler Scones
Makes 8-10 scones
750 ml (3 cups) all-purpose four
60 ml (1/4 cup) white granulated sugar
15 ml (1 tablespoon) baking powder
2.5 ml (1/2 teaspoon) baking soda
15 ml (1 tablespoon) baking powder
2,5 ml (1/2 teaspoon) salt
1.25 ml (1/4 teaspoon) nutmeg
180 g (3/4 cup) unsalted butter,
cold, cut into cubes
1 large egg
180 ml (3/4 cup) milk, cold
5 ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract
1 large ripe peach*, thinly sliced
60 ml (1/4 cup) milk
30 ml (2 tablespoons) demerara, turbino or brown sugar
2.5 ml (1/2 teaspoon) ground cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 200C (400F). Position rack in the middle of oven. Line 2 baking
trays with parchment paper.
Add frst 7 ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to blend. Cut in butter until mix-
ture resembles coarse meal.
In another bowl, combine egg, milk and vanilla and beat lightly. Add the liquid
ingredients to dry mixture all at once and stir with fork until dry ingredients have
mostly incorporated. Turn entire contents of bowl out onto a fat clean surface and
knead dough no more than 15 times. You will have a rough, slightly sticky dough.
Let dough rest in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
On a lightly foured surface, roll out the dough to a 1 cm (1/2 inch) thickness. Try
to retain a somewhat symmetrical shape. Brush entire surface of rolled-out dough
with half the second quantity of milk. Arrange peaches in a single layer over half
the dough.
Combine second quantity of sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle
peaches with half the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Fold the dough over itself, press
gently, and cut into 8 to 10 rough rectangles. Or use a cookie cutter. ** If dough
has become too warm chill the scones for 30 minutes in refrigerator before baking.
Brush scones with remaining milk, and sprinkle with remaining sugar/cinnamon
mixture. Place scones on baking trays, and bake until golden brown, and cooked
through (about 15 minutes). Let cool slightly before serving.
*Pears, apples or plums thinly sliced would replace the peaches nicely in this
recipe. I have not tested this recipe with canned or frozen peaches, but I suspect
the cooking time would be a bit longer and you would have to take care not to let
the scones burn by placing a sheet of aluminum foil loosely over the scones for the
last few minutes of baking.
**Using a cookie cutter, while visually the most appealing, leaves you with the
problem of about 2 scones worth of scraps and a little extra work. Once you have
cut out your scones gather up the scraps, and kneed a few times (peaches and all),
to bring the dough back together. Let the dough rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Cut remaining dough with cookie cutter, brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar/
cinnamon mixture. Bake as directed.
For the lunch box:
Scones are best eaten the same day (like southern biscuits). Once scones have
cooled completely wrap them individually in plastic wrap. Place them in a self-
sealing plastic bag, taking care to remove as much air as possible, and place in the
freezer for up to 3 months. Just pop a frozen scone in your lunch box in the morn-
ing (they defrost quickly) or re-heat from frozen by cooking them in microwave on
high for 15-20 seconds.
Watoto Childrens Choir: Inspiration
With vibrant, new original music, dance
routines, life transforming stories and
exciting audio visual effects, the tour is
indicative of the dynamic generation of
leaders coming from the Watoto program.
With a message of hope and inspiration,
come and experience the Watoto Childrens
Choir, ambassadors of the millions of
orphans and vulnerable children in Africa.
Where: Saint Sauveur Catholic Church, 205 rue Principale. When: Sunday April
21, 7 pm. Admission: free.
Why: A freewill offering will be taken and all funds raised will go to help alleviate
the hardships faced by children and orphans as well as women who have been
victims of violence due to armed conflicts.
Note: The event (though it is being held in the Catholic Church) is sponsored
by the Christian fellowship Center of the Laurentians which meets weekly at the
Chalet Pauline Vanier, 33 de lglise Saint Sauveur 10 am. www.watoto.com.
Lets Go Arundel Forum
Lets meet, dream and kick-start the future of our community.
The committee of Lets Go Arundel is inviting all Arundel citizens to a Forum at
Grace Anglican Church on Saturday April 13 at 9 am.
For over a year, a team of citizens have been listening to and asking fellow citizens
to express: what they love about Arundel now, what they envision for Arundels
future, which direction they would like to see the town heading and lastly, what
dreams and wishes they have for their village.
The Lets Go Arundel committee has already held a few events and interviews with
fellow citizens. The results of these surveys will be revealed at the forum on April
13, and, through conversation, teamwork and community effort future projects for
Arundel will be set into motion. Representatives from the CLD, CEDEC, PACTE
RURALE and other organizations that fund projects will be present at the meeting.
Arundel is a community that gets involved, and the team of Lets Go Arundel cant
wait to share its results. Attractive bike paths, inviting parks, access to water, a
community garden, festival events, a farmers market with local produce, a bakery,
and a caf, are just a few of the many dreams expressed by participating citizens.
The Lets Go Arundel forum is an opportunity for all citizens to express their dreams
and ideas and help get the ball rolling for the future. Come and attend this exciting
event, and join the traditional community potluck lunch at noon. Please bring along
a small tasty dish for the table, - coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. Dont miss
this opportunity to join in the development of your community.
Where: Grace Church Hall, Arundel. When: Saturday, April 13th - 9:00 am.
Why: Because we love ARUNDEL! Info: Brenda Cater, 819-687-8986.
23 April 2013
Looking for a Spring Challenge?
Are you having a hard time keeping up your New
Years resolution of losing weight? Well, spring is
at our doorstep (I think) and swimsuit season is
just around the corner. Yikes! Do you enjoy challenges? Do you want to have
fun? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Want to lose those extra pounds? Well, I
recently joined the Weight Loss Challenge, which consists of classes of 1 hour per
week. All participants are coached either in groups or individually. Adolescents
are also very welcome. The more participants there are, the larger the cash prize.
You will be able to receive your own Personal Wellness evaluation for free. For
more information, please call personal wellness coaches at Solution Sant -
Donnabelle Gillingham at 819 326-8536 or Olivier Machabert at 514 862-2900.
Giving a second life to old furniture
If you enjoy restoring old pieces of furniture, but detest the drudgery of stripping
and sanding, here is a novel idea for you. Linda Dello Sbarba has a boutique/
workshop located at 24 Belec St. in Ste. Adle. Linda offers a one-day course
for $175.00 to learn how to finish old furniture (all
materials are included). Linda can show you how to
create a finish that resembles wood, marble, stone or
granite. She can also show you how to create a milk
paint finish. The boutique offers a variety of materials
and lovely home dcor items. For more info, call 450
229-5858 or visit the website at www.fauxfinis.com.
Speaking of springtime, a Cottage Industry Fine Craft and Art Show will take
place on May 4 between 10 am and 4 pm at the Trinity Community Center located
at 2 Cambria Rd in Gore. A great selection of paintings, photos and fine crafts
will be on sale. There will also be three seatings for an Old Fashioned Spring Tea
($12). Reservations are a must. Please call Carol at 450 562-4455.
On Sunday, May 26, there will be the March of Memory, held by the Laurentian
Alzheimers Society, to raise funds to offer quality services to those afflicted by
this disease, their loved ones and for research. The price to participate in the
march is $10. Honorary Chairman is Pierre Urquhart. The 3.8 km walk will start
at 1 pm and depart from, and finish at, Manoir de la Falaise. If you would like to
participate, please call Isabelle Chevalier at 450 227-2564.
Tea and cheese tastings
I know most people are familiar with cheeses that complement different types
of wine. However, have you ever tried various types of cheese that complement
different types of tea? The texture of certain cheeses and temperatures of the tea
(cold, warm or hot) are to be considered, as well as the type of tea (black, oolong
or green). Some winning combinations to try are a mild Asiago cheese alongside
a green tea, as it has a low amount of tannins. Other excellent combinations are
sharp cheddar cheese in tandem with the smokiness of Lapsang Souchong Tea.
Twinings offers this type of tea in a metal container. How about trying Brie with
Darjeeling tea? The waxy rind brings out the flavor of this tea. No worries about
driving home after this tasting, which is something to truly consider.
Wild turkeys in our midst
I would like to know if anyone has
seen the return of the wild turkeys in
St. Sauveur? I have heard and read
that these unusual looking critters
have enjoyed roaming around in local
backyards and have had the sheer
audacity to frequent balconies in the
neighborhood to peer inside doors and windows. Very strange guests indeed! Last
I heard, the wild turkeys were captured and released in a better environment.
New cooking-dating concept
For those of you who are still single and enjoy demonstrating your culinary
skills, there is a new cooking-dating concept being offered by Claude Mainville
Gunette, who is the owner of Astres a Table, 51 Morin St., Ste. Adle. The
classes are divided into age groups for singles who want to meet other singles;
30-40, 40-50, 50-60 and finally 60-70 year olds. Each class consists of six females
and six males. These two and a half hour classes for each group are a fun way
to spend a Friday night. Usually, easy recipes such as tapas, small bouches and
various types of appetizers are on the menu. The cost to participate is $40 per
person. If you are interested, please call Claude at 514 261-3642 or by e-mail at
info@lesastrestable.com. Website is www.lesasterstable.com.
Please feel free to e-mail me at lori.leonard@sympatico with your thoughts
or comments.
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Notice of
coNvocatioN
to the members of the caisse
DesjarDiNs De la valle Des
Pays-DeN-haut :
you are hereby summoNeD to
the aNNual meetiNg to be helD:
Date:
april 23, 2013
time: 5:00 pm
members may take note of the annual report and
the report of the supervisory board, to determine
the allocation of annual surpluses, interest pay-
able on permanent shares and the share of divi-
dends, elect members of the board and supervi-
sory board and deal with any other subject on the
agenda. two question periods are planned, one for
the board and one for the supervisory board.
Elections
Please note that during the election, an eligible person is one who
has been a full member of the fund for at least 90 days, is eligible
under the loi sur les coopratives de services fnanciers and they
must not hold any conficting position under the code of ethics
Desjardins.
applicants must consent in writing to a security investigation and
personal credit check, and will have to make a commitment to
develop the knowledge and the skills required to be able to the
exercise of the function of a director.
an application will be submitted to the meeting only in writing,
signed by a member and counter-signed by the candidate, pre-
sented before the closure of la caisse on april 12, 2013 at 4 pm.
Nomination bulletins are available at la caisse.
all members of la caisse are cordially invited to participate at this
meeting.
signed march 25, 2013
francoise major, secretary
location:
aux fins
gourmets du
nord, 585,
boul. des
laurentides,
j0r 1K0
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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
Mr. Raymond Mercier
The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the
Caisse Desjardins de la Valle des Pays-den-
Haut, Pierre Lemieux, is proud to announce
the appointment of Mr. Raymond Mercier as
Advisor to the Supervisory Board La Caisse.
A well-known businessman in the Laurentians,
Mr. Raymond Mercier
is one of the founders of a family business in
Piedmont: Les Pentes des Pays-den-Haut
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respect for the values, principles and rules of the Code of Ethics;
the exercise of democratic rights and responsibilities within the
body
that La Caisse meets its cooperative, economic and fnancial
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the quality of the collaboration of La Caisse with the other La
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Curiosity killed the cat. Satisfaction brought it back.
15 million years ago, a huge comet hit the planet
Mars and catapulted a number of fragments of the red
planet into space. Twelve (known) fragments entered
Earths atmosphere about thirteen thousand years
ago. One of the rocks landed in Antarctica, was discovered in 1996, and brought
to Houston for study. Four independent lines of evidence from this stone indicated
that there was once life on Mars.
There is no mistaking a rock from Mt. Everest or a rock from the Moon with one
from Mars. Martian meteorites have unique chemical signatures that identify their
origin. In addition, Houston scientists were amazed to fnd Carbonate globules con-
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that are organic compounds usually created by bacteria; Magnetite globules: they
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in the meteorite.
Since Italian astronomer, Giovanni Schiaparelli peered through his telescope in
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inhabited by intelligent life. Since the frst fy-by of the 1976 Viking probe we have
been peering closely and dreaming up all kinds of scientifc stories to explain life
on the Red Planet. Richard Hoagland was the frst to identify images of the contro-
versial Cydonian face on Mars, and other pyramid-like structures, and authored the
book Monuments on Mars, A City on the Edge of Forever. Although dismissed by
NASA as fanciful imaginations, Hoagland was to spearhead an entire underground
of avid followers in all science felds, including some very discriminating photo
trackers who, to this day, fnd images of objects littering Mars that rule out condi-
tions for natural formations.
Since 1996, and the undeniable im-
ages being sent of riverbeds, and time
lapsed photos of active water rivulets
appearing and reappearing, the meteor
evidence provoked a shift in focus at
NASA. A planet that once held water
may have also held something else:
civilization. Suddenly, Hoaglands
version of Mars did not seem so far-
fetched. Despite a ballooning defcit,
(then) President Clinton funnelled
enormous funds towards solving this
mystery.
In 2004, the frst 2 rovers, named Spir-
it and Opportunity, landed on Mars.
With a goal to map and image for a
10-month-period, the two rovers got a
boost from the occasional winds that
kept their solar panels clean and although Spirit has stopped operating, Opportuni-
ty still travels about sending data. With this success, the next rover, named Curios-
ity, a complete Mars Science Lab, arrived on August 6, 2012. Curiosity is able to do
far more than the early rovers, including drill, collect and analyze soil samples.
After months of fne tuning its operational capacity NASA engineers turned the
keys over to the Lab scientists just this past month. Curiosity landed in an area
known to be an ancient river basin (named Yellowknife Bay after the very same
Canadian location). With its frst drill sample and analysis, scientists have already
found the mineral and clay soils they believed would have been favorable to mi-
crobial life. Now the excitement grows as Curiosity heads out to slay the proverbial
Martian cat: fnding underground water.
Convinced that we can get to Mars and return to earth, billionaire space tourist, Den-
nis Tito, is backing the development of the costliest manned expedition in 2018. Un-
der the auspices of the Inspiration Mars Foundation, private donors will help scien-
tists and engineers develop a 501 day journey for two people to orbit the planet- the
longest low gravity space expedition in history. The mission intent was released to
the public in Feb 2013 as an experience that will generate new knowledge, experience
and momentum for the next great era of space exploration. It is intended to encourage
all to believe again, in doing the hard things , while inspiring youth through Sci-
ence, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education and motivation. The only
condition: you will have to spend the entire trip with the same person, 24 hours a
day, for sixteen months in the same tiny space. Tito emphasizes he will not be travel-
ling- instead, only interested couples need apply.
Zach Factor Monthly column in memory
of Neil Zach, co-creator and first editor of Main Street.
Mars Update 2013
Lys Chisholm and Marcus Nerenberg - Main Street
The Rover Curiosity, of NASAs Mars Science Laboratory mission, as it uses its Chemistry
and Camera (ChemCam) instrument. Photo credit: NASA
A 1996 Viking Lander picked up this image
frst identifed by Richard Hoagland as a
pyramid structure.
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Branch 171 Filiale
Morin Heights
April 20: 6 pm - Italian Night
April 26: 6 pm - T.G.I.F. Smoked Meat
May 11: 6 pm - Mothers Day Supper
May 17: 6 pm - T.G.I.F. Smoked Meat
May 25: Annual Golf Tournament -
sign up at the legion
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450 226-2213 (after 12 noon)
Branch 70 Filiale
Lachute
General Meetings -
3rd Tuesday of each month.
Tues. April 16: 7 pm - Next General Meeting
Sat. May 4: 6 pm - V.E. Dinner
Sat. May 18: 8:30 pm - 2 am -
Country Jamboree with live band, The Lefties!
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Branch 71 Filiale
Brownsburg
April 9: 7:30 pm - General Meeting
April 25: 6:30 pm - Card Party
April 27: 11 am
Legion District Meeting in Brownsburg
May 7: 11:30 am - 1 pm - Soup Luncheon
May 7: 7:30 pm - General Meeting
May 23: 6:30 pm - Card Party
Hall open from 3 pm until closing.
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Branch 192 Filiale
Rouge River
April 19: 6 pm - T.G.I.F.
April 20: 2 pm - General Meeting
April 21: 10 am - 1 pm - L.A. Brunch
April 27: 5:30 pm - Veterans Roast Beef
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May 9: 2 pm - L.A. Meeting
May 11 - Golf Tournament to register
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HILLSIDE CHAPEL
755 Village Road, Morin Heights
Hillside Chapel is a summer church and
our frst service will begin on May 26 at 6:30
pm. We are known as a singing church so if
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MORIN HEIGHTS UNITED CHURCH
831 ch. Du Village
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CHABAD OF SAUVEUR
Jewish educational & social events
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DALESVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH
245 Dalesville Road, Brownsburg-Chatham
Pastor Eddie Buchanan - 450 533-6729
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LACHUTE BAPTIST CHURCH
45 Ave. Argenteuil - 450 562 8352
Pastor Rnald Leroux
Sunday School 9:45 am - Worship Service -11 am
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study -7 pm
LOST RIVER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
5152 Lost River Road, Lost River
SERVICES START 11 am: Eveyone is welcome.
TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH
757 du Village, Morin Heights
Worship Service Sundays 11 am
Rector: Rev. Bryce Sangster 450 226 5307
e-mail: wbsangster@hotmail.com
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94 Ave. St. Denis, St. Sauveur
450 227-2180
Service Sundays 9:30 am. Rev. Bryce Sangster
450 226-5307 wbsangster@hotmail.com.
UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
Rouge Valley Pastoral Charge
Lee Ann Hogle, Worship Leader 819 687-3331
Everyone welcome.
HARRINGTON UNITED CHURCH &
ST. ANDREWS UNITED CHURCH, AVOCA
Alternating Sundays - 11:30 am
Everyone is welcome.
ST. ANDREWS EAST
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
5 John Abbott Street, St. Andr dArgenteuil
Information: 450 537-8560
Please call for schedule of services.
VICTORY HARVEST CHURCH
361 des Erables , Brownsburg-Chatham
Sunday Service 10:30 am
Pastor Steve Roach 450 533-9161
Call to confirm: Wed. 7 pm Prayer/Bible Study
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CENTRE
OF THE LAURENTIANS (CFCL)
Chalet Pauline Vanier
33 de lglise, St. Sauveur
450 226-7621, 450 229-5029, 450 229-7858
Please join us every Sunday at 10 am
MARGARET RODGER MEMORIAL
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
463 Principale Lachute
450-562-6797 Minister Dr. D. Robinson
April 19: 7 pm - Dessert Theatre featuring
the musical, Welcome Back, Billy Best.
April 26: 7 pm - Musical and drama club
performs the musical, The Rock Slinger and
his Greatest Hit. Everyone welcome!
May 4: 10 am - 1 pm -
Coffee Break and Bake Sale.
Worship Service Sundays at 10:30 am.
Followed by Coffee Hour & Fellowship.
Everyone welcome!
ARGENTEUIL UNITED PASTORAL CHARGE
Rev. Georgia Copland
Sunday Worship Services:
Knox Wesley United in Grenville
(13 Queen, Grenville) - 8:45 am
Lachute United Church
(232 Hamford, Lachute) - 10:30 am
St.Mungos in Cushing -
Service dates to be announced
HOUSE OF ISRAEL CONGREGATION
27 Rue St Henri West, Ste. Agathe
Office: 819 326-4320
Spiritual Leader: Rabbi Emanuel Carlebach
Cell: 514 918-9080 rabbi@ste-agathe.net
Services every Sabbath, weekend & holidays
HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH
12 Prfontaine St. West, Ste. Agathe
(corner of Tour du Lac and Prfontaine)
Rev. Canon Ralph Leavitt: 819 326-2146
Services every Sunday at 8 am
(Breakfast afterwards in a restaurant)
And also at 10 am
(Music, Sunday school, coffee hour).
Christians of all denominations are welcome.
Dress is casual.
Parking and elevator for handicapped.
SHAWBRIDGE UNITED CHURCH
1264 Principale, Prvost (corner de La Station)
is seeking members for the congregation.
Sunday service time is 9:15 am
You are welcome to join us after the service.
THE ANGLICAN CHURCHES
NOTRE DAME DES MONTS PARISH
Huberdeau 10:30 am Laurel 9 am
Montfort 9 am Morin Hts 10:30 am
16-Island-Lake 10:30 am Weir 9 am
ARUNDEL UNITED CHURCH
17, du Village, Arundel, 819 687-3331
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 am
As well as alternating services at
11:30 am at Harrington and Avoca
During winter, no wheelchair accessibility.
ANGLICAN CHURCHES
ALONG THE OTTAWA RIVER
Holy Trinity, Calumet and St. Matthews,
Grenville- Holy Eucharist on Sundays
at 11:15 am. Alternating locations:
Holy Trinity, Hawkesbury - Holy Eucharist
Sundays at 10 am.
Please call 613 632-9910 for information.
ANGLICAN PARISH OF ARUNDEL & WEIR
Grace Church - Arundel
Sunday services in Grace Church at 10 am
every week followed by coffee & fellowship.
MILLE ISLES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Services to be held at 9:30am
the last Sunday of May and June
and every Sunday in July and August.
Please come and join us.
ST. SIMEONS ANGLICAN CHURCH
445, rue Principal, Lachute
The Rev. Paul Tidman: 450-562-2917
All are welcome to our services.
April 14: 9:30 am -
Family & Regular service combined
April 21: 10 am - Communion with Music
April 28: 10 am - Communion with Music
May 5: 8:30 am - Communion
10 am - Communion with Music
May 12: 9:30 am -
Family & Regular service combined
May 19: 10 am - Communion with Music
May 26: 10 am - Communion with Music
June 2: 8:30 am - Communion
10 am - Communion with Music
June 9: 9:30 am -
Family & Regular service combined
June 16: 10 am - Communion with Music
June 23: 10 am - Communion with Music
June 30: 10 am - Communion with Music
Please join us for coffee,
tea and treats after most services.
PARISHES OF THE
LOWER LAURENTIANS
ST. AIDENS WENTWORTH
86 Louisa Rd - Louisa
April 21: 10 am - Sunday Service
ST. PAULS - DUNANY
1127 Dunany Rd. Gore
There will be no services this month.
HOLY TRINITY - LAKEFIELD
4 Cambria Rd, Gore
April 14: 10 am - Sunday Service
April 28: 10 am - Sunday Service
CHRIST CHURCH - MILLE ISLES
April 14: 10 am - Sunday Service
April 28: 10 am - Sunday Service
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
April 2013
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
LA LGION
ROYALE CANADIENNE
BADMINTON!
Join this group of ladies Mondays and
Fridays at 9:15am at the
St. Adolphe dHoward Community
Center on Rue de College. For more
info call Betty Reymond at
450 226-6491 or Robin Bradley
at 819 327-2176.

To fnd out what is going on in and
for the English community in the
Laurentians, go to: http://www.csss-
sommets.com/english/70/English.html
to see the Community Calendar of
meetings and other events across the
territory. Check it also to help you set the
date for your own meetings to make sure
that there is nothing else scheduled for
that date. Instructions are on the site for
having your events posted too.
April 2013 meeting for cancer patients,
families and caregivers is
SATURDAY AFTERNOON
April 20 - 1 pm
Group Discussion
St. Eugene Hall (rear entrance)
148 Watchorn, Morin Heights
NEXT MEETING: Saturday, May 18, 1 pm
Speaker Wendy Ayotte will present two techniques
for bringing calm into one's everyday life.
Laurentian Region
Cancer Support Group
Groupe de Soutien du Cancer
de la Rgion des Laurentides
Resource library available. Bring a friend or family member.
Meetings are conducted in English
ADMISSION IS FREE
For more information about meetings and the
group's other services call
June Angus 450-226-3641 Email: cancer.laurentia@yahoo.ca
PO Box 2645, Morin Heights QC J0R 1H0
THE LAURENTIAN CLUB OF CANADA
Medical Cannabis:
A Historical Perspective and Its Future Potential
Jerry Golick has researched this controversial topic for over four
decades. He will talk about current medical applications and the
legality of cannabis in Canada on
TUESDAY, April 23, 1:30 pm
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH HALL,
12 Prfontaine St. W., Ste. Agathe des Monts
All Laurentian Club meetings are in English, discussion is lively and
refreshments are served, so reserve the fourth Tuesday of each
month, September through April (excluding December). The AGM
and luncheon is held in May.
Annual membership is $25 per person. Guests $10. Come along
and bring a friend. Feel free to share your ideas for future speakers
and/or other suggestions. For those who are joining or renewing,
please come early to help ease congestion at the door.
The Annual General Meeting and luncheon takes place
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Restaurant La Gourmandine, 81
Vincent, Ste-Agathe starting at 11:30. Tickets are now available
$25 for members and $35 for non-members and guests. Michelle
Stafford-Abbott and Emmy-Lou Doroschuk will entertain the
group with their lovely voices following the business meeting and meal.
For more information contact thelaurentianclub@gmail.
com or call June at 450-226-3641.
R E L I G I O U S S E R V I C E S
27 April 2013
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
April 2013
TO POST A COMMUNITY
ANNOUNCEMENT OR EVENT FREE
OF CHARGE, EMAIL: MAIN.STREET
@XPLORNET.CA FAX: 819 242-2022
Arundel Elementary
School Yard Sale
Come support our 2013 Graduate Students
Saturday, May 4 at Arundel Municipal Park,
60 Morrison Road, 9 am to 1 pm, rain or shine.
Toys, books, bake sale, hot dog, plus many
more treasures! Hope to see you there!!!
To purchase a table for $25. Contact
Karen Crone, 819 687-8979.
karencrone_6@sympatico.ca.
Harrington Valley
Community Centre
April 20: Murder Mystery and a delicious
spaghetti supper.
St. Simeons Players
St. Simeons Players present Aladdin &
His Wonderful, Magical Lamp
St. Simeons Anglican Church, Lachute
Date: April 19, 20, 26
Time: Door opens at 6:30 pm
Homemade desserts, coffee & tea at 7:00 pm
Tickets, $15 - sold in advance, please call
450 533 4359
Harrington
Meals-on-Wheels
Do you know someone who may be having
diffculty preparing hot meals at home? We
deliver meals to the Harrington area every
Monday morning - $4 per meal. For further
information contact Rose at 819 687-2659.
Harrington Valley
& District Fiddle Club
Meeting every 2nd Friday of the month
for an evening jam session with lots of danc-
ing. Please come and join us at the Margaret
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 463, rue
Principale in Lachute for a great evening of
entertainment. For information, please call
819-242-3468.
Arundel Municipal
Library Lecture Series
2 Village Street, Friday evenings, 7 pm
For info, call the library at 819 687-8246.
Weekly Meditation
Wednesday evenings: 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Morin
Heights/St. Adolphe. Open to all, no medita-
tion experience needed. For information call
Grace Bubeck: 450-226-3251.
Gore Seniors Network
EAT & GREET: Takes place every last Monday
of the month at 12:30 pm at the Trinity
Community Centre, 2, Cambria Road in Gore.
For more info contact Ccilia at 450 562-2161
Danys Book Club
invites you to join us for a monthly meeting.
We exchange our reading experiences with
a chosen bestseller and share our thoughts
during a round-table discussion. General area
of Ste. Anne des lacs. For information call
Dany at 450 224-5469.
Willkommen
Sind sie interessiert and der Pfege der
Deutschen Sprache?Deutschsprachiger Klub
sucht neue Mitglieder. Treffen einmal im
Monat: Kontakt: Luise 613 678-6320
Eva 450 451-0930
Bazaar in Lachute
Le mouvement personne dabord invites
you to come and fnd everything at low, low
prices! Location: 177, Bethany in Lachute.
Tues. & Wed. 10 am - 4 pm
Thurs. 10 am - 8 pm and Fri. 10 am - 2 pm
Also open the 1st Sat of the month.
We are a non-proft organization supporting
young people suffering from intellectual
defciencies to integrate and participate
in the development of their own store.
Donations of clothing, shoes, books, etc.
are appreciated.
Morin Heights Historical Association
LECTURE/CONFERENCE SERIES
SUNDAY APRIL 14, AT 2 PM
ST. EUGENE CHURCH, MORIN HEIGHTS
Association historique de Morin-Heights
Guest speaker JOSEPH GRAHAM will
talk about the aboriginal history of our
region KICHISIPI: the Ottawa River at time
of contact. Everyone is welcome.
C.P. / P.O. BOX 2693, MORIN HEIGHTS, QC, CANADA J0R 1H0
morinheightshistory.org
Defending Canadas Arctic Sovereignty
with Science June Angus - Main Street
In 1958, the UN gave nations the rights to mineral and other resources on their
continental shelves to a depth of 200 meters. This clearly gave Canada jurisdiction
over vast regions in the High Arctic about which it knew very little. In response,
the Canadian government established the Polar Continental Shelf Project (PCSP) in
1959 to conduct scientifc research and strengthen Canadas sovereignty in the Far
North. For over 50 years, the PCSP has played a major role in reinforcing Canadas
presence in the Arctic.
Dr. Denis St. Onge was a member of the original PCSP scientifc team. His en-
tertaining anecdotes about the trials and tribulations of those early days of polar
exploration and research captivated members of the Laurentian Club of Canada at
the groups meeting held March 26 in Ste. Agathe.
His role on the PCSP team took him to Ellef Ringnes Island where he helped es-
tablish the groups facilities and carried out surveys during the summers of 1959
to 1961. While his education in geography and geology were important to his
scientifc work, he admitted that it was his childhood experiences as an apprentice
mechanic by his fathers side that helped him deal with an epidemic of fnicky ma-
chinery. Most of the vehicles or equipment on site rebelled sooner or later against
the harsh polar climate by breaking down at very inopportune moments. Dr. St.
Onge also witnessed natures extreme power as melting spring waters could erode
and reshape the landscape in a matter of hours.
Today, the PCSP project continues to support Arctic research for both government
bodies and universities. As well, Dr. St. Onge noted that Canadas uninterrupted
presence in this part of the world is more important now than ever as international
debate continues over access to the Northwest Passage.
Dr. St-Onge has held a number of prestigious posts within the governments
scientifc community as well as in academia. He has also been active in many
national and international bodies and received many honors in recognition of his
distinguished career including induction as an Offcer of the Order of Canada in
May1996.
At the next meeting of the Laurentian Club of Canada, Jerry Golick will provide a
historical perspective on medical cannabis. Please join us at Holy Trinity Church
Hall, 12 Prefontaine Ouest in Ste-Agathe on April 23 at 1:30 pm. Tickets will be
available for the AGM luncheon to be held on May 28.
New Country Rehab
All Day Breakfast String Band
Friday, April 12, 8 pm
Casa del Popolo
(4873 boul. St. Laurent)
Jesse Winchester
Saturday, April 13, 8 pm
Petit Campus (57 Prince-Arthur Est)
Joey Wright and Dan Whiteley
Notre Dame de Grass
Terry-Joe Banjo
Saturday, April 20, 8 pm
Venue TBA
Vishten
Saturday, April 27, 8 pm
Petit Campus
(57 Prince-Arthur Est)
Steve Brockley Band
Wax Mannequin
Saturday, April 27, 8 pm
Divan Orange (4234 boul. St. Laurent)
Sheesham and Lotus and Son
Saturday, May 4, 8 pm
Petit Campus (57 Prince-Arthur Est)
Sarah MacDougall
Sunday, May 5, 8 pm
Petit Campus (57 Prince-Arthur Est)
The Bills
Wednesday, May 8, 8 pm
Divan Orange (4234 boul. St. Laurent)
Rose Cousins
Thursday, May 9, 8 pm
Centre Ste. Ambroise
(5080-A St-Ambroise)
Hello Darlin and the
Wintergreen Concert Series
The Folk Scene
Matt Large - Special to Main Street
www.hellodarlinproductions.com
For information call (514) 524-9225 or
email info@hellodarlinproductions.com
Lets get through the last days of winter
with some great music to light our way!
From now until the Festival Folk sur le
Canal (June 12-15), weve got your folk
and roots needs covered!
DIVERSITY OF EXPERIENCE
CELL: 819.321.7022
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28 April 2013


Dance
Cassiope Dance - Val Morin
Solos and duets danced by Marie-
Jose Larouche and Nathalie Level
accompanied by others. Sat. Apr. 20,
8 pm: $25. Thtre du Marais: 1201,
10e Avenue, Val Morin. 819 322-1414.
thtre dumarais@ccgocable.ca.
Music
Mathieu Gaudet - Prvost
In this concert, this unique virtuoso
pianist plays the romantic music of
Robert Schumann. Mathieu Gaudet
obtained a masters degree in music
from the John Hopkins University in
Baltimore, Maryland, and a doctorate
from the University of Montreal. He has
performed as a soloist and chamber
musician throughout Canada and the
United States, India
and France. He also
conducts concertos
by Mozart and
Haydn. In addition,
he is a doctor of
medicine involved
in international
social justice and
environmental
causes. Sat.
Apr. 13, 8 pm: $30. Saint-Franois
Xavier Church, 994, Rue Principale,
Prvost. 450 436-3037. www.
diffusionsamalgamme.com.
Alcan Quartet - Mont-Tremblant
The Alcan Quartet is based in
Chicoutimi. It has presented close
to a thousand concerts, appeared in
over a hundred live-radio broadcasts
in Canada, USA and France and has
toured throughout North America,
Europe and Asia. In 2011, they
collaborated in a recording and
won the Felix 2011 for Classical
Album soloist & small ensemble.
The musicians are Laura Andriani
(violin), Nathalie Camus (violin),
Luc Beauchemin (viola) and David
Ellis (cello). Sat. Apr. 13, 8 pm: $28.
Lglise du Village, 1829, chemin du
Village, Mt. Tremblant, facing Lake
Mercier. 819 425-8614 ext. 2500. www.
villedemont-tremblant.qc.ca.
Richard Desjardins - St. Jrme
Richard Desjardins presents
Lexistoire, a record for which he
won the ADISQ 2012 Show of the
year by a singer/song writer. He will
be accompanied by musicians Claude
Fradette (guitar), Tommy Gauthier
(violin, mandolin, and drums), Melanie
Auclair (cello, banjo, and voice), Jean-
Denis Levasseur (saxophone, clarinet
and flute) and Karl Surprenant (bass
and contrabass). Sat. Apr. 13, 8 pm:
$40. Salle Andr-Prvost, 535, rue
Filion, St. Jrme. 450 432-0660 www.
enscene.ca
Matt Andersen - St. Jrme
Singer/song writer, Matt Andersen, is
a bluesman and guitarist from Perth-
Andover, New Brunswick. He combines
blues and folk with voice. He won
the Maple Blues Entertainer of the
Year Award and has been nominated
for others. Matt Andersen is the first
Canadian to have won the International
Blues Challenge of Memphis. He also
participated in numerous festivals in
France, Italy and the United States.
Fri. Apr. 12, 8 pm: $27. Salle Antony-
Lessard, 101, place du Cur-Labelle, St.
Jrme 450-432-0660 www.enscene.ca.
Les Cowboys Fringants - St. Jrme
The program includes pieces from their
latest record, Que du vent. They won
the ADISQ - Felix Group of the Year
2011 Award. In fact, they have already
won the Felix six times since 2002.
The musicians are Karl Tremblay,
Jean-Franois Pauz, Jrme Dupras
and Marie-Annick Lpine. The group
will also be accompanied by Daniel
Lacoste and Marc-Andr Brazeau.
Thurs. Apr. 18, 8 pm: $29. Salle
Andr-Prvost, 535, rue Filion,
St. Jrme. 450 432-0660 www.
enscene.ca.
The Stephen Barry Band - Morin
Heights (See pages 9 and 36.)
The Stephen Barry Band is a well-
known Canadian Blues band that will
entertain the audience at the Viking
Canoe Kayak Club spring fundraiser
for their junior and para-programs on
Sat. Apr. 20, 7 pm -11pm. The event
will be held at the Morin Heights
Elementary School and will include
a light buffet, cash bar and dancing.
Tickets: $30 - 18 yrs. and over (cash
or cheque payable to VCKC only) at
Simon River Sports, 43 Ch Lac Echo,
Morin Heights or at the door. For
information call 450 226 5805 or e-mail
parker.kimberlee@gmail.com.
Gilles Vigneault - Vivre debout -
Ste. Agathe
This is an evening with the renowned
poet/composer/songwriter/singer,
Gilles Vigneault, who inaugurated this
thtre in 1967. Vigneault has been
part of the Quebec music scene for
over fifty years and has been honoured
by the Quebec National Assembly! For
this concert, Gilles will be giving an
intimate recital of his inspiring songs,
accompanied by pianist, Daniel Thouin.
Sat. Apr. 20, 8 pm: $52. Thtre le
Patriote, 258, rue Saint-Venant, Ste.
Agathe. 819 326-3655 info@Thtre
patriote.com.
Out &
About
Ilania Abileah - Main Street
Mathieu Gaudet
The Alcan Quartet
Les Cowboys Fringants
29 April 2013
Harps, Bass, Percussion & Organ -
St. Placide
The first opening concert of the 2013
season in St. Placide is an original
combination of the Trio Robin Grenon
with their two harps from Ireland and
Paraguay, combined with electric bass,
percussions and the beautiful organ of
St. Placide. Robin Grenon and Gisele
Guibord play a varied repertoire for
harps from South America, Celtic and
popular music. They will play with
Guillaume M. Laval, who plays bass
and percussions. Sat. Apr. 20, 8 pm.
St. Placide Church. Pre-sale: Adults
$20 and children under 16 - $10. After
April 15 the price is $23. Info: www.
artsetculturestplacide.com (PayPal).
Tickets are also available at the
Municipality of St. Placide (450 258-
2305).
Musikus Vivace 20th Anniversary
Concert! - St. Jrme
The Musikus Vivace choir is
celebrating its 20th anniversary this
season. Johanne Ross has enjoyed an
extensive career in music and choir
directing. She holds two Masters
Degrees: one for piano and one for
choir conducting. She studied at the
University of Montreal, the Vincent
dIndy Music School and the University
of Sherbrook. Johanne has taught
music, accompanied musicians on the
piano and has worked with choirs in
Montreal, Lachute and at the Franco-
Ontarian Choir workshops. She has
been leading the Musikus Vivace choir
since 1992, presenting a multitude
of carefully chosen, beautiful, choral
works that were sung by hundreds
of singers who took part in the choir
through the years. This concerts
program, titled Tender Moments,
includes recent works written by
Canadian and American composers.
The choir will perform the first two
movements of the work titled Regards
sur la vie by Pierre Issid and Gerry
Labelle - they will perform the version
written for choir, piano, flute and cello.
The musicians joining the choir will
be Judy Diaz DAux (flute), Guillermo
Simon (cello) and Lorraine Gariepy
(piano). For the last three pieces of the
concert, the Musikus Vivace Choir is
inviting all previous choir members to
join in to close the event. Sun. Apr. 28,
3 pm: $20 (pre-sale) $25 at the door,
children 12 and under $15. glise de St
Antoine: 705 boul. des Laurentides, St.
Jrme. Information: 450 745-1664.
Rhapsody Quartet - Prvost
Please note this concert has been
re-scheduled for Friday! The Rhapsody
quartet is made up of four classically
trained musicians performing a
repertoire of music from films,
musicals, songs from Quebec and more.
The musicians are Amlie Lamontagne
(violin), Line Denault (violin), Nayiri
Piloyan (viola) and Sophie Coderre
(cello). In this concert, they will
feature Vivaldis Four Seasons, as well
as other pieces, performed in unique
arrangements. The Rhapsody Quartet
has recorded two albums in Rhapsody
in 2009 and Opera-Broadway in 2010.
Fri. May 3, 8 pm: $25. Diffusion
AmalGamme, glise Saint-Franois-
Xavier, 994, rue Principale, Prvost.
A Night of Delta Blues -
Morin Heights
Blues by Clarksdale Moan (Delta style)
and special guest Daniel Mckell. This is
a fundraiser for the Farmers Market of
Morin Heights. Sat. Apr. 27, 5 pm - 8
pm: tickets are $20 and available at the
door. Refreshments will be served. The
event will take place at the St Eugene
Community Centre, 148 Watchorn,
Morin Heights. Call Regan Moran and
Heather Jackson 450 226-2789. www.
marchemorinheights.com.
Les Cowboys Fringants - Ste. Agathe
The group is on tour playing their latest
recording Que du vent. They received
the ADISQ Felix Group of the year
2011. The musicians are Marie-Annick
Lpine, Karl Tremblay, Jean-Franois
Pauz and Jrme Dupras. They will
be accompanied by Daniel Lacoste and
Marc-Andr Brazeau. Fri. Apr. 26, 8
pm: $30. Thtre Le Patriote, 258, rue
Saint-Venant, Ste. Agathe. 819 326-3655
- www.thtre patriote.com.
Marie-ve Janvier &
Jean-Franois Breau
This is a popular, romantic duo of
singers presenting La vie deux, Sat.
Apr. 20, 8 pm: $37.50. Salle Augustin-
Norbert-Morin, 258, blvd Ste. Adle.
Diffusion Ste. Adle 450 745-3161 www.
diffusionsteadele.ca.
Duo Ex Aequo! - Prvost
Laurence Lambert-Chan and Roman
Pollet make up an original piano-
duo. Roman began playing the piano
at age three. Lee started playing at
a later age. Together, they play an
eclectic repertoire blending Americana,
Jazz, Classic and humour. The duo
has performed since 2011, presenting
concerts in Montreal. They participated
in the duo Piano Kaleidoscope at
the Orford Festival and are currently
working on their next CD. Laurence
Lambert-Chan received a Bachelors
degree in performing arts from the
University of Montreal and went on
to study music in Vermont and New
York. She played as a soloist with the
Three Rivers Symphony Orchestra and
has performed at Carnegie Hall. Roman
Pollet won the grand-prix at the 10th
Sorel-Tracy Classical Music Festival
in 2012. Sat. Apr. 27, 8 pm: $25.
Diffusion AmalGamme, glise Saint-
Franois-Xavier, 994, rue Principale,
Prvost.
Francois Leveille - Val Morin
The show is Les deux rles de
ma vie in which Franois Leveille
combines his two roles in life - singer/
song writer and comedian. Sat. Apr.
27, 8 pm: $35. Thtre du Marais:
1201, 10e Avenue, Val Morin. 819 322-
1414. thtredumarais@ccgocable.ca.
Musikus Vivace
Daniel Mckell of Clarksdale Moan
Duo Ex Aequo!
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Alex Bay sings Ferland - St. Adle
Ferland par la bouche dune femme
is a program created by singer Alex
Bay. Her voice is feminine, but she
pays homage to Ferland, delivering his
songs with profound feelings and a
beautifully trained voice. Fri. May 3,
8 pm: $25. Augustin-Norbert-Morin
Hall: 258, blvd. Ste. Adle. 450 745-
3161. www.diffusionsteadele.ca.
Les Voix du Lac - Ste. Adle
Les Voix du Lac - a group directed
by Sylvie Lebeau, singing music of
Aznavour, Regianni, Dalida, Dassin,
Desrochers and more! Sun. Apr. 28,
2:30 pm. Free admission, contributions
appreciated. Sylvie Lebeau herself will
give a solo concert at the same location
with the music of Legrand, Streisand,
Les Misrables, Paoli, Brel and more!
Sat. May 4, 7:30 pm: $10. For tickets,
call 438 881-2390 or purchase them at
the door. La Chapelle sur le Lac, 1300,
chemin du Chantecler, Ste. Adle.
Raoul Sosa, pianist - Prvost
Raoul Sosa is a virtuoso pianist who
also conducts and composes, and
was awarded the Order of Canada in
2009. He has been invited to China,
Japan and Korea for concert tours
as a conductor and pianist and to
give master classes. He will present
a program of virtuoso pieces for both
hands and virtuoso pieces for left hand
only. Sat. May 18: 8 pm: $30. Diffusion
AmalGamme, glise Saint-Franois-
Xavier, 994, rue Principale, Prvost.
Marie-Jo Thrio - Val Morin
Alone at the piano, this artist invites
the audience to enter her unique
world. She has appeared on stage,
on film and has participated in many
festivals. She writes her own songs and
has released a few records, the most
recent, Chasing Lydie (2011). Sat.
May 4, 8 pm: $40. Thtre du Marais:
1201, 10e Avenue, Val Morin. 819 322-
1414. thtredumarais@ccgocable.ca.
Martin Deschamps - Concerts under
the Bell - St. Sauveur Church
Le Piano et la Voix is a show
featuring Martin Deschamps, a
rocker, also known as the lead
singer who replaced Gerry Boulet in
the group, Offenbach. Sat. May 11, 8
pm: $40. St. Sauveur Parish, 205 rue
Principale, St. Sauveur, 450 227-2423.
Office open: Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 4:30
pm. fabsau@cgocable.ca.
Ariane Moffatt - Ste. Agathe
This well-known artist presents her
new album of material that she
composed, arranged, produced and
performed herself. Ariane Moffatt is
energetic and daring, and sings in both
French and English. Sat. May 11, 8
pm: $36. Thtre Le Patriote, 258, rue
Saint-Venant, Ste. Agathe. 819 326-3655
- www.thtre patriote.com.
Jazz & Symphony - In Town
This is a gala concert celebrating seven
years of music by the Musicians of
the World Symphony Orchestra, with
conductor Joseph Milo and featuring
pianist, Julie Lamontagne. The event
takes place at the beautiful Rialto
Thtre, Sat. May 9. There will be an
auction of photographs and paintings
for the benefit of the orchestra, and
a weeks stay at a lakefront house in
Morin Heights to be won. The program
includes the jazz music of the big
bands of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter,
Dave Brubeck, George Gershwin and
more! Jazz & Symphony: Sat. May 9,
8 pm: $50 (includes a $25 tax credit
receipt) and $35 (balcony). Part of the
revenue goes to the Montreal Childrens
Hospital. Rialto Thtre: 5723 Park Ave,
Montreal. For more information: 514
484-7428. www.musiciansoftheworld.
ca, osmm.mwso@gmail.com.
Note: On May 17, this orchestra will
play in Lachute for the Argenteuil
Hospital Foundation. The program
will be Romantic Arias, Music for
Lovers, an evening of opera, operetta
and Broadway, with soloist singers.
On Screen -
Opera
Opera screenings
in HD directly
from the
Metropolitan
Opera New York
- two locations in
the Laurentians:
Pine Cinma:
Phase 2, 1146,
rue Valiquette,
Ste. Adle 855 739-7463; and Cinma
Carrefour du nord: 900 Boulevard
Grignon, St. Jrme, 450 436-5944.
$25 adult, $22.50 seniors and children
under 12. www.cinemapine.com /
www.cinemast-jerome.com/horaire.
Giulio Cesare - an Italian opera in
three acts by George Frideric Handel.
The opera that conquered London in
Handels time comes to the Met in
David McVicars production of this
Caesar and Cleopatra, a tale of love,
war and empire building. Counter-
tenor, David Daniels, sings the title role
of Caesar opposite Natalie Dessay who
presents an exotic Cleopatra. Conductor
is Harry Bicket. The cast also includes
Sesto (Alice Coote), Cornelia (Patricia
Bardon), Tolomeo (Christophe
Dumaux) and Achilla (Guido
Loconsolo). Sat. Apr. 27, Approximate
running time 4 hrs. 5 min.
On Stage
Comedians
Dominic Paquet -
Tapis Rouge -
St. Jrme
Dominic Paquet has
been doing comedy
for the past fifteen
years. His latest one-
man show, Dominic Paquet voit le
jour, is playing to full houses. Sat.
Apr. 13, dinner 6 pm, show 8 pm.
Show only $35 + taxes, dinner-show
$60 + taxes. (Adults 18). Reserve your
tickets online or by telephone. Le Tapis
Rouge, 338 St-Georges, St. Jrme.
www.tapis-rouge.ca - 450 436-7500 Ext.
230.
Etienne Dano - St. Jrme
This young comedian presents his first
one-man show. He speaks about typical
Quebecois dishes with comments
about politicians at the same time.
Fri. Apr.12, 8 pm: $27. Salle Andr-
Prvost, 535, rue Filion, St. Jrme -
450 432-0660. www.enscene.ca
Billy Tellier - St. Jrme
La loi du plus fort by Billy Tellier.
Fri. Apr. 19, 8 pm: $34. Salle Andr-
Prvost, 535, rue Filion, St. Jrme -
450 432-0660 www.enscene.ca.
Laurent Paquin - St. Jrme
Lereure est humaineby Laurent
Paquin. Two shows Sat. & Sun. Apr. 20
& 21, 8 pm: $45. Salle Andr-Prvost,
535, rue Filion, St. Jrme - 450 432-
0660. www.enscene.ca.
Ral Bland - St. Jrme
Une autre plante by Ral Bland.
Fri. Apr. 26, 8 pm: $38. Salle Andr-
Prvost, 535, rue Filion, St. Jrme.
450 432-0660 www.enscene.ca.
Alexandre Barrette - Ste. Agathe
Alexandre Barrette ... et personne
dautre! Sat. Apr. 27, 8 pm: $39.
Thtre Le Patriote, 258, rue Saint-
Venant, Ste. Agathe. 819-326-3655
www.thtrepatriote.com.
Alex Bay
The Metropolitan
Opera, New York
Jazz & Symphony at the Rialto Thtre
31 April 2013
Theatre
Les Muses Orphelines - St. Jrme
A play written by Michel Marc
Bouchard, directed by Martine Beaulne
with actors Maxime Denomme, Lane
Labrche-Dor, Macha Limonchik and
Nathalie Mallette. A mother, believed
by her 27-year old daughter to have
died, suddenly reappears. Sat. Apr. 27,
8 pm: $44. Salle Andr-Prvost, 535,
rue Filion, St. Jrme. 450 432-0660
www.enscene.ca.
Benoit Archambault (for Children) -
St. Jrme
Les Pourquoi, aimed for children
3-9, is geared to answering childrens
questions such as, Why does the bat
sleep upside-down? Why does Santa
give gifts? Why are little peas never
large? Done with humour, stories and
songs. Sun. Apr. 14, 3 pm: $16. Salle
Andr-Prvost, 535, rue Filion, St.
Jrme. 450 432-0660 www.enscene.ca
Clubs
Keith Kouna - St. Adolphe dHoward
Musicians perform every weekend.
Keith Kouna, singer-songwriter, has
already recorded two albums. Fri.
Apr. 19, 8 pm: $20. Reservations
are required! LAnge Vagabond,
1818, Chemin du village, St-Adolphe
dHoward, Reservations: 819 714-0213.
Visual Art
Gabrielle Laforest & Art Academy
Project - Mont Laurier
Les trois nigmes, by the Montreal
artist, Gabrielle Laforest, continues
until April 20. From April 26 until
May 13 the center will present its
second Art Academy project, with
the work of high school students
and art created through art therapy.
Maison de la Culture, 385, Rue du
Pont, Mont Laurier. 819 623-2441
ceml@lino.sympatico.ca.
www.expomontlaurier.ca.
Group
Exhibition -
St. Faustin
A group
exhibition of
Laurentian artists
opened Mar. 9
and continues
to Apr. 21. The
artists are Ginette
Bertrand, Luc
Bovet, Solange
Canac-Marquis,
Jose Cuenca,
France Deschnes, Louise Ferland,
Marie-Claude Fontaine, Diane Gravel,
Jeanne-Mance Laplante, Sylvie LeBel,
Marie-Jose Ouellet, Grard Poirier,
Jasmine Sirard, Pierre Trahan and
Annie Villeneuve. Maison des arts et
de la culture de Saint-Faustin, 1171, de
la Pisciculture, Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carr.
Open: Tue. to Sun. 11 am to 5 pm. 819
688-2676. www.maisondesarts.ca.
Note: Photographer Luc Bovet of St.
Sauveur participates in this show. Luc
observes what nature offers through
his camera lenses and creates images
inspired by nature, imagination and
a ripe sense of humour. His work
can be seen at EncadrImage, 157, rue
Principale, St-Sauveur, 450 227-4688.
ARTS Morin Heights at the Library
A retrospective show of Michael
Rubbos paintings, along with
paintings by members of ARTS Morin
Heights, will be exhibited on April
6, 7, 13 & 14. Michael Rubbo lived
for a while in Morin Heights and
during his stay in the village, he was
constantly seen outdoors painting
away. He even prepared his own
frames and painted those too. Some
of the pieces he has painted have
changed hands since 1995. What he
captured on his canvases reveals the
most interesting focal points of the
village and its people. This will be
followed by a spring group exhibition
titled Croissance, on May 4, 5, 11
& 12. At the Morin Heights Library:
823 Village Rd, Morin Heights. www.
artsmorinheights.com.
Louise Bloom & Danielle Lagac -
Val David Exhibit Centre
Two artists exhibit at this center
until May 19. Louise Bloom of Morin
Heights displays her collection Dear
Alice: Reflections from the Looking
Glass, a body of work that has been
continually expanding over the past
few years. Danielle Lagace, an artist
from Ste. Agathe, presents work
reflecting on her childhood. Centre
dexposition de Val David, 2495, rue de
lglise, Val-David. Opening hours: 11
am - 5 pm Wed. - Sun. www.culture.
val-david.qc.ca. 819 322-7474.
Denise de GrandMaison -
St. Colomban Library
During the month of April the library
features the work of Denise de
GrandMaison, who does colourful
paintings in oil and acrylic. She has
participated in various workshops with
different teachers. In December of 2012
she exhibited at the Carroussel du
Louvre in Paris. Opening hours: Mon.
to Thurs. 10 am - 8 pm; Sat. & Sun.:
10 am - 2 pm. St. Colomban Library,
347, Monte de lglise, St. Colomban.
450 436-1453 ext. 302 biblio@
st-colomban.qc.ca.
Raymond Aubin & Jean-Marcel
Dumontier - St. Jrme
Two artists share the walls at the
museum in an exhibition opening
on Apr. 14 and continuing until
June 9. Raymond Aubin: Tracanage
- panoramic photographs of transit
spaces such as train stations, corridors,
squares and airports. Mobile or
immobile, the images reflect the
passing crowds. Also, recent works by
Jean-Marcel Dumontier, who researches
light nuances and contrasts in obscure
creations done with industrial paint, tar
and ink. Muse dart contemporain des
Laurentides, 101, place du Cur-Labelle,
St. Jrme. Opening hours: Tue. to
Sun. noon to 5 pm. 450 432-7171.
www.museelaurentides.ca.
Annie-Isabelle Mayer - St. Jrme
Annie Isabelle Mayer opens her
exhibition on April 4. Annie-Isabelle is
an artist who loves to share her art by
giving classes every week at ICI par les
arts. She only charges for materials and
is very encouraging to all those who
come to express themselves through
painting. She loves to paint animals,
the forest and people. Opening hours:
Mon. - Wed: 9 am - 5 pm, Thurs:
9 am- 9 pm, Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
and Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm. Closed
Sundays! ICI par les arts, 712, rue St.
Georges, St. Jrme. 450 569-4000 -
www.iciparlesarts.com.
From the group exhibi-
tion in St. Faustin
A piece by artist Raymond Aubin
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Marie-Claude Desjardins -
Brownsburg-Chatham
Painter, Marie-Claude Desjardins,
exhibits her work until Sun. Apr. 14.
Restaurant Faim-Fino, 338, rue des
rables, Brownsburg-Chatham, 450
407-0708. For more information call
La Socit culturelle du Pavillon des
Jardins: 450 495-8022 scpj@live.ca scpj.
wordpress.com.
Robert Dionne - Maison de la culture
- Lachute
Robert Dionne exhibits a new collection
of pieces that includes paintings and
ceramics. Robert has a special way of
using pigments to create his pottery and
paintings, using a variety of materials
such as cement, wood and shards of
ceramics. His creations have a voice of
their own and are thought provoking.
Sun. May 5 to Sun. May 23. Opening
hours: Mon: 10 am to 3 pm, Tue: 10
am to 6 pm, Wed. & Thurs: 10 am to 8
pm, Fri: 10 am to 6 pm, Sat. & Sun 10
am to 4 pm. Maison de la culture, 378,
rue Principale, Lachute. 450 562-3781.
Anne Frank - Brownsburg-Chatham
An international bilingual exhibition
comes to us from the Anne Frank
House in Amsterdam, Holland. It will
be open to the public from May 11
to June 12 with free admission. The
visit takes 1 hours and includes a
28-minute documentary about Anne
Franks life. Opening hours: 1 pm -5
pm on weekends. Group reservations
during weekdays are available by
calling 450 495-8022 or e-mail scpj@
live.ca. glise St. Mungos au 661, route
des Outaouais, Brownsburg-Chatham
Country Fairs
Cottage Industry Fine Craft &
Arts Show - Gore
Spring is here and you might
consider a visit here as a perfect
gift for Mothers Day. There are
two floors of beautiful paintings,
photographs and a variety of fine
crafts. The highlight of the day
is a 3-course old fashion English
Spring Tea. Three sittings: 11 am
- 12:15 pm, 12:30 pm - 1:35 pm
and 2 pm - 3:15 pm. Reservations
a must! Call Carol McDonald 450
562-4458. Sat. May 4: $12 per
person. Show is open from 10 am
to 4 pm. Gore Community Centre, 2
Cambria Road, Gore.
Please submit items for
inclusion in the next edition
(covering the period May 10 -
June 14) by Apr 19 to: ilania@
IlaniaAbileah.com or call me at
450 226-3889.
Artist & Culture Reporter,
Main Street
Ilania@IlaniaAbileah.com
www.themainstreet.org
www.ilaniaabileah.com
450-226-3889 or 450-602-4073.
Dining
Out
Ilania Abileah -
Main Street
Les Astres Table - Ste. Adle
How about learning to cook and sharing a meal with
your friends, while each of you receive a personal
astrological interpretation? This is what Claude
Mainville-Gunette offers, cuisine and astrology
combined. She is an ardent astrologer, an inventive
chef and she has different activities including Team
Building, Preparing Health Food, Girls Outing, Family
Cooking, Learning Astrology and evenings featuring a
speaker and a light vegetarian meal ($25). The dining
room and kitchen are nicely decorated, with special
visual effects created by mirror reflections. If astrology
interests you, this is the
place to come and enjoy
an evening with friends
and family; a unique way
to dine out. Les Astres
Table, 51 rue Morin, Ste.
Adle 514 261-3642 www.
lesastresatable.com.
Caf Coup de Cur - Ste. Agathe
The brochure of this caf says (in French), A caf with the taste of sharing and
love, and that is exactly how one feels when coming into this humble location.
This establishment was founded by ladies who saw a need and stepped up to
take on the challenge.
The church in Ste. Agathe operates a kitchen three days each week on Mondays,
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but for the rest of the week, people did not have
anywhere to go, so, the caf was opened to operate on Thursdays, Fridays and
Saturdays, from 9 am to 3 pm. A few of us shared a meal of a vegetable soup,
a main dish of chicken and rice served with vegetables and salad, dessert and
coffee, all for only $4. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and the volunteers
who served the meal were courteous and happy to speak to me in English. On my
second visit, I attended a special vegetarian lunch meeting, where I learned of a
two-week trip comprised of a one-week immersion with a Guatemalan family and
a week stay in a Mayan cooperative village.
Marc-Andr Morin, NDP assembly member for Laurentian-Labelle, is also
a supporter of the caf. Mr. Morin took part in the luncheon event and was
accessible to everyone who came in. The caf has many activities such as art
sessions, theatrical activities, choir and performances in a small theatre next to
the dining room. Caf
Communautaire Coup
de Cur, 21, rue Saint-
Henri Est, Ste. Agathe.
cafecoupdecoeur@hotmail.
com Rolande-Yvon
819 217-5728 or Lyse:
819 321-9206.
Note: The trips to
Guatemala are organized
by SLAM (Solidarit
Laurentides Amrique
centrale.) For more
information about SLAM
and the group immersion
trips to Guatemala there
is an explanatory session
at the Prevost Station on
Saturday, April 27 at 12:30
pm. Everyone is welcome!
www.slamlaurentides.org
450 569-6470.
A painting by Robert Dionne
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As we wait for the
snow to melt and
spring to really take
hold, gardening
season, especially
for vegetables, still
feels like a long way
off. However, while
most vegetable gar-
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dont usually get
growing until the
risk of frost has passed in late May or early June, there are still plenty of vegetables you can plant and
start growing as soon as the snow has melted completely and garden soil can be worked.
These plants, known as cool weather vegetables, are a great way to get a head start on the growing
season because they fourish best in daytime temperatures averaging between 15C and 20C, which
is slightly cooler than warmer weather varieties prefer. Not only do these crops keep your planting
areas productive for more months of the year, but they also allow you to get out in the garden earlier
in the spring.
Many of these plants, including lettuce, spinach, carrots, and radishes, have edible leaves or roots. Broc-
coli and caulifower are grown for their immature fowers. Some plants, such as peas, produce edible
seeds. Most can endure at least short periods of frost.
For best results, you need to grow most of these plants to maturity in cool weather; otherwise, they can
become bitter tasting, or bolt to seed rather than producing edible parts. I learned this the hard way one
spring, when I planted radish seeds and lettuce in early June. Unexpectedly, the weather turned every hot
quickly and while both crops grew, the radishes tasted very bitter instead of having a nice crisp, spicy,
fresh favour. The lettuce bolted and became too bitter, making it inedible.
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more seeds every fve to 10 days until
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if hot weather arrives and stays, these
crops will soon be fnished. If you have
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seeds in early August for harvesting in
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Some plants such as carrots and beets
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Looking ahead, the growing season for
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One fnal thing to bear in mind; every
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for planting even cool season crops may
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to year. So keep an eye on your soil
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Volunteers: the Backbone of 4Korners
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the
world. Indeed its the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
4Korners Family Resource Center is a non-proft community organization dedi-
cated to assisting youth, seniors, and their families in the Laurentian region to
access information, resources and services in English. Like many non-proft
organizations, 4Korners depends on the hard work of its dedicated volunteers and
a volunteer board of directors.
It was volunteer hands that built the walls that compose the 4Korners center in
Lake of Two Mountains. According to Executive Director Rola Helou, this is an
illustration of how important the center is to the local community. Rola acknowl-
edges that without the contribution of volunteers it would be impossible for the
center to provide many of the programs offered by 4Korners.
4Korners recently launched a volunteer squad at Lake of Two Mountains High
School. Squad members are a part of a volunteer list that may be called upon
when help is needed, such as tutoring buddies or helping out around the center.
Students can apply their volunteer hours to receive credits at school. 4Korners of-
fers many other programs some of which would not run without the dedication of
volunteers.
As a Family Resource Center, 4Korners is always looking for volunteers. Gertrude
Dore is a volunteer board member and volunteer coordinator. Gertrude recognizes
the time, work, and energy that volunteers donate to the center on a daily basis. No
matter how big or how small, volunteers work each day to make our communities
better places.
There is no age limit for volunteers, and volunteering can provide a link for those
who are looking to connect with their local community. Volunteering can be a
great way for seniors to stay active, and according to Gertrude volunteering can be
a very positive experience for people who are retired and want to get out of the
house; it is a good way to stay engaged and learn about your community.
Nel McChristie has been teaching modifed yoga for seniors at the 4Korners center
in Lake of Two Mountains for three years. Nel is 85 years old and shows no signs
of slowing down, and is an active community member and is passionate about
helping others stay fexible and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Nels special
class is called yoga- for the rest of us, and offers a gentle form of yoga for
seniors. Low-impact chair yoga makes yoga accessible for seniors who may have
limited mobility but are looking to stay ft and active. New members are always
welcome to the group, so if this is of interest to you please check it out!
Volunteering is wonderful in many ways. It is a great way to learn skills and
discover new passions. Through volunteer work you can also meet new people,
discover new things. Volunteers are great because they help to create long last-
ing change by helping others and contributing to the growth and survival of their
communities. So to all of you dedicated volunteers, 4Korners would like to say a
big THANK YOU!!
If you are interested in volunteering at 4Korners please contact our offces:
Lake of Two Mountains: 1906 Ch. dOka, Deux-Montagnes, QC J7R 1N4.
450 974-3940, toll free:1 888-974-3940.
email: info@4kornerscenter.org.
Ste. Agathe: 50 rue Corbeil, Ste. Agathe, QC J8C 1X2. toll free: 1 888-974-3940.
35 April 2013
ONE COMMON CAUSE OF MOST HEALTH ISSUES
If the body is not alkaline, it is unable to eliminate the acids created from the
ingestion of acid forming foods; the body becomes intoxicated. When auto-
toxicity (self poisoning from the wrong food choices) occurs, the body jumps
into overdrive to create excess fat to store the abundance of acidic waste. This
naturally occurring event is in order to protect the bodys vital life organs, such
as the heart, liver and kidneys from the deadly acids. An alkalinity reading of
7.0 is the perfect state of health for a body to be in, which is a key to Perfect
Health. This condition allows the body to maintain a healthy state and to resist
and fight disease, eliminate the unacceptable amount of toxins ingested on a
daily basis. It also allows your body to assimilate properly the minerals and
nutrients from your foods. The body then has no need to produce excess fat or
disease from a toxic environment. Physical and psychological imbalances
are a direct sign of a prolonged acidic daily diet.
A continuous acidic state does not allow your system to ingest your
nutritional or herbal supplements properly. In consequence, your life
sustaining nutrients are being flushed down the toilet due to an inability of
absorption owing to a high concentration of acidic toxic matter. You always
feel hungry which is your body communicating to you in its language its need
for proper nutrients. You keep eating the wrong foods that do not supply the
needed minerals and vitamins for its healthy functioning and so your body
keeps telling you it is hungry. The acid continually produced by the wrong
food choices is stored in fat tissues and a vicious cycle continues. Next thing
you know, you contract an ailment. The longer a body is acidic and the greater
the acidic state, the closer one draws disease and in time, life threatening
illnesses.
Mild to moderate states of acidosis are expressed in the body as
weight gain, bloating, obesity, diabetes, headaches, panic attacks, hyper
activity, heartburn, dizziness, low sex drive, cold hands and feet, strong
smelling urine, metallic taste in mouth, immune deficiencies, premature aging,
joint and muscular pains, low energy and fatigue, slow digestion and
elimination, kidney issues such as stones, hormone concerns, osteoporosis,
bacterial infections, asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, insomnia, depression,
eczema, psoriasis, impotence, hives and loss of memory, Candida, allergies to
environment and more. Severe acidic signs are Multiple Sclerosis,
Rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn disease, Hodgkins disease, Lupus, Tuberculosis,
Schizophrenia, cancers, severe depression, and more...
Alkalizing your life is taking responsibility for your health. It is saying
no to disease and no to suffering. It is saying, I care about my body and I
take responsibility for its condition. It says, I respect myself and will
respect my personal needs. Be wise, be smart and get educated. Stop whining
about your weight or your health issues and become pro-active.
Oshtalo all,
Michle Cleveland St.Amour Copyright 2013
NATURAL HEALTHY LI VI NG
BY MICHLE C. ST.AMOUR
NATUROTHERAPIST, RP\R michelenaturalhealth@gmail.com
NATUROPATH\ EDUCATOR 613.306.0130 Health, Lifestyle and Today

It seems that with each dawn of a new day we hear of someone who has passed
or someone who is suffering from a deadly life-threatening ailment. The big
C word (cancer), everyone dreads, is running rampant amongst all walks of
society. Few seem immune or untouched by serious ailments these past
decades. Everyone you talk to has suffered a loss to serious disease or suffers
from an illness. The common factor underlying the reason of such
heartbreaking experiences is little known or understood by few. And yes, there
is one common factor that has been linked to nearly every known disease; and
that is acidosis.
Acidosis is a state we find within the tissues of the body. An acidic state must
be present for health issues to breed. Acidosis is the womb of disease, it is its
breeding ground; it is what sustains the life and the growth of illness. As long
as a body is acidic, ill health awaits. It is the state needed for the propagation
of pain to suffering. Acidosis slumbers at the root of all health issues; it cannot
be passed over or blamed onto outside circumstances for it is solely created by
what a person chooses to ingest, meaning what you choose to eat. Our
uneducated ideas surrounding proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle is directly
responsible for prolonged states of acidosis. This accumulation of acid in the
body is referred to as autotoxication or in laymans terms self-poisoning.
This dangerous condition we call acidity, weakens the body systems and is
what gives rise to an internal environment for ill health.

The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is
that they all come from the same root cause...too much tissue acid waste in
the body! Theodore A. Baroody, N.D., D.C., Ph.D.

An acidosis state comes from the typical North American diet concentrated far
too much in acid producing foods. Foods such as meat (beef, pork, bacon,
sausages, burgers, pies, ham and processed meats), refined packaged foods,
ready-made meals, non-organic eggs, diet foods, reduced fat foods, white flour
and sugar, artificial sweeteners, chemical preservatives, carbonated drinks;
wine, beers and spirits; salt, margarine, ice cream, cows milk, fried foods,
snack foods, refined pasta, barbecued foods and more, with little alkaline
foods such as fruits and fresh vegetables.
Did you know that all chemical drugs are also acid forming? Chemical drugs,
in fact, support the diseased state and hence reflect their true essence. An
acidic diet also reflects an acidic mind. Everything is connected and so the
world turns.

PH Balancing ~ A healthy ph (alkalinity) in the body is what encourages
proper nerve action and digestion, a capacity to fight bacteria, a healthy
immune system and so much more. It helps the body to maintain the ability to
eliminate anything that is not in your best interest.
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May/June Exhibits at the Morin Heights Library
Joan Beauregard - Main Street
Arts Morin Heights newest exhibit at the Morin Heights Library, titled Growth, is a collection of im-
ages inspired by thoughts of new growth, new beginnings and the fresh thinking of spring. The exhibit
will open May 4 with a vernissage at 2 pm and will continue through the month. Artists will be on-
hand to discuss their work during the weekends of May 4 and May 11, from 11 am to 5pm.
On June 1, 2, 9 and 10, there will be a duo-exposition by Ilania Abileah and David Roffey, titled Home
Sweet Home. Their theme came from a shared excursion to sketch a beautiful Victorian style house
set amidst magnifcent gardens in Argenteuil. David uses oils to express his passion for architectural
structures and gardens. His style is notable for its exquisite detail and serene mood. Ilania says her
passion is for fowers and her garden, where her heart is! Her works convey her message by the views
she creates through a window, or, from the garden. She uses acrylic and water-based printing inks on
paper, and her village scenes are painted on hand-fashioned ceramic.
This year is the Arts Morin-Heights 30th anniversary and the third year of rotating exhibits at the li-
brary. By hosting these exhibits, the group hopes to bring activity to the centre of the village and make
art more accessible and interesting for
the community. Admission is always free.
Donations for the food bank of the Pays
den Haut are gratefully accepted.
Contact information for anyone wanting
more information about the association,
its exhibits or its 30th anniversary plans
is: e-mail artsmorinheight@gmail.com,
website www.artsmorinheights.com, or
by phone Ginette Fontaine 514 913-2087.
Looking for a cleaning lady to work
every second week at our place, on
Lake Sir John (329 north), which
includes a house and one adjacent
small building, between June 15th
and the 1st weekend of September.
We also need the cleaning to be
done once a month, starting now,
all year long including one thorough
cleaning in the Spring and one in
the Fall.
You are meticulous, reliable and
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Cleaning Lady Wanted
36 April 2013
For those of you who have been wondering where
I have been lately, I have been enjoying my writing
sabbatical! But now its time to get back to the
grind and with the Office Quebecois de la Langue
Franaise on everyones mind lately, I thought that it
would be interesting to talk about language, more specifically, construction lingo!
All technical domains have their own share of technical jargon, or slang, and in
Qubec, we have the privilege of learning them in two languages! Here are a few
basics to help you out:
Jury-rigged or patent is one of my favourites to describe a temporary solution to
fix something when the proper materials or time do not allow to do it properly.
Tinkering or goss is used when fiddling with a tool or hardware in order to get
it to work properly.
Butt joint or joint plat is a simple joinery method in which two wood members
meet in a square cut joint.
Blowout or soufflage is a wood component needed to compensate for the
thickness of wall between a door or window and its interior moldings.
Furring or forenz are strips of wood or metal used vertically or horizontally on a
wall to even out the surface, and fasten either the interior or exterior finish.
Grunt or jobeux is used to refer to a common labourer or apprentice.
Granny bar or pied de biche are both crowbars, not exactly the same; the French
one resembles, and is named after, a deer foot.
Gusset or plaques a flat plate or plywood used to fasten 2 or more members of a
roof truss together.
Juice or Jus used to refer to an electric extension or electrical current needed.
Persuader or Masse is slang for a sledgehammer.
Toenail or clouer en chiclette is to hammer a nail on an angle through one
piece into an other.
Muntins or carrelage are the vertical and horizontal moldings in a door or
window which divide the glass into smaller frames.
Mud or platre is the plaster finishing to cover the joints on gyproc walls before
the paint.
Skim coat or couche mince is used to describe a thin coat of plaster needed
when finishing.
Rafters or chevrons are the structural sloped components of the roof which run
from the top of the walls to the ridge on top of the roof.
Gable or pignon is the triangular portion of an exterior wall below the roofline on
a double sloped roof.
These are only a few expressions and slang words used to describe some facets
of the construction lingo and in no particular order. I could go on for hours, not
to mention the expressions spoken with the marbles in the mouth or patate
dans bouche technique which is commonly used in the business, but Ill let you
experience that on your own. ;-)
Viking Canoe Kayak Club
Susan MacDonald - Main Street
Based on beautiful Lac St.
Francois-Xavier in Montfort,
Wentworth North, the Viking
Canoe Kayak Club started as
a recreational sport for kids
in 1998, becoming an official,
non-profit organization in 2001.
Today, it is the only one of its
kind in the Laurentians and is
enjoyed by keen paddlers of
all ages and levels. Coaches
are fully qualified to encourage beginners at entry level right through to training
serious paddlers to competition intensity, including the Olympics. The clubs
achievements over the years have been phenomenal.
In 2012, the Viking Canoe Kayak Club gloriously won the Canadian Masters
Sprint Championships in Dartmouth NS, their second title in a row and their
fifth in the last ten years. Members of the junior and paracanoe crews also came
out shining with outstanding results from the Jeux de Quebec and Provincials
in their very first year of competition. These programs, initiated and coached
by Karen Lukanovitch, resulted with seven athletes continuing on to Nationals
and the awarding of two medals: silver for Sabrina Beverly and gold to Matthew
Brotherwood. These achievements clearly demonstrate the strength and courage
of the paddlers, coaches and the club itself, an interconnecting team, destined for
success. But it all starts at the beginning.
To help build the sport, the club will be hosting a special fundraising event
featuring the Stephen Barry Blues Band at the Morin Heights Elementary School
on April 20 (see page 9). This event is to raise funds for the junior and para
programs and funds received will go towards the purchase of new equipment for
young enthusiasts as well as to help compensate for transportation costs to and
from events for the young paddlers. It promises to be a fun-filled evening for a
very worthy cause!
As with all sports, it takes heart, dedication and years, ten in fact, to build a
strong team ready for competition at the higher levels and this club is ready and
able to take up the challenge! For those less adventurous, this is a wonderful
sport to support health and improve fitness levels in addition to being completely
eco- friendly. It is also extremely exciting as a spectator sport!
Lets encourage and support this wonderful club in all their future endeavors!
Home Works
Builders Lingo
Craig McVeigh - Main Street


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37 April 2013
A Youthful Perspective
Malala Yousafzai:
A Symbol of
Courage Part II
Yaneka McFarland - Main Street
Today you can see that
I am alive. I can speak,
I can see you. I can see
everybody and I am
getting better day-by-
day God has given me
a new life and this is
a second life and I want
to serve, I want to serve
the people. I want every
girl, every child, to be
educated
-Malala Yousafzai
Since that dreadful day
on October 9, Malala had
been in intensive care
in Birminghams Queen
Elizabeth Hospital in central England. You would
think that getting shot in the head at point blank
range, by a member of one of the most ruthless
terrorist groups in the world would stop a young
15-year-old girls determination, but think again.
While the haunting threat of the Taliban to
strike once more looms over Malala and her
family, including her entire nation, Malala keeps
her head held high. Now that she has been
heard, her plan to support the education and
empowerment of girls has only strengthened.
The attack sparked a nationwide outrage,
leading people to the streets from Mingora to
Karachi where, Malala Daywas celebrated.
Meanwhile, miles away from her home of Swat
Valley, Pakistan, no matter how dangerous it
may be, Malala does plan to return.
Released on January 4, nearly three months after
the attack, nurses say she has been making great
progress in her recovery and will now be able
to reunite with her family in their temporary
home within proximity of the hospital. After
undergoing cranial reconstruction and a cochlear
implant in her left ear, Malala Yousafzai has not
given up hope.
Her voice has opened the eyes of millions
around the world concerning girls being
deprived from receiving an education.
Supporters everywhere have prayed and held
gatherings for the young activist. Hundreds of
militants and civilians from Pakistan protested
against the injustice the young girl suffered,
as well as uniting with her to fight for what
is right.
Furthermore, in a recent study conducted
by UNICEF, the annual State of the Worlds
Children Report declares that an estimated 65
million girls are being denied their right to an
education. Of the over the 121 million children
denied the opportunity of education worldwide,
an estimated 8% more girls than boys do not
have any access to schools.
Even after a near-death experience, Malalas
fearlessness never lessened. Her plan to give
girls and women the right to an education is
back in motion with the Malala Fund. Scheduled
to launch this spring, her foundation is planning
to get the 3.2 million girls in Pakistan into
school and out of domestic labour.
From the day I first heard of her, she has been a
source of inspiration when I am faced with one
of lifes many obstacles. Malala is only 15 years
old but she has accomplished more than many
have in an entire lifetime. I wish, one day, to be
the voice of many around the globe to motivate
and inspire our generation to strive for a better
world, and it all began with the opportunity
to write these very articles in Main Street each
month.*
Dont know where you should start? Visit the
official website at malalafund.org to donate and
join in her fight against todays social injustice.
* Editors note: And so you shall, Yaneka.
Well done, and keep it up!
Cocktail-auction for the SPCA LL:
Book Your Tickets!
The unconditional love of animals can be paired with
a pleasurable and a memorable evening supporting the
SPCA Laurentides-Labelle through the Gimme Shelter
cocktail auction. This 8th edition will be held on May 4 at Ski Morin Heights. Ex-
pected for the occasion are about 600 guests, including Catherine Sherriffs, news
anchor at CTV Montreal, actress Patricia Tulasne, as well as Jean Lessard, lecturer
and magazine columnist for Animal and also the Radio Canada spot Animo.
The ticket cost is $60, which will allow participants to select from a huge variety
of delicious appetizers and drinks. There will be an auction with more than 300
unique items including a stay at the prestigious Fiddler Lake Resort, several works
of arts and crafts, sporting goods, household items, gourmet meals in restaurants,
hotel and spa packages, etc.
Better still, guests will delight in helping our four-legged friends, all profts being
donated to the SPCA LL. In fact, since this event is organized largely by volun-
teers, approximately 95% of proceeds go directly to the animals. Among other
things, the funds will help with the costs of care for the residents of the SPCA LL,
such as veterinary care or other expenses that can reach a substantial sum each
year as many animals are in need of medication and all the animals of the SPCA
LL are sterilized before adoption to reduce pet overpopulation.
This year, the aim of the SPCA LL is to raise $80,000, slightly more than 10% of its
revenue, a goal that was achieved last year thanks to your participation.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the SPCA LL by phone at
819 326-4059 or by email at gala@spcall.ca, or visit our website at www.spcall.ca.
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38 April 2013
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Lachute Good Goods & Great Services in Lachute - Feb 2013 Main Street
Tuesday to Friday
11:30 - 2:30 4:30 - 9:30
Saturday & Sunday
4:30 - 9:30
585 rue Principale, Lachute 450.566.0426
Delivery Thursday - Sunday: 5 - 9 pm
Counter lunch
Salads and sandwiches
Prepared meals and cold buffets
Marc Tremblay & Deanna Copp owners
Address: 254, Bethany, Lachute
450 566-0660
Closed on
Sunday
Weekday
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La Croute et le Fromage Ad: March 2013 Main Street
Lunch counter
Salads and sandwiches
Prepared meals and cold buffets
Marc Tremblay & Deanna Copp owners
Address: 254, Bethany, Lachute
450 566-0660
Closed on
Sunday
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Au del de limaginaire March 2013 Main Street Ad
When I was on my honeymoon last
summer (better late than never), I had a
bike accident that still had repercussions
almost a year later. The major injury
was my thigh, which saved the bike
from serious damage, but left me with a
bruise from hip to near the knee. While
there was a bruise there and some minor aches and pains, my thigh
injury was the major pain, literally.
I faced a personal fear in August by mastering the climbing wall at
Camp Tamaracouta and in the following months noticed a twinge in
my shoulder from time to time. Okay, more than a twinge - if I knocked my arm in any way there was
excruciating pain in my shoulder for a couple of minutes, then back to normal. It was annoying. By
November I could not raise my arm.
By January it was really starting to bug me. Why hadnt I gone for help before this? I thought I could
deal with it and it would go away. Sound familiar? Thats what most people think.
Dont have time for this; it will get better on its own.
With a referral from Graham Sherrifs (a one-time short-stop extraordinaire, now not
so much - so hubby tells me), I made an appointment to see Physiotherapist, Sophie
Boileau, in Morin Heights and it was the best move I could have made. Four weeks
later, I now have a much wider range of motion and see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Sophie told me that my problem was called capsulitis, or frozen shoulder. Imagine your
shoulder joint being surrounded by saran wrap. Now, imagine that wrap has shrunk
tight around the joint and you cant move it easily. Thats the delight that I am dealing
with. A lot of people experience terrible pain with this injury. So far, Ive only had to dip
into the Motrin on physio days and after shovelling.
Sophie advised me to make an appointment with my doctor and see about getting
painkillers. For me, Motrin is pretty much it. Still havent sought out any doctor-
prescribed painkillers, but sometimes the pain is distracting.
Sleeping is an adventure. If you cant find ways to balance your arm and shoulder, your
nights will be hell. This is when most people take the painkillers. If you can cradle the
injury in blankets and try to remember not to roll over on it during the night, you might
get periods of blissful REM.
Sophie measures my progress before each treatment and then she does her magic. She
loosens and stretches my shoulder and surrounding muscles (yes, it hurts!) to the point
where I can continue my exercises with a renewed sense of accomplishment. I have a
set of exercises that I have to do twice a day (or three if Im feeling ambitious). Thats
really where the advancement lies. If you dont do the exercises on your own time and
with the will to see some improvement, youre not going to see any change.
My goal? I want to reach my bra clip on my own, without having to pull the straps
down my arms and twirl the whole thing around to the front but I associate that with
my grandmother, bless her soul. Sure, hubby could do it with two fingers, but then Id
never get on with the business at hand (no pun intended).
So, moral of this story - if youve got an injury, go and get it looked at!
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On February 12 and 13, representatives from across
the province met in Quebec City following a retreat
session of the Networking and Partnership Initiative (NPI) the previous day. 4
Korners Family Resource Centres Ste-Agathe-based communications director,
Kim Nymark, attended all three days, and was joined for the final day by the
Centers executive director, Rola Helou, and by Alain Paquette, the Director of
Communications and Community Relations of the CSSS des Sommets.
The NPI retreat began with a speech by Canadas Commissioner of Official
Languages, Graham Fraser, in which he referenced the community involvement
that resulted in the bilingual phone system that we have access to here. The
meeting continued with its focus in large part on how to get funding from the
myriad government departments that provide it, and the need for groups to
diversify their funding sources to ensure their long-term survival and their ability
to deliver the needed programs.
The next day, the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN)
Exchange Session began with a welcome and opening remarks from the president
of the CHSSN and representatives of the Quebec health ministry and the Official
Language Community Development Bureau of Health Canada. After a report
on data on the English-speaking population presented by Joanne Pocock,
representatives of community projects across the province made a series of
presentations. These included reports on the hiring of a staff member for English
services in the Sept-les hospital, the 5 bilingual staffers now working at Jeffrey
Hale-Saint Brigids in Quebec City, the six wellness centres adapted to local needs
across the Gasp, the Magdalen Islands 8-room Serenity Residence, English-
language patient participation videos created in the Eastern Townships, a program
providing liaison agents for English services in the Montregie, and the Bon
Coups in the Laurentians, described in a previous column here in Main Street.
Following the presentations on what is going on around Quebec, Dr Aurel
Schofield, president of the Socit Sant en franais, described what is going on
across the country for the French-speaking minorities, who face some challenges
similar to those of Anglophones in Quebec. They have developed similar
networks to share ideas and expertise across the country. Then anthropologist
Mary Richardson provided portraits of six diverse Quebec English communities
and strategies for community development.
On Wednesday, the sessions began with the presentation of research results on
mortality trends, indicating that, despite deterioration in the socio-economic
situation of Anglophones, they have better health and live longer than their
Francophone counterparts, due in large part to tobacco consumption in the
Francophone community. This was followed by information from a perinatal
study that showed that there are only 1.2 babies born to English-speaking
mothers, who are generally older and better educated than those in the French
community who are having 1.6 babies each.
More study data followed on the health of English-speaking individuals in
Quebec, based on the 2006 census. While the average salaries and education
levels of Anglophones are higher, there is also a higher proportion of Anglophones
living below the poverty line, indicating that there is a wider degree of inequality
in the Anglophone community. Despite more obesity and lower consumption
of fruit and vegetables, the Anglophone community has a much lower rate of
avoidable hospitalization. The 2011 census has also revealed rising Anglophone
populations in Laval and Lanaudire, including many young families. It also
shows that only 20% of the Anglopone population of Quebec lives outside of the
greater Montreal area, including Laval and Montregie.
The conference wound up with several speakers addressing the issues of linguistic
adaptation, the challenges of quality nursing care in English and ideas on how to
interpret objectives and issues.
For more information on this conference, the reports presented and the issues
raised, see http://www.chssn.org/Scripts/Conferences.asp.
Sheila Eskenazi is president of the English Communities Committee of the
CSSS des Sommets, sheila@ballyhoo.ca.
English Link - CSSS
CHSSN Exchange
Conference 2013
Sheila Eskenazi - Main Street
Its amazing that no matter how hard we all try, the
language issue, like a bad smell, just doesnt go away.
Does the P.Q. need to go to Le Portage for substance abuse, the addictive narcotic being
global confidence in our economy and the English community feeling welcome? The
separatists use of the word debate is the first item of deceit in this never-ending saga.
To have a debate, you need two participants; in this instance, the English community
and, for that matter, close to 60% of the French community are just not interested. I
have this fantasy that Mme. Marois wakes up each morning and while looking in the
mirror, she agrees with herself, high fives her reflected image, convinced that the issue
is alive and well. It is not, it is like a chronic cough, the remedy being refused because
Buckleys is spelled apostrophe s.
The notion of needing to strengthen Bill 101 and the injection of Bill 14 come from a
paranoid view, one that finds itself threatened by francophone youth getting English
classes in Grade 6, yes, Grade 6. This is the beginning of the banana republic imitating,
until recently, how Cuba operated. This type of thinking only stands to weaken
francophone youth growing up and able to function outside, and I take a breath to say,
Quebecs borders. Have people forgotten that even good old racists like Jocko Parizeau
opted for Oxford as part of the family education c.v.? Will the official language of
Quebec one day be ignorance?
Both my work and social environments are bilingual, allowing me to have access to
more people, more opportunities and an abundantly more healthy global awareness;
one that includes French Canadians who articulate that they cant stomach the Liberals
of the past decade but, then again neither can I. Weve so much in common. Its the
same dialogue from these same people that allows us both to share our distain for the
P.Q. speaking as if they invented the forked tongue. Id rather have Pauline Marois tell
the English community to get the hell out, as opposed to her, depending on who shes
standing in front of, saying theres a place for the English in Quebec. The truth is, the
place is under the heel of her stilettos.
Driving to work each morning, whether I listen to French or English radio, at the office,
whether I read Le Devoir or La Presse, I can find the same dialogue. The ridiculous
trip to Scotland, presented as a trade mission (oh no, haggis poutine) was no more
than an attempt to wave sovereignty around the world to a country, which is seeking
its autonomy from England. Should we tell her that Scotland IS a country? The French
papers went on and on about Marois sounding like a hick when speaking English,
suggesting that she have a translator next time. I personally appreciate her trying,
though I also read that they have English supper once a week in her home. Id caution
her that after Bill 14, someone might protest this practice and actually have the right
to call a public inquiry into why the Marois family uttered, pass the spuds or ate
Yorkshire pudding instead of pt chinois.
Weve got the biggest budget deficit in the country, but the P.Q. thinks it wise to use our
coffers to hire more language police. Ahh, language police has such a ring of freedom
to it eh? My buddy, Laurent, loves hot dogs; hed better start saying chien chaud or
at least aught dawgs if he wants to avoid a violation, unless the law only will apply
to les autres. I know that not every Francophone likes every English person, nor does
every Anglo like every French person; they dont have to. I dont like everyone I am
related to, but I dont have the right to tell him or her what to think, how to speak and
so on. For the most part, the Two Solitudes live in peace. The English community is by
now almost fully bilingual; weve done our piece to get along and our French society
is not at risk, it is in charge. The only thing at risk is the fundamental freedoms we all
should enjoy together, including prosperity, cooperation and, Im Just Saying, tolerance.
Everyone should be able to say je suis cool and feel good about it!
Im Just Saying
Exedrin
Headache #101
Ron Golfman - Main Street
Theatre Uses a Light Touch to Deliver
Serious Message About Elder Abuse
June Angus - Main Street
The world premiere of Grandpa is not a cash cow and Grandma wont take any
bull played to three packed houses at the Thtre de Petit Bonheurs in Lachute
on April 4, 6 and 7.
The show exposes issues of elder abuse in a touching yet light-hearted way that
can even make us laugh. Originally written in French by Francois Jobin, the play
was translated and adapted into English by Lise Landry and Jeffrey Nethercott.
Marie-Claude Gnault directed both the French and English versions with a cast
of local amateur talent. Some of the 18 performers in the English production also
act in the French version that has educated and entertained enthusiastic audiences
across the Laurentians over the last two years.
The play presents a series of vignettes to illustrate the hardships facing elderly
people who risk losing control, self-esteem and respect in many aspects of their
lives. The culprits can be friends, relatives or caregivers who may think they have
good intentions. The drama is served up with a good dose of humour.
As the audience mixed and mingled with the cast, crew and invited guests
following Lachutes Saturday evening English performance, it was clear this
subject needed to be brought into the open. Many could be heard discussing their
own experiences and how the plays poignant moments really struck a chord.
The English production was made possible thanks to a collaboration between 4
Korners Family Resource Center and the Round Table Parole aux ans dArgenteuil
along with funding from MNA Roland Richer and the Agence de la sant et des
services sociaux des Laurentides.
The next English performance is set for Saturday, June 8, 2 pm at the Morin
Heights Elementary School. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. For
more information contact Kim Nymark, 4 Korners, at 450-560-5800.
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The Story Behind...
DErnest DB DesBaillets
Joseph Graham - Main Street, joseph@ballyhoo.ca
Ernest DesBaillets was returning to Switzerland
in 1910 to see his family. The eldest son, he had
explored the New World and it appealed to him,
but his family was, and a part of it still is, well
established in the region of Lauzanne. Lorne McGibbon, the co-founder and
major benefactor of the tuberculosis hospital in Sainte Agathe, asked him to keep
his eye out for someone who could teach skiing. It was all very well for everyone
to be sporting what were called Norwegian snowshoes and tromping around
on the fields, but it would be nice to approach the project more professionally.
DesBaillets, whose nickname was DB, was only too happy to oblige. He knew
that McGibbon did nothing by half measures and if a skiing teacher were found,
McGibbon would guarantee his establishment in Sainte Agathe.
The DesBaillets family came from a region called Les Baillets near Geneva,
and two of his younger brothers had also shown an interest in the New World.
Charles-Jules studied engineering and after graduating came to Canada in 1904.
Although he is remembered for his later works on the Montreal aqueduct, he
worked for a time at Papier Rolland and developed a strong relationship with
the Laurentians. His descendents are firmly established in Canada still. His son
Jacques, a war correspondent from 1941 to 1943, spent his career at various radio
and television stations, including hosting the very successful talk show Tl-
Mtro for seven seasons in the earliest years of television.
According to Robert DesBaillets, Jacquess son, his great-uncle Ernest was a
colourful man who had moved on to the United States, finishing his career
in California. His name is associated with skiing at Badger Pass in Northern
California, but in 1910 he acted more as a scout, looking to find a professional
skier to satisfy McGibbons ambition.
As ski historians will tell you, skiing began in Norway. Back in the 1880s, many
areas around the world were looking for ideas to pull their regions out of the
Long Depression that began on Black Friday, May 9, 1873. Some wise elders in
La Sagne, near Sainte Croix, Switzerland, had the foresight to hire a Norwegian
to teach some of their residents how to ski. At the time, the British Empire was at
its apex and there was money to be made showing rich English tourists around.
Back home in the Laurentians, our own wise elders had conceived of the idea of
building a rail link north from Montreal, hoping to save our region from the same
depression that had hit La Sagne. Even though it was conceived as a means of
exporting local products, its real value to the area proved to be tourism. It was
thanks to the railroad that there was a critical mass of people in Sainte Agathe
who could benefit from a professional ski teacher. Until that point, the summer
foxhunt drew far more people to Sainte Agathe than winter sports did.
In Switzerland, Ernest heard about one particular youngster who had nailed
barrel staves to his boots when he was only six, winning a race in the village
of La Sagne. His name was mile Cochand, and, by 1910, he was 20 and a
champion skier and ski jumper. He had already been teaching for two years at
a hotel in Caux, near Montreux in the Vaud, east of Lake Geneva, and had just
accepted to train Swiss military officers in the techniques of skiing when Ernest
presented himself at Cochands parents house in La Sagne. A
skier was what DesBaillets was looking for, but both he and
McGibbon knew that the chosen person would also have to
be a promoter of other winter activities, would have to speak
English as well as French and would be expected to build good
relations with the farmers and businessmen in Sainte Agathe.
It was a tall order for a twenty-year-old, but mile spoke both
languages thanks to the needs of the Swiss tourism industry
and appeared to have the skills to do the rest.
Ernest left the young mile Cochand with the money to cover his costs for the
trip and took home to Sainte Agathe only the promise that he would come when
he had completed his obligations to the Swiss military.
Although the DesBaillets family is strongly associated with Montreal, Ernests
career played out in the United States, and it is possible that McGibbon first
made his acquaintance in New York. Over his career he worked in four different
countries, always involved in winter sports activities, and mile Cochands
memoirs mention him in association with a hotel by Lac de Joux, in the Jura
Mountains near Lausanne. According to an article in the New York Times, he
played an executive role in three Swiss resorts as well as in Chamonix, France,
and the Tuxedo Club in New York before going to the Sno Birds at Lake Placid
in 1920. He is often confused with his younger brother mile DesBaillets, who
became manager of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Montreal in 1924 and moved on
to take over operations of Baron Empains Estrel Hotel in Sainte Marguerite in
1940, fatefully around the time Empain was taken as a prisoner of war by the
Nazis in Belgium.
That meeting between DesBaillets and Cochand in La Sagne 103 years ago
brought the first professional skier to Canada. mile Cochand proved to be the
tenacious, enthusiastic individual needed to begin the new industry of skiing.
References available upon request with special thanks to Robert, Paul and Charles
DesBaillets
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Loving it All
Change
Grace Bubeck - Main Street
Sometimes we
want, or even
crave it, other
times we worry
about the
possibility of it
happening or even dread it. It all depends! When
we dont feel good or satisfied with something
we definitely want this to change. When we are
happy and well, our minds can easily get fearful
about change, giving us all kinds of what if
scenarios to worry about. So change, in and of itself, is neither good nor bad. It
all depends on the circumstances.
At the same time, there are different attitudes towards it. Some people, the bold
spirits, positively like change and tend to thrive on it. If there isnt enough
movement in their lives, they will go look for the thrill of being in the midst of
another adventure into yet uncharted territory. They dread the monotony of same-
old, same-old scenarios and will feel very fenced-in by situations where there
is little or no possibility of change. Others, by contrast, like routines and things
staying the same, the stable souls. Too much variation in their lives makes them
feel unsettled and disoriented and, if it were up to them, theyd keep things the
same forever. They usually see no reason to modify anything so long as it more or
less suits them, and they will make do with situations that are less than optimal,
just because they are used to them and they dont feel comfortable with change.
So the bold spirits happiness is the stable souls misery and vice versa! Whats
interesting, though, is that they could learn from each others strengths. Bold
spirits could be inspired to stay a bit longer and savor whats there to be enjoyed
in the predictability of a situation that stays the same. Stable souls could take
their lead from bold spirits in coming to appreciate the movement and novelty
of change. This way, both types would be happier in a world that contains both
after all; change and sameness, in colorful and ever-changing variations.
Of course, the two types are somewhat of a caricature. We all have a bit of
both living in our inner world, but it can be useful to notice which of the two
is stronger, because this will also help us see where our opportunities to learn
and grow lie. Ideally, what we would do is bring out the bold spirit in us when
dealing with change and the stable soul when faced with a situation that doesnt
seem to budge. Most of us will feel more in tune with one of the two characters.
Spring is the season of newness and change in all sorts of ways: new growth
happens all around us in nature, new energy takes us in new directions. So, why
not take this season as an invitation to look at your attitudes and habits in relation
to change and see whether you are more of a bold spirit or a stable soul. Then, you
will know which of the two characters you can try and give a boost to, either by
becoming more at ease with change, or by embracing the beauty of things as they
are. Happy spring to all of you bold spirits and stable souls out there!
To contact Grace call 450 226-3251 or go to www.heartoftransformation.org or
www.heartoflovehealing.net.
41 April 2013
You are probably just finished filing your income tax returns and wondering how
you could get back money from the government. One great way is to start a RRSP.
Youve likely heard it before: you should regularly contribute to a Registered
Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to prepare for retirement. And perhaps you do.
However, as reported on the Statistics Canada website, published December 2,
2011, out of almost 93% of Canadian tax filers who were eligible to contribute to
an RRSP for the 2010 tax year, only 26% actually made contributions.
So maybe youre among the majority that did not contribute? If this is the case,
keep reading to learn why its so important to contribute to an RRSP, and what
some of your options are.
HOW AN RRSP CAN HELP YOU:
1- the deduction available on your contributions will lower your tax bill.
2- it offers tax-deferred growth on investments in the plan.
WHAT IS AN RRSP?
An RRSP is a retirement plan registered with the Canada Revenue Agency
(CRA) and that you or your spouse (includes a spouse or common-law partner
as defined by the Income Tax Act Canada) makes monetary contributions to.
These contributions, up to your personal limit, are deductible from your income,
meaning that they can be used to reduce the total tax you pay in a given year. As
well, any growth in an RRSP is exempt from tax while your money remains inside
the plan. These are incentives the CRA uses to help ensure Canadians take an
active role in preparing for their retirement.
What happens if you need to access the money in an RRSP before retirement?
An RRSP can be completely cashed out before retirement and the proceeds paid
to you. You may also take partial withdrawals without terminating the plan.
However, either of these scenarios will result in the withdrawals being taxed
at your marginal tax rate in that same calendar year. And when you withdraw
money from an RRSP, youll have that much less saved for retirement. If you can,
its best not to touch your RRSP until you retire.
An important part of your savings plan:
RRSPs are available from financial institutions, including banks, trust companies,
mutual fund companies, life insurance companies and stock brokerages.
A number of investment options are available, such as GICs, stocks, bonds,
annuities, mutual funds and segregated fund contracts. Specifically, mutual funds
can provide important advantages when accumulating wealth for retirement,
especially when held in RRSPs, which can enhance their inherent benefits.
Lets look at the option of holding mutual funds as part of an RRSP in more detail.
The basics of mutual funds:
When you invest in mutual funds, your money is pooled together with other
investors money. You own units, which represent your portion of the holdings
in the fund. Mutual funds invest in a broad range of securities and are typically
managed by a team of investment professionals. Mutual funds
range from being very conservative to aggressive, offering different
levels of growth potential and associated risk, so its important to
understand the characteristics of the mutual funds in which you
invest.
Your investment in a mutual fund can grow:
1- When the fund earns income, such as dividends on stocks and
interest on bonds.
2- When the funds securities experience market growth.
The advantages of investing in mutual funds:
Diversification: When youre diversified by investing in a large
number of assets, as is the case when you invest in mutual funds, a loss in any
particular investment can potentially be minimized by gains in others.
Professional management: Investors purchase mutual funds because they do not
have the time or the expertise to manage their own portfolios. The portfolio fund
managers make all of the decisions and do the monitoring for you.
Liquidity: You can redeem your funds at any time. However, if your mutual
fund is held in an RRSP, you may want to consider obtaining the money you need
from another source as you will be taxed on the withdrawal and certain fees and
charges may apply.
Simplicity: Most companies offer pre-authorized chequing plans so that money
can be invested automatically on a monthly basis.
Economies of scale: Mutual fund managers buy and sell large volumes of
securities at a time; therefore, you have the opportunity to access a fully
diversified portfolio at a significantly lower cost, versus constructing your own
portfolio, security by security.
With all of the advantages of holding mutual funds in your RRSP, this can be a
powerful option to help accumulate wealth for your retirement years.
If you would like to discuss this with me, I can be reached at 514-788-4883 or
my cell at 514-949-9058.
The opinions expressed are those of the author and may not necessarily
reflect those of Manulife Securities Incorporated.
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Obituaries
Main Street considers it
a community service to
publish standard obituary
notices at no charge.
ASHMORE, David William
July 29, 1960 - March 11, 2013
At age 52, died suddenly in the early
morning of Monday, March 11, 2013,
in Vancouver, BC, from a brain aneu-
rysm. Our beloved son and brother is
survived by his father, George Ashmore
and mother, Maja Anne (nee Sergent)
Underbakke, his brother Steven Ash-
more and sister Holly Humphreys, along
with many nieces and nephews. David
was born July 29, 1960 and grew up in
Lake Connelly, QC where he loved to be
among his family and friends and spend
time fshing and moto-crossing. He
graduated from LRHS in 1977 and then
resided over the years in Lake Connelly,
QC, Brampton, ON, Georgetown, SC,
Maple Ridge and Vancouver, BC. Dave
enjoyed his work as a marine ship-
wright in South Carolina and later as
a home-builder in the Vancouver area.
Dave was also a talented leather artisan,
with his carefully crafted items in de-
mand among friends and acquaintances.
Daves contagious smile will be dearly
missed by all of us as we keep him in
our prayers. His remains have been cre-
mated to bring back to his place of rest
at the cemetery of his baptismal church.
Following a private service at St John
the Baptist in the Wilderness Anglican
Church in St-Hippolyte-de-Kilkenny, QC,
a celebration of his life with family and
friends will be held at the family home
in Lake Connelly, date to be advised.
BATTY, Margaret (nee: Ronalds)
Sadly, on April 9, 2013, Margaret passed
away as a result of complications fol-
lowing a stroke in February. Born on
July 22, 1915 in Barkmere, Quebec, Mar-
garet lived most of her life in Arundel,
Quebec. Beloved wife for sixty-nine
years of the late Art. Dear mother of
David, Kenny, Helen and Mary. Loving
grandmother of several grand and great-
grandchildren. Survived by her brothers
George and Elmer and her sister Rita.
Also survived by her nephews and
nieces. Predeceased by her brothers
Angus, Bill, Henry, Kenny and Wyman.
A friend to many, dependable, loyal
and someone who was always there for
you, she will be greatly missed. Mar-
garets wishes to be cremated will be
honoured. There will be a Celebration
of Life/Remembering Margaret at the
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 192 in
Arundel on Saturday, May 4, from 2 pm
4 pm. All are welcome. Arrangements
entrusted to the J.P. MacKimmie Funeral
Home, 660 rue Principale, Lachute, Qc.
BORYS, Walter
Walter Borys of Morin Heights, Qc,
passed away peacefully on April 1,
2013 at the age of 63. Walter, husband
to Louise (Dundon), father to Stephan(
Nathalie) and Andre(Jody), Dido to Fe-
lix, Stella, Avery & Olivia. He also leaves
in sorrow many relatives & friends
here & abroad in Ukraine & Europe. A
memorial service was held Saturday,
April 6th in Morin Heights. Memorial
donations may be given to La Fondation
de lHopital St Jerome, dedicated to the
dialysis department.
BURDON, Thomas Holland
August 23, 1919 - March 14, 2013
Tom/Dad/Grampy passed away peace-
fully while visiting with his son Tom
and family. During his fnal voyage he
was surrounded by many loving fam-
ily members. Toms unique energy,
extraordinary wit and life force will
be missed by all who knew him. He is
survived by his brother Fred, his chil-
dren, Dave (Brenda), Linda Cameron
(Adrian dAngelo), Camrose (Cletus
Peters), Doug (Sharon Lowe), Tom
A. (Eva Weinlander) and Carma; 17
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;
many nieces and nephews. Tom was
pre-deceased by his wife Barbara and
his brother Roger.
Tom served in the Royal Canadian
Navy Volunteer Reserve in WWII, and
then had a long, distinguished career
with Zellers. For over 50 years he and
Barbara were part of the Montfort com-
munity. A celebration of Toms life will
be held in summer 2013. For informa-
tion contact Dave Burdon daveburdon@
telus.net 1 604 534-2419.
CRAIG, Freda (nee: Moore)
Peacefully at the CSSS dArgenteuil,
Lachute, Quebec on Thursday, March
14, 2013 at the age of ninety-one.
Beloved wife of the late Francis Craig.
Dear mother of Shirley (the late Sandy
Lindsay), Dennis (the late Brenda
Labrosse), Ivan (Eric Freeman) and
Norma (the late Bob Carnright). Loving
grandmother of several grandchildren
and great-grandchildren. Also survived
by her brother Oliver Moore , her sister
Belle Millar and her special daughter-
in-law Janet Fricker. A graveside service
will be held in the spring at the Arundel
Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to
the J.P. MacKimmie Funeral Home, 660
rue Principale, Lachute, Qc.
CURTIS, Alvin Kerr
Curtis Alvin Kerr, the youngest of nine
children of James and Jane (Gain) Kerr
of Morin Heights (formerly called Morin
Flats) was born on September 2, 1913
in the village of Morin Heights. He died
peacefully on November 27, 2007 in
his 95th year at The Perley and Rideau
Veterans Health Centre in Ottawa,
Ontario, which was his home for the
last 10 years of his life. Following in his
oldest brothers footsteps, (Alfred James
Kerr 1895-1969) Curtis enlisted in The
Canadian Army on April 8, 1942, and
served in the 4th Canadian Medical
Regiment and then as a Bombardier in
The Royal Canadian Artillery. He served
in Canada, Britain, Holland, France
and Germany. In October, 1944, he
received a special commendation from
Field Marshall and Commander-in-chief
B.L.Montgomery for outstanding good
service and great devotion to duty dur-
ing the Campaign in France. He also
received The France and Germany Star.
Following discharge, Curtis returned to
Morin Heights working as a carpenter.
Later he worked for twenty-fve years
as a tool and dye maker for Canadair in
Montreal.
Curt married Josephine in England
during the war and later in life mar-
ried Jean. Curtis Kerr is survived by his
only daughter, Ann (Kerr) Waller, his
grandsons, Bob Jr. (Christina) and Scott
(Belinda), his three great-grandchildren,
Dean, Cody, and Taylor, as well as neph-
ews and nieces. He will be remembered
by many. Five and a half years after his
death, Curtis Alvin Kerr is fnally com-
ing home to Morin Heights to be with
his family. He is being re-interred from
Pinecrest Cemetery in Ottawa, to now
rest peacefully with his brother, Alfred
James Kerr with whom he served in
England during the war. Curtis will be
honoured with a special Veterans Trib-
ute by The Royal Canadian Legion,
Branch #171 at 11am on Saturday, May
11, 2013 at Hillside Cemetery, Rue. Hill-
side, Morin Heights, Quebec.
EVANS, Edgar
It is with much sadness that we share
the news of the passing of Edgar James
Evans at the CSSS de Sommets, Ste.
Agathe, Qc. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at
the age of ninety-fve. Dearly beloved
husband, companion, best friend and
soul mate of Ada Evans for over sixty-
two years. Dear brother of Vera (Rob-
ert Evans), brother-in-law of Lillian
(Clifford Parkinson), uncle of several
nephews, nieces, grand and great-grand
nephews and nieces. Loved by many rel-
atives and friends. Pre-deceased by his
brother Allan (Joan Bennett), his sister
Iris (the late Franklin Keatley) and his
sister-in-law Greta (the late Mac McLag-
gan). Edgar was born in Arundel, served
in World War ll and later resided in Val
dOr for thirty-three years before moving
back to Arundel. A service of gratitude
and celebration of his life was held at
the Grace Anglican Church, Arundel,
on Monday, April 8. In lieu of fowers,
donations to The War Amps, Key Tag
Service, 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarbor-
ough, On. M1V 5K9 or the Quebec Lung
Association, 6070 Sherbrooke St., East,
Bureau 104, Montreal, Qc. H1N 1C1
would be appreciated. Arrangements
entrusted to the J.P. MacKimmie Funeral
Home, 660 rue Principale, Lachute, Qc.
HADLEY, Edna (nee: Kendall)
Peacefully at the CSSS dArgenteuil,
Lachute, Quebec on Friday, March 15,
2013 in her ninetieth year. Daughter of
the late Anick and Bertha Kendall of
Windsor Mills, Que. Pre-deceased by
her husband John W. Jack Hadley
and granddaughter Katie Hadley. Dear
mother of Judith, Don (Joan), Richard
(Dorothy) and Danny. Loving grand-
mother of Melissa (Benson), Jenna
(Jared), Christopher, Annie, Stacey and
Tessa. Also survived by her husband
Clifford Blair, brothers Earl and Edward,
sister Doreen Benton, sister-in-law
Mabel Prophet and great grandchildren
Griffn, Colin, Sam and Jake and many
nieces and nephews. Resting at the J.P.
MacKimmie Funeral Home, 660 rue Prin-
cipale, Lachute, Quebec. A funeral service
was held on Thursday, March 21 at the
Margaret Rodger Memorial Presbyterian
Church, 463 rue Principale, Lachute.
As expressions of sympathy, donations
may be made to the Lachute Legion or
Ottawa Regional Cancer Society.
McCULLOUGH, Joan (nee: Cannon)
Peacefully on March 15, 2013. Beloved
wife of Nick (Merlin) McCullough and
loving mother of Grant (Anne-Marie
Ostiguy) and Sandra (Michael Ward).
Adored Nan of Matthew, Amanda, Tay-
lor and Katrina. Dear sister of Marjory
Abbott and Godmother of Joan Abbott.
A funeral service was held on April 6
at the United Church Morin Heights. A
deep thank you to all staff of 2-west at
Vigi DDO; nurses Justine, Karina and
Lada will never be forgotten. In lieu
of fowers a donation to a charity of
your choice would be appreciated. You
inspired us to be all we could be and we
will hold on to the love and admiration
that you had for this family. We know
you are with your mother now, Doris
Cannon, and at peace. Arrangements
entrusted to the J.P. MacKimmie Funeral
Home, 660 rue Principale, Lachute, Qc.
MORRISON, Keith
Peacefully at the CSSS dArgenteuil, La-
chute, Quebec on Thursday, March 14,
2013 at the age of ninety-one. Beloved
husband of the late Agnes Morrow. Dear
father of Karen (Doug Maidens) and
43 April 2013
The My
Health in
Mind team
has a few
preparation
tips for green-thumb enthusiasts. Some
items need specific attention to thrive.
Tomatoes, peppers, ground cherries and
leek seeds need to be planted indoors
in early April and transplanted outside
when all chances of frost have past,
due to the long gestation period.
A common mistake among gardeners
is the tendency to plant all their seeds
at once resulting in an overwhelming
quantity of produce. In order to avoid
such an over-abundance, you need to
split the seeds into portions and plant
them at two-week intervals to allow
for steady production. For additional
gardening season information, visit
the Montreal Botanic Garden at www.
espacepourlavie.ca/en/green-pages.
Argenteuil Grows Gardens: Qubec
en forme Argenteuil (QEFA) has
initiated a gardening project with
its local partners group called Mini
jardin dArgenteuil. The project
has been appropriated by different
partners whether municipalities, local
organizations, schools and My Health
in Mind committees, in order to
develop multigenerational community
gardens. The ambitious project will
allow Argenteuil children to experience
food from seed to plate and even
farther if they want to with composting
and eco-friendly disposal. In addition,
QEFA will be providing a tactical team
of professionals to help teach and
entertain kids who visit the gardens all
across the MRC dArgenteuil. Within the
next few months, keep your eyes peeled
for a Mini jardin dArgenteuil near you.
Not to be missed
May 11: 3rd Edition of Argenteuil
Relay Race: Attention all runners:
does it sound exciting to combine the
pleasure of running, the discovery
of beautiful sights in our MRC with
making a contribution to the Fondation
Espoir jeunesse dArgenteuil for youth
with mental health problems? The 100
km relay race is for a 6-runner team
and will run through Saint-Andr-
dArgenteuil, Brownsburg-Chatham,
Lachute, Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, and
Grenville. Info/registration: www.
courserelaisargenteuil.ca. The fee is $60
per person.
Delivery of Baskets of Organic Products:
For those who do not have green
thumbs, but would still want access
to baskets of organic products, here is
the solution. Three local producers are
distributing baskets in Argenteuil and
here is how to contact them:
Agri-Choux, www.agrichoux.com
La Ferme aux champs qui chantent
www.fermeauxchampsquichantent.com
La Ferme Belle Roche www.
fermebelleroche.com
For any questions or suggestions,
contact Michael Dubois at mdubois@
argenteuil.qc.ca or call 450 566-0530,
ext. 2305.
Have you missed the previous
column? Find it at www.argenteuil.
qc.ca.
My Health in Mind
Do You Have a Green
Thumb? Michael Dubois - Main Street
Etienne Savard Main Street Ad April 2013
More properties at www.etiennesavard.com
Bright and spacious 5-bedroom property facing south.
Magnifcent views of the mountains and lac des sables.
Coveted area close to the village, lake, hospital etc. Hard-
wood fooring. Fireplace in living room and a slow com-
bustion in basement. Sold without guaranteed quality,
legal risk to the buyer (succession).
Repossession! Mobile home in beautiful snow at the
foot of the ski slopes. 3 bedrooms, large open plan room.
Leased land. Sold with no guaranteed quality at the risk
of the purchaser. The annex will be a signed box with a
promise to purchase.
Bright open concept cottage, cathedral ceiling in living
room and dining room, two 7.8 foot patio doors open-
ing onto a large 34x8 balcony. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
built-in heated garage and offce. Near the village, Rte
117 and Hwy 15. Homogeneous sector. Possibility of
offce at home. Wooded 22,283 sf lot.
Small area of 47,150 sf of beautiful fat land, peaceful
location, overlooking the mountains. Spacious Swiss-
style property on 2-and-a-half foors, 2 freplaces, loft
with whirlpool bath, sunny terrace, inground pool. Lots
of character. Nearby services, village, ski and plenty of
outdoor activities.
Belle of Yesteryear (1929). Character preserved with
skill. Exceptional location, heart of village. Borders Rivire
du Nord up to the waterfalls of the parc des amoureux.
Was the maison du Meunier maison Albert-Leroux.
5 bedrooms. Zoning offers many possibilities (accommo-
dation, restaurant etc). Faces parc linaire.
Superb peaceful location overlooking the river and the
Doncaster waterfalls. Bright and spacious property, 3
bedrooms, large open spaces with hardwood and ceram-
ic foors, slow combustion in the living room and base-
ment, 26x6.6 gallery overlooking the river. Flat 16,811 sf
land 12 minutes from the village of Val-David.
Navigable lac ludger, motorboats permitted. Magnifcent
view of the lake. Large 39,813 sf plot. Grand bungalow
(mobile home) in good condition with foundation and
basement with garage door for mountain biking, snow-
mobiling etc. 2 bedrooms. Possible for sale furnished and
equipped. A few steps from municipal tennis.
Beautiful, private, secluded 2.8 acres, panoramic view.
Deeded access to the rivire Dufresne. House with lots
of character. 4 bedrooms including 1 suite with solarium,
another with lounge and bathroom. 3 bathrooms. Pari-
sian solarium. Tranquility assured. Sold furnished. Very
good rental potential as a residence or pied terre.
Property located on a beautiful large lot with mature
trees 20,028 sf. Residential area. 3 bedrooms, completely
remodeled kitchen. Partially fnished basement. 10x20
garage adjacent to the house and with outside access to
basement. Septic system redone in 2008. 16x20 fnished
garage. Price for quick sale!
Super private site with peaceful 8.5 acres traversed by a
stream. Ability to farm (2 horses). Deeded access to lac
paquin. Warm cottage built in 2008. Paneling, slate, large
rooms, open concept, cathedral ceiling in dining room, 3
bathrooms, 3 bedrooms. Easy access to Highway 15 , 5
minutes from town and Route 117.
Spacious country estate, woodwork, cathedral ceiling,
unique pine staircase with wrought iron railing. Kitchen
with lots of storage and huge island. Sunny dining area.
3 bedrooms upstairs + large bathroom with ceramic
shower and bath. Basement with several possibilities
(family room, playroom), integrated garage. Must see!
Sunny and charming property, good condition. Sought
after Domaine de lAir Pur. 2 bedrooms, screened porch,
Beautiful fat, wooded 17,154 sf. At 1.5km from the vil-
lage center and services (bakery, grocery, restaurant etc).
Nearby parc linaire leading to the village and outdoor
activities (skiing, cycling etc.).
Sainte-agathe - $299 000 Val-Morin - $79 000
Val-DaViD - $249 900 Sainte-aDle - $222 500 Sainte-lucie - $165 000 Val-DaViD - $449 000
Sainte-lucie - $249 900 Ste-Marguerite - $129 900 Val-Morin - $539 000
lantier - $299 900
Val-DaViD - $148 500
Access to lac theodore. View of the lake and sandy beach.
Property spacious, sunny, private courtyard. Huge living
area, open cathedral ceiling and glass 16 wall in din-
ing area, 48,000 btu propane stone freplace. Spacious, 3
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 2 garages with total of 3 doors
+ a 3\4. Great sunny gallery. 52,093 sf land.
197 feet on lac de la montagne noire (motor boat), great
lake views, private site of 25,082 sf, private dock and
small beach. Renovated and expanded in 1995 and 2006,
in very good condition. 3 bedrooms + offce, large din-
ing room overlooking lake, 12x20 insulated and heated
porch, shed/workshop. Come quick, be the lucky one!
Val-Morin - $369 900 Sainte-lucie - $169 000
Deeded access to beautiful lac sarazin at 250m from
the property. Storey house in very good condition, din-
ing room/solarium sun, while cedar. Huge living room
with natural stone freplace. 3 bedrooms. Bathroom with
shower. 12x22 garage, beautiful plot of 22,471 sf. Less
than 10 minutes to Ste. Agathe, the 117 and Hwy 15.
Val-DaViD - $325 000 lantier - $375 000
Barry (Christine). Loving grandfather of
Greg (Lisa), Lisa (Steve), Corrie (Ald-
rina), Jason (Melissa), Heather (Craig),
Cynthia (Ken), Kevin (Jennifer), Brian
(Alycia) and Victoria and great-grand-
father of Sarah, Liam, Emma, Joshua,
Brooke, Ashton, Dylan, Keagan and
Cameron. Also survived by his sisters
Lois (Warren Gamble) and Audrey. Pre-
deceased by his sister Una. Resting at
the J.P. MacKimmie Funeral Home, 660
rue Principale, Lachute, Qc. A funeral
service was held on Saturday, March 23
at the Dalesville Baptist Church.
In lieu of fowers, donations to the char-
ity of your choice would be appreciated
by the family.
OWEN, William Bill
Peacefully at The Gibson LTC Centre,
North York, Ontario, on Thursday,
March 28, 2013 at the age of ninety-
three. Beloved husband of the late
Thelma Beaven. Dear father of Diane
(Terry Rochfort), Bob (Judy Chong)
and Beth. Loving grandfather of Mi-
chelle (Frank Mcewin), Leigh-Anne
(Zak Mendel), Andrea, Jeremy (Lore-
lei), Shannon (CJ MacPherson), Erin,
Christopher, Kathryn, great-grandfather
of Chad (Katie), Emily, Callum, Dylan,
Sidney, Spencer, Sawyer, Romi and
great-great grandfather of Sophia.
Also survived by his brother David.
Pre-deceased by his brothers Charlie,
Jim, Tom, John, George and his sis-
ters Annie, Bessie and Dorothy. There
was a Masonic Service in the Masonic
Lodge and a memorial service was held
on Saturday, April 6, at 2 pm at the
Grace Anglican Church, Arundel, Qc.
In lieu of fowers, please send dona-
tions to CNIB for Macular Degenera-
tion Research or Alzheimers Society of
Canada. Arrangements entrusted to the
MacKimmie Funeral Home, 96 Village
Rd., Arundel.
44 April 2013
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Come and work with our horticulture specialist, Yvan Lavigne.
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Everyone knows the benefits and the importance of physical activity for children
of all ages. However, translating theory into practice can be a problem; it is not
always easy to just let the children go out and play. There are many barriers to
physical activity and plain old fun, such as lack of space inside the house or in
the backyard, lack of a backyard, equipment, time, money and/or good weather
(its too hot/too cold out!), fear of injury and the need for supervision. Usually,
someone needs to escort children to the closest park, which is not always nearby
for those living in apartment buildings. For those of us who have more than one
child, it is not always safe to have the little ones do the same activities as the
older ones. And supervising two activities is not always possible. Of course it will
take some imagination, enthusiasm and good will to break through these barriers.
Consider preparing homemade games, such as an indoor or outdoor maze. Parents
will have to check for safety hazards and remove any strings or pointed objects
that can hurt a child. It can be fun to make an obstacle course in the basement or
backyard with overturned chairs, benches and boxes.
There are many free activities that have exercise potential such as gardening,
snow shovelling, washing the car or painting the house. Keep in mind your
childrens interests, talents and rate of development when inviting your children
to participate in such activities. Younger children need less structured activities
and for less time. However, older children have a longer attention span and can
participate in activities, which include various rules and skills.
Visit your local thrift shop or second-hand sports store for purchasing used,
cheaper equipment for various sports. We all know that little feet grow fast and
buying $50 shoes every season is costly. Consider exchanging equipment with
other team mates. Networking with other parents can be a great opportunity to
meet others and for your children to make new friends. I give the hand-me-downs
of my four- year-old son to another mom of a three-year-old and both our kids
play soccer. Luckily the mom of a five-year-old hands me down the stuff from her
son.
If your child begs you to go to a fast food restaurant to use the indoor play area,
yes you can go. You are not obliged to buy an over-sized trio. You can eat your
lunch at home and only order an ice-milk dessert or juice. Indoor play areas are
wonderful for getting out on long, rainy days.
Remember to make it fun and any activity will be enjoyable; if you all have a
water fight when washing the car, then it is no longer a chore, but lots of fun.
Child Fitness
Breaking Barriers
and Keeping Active
By Efrat Laksman, co-owner gym Action Fitness
in St. Donat - Main Street
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Healthy Channels
Feeling Tired
Part I
Christopher Garbrecht, Ac. - Main Street
Its the end of winter, I hope at least by the time you
read this article, and you dont need to look far to
find people who are feeling tired. Whether its from shovelling all that snow, the lack
of sunlight, enjoying the snow with winter activities, too much time hibernating, or
too many colds, there are many ways for us to feel tired by the end of winter. As if all
those reasons werent enough, we live in a society that over-emphasizes activity and
disregards the need for rest. It isnt any wonder we feel so run down from time to time.
For those who are dealing with tiredness, it is most helpful to look deeply into the
origins of their tiredness. Once the pattern is clearly identified, self-help measures can
then be applied in order to target the source of their tiredness. In this three-part article,
I would like to share with you a few of the more likely origins of tiredness, in order to
shed light on ways to help combat feeling this way.
Living in Canada, climactic factors, such as dealing with an over-abundance of snow
or a dearth of sunlight, can deregulate our bodies and sap our strength. In dealing
with winter in Quebec, it is best to accept the cold weather and snow and use it to our
advantage. There are plenty of winter sports to take part in or, if you really dont like
the cold, you can take a class that gets your body moving or go to the gym. Exercise
is an interesting phenomenon in that it uses energy, but also gives us more energy in
return. The fresh air and, hopefully sunlight, are an added bonus. For certain people,
the lack of sunlight can be a real drain on their energy. This problem is called Seasonal
Affective Disorder. Common therapies for this problem include light therapy, carefully
timed melatonin supplements, Vitamin D supplements, and exercise. For anyone who
has difficulty changing with the seasons, acupuncture can be extremely useful in easing
the body from one season to the next.
Life pressures are another area to consider when were tired. The start of school,
moving, the loss of a job, relationship difficulties, an accident, bereavement, etc.
can both deplete and stagnate our energy, which results in tiredness. In this type of
situation there is most likely a certain amount of emotional baggage, which if not dealt
with, can weigh us down both mentally and physically. Obviously each situation, and
each person, is different, but what I have found most helpful for patients in the clinic
is the ability and willingness of the person to at least try and discover, understand, and
name their problems, issues, and troubles. Once the problem is clearly and precisely
identified, dealing with the emotional component, which is intertwined with the
problem, becomes easier to deal with. It is always best to express our emotions and
feelings rather than let them stagnate and create more stress. This is where having
good friends, family, and/or a therapist become important. As crazy as it sounds, stress
and emotional blockages easily lead to mental and physical illnesses, which, in turn
lead to tiredness.
If you are feeling tired this spring, try and think about the underlying reasons behind
your tiredness. Once you have examined the possible causes of your tiredness, the
solutions become more apparent.
Next month I will continue writing about possible causes of tiredness. If you have any
questions or comments please e-mail me at: cgarbrecht@yahoo.ca or consult my blog at:
acupuncturevaldavid.blogspot.com. And remember, spring is the ideal time to get a spring
tune-up with acupuncture in order to get your body reenergized for the warm months ahead.
SPCA: Bobby
Bobby is a 4-year-old male who
has had a pretty rough life so
far. Found with a serious injury
that cost him an eye, Bobby
is now recovering nicely and
well on the road to recovery.
Although a little shy after all
he has been through, he is
regaining his trust in people
and learning to appreciate being petted. With a little tender care, this handsome
feline would be a grateful and loving companion.
MTRFC Rugby Registrations Now Open
Mont-Tremblant Rugby Football Club (MTRFC) announces that registration is NOW
OPEN for the 2013 Mini and Junior Rugby Season. MTRFCs Mini and Junior rugby
programs cater for players from 6 to 18 years old, and players of all experience are
welcome. We particularly encourage new players to come and see what rugby is all
about using our play before you pay pre-registration training program.
2013 promises to be an exciting season for MTRFC, as we welcome new players,
sponsors and coaches to our Rugby Club.
Our season will start on Sunday May 5th, so please visit the registration page on
our club website - MTRFC.com - for full details of our 2013 Club Program as well
as details on how to register. Alternatively, contact Mark Morrissey on 819 687-2092.
The Notary Knows
Capital Gain and
Income Tax
Michel Labrche - Main Street
DID YOU KNOW THAT, when you sell your principal residence, there is no capital
gains tax to be paid to any government agency, but, when you sell a property that
does not qualify as your principal home, your proft will be taxable. When you
own two or more properties, you only have the right to declare one as a principal
residence. Consequently, the others will be taxable when you resell. The fscal
declaration is made by the tax payer who decides which property will be desig-
nated as his principal residence. When you sell your country home as a secondary
residence, you will have to pay the capital gains tax relative to that sale in the
next taxable year, in April, along with your income tax report. Of course, you have
to make a proft in order to pay tax. As of now, 50% of the capital gain is taxable.
For a $100,000 proft (buying price $150,000 selling price $250,000) without any
other fees, $50,000 will be added to your revenue. In this case, if your tax rate is
40%, it means more or less $20,000 to be paid. If you buy and sell frequently, it
will not be considered as a capital gain but more as business revenue. If you rent
an apartment downtown, your country house could still qualify as your principal
residence following certain conditions.
If you own a duplex and you occupy the main foor, you will be taxed on the proft
of the second foor only; the portion that you occupy will be considered as your
principal residence. If you have had a country home for many years, on top of hav-
ing a principal residence for the same period of time, some calculations will have
to be done to determine the appropriate exemptions, if your country home became
your principal residence. Any capital gain prior to 1972 is not taxable. You will
have to know the value of your property at that time. Any expenses made in the
course of a sale will be deductible (broker fees, legal fees, evaluation, inspection
and accounting fees) and will diminish the amount you will have to pay. All reno-
vations made of a capital nature will be deductible, so you should keep all your
bills. The actual capital gain is taxable at 50% but it could always, in the future, be
subject to be increased to a higher percentage. The global economy is fragile and
the administration of any budget is more and more complicated (city and govern-
ment). So, it is obvious that the actual low interest rate could go up. On the other
hand some of your revenue could be deferred like the Quebec Pension Plan, going
from 65 to 67 years old. Handling any budget is becoming more diffcult for an
administrator and the individual will often pay the price. Heres hoping that 2013
will bring PROSPERITY to all!
If you have any questions regarding the topic of this article, please feel free to
contact me at 450 227-7077 or on my cell: 514 688-3131.
Ecocentre Saint-Sauveur
All together to reduce landfll
Announcement to the users of the Saint-Sauveur Ecocentre
The city of Saint-Sauveur and the municipalities of Pied-
mont, Morin-Heights and Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs are pleased
to announce to their residents and owners of residential
buildings, that the Ecocentre service is now completely free.
Note, however, that the maximum permissible load is now a
trailer 4 ft x 8 ft x 2 ft, or the equivalent, or with a pick up
style box truck for a maximum volume of about 100 cubic ft.
We also wish to inform traders and entrepreneurs that the
service is now only available to the residential sector. Trailers
and vehicles identifed as commercial are no longer accept-
ed nor are trailers exceeding the size of 4 feet X 8 feet X 2ft.
NEW HourS of oPErATioN:
April 1st to November 30th: Mon to Sun: 7:30 am to 4 pm
December 1st to March 31st:
Tues to Sat: 7:30 to 11:45am and from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Contact: 2125, Jean-Adam rd, Saint-Sauveur, 450-227-2451
Note that for condominium associations and rental property owners, it is possible under certain condi-
tions, to appoint a person or an employee to use the Ecocentre service. for more information contact
Caroline Dufour by phone, 450-227-4633 ext 2123 or email to cdufour@villesaint-sauveur.qc.ca.
Saint Sauveur Ecocentre Ad, Main Street April 2013
46 April 2013
BrownsBurg @ $64 900
2-bedroom house for handy man
situated in quiet area of the
village. rare size lot of 19 544 sf
& no rear neighbours. separate
laundry room and wood stove in
the kitchen. MLs 10807587
Lakefront @ $174 900
116 ft on lake, 15 min. to lachute
& under 1 hr to mtl. open concept
1st floor, dining room w/lake
view, 2 bdrms, walk out basement to
be finished, 2 baths, 2 wood stoves,
19 840 sf flat lot, landscaped, &
private w/pool & 2 sheds. 14 min. to
slopes. MLs 8770960
FREE MARKET
EVALUATION
Lyndsay Wood
Real Estate Broker
514.774.8019
Royal Lepage Service Plus
lyndsaywood.com
lyndsay_m_wood@hotmail.com
Lyndsay Wood Main Street April 2013
gore @ 129000$
2 bedrms w/possibility of 3rd &
access to lake. in a quiet area 15
min. from lachute. severals renos
done over the last couple of years.
heat pump, gallery, balcony,
separate laundry room. ideal as
a first home for a new family.
MLs 9864303
LanD for saLe!!!
1) gore lakefront @ $49 000
lac ray & sunset
2) mille isles waterfront
@ $129 000 - 3acres
3) 27 acre lot w/lake access
in mille isles
4) 6.5 & 5 acre lots w/easy access
5) lake fiddler access @ $22 000
n
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An inspection of
your central system when
the seasons change is
a wise choice.
TOLL FREE
Refrigeration MB January 2013 Main Street Ad

C L A S S I F I E D A D S
COMPUTER REPAIR TECHNICIAN
Part-time. Experienced troubleshooter with
thorough knowledge: Windows, MacOS, PC,
Mac, Android, iPhone, all iOS and Android
devices. Email CV: facebook@techspa.ca.
35 YEARS EXPERIENCE BUYING
Coins, war medals, stamps, old paper
money, sterling silver cutlery, watches,
cufflinks, judaica, jewelry, vases, figurines,
Olympic items, estates. Ron: 514 996-6798.
HOUSE FOR RENT IN HARRINGTON
Lovely lakefront house on beautiful lot.
3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms, screened porch,
propane hot water, new well and excellent
septic system. Unfinished basement. $800
per month plus utilities. Available June 1,
references required. Call 819 242-7041.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT: LACHUTE
Bright, spacious 3 & 4 & 5 with
parking. Special offer still available/
NO animals. For info and appointments,
please call 450 613-1214
HOUSE FOR SALE - LAC HUGHES
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Fireplaces,
Full Basement, Well, Septic. Finished 2008,
Lakefrontage. Call 613 544-6140
HOUSE FOR RENT: DOMAINE ALPINE
3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, laundry room.
Large lot, access to private beach. $1000
plus utilities. Steve or Sue 450 226-7438.
FRENCH AS A 2ND LANGUAGE COURSE
Val-David. 30 years teaching experience
in French as a second language.
Suzanne Hotte: 819 322-5131
Michel Labrche April 2013 Main Street Ad
www.lecourtierdunord.com
MICHEL LABRCHE, L.L.B. D.D.N.
Notary - Legal Adviser Since 1983
Very private.
Beautiful large
property with
indoor pool and
superb views of
mountain and
river. 3 freplaces,
open concept.
Conservatory,
double garage.
$598 000
Home & attached
commercial
building. Large
warehouse. Store-
front window on
the 117 & Bicycle
path. Near the new
commercial activi-
ties sector. Multiple
zoning. Very large,
suitable to
most shops.
$598 000
Ste-MARGUeRIte
DONCASteR RIVeR
PRVOSt
COMMeRCIAL/ReSIDeNtIAL
Near the city
center and all
amenities. Very
nice with two
units of 900 sq ft (4
1/2) and an 1100
sq ft. unit (5 1/2)
Quiet area with
large backyard.
Just steps from
the bike path.
$378 000
Superb property
with 5 bedrooms,
spacious. Beautiful
kitchen with lunch
counter. Open
concept. Finished
basement with
outside exit. Large
landscaped lort.
Above ground pool
with patio 16x12.
$249 000
Recently built
property in a
new area.
Large windows,
woodwork,
gas freplace.
Hardwood and
ceramic foors.
Cathedral ceiling.
Veranda. Two min-
utes to slopes
and services.
$248 900
28,000 sf lot, re-
markable country
setting. Privacy,
tranquility. Cozy,
lots of charm, has
undergone numer-
ous renovations.
Close to 2 lakes,
one with access to
the beach, you are
15 min. St-Sauveur
and the ski slopes.
$147 900
Built with
highest quality
materials. It
offers almost
identical side
by side homes
each with their
own entrance.
Located near
the ski slopes
of St-Sauveur.
$479 000
Six lots of 5 acres
or more with four
facing south for
sale. Tel + elec
coming in the
spring. Gated. Wa-
ter frontage of over
265. 5 km from
Morin-Heights
and 20 km from
St-Sauveur.
$118 000+ taxes
www.monlac.com
Michel Labrche
Real Estate & Mortgage Broker
Residential & Commencial Notary
Ofc: 450.227.7077
Cell: 514-688-3131
Mtl: 514.745.NORD (6673)
200 rue Principale #11
St-Sauveur
Everything
under
the same
roof
WAS
$158,000
WAS
$259,000
UNDER
CITY
EVALUATION
NEW
PRICE
St-FAUStIN LAC CARR
FAMILY HOMe
PRVOSt
tRIPLeX BUILt 2009
Ste-ANNe DeS LACS
INteRGeNeRAtIONAL w/VIeW
Ste-ADLe
NeW SeCtION
St-ADOLPHe DHOWARD
AFFORDABLe
WeNtWORtH / DOMAINe
Le SANCtUAIRe DeS LACS
www.monlac.com - 5 acres aND MOre,
WITH LaKesIDe aND access. $95,000 + Tax aND UP
sector 5km Morin-Heights
MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION JOB
Need handyman with initiative for help manufacturing electronic air
flters. Clean indoor environment, 8 am to 5 pm week-days. Paid
according to experience. No criminal record. Call Pierre 514-236-5112.
Laurentians Care Notice forApril 2013 Main Street
The Commission of Human Rights and Freedoms
Shirley Sarna, Education Coordinator,
is offering lectures and workshops for:
EldErly PErsons
defending your rights, developing Advocacy skills,
Preparing a Tool Box for social Change
May 13, 10:30 am - 12pm at Place Lagny
#2 St. Louis, St. Agathe-Des-Monts
May 29, 10:30 am - 12 pm at Weir/Montcalm Community Center,
33 Route du Lac Rond North
June 5, 10:30 am - 12 pm at St. Eugene Church Community Center,
148 Watchorn Road, Morin Heights, J0R 1H0
Laurentians Care in partnership with Vanier College,
St.Faustin Campus is proud to present
Christina Vincelli, Executive Director for Laurentians CARE &
Sylvie Lord: Business Development/Strategic Planning, Vanier College:
Information for Caregivers
Information on Fall Courses for Caregivers
April 24, 2013, 10:30am - 12:00pm at Place Lagny
#2 St. Louis, St. Agathe - Des- Monts
For more information please contact
Laurentians CARE Toll Free at 855.522.7372
The laurentians Caregivers Association resource
Education Center is proud to present:
47 April 2013
Sylvain LeBrun April 2013 Main Street Ad
get the real facts from your real estate professional
450 560-8800
www.sylvainlebrun.ca
info@sylvainlebrun.ca
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fix the selling price
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Malaket April 2013 Main Street Ad
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SPACE FOR DEALER LOGO AND
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*Offer valid at participating authorized KitchenAid

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Offer excludes discontinued and obsolete models. Offer is open to Canadian residents only. Offer is not available to dealers, builders or contractors. All models may not be available at all dealers. No substitute appliances qualify. Dealer prices may vary. Dealers have sole discretion
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MARCH 28 - APRIL 30, 2013
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