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“The Battery’s Fine But You Need A New Baconator” – Early Lunch Break At Wendy’s Garage

The Week 3 stop on the Early Lunch Break tour with Ted and Tom – Wendy’s Parts and Tires (and driving school) in Pierrefonds. After we dispensed with the obligatory baconator joke (see headline), a good time was had by

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No Obstacle Too Great For Forest Hill Jr. Elementary

Life is fraught with obstacles, and overcoming them is what makes us stronger. Forest Hill Jr. Elementary School in St. Lazare is holding a Giant Obstacle Race Fundraiser Saturday, April 28th to help finance an outdoor classroom on campus. Forest

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Milestone Event For NOVA, Lakeshore Artists

Thanks to Nancy Overbury from the Lakeshore Artists Association and Marie-France Juneau from NOVA West Island for coming in this morning to talk about this weekend’s LAA exhibition and sale at Fritz Farm in Baie ‘Urfe. LAA has a 30

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The Jewel Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Week 2 of the Early Lunch Break Tour with the Two Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Ted and Tom) at Equestran in Vaudreuil. (Check out Tom’s exasperated daughter Jillian’s face. “Daaaaad!”) Thanks as always to Cafexo Boutique and Chez Biggs for sustenance. Visit our website to

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Hockey’s Heart Beats Strong

The hockey community’s unparalleled spirit of generosity manifests itself at the local level this weekend in the 15th annual Montreal Media Celebrity Hockey Marathon, organized by longtime Montreal broadcaster Marty Lamarre, and benefiting the Otis Grant Foundation. Marty and Otis

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Humboldt Strong

The power of social media is being put to positive use in the aftermath of last Friday’s junior hockey bus crash in rural Saskatchewan. Tom Whelan joined the #sticksoutside #fortheboys campaign sweeping Twitter, and I posted a live Facebook video

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Early Lunch Break Season Opener!

Thanks to everyone at the West Island Career Center Friday for their warm welcome on our first stop in the Early Lunch Break contest. Click on the Early Lunch Break link to enter, and we could be breaking bread at

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A Horse Tale

This week on The More You Know, West Island Blog founder Rhonda Massad highlighted A Horse Tale – a horse refuge in Vaudreuil. And as increasingly seems to be the case on Rhonda’s segment, gentle fun was poked back and

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Indiana Joan And The Apocalist

We had a nice visit this morning with our friend Khrystal Milot, a personal trainer from Vaudreuil who’s got her own personal “apocalist” of things she wants to do while she can still do them. Among other adventures, Khryss has

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Early Lunch With Ted And Tom

How would you like these two handsome radio gods to show up at your workplace with fresh coffee and sandwiches? Beginning April 6 and every Friday until we tell them to stop, Ted Bird and Tom Whelan will be dropping

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Illiteracy and Lime Shortages: The Hidden Scourges

Today on The More You Know, West Island Blog founder Rhonda Massad told us about Literacy Unlimited – a West Island resource organization that helps people struggling with literacy. Ironically, Rhonda told me in an e-mail that she wanted to

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The More You Know March 20

It was a doubleheader this morning on The More You Know with Rhonda Massad, who told us about Meals for Wheels and their need for an expanded volunteer base, and brought us up to speed on a West Island family’s

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Another St. Patrick’s Day Home Run For Hudson

The 9th annual Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade was another unqualified success, thanks to the tireless volunteer work of Jim Beauchamp and the organizing committee and the enthusiastic participation of parade goers from within and outside the community. Thanks to

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Mingo, Amukamara, Dookmarriot and Hardunkinchud (Not A Law Firm)

The signings of uniquely-named NFL players Barkevious Mingo and Prince Amukamara on the first day of NFL free agency brought to mind a brilliant skit by the American comedy duo of Key and Peele (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele), who

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One Flew Over The Retirement Home

If the characters from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest lived into old age, their story could evolve into the play Jack of Diamonds, which opens the Hudson Players Club’s 70th season at Hudson Village Theatre. Like the Academy Award-winning

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