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Elon Gold (pictured) and Modi Rosenfeld will be performing for four consecutive nights, July 22 to July 25 at the Centaur Theatre.

Like many of its neighbouring municipalities, the city of Beaconsfield has joined the chorus of West Island and off sailed cities denouncing the government’s latest SPZ (Special Planning Zone) decree concerning new flood zones.

LGH reduces infections by 35%

“The Foundation is very proud to support this leading-edge program and we are very pleased with the absolutely incredible results we have seen,” said Heather Holmes.

The Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (LGHF) was referring to a new program the foundation was able to finance for the West Island hospital.

The program, now into its third year at the Lakeshore General Hospital, was implemented to improve surgical care under the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

The results to date have been noteworthy as the hospital’s infection rate has been reduced by thirty-five percent as the “assessment and improvement program collects data on surgical care to reduce risks related to complications, reduce the duration of hospital stays, and, in so doing, improve the quality of care and

Government modifies new flood maps

Perhaps it was the outrage expressed by homeowners at the various public consultations pertaining to the recent proposed special planning zone (SPZ) decree concerning new flood zones by the provincial government but the CAQ released a statement noting that the flood maps “are being reviewed to improve their precision.”

The recurring theme at the recent West Island forum attended by a capacity crowd public consultation was that many residents from all over the West Island expressed disbelief that their properties were currently in flood zones as per the new flood mapping but had never been hit by either the 2017 or May flooding or any other for that matter.

The statement noted that in the new “adjusted version” of the maps, only areas affected by the 2017 and 2019 floods will be considered for the SPZ noting that “30 municipalities will no longer be part of the SPZ.”

Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Jim Beis spoke to the bureaucrats at the meeting stating that since the 2019 flooding, “no initiative by the government that will help the citizens and municipalities build the proper infrastructure to prevent it from happening again.

“You used the 2019 flooding