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Through provincial grants, the West Island PME MTL has been able to offer area businesses COVID-19 based relief since June. Now, another program is being offered by the federal government entitled the RRRF (Regional Relief and Recovery Fund).

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As overworked and exhausted nursing staff at the Lakeshore General Hospital have held four ‘sit-ins’ since the end of July decrying the lack of enough staff to care for patients, The Suburban reached out to the West Island Regional Health Board (CIUSSS) for answers on how to remedy the chron…

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PNH Solutions recently announced that its reusable fabric face masks  meet LEVEL 3 MEDICAL GRADE requirements under ASTM F2100-19. As the highest attainable level of medical-grade masks, PNH Solutions’ Deluxe and Premium mask models offer the maximum barrier protection for any situation wher…

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Since the coronavirus pandemic struck back in March, the West Island Mission’s (WIM) requests for food baskets saw a sharp increase. Executive Suzanne Scarrow and her small but dedicated team of volunteers answered the call to those in the West Island dealing with food insecurity, some for t…

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The goal is to travel 4,700 km from Montreal to British Columbia in 30 days to raise funds and awareness for Cody Michael Bouchard, a vibrant young man who lost his battle to cancer last February at the age of 19.

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St. Laurent has joined in an initiative by Concertation Montréal, which promotes local regional development, by passing a resolution wishing St. Laurent and Montreal students in general a "good start to the school year," in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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While schools are returning and many folks are going back to work after the gradual re-opening of society following the COVID-19 quarantine, it is likely that homeowners have amassed a decent amount of household waste.

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While many businesses having taking a serious financial hits due to COVID 19 and the subsequent quarantine, a combination of factors have made real estate in the West Island and across the island of Montreal a winning formula.

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The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre has re-opened its doors to serve those dealing with cancer and its programs will be in person now.

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Côte St. Luc council held special meetings last Thursday and Monday to amend its COVID-19 bylaw requiring the wearing of masks in local businesses and municipal buildings, which was the first by a jurisdiction in Canada.

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Educators and parents gathered outside the Montreal office of Quebec’s Education Minister last Sunday, protesting for more efficient COVID-19 prevention measures in relation to the Quebec government’s back to school plan. Approximately 100 protesters were present at the gathering.

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Since the coronavirus pandemic struck back in March, the West Island Mission’s (WIM) requests for food baskets saw a sharp increase. Executive-Director Suzanne Scarrow and her small but dedicated team of volunteers answered the call to those in the West Island dealing with food insecurity, s…

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In over 40 individual interviews with West Island parents, describing their perspectives on the re-opening of schools, two major factors stood out in the majority of The Suburban’s discussions with them: the “last minute” announcement from the government and the vagueness of details on schoo…

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As of Monday, August 10, Kirkland Library members were once again  welcomed on site while respecting specific health and social distancing measures.

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“While we are always excited at the start of a new school year, it is understandable that a return to work after many months of uncertainty brings about many different emotions,” said Cindy Finn.

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“We are being as safe as possible. Every precaution is being taken. Student athletes are coming from so many different households, and regions,” said Patrice Lemieux.

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Hampstead’s 14th annual blood drive will be taking place 1:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Adessky Community Centre in Hampstead Park, but this year it will be by appointment only because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Councillor Michael Goldwax announced.

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With wearing masks where physical distancing is not possible and inside public spaces the norm, the city of Beaconsfield is reaching out to help residents 70 years and older with the distribution of free masks.

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As Montreal businesses struggle to re-open, a new challenge arises forcing owners to impose mask-wearing in their establishments, facing substantial fines if customers refuse to cooperate.

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There will not yet be a return to in-person council meetings in Hampstead, notwithstanding the provincial government's allowance of 250-person gatherings with masks and proper social distancing, Mayor William Steinberg told the August council meeting.

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Côte St. Luc councillor Mike Cohen, noting the Quebec government’s announcement that previously scheduled by-elections can proceed as of Oct. 4, wrote on his blog that this means the District 8 CSL by-election can therefore proceed.