Steroid drugs are anti-inflammatory medicines that are used to treat a wide range of conditions, and one of them – oral or intravenous dexamethasone – was found effective in improving the survival of patients with severe COVID-19, said a September 16 release.
Vanier College in St. Laurent marked its 50th anniversary last week, in a low-key way for now because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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).
The latest Quebec health department statistics indicate that suburban instances of new COVID-19 cases remained low in late August and early September.
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…
When the pandemic struck, the West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce (WIMCC) had to chance its protocols to adapt to the needs of its business members.
The story is clear: patrons of a karaoke bar in Quebec City have been responsible for a “super-spreader” event. Forty of those attending have tested positive for COVID-19 and — at the time of this writing — there were three related cases identified among students at three schools which has r…
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…
The life of an artist can be lonely at times. You work on a painting or sculpture for months alone with the notion that one day, it will be exposed to the world.
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…
“We are blessed with the outpouring of support from the community, especially during these difficult times,” said Dale Weil.
As I am writing this, schools are just reopening. Let me explain what the concerns were; what to be on the lookout for; and, what to do in the meantime to keep everyone safe.
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.
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.
Lufa Farms launched its fourth commercial rooftop greenhouse last Wednesday on the roof of what used to be the Sears warehouse on Thimens Blvd.
As if it wasn’t enough that you could get sick once with the virus that causes the COVID-19 illness, now there are well documented reports of at least three cases of someone who had the disease, had recovered and now got it a second time. How worried should we be?
Aéroports de Montréal, which includes Trudeau Airport in Dorval and the still-operating Mirabel Airport, announced Thursday it is reducing its workforce by 30 percent in light of reduced flights and the ongoing U.S.-Canada border closure for non-essential trips because of COVID-19.
More policies are needed to protect vulnerable seniors during a pandemic and even in more stable times, says the Canadian Red Cross in light of its April to July 2020 COVID-19 study, conducted by Léger.
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.
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…
Forty-six, 64, 86, 93, 104. Those are the number of daily positive cases leading up to the August 16 death of Don Béni Kabangu Nsapu, who at age 19 became the youngest Quebecer to have died from COVID-19 complications since the beginning of the pandemic. I’m heartbroken. What will it take?
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…
Upcoming water meter readings in Hampstead will be conducted mostly via e-mail and telephone, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the town announced last week.
With Back to School around the corner and concerns about a potential second wave of coronavirus in the fall, The Suburban checked in with the West Island Regional Health Board (CIUSSS) to find out what resources are being deployed in the area.
Sending your child back to school in this current environment is one of the most difficult decisions for parents to make. We know how important school is for our children. The academics are essential but so are the social interactions, which are pivotal for normal mental and psychological de…
Attorney Julius Grey told The Suburban that he will be filing a motion in the nature of a ‘safeguard’ order in Superior Court to maintain schools’ “status quo” until Quebec agrees to provide remote learning services to families who don’t want their children returning to classrooms during the…
The upcoming Pointe Claire council meeting being held on Tuesday, August 18 will be open to the public once again.
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.
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.
Activities at the Centre des loisirs cultural centre on Grenet St. will be resuming, the St. Laurent borough announced.
The Verdun hospital in Montreal will acquire an additional 36 rooms with the construction of a two-storey modular building which is expected to be built by next winter.
To protect yourself from the virus that causes COVID-19, do you need to wear goggles or a face shield? The simple answer is no. It does help to shield you but it is not necessary unless you will be exposed to a lot of people, like a server in a restaurant.
On August 6, Mortgage Professionals Canada (MPC) released the first report in a timely series of consumer surveys tracking the effects of COVID-19 on Canadian homeownership sentiment.
During a time typically dedicated to back-to-school preparations, many girls around the world are left wondering whether they will ever return to school.
More than two in five (44 per cent) Quebeckers are afraid to return to the workplace given how contagious the virus is, finds a new poll by KPMG in Canada. However, the level of concern falls below the national average of 54 per cent who are afraid. Not surprisingly, they are also among the …
There have been numerous individuals stepping up to provide Montrealers with a sense of stability during a time filled with fear and uncertainty.