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By now most Montrealers know Highway 20 is closed in both directions at the Dorval Circle. The closure is for at least the next two weeks and likely longer for emergency repairs. This is having a major impact on anyone who still commutes in Montreal, to and from the West Island, Trudeau Airp…

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West Island Round Up (October 21st)

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There are big changes coming to Fairview Pointe Claire mall. The shopping complex’s owners, Cadillac Fairview, made an announcement last week announcing plans to “ build a new downtown of about five million square feet in the West Island, on land west of its existing CF Fairview Pointe Clair…

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“There’s a considerable gap between someone suffering from mental health issues alone with no help and them actually getting professional services,” says Paula Barbaresso, workplace mental health consultant. “That’s a gap that needs to be bridged,” she adds, “and that bridge is peer support …

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Until COVID-19 hit, a visit to the Dayscape Adult Activity Center was mostly fun and games for some seniors in South Florida. The Coconut Creek facility welcomed some 500 members for classes and organized animated activities each month.

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What is more than 150 metres long, requires 10 workers to operate it and took 60 trucks to deliver it to its worksite? The REM’s TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) entitled Alice, that’s what.

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While the province grapples with another quarantine due to a second wave of increased cases of COVID 19, Volunteer West Island (VWI) is still doing its best to break the cycle of social isolation faced by seniors and others living alone.

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A historical landmark in Dorval will undergo a $1 million renovation this fall. The old "gardener’s home" located at 1280 Lakeshore Road near Pine Beach Park will be revamped with the support of federal and provincial government grants for heritage properties prior to its 150th anniversary c…

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“Traditional fundraising no longer holds water, and innovative ideas are being put in place in order to meet the pressing needs of the population,” said Albena Petkova.

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Due to the recent COVID-19 protocols, the Autism Speaks Canada Walk on Wheels Car Parade, originally scheduled to take place this Sun. Oct. 25 in Pointe Claire, is going virtual. To participate you can walk around the block, in your own backyard, decorate your car before a quick grocery run …

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In the midst of International Senior’s weeks (first 2 weeks of October), the Services Communautaires Canadiens-Italiens du Québec inc. has partnered with the provincial committee for awareness and prevention of elder abuse and is spreading an important message for English-speaking seniors.

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A campaign has been launched to make a turnkey Black history teaching kit accessible and affordable for all Canadian students.

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The West Island Regional Health Board (CIUSSS) will be undertaking its annual flu shot campaign again this year but with a COVID 19 difference. Appointments will be by appointment only.

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The Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) has imposed a complete closure of the Dorval circle under the Highway 20 overpasses. Parts of the circle allowing traffic from east to west will remain open. The closure is in effect to allow temporary repair work under the Highway 20 overpasses. …

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When the pandemic struck, the West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce (WIMCC) had to change its protocols to adapt to the needs of its business members.“We realized we had to address different needs and become advocates for the business community in helping them deal with the different l…

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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the show must go on and The McGill IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Research Group will indeed hold its annual fundraising event — this year dubbed “Laugh Your Butt Off (At Home!)” on Thursday, Nov. 12 via Zoom, featuring international entertainer and mentalist…