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PROFILE: THE HUB

This year, Stan and Laima Rutkauskas celebrate 30 years as owners of The Hub, a popular destination store, specializing in paint, hardware and other...

SOCKS APPEAL

The 2022 Montreal Sock It To Me campaign is underway to collect socks for the homeless, and its founder is appealing for donations. Barry Christensen...

PROFILE: INTERIOR DESIGNER HEMA BHAGA

West Island interior designer Hema Bhaga of Happy Home Interiors specializes in mixing styles, colours, patterns and textures with a modern aesthetic to create...

Lifestyle

YUMMY MICROGREENS

No need to stop growing food just because the gardening season is over. Cultivating microgreens indoors is a way to have homegrown produce all...

BANISH THE WINTER BLUES

Winter in the northern hemisphere can cause seasonal affective disorder in some people. A West Island naturopath has some advice on how to mitigate...

HOLIDAY ARTISAN FAIRS

This is the season of craft fairs and bazaars across the West Island and Vaudreuil-Soulanges area. These community events inspire us to get into...

A TREE FOR EACH YEAR

Some 200 trees have been planted on the Macdonald campus by a group of dedicated faculty and staff to honour McGill University’s bicentennial. A tree...

Home & Garden

Real Estate

With higher interest rates and more inventory than we’ve seen in the past four years, there is a shift coming in the buying and selling of West Island homes. It’s been a wild ride. Whether you’ve been negotiating the real...

HOW TO CHOOSE A NEIGHBOURHOOD

Buying a home is more than just purchasing a house. You’re also buying a location in a neighbourhood. Here’s how to select the right...

PROFILE — REAL ESTATE BROKER LAURIE MACDONALD

Working in jobs that enabled her to solve problems and help people—along with co-hosting an entertaining radio show—prepared this broker perfectly for her career.  For...

For A Faster Sale

Several factors can cause a home to languish on the real estate market. Anyone selling a house wants a quick sale. Watching a home stay...