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Summer is fast approaching and many young Canadians are now turning their minds to summer jobs.

The Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs program provides young Canadians with meaningful work experience. For many, a Canada Summer Job is their first experience in the workforce and a great opportunity to begin building a resume.

The hiring season for CSJ 2019 has now begun and is open until July 12th. Young Canadians in Vaudreuil-Soulanges can now apply for 245 job opportunities, which represents an investment of over $740,000, that have been made available in the riding of Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, has said of this program: “Canada’s young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow—they are leaders today. That’s why our government, through CSJ, is focused on ensuring more young Canadians get the skills and experience they need to succeed in our changing economy. Providing young Canadians with opportunities for paid, meaningful work experience helps to ensure they have a fair chance at success.”

Our local MP, Peter Schiefke, added “Canada Summer Jobs is an important program for youth in our community. It is helping to create job opportunities for 245 young people in Vaudreuil-Soulanges this summer. The experiences and skills that they will gain from these summer jobs will be valuable for their future careers.”

By doubling the number of Canada Summer Job opportunities to over 70,000, the Government is helping more young people get hands-on work experience and save money.

This year all youth between the ages of 15 and 30 who are legally entitled to work in Canada are eligible to apply for positions, not just students. For the first time. all available positions can be searched on JobBank.gc.ca/youth, and on the JobBank App.

For more information on CSJ, visit the Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs, a Service Canada Office or call 1-800-935-5555.

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This is my 2019 campaign slogan, “Domi a Favour! Max Your Donation to JDRF!”     For over 30 years I have participated in an annual fundraising campaign for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Each year I send out letters to my sponsors informing them of my participation in the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes event.  I ask my sponsors to donate to this event and in doing so we help JDRF raise funds for diabetes research.  This year I will be sending out approximately 175 personalized letters.

These are no ordinary “Please donate to my cause” letters.  These letters are an invitation to my 2019 campaign.  I must admit, I go to crazy measures to entertain my sponsors.  Each year I try to think of a fun theme that will capture their interests and in turn, I hope they will donate to my fundraising.  The creative efforts I put into my campaign letters takes months of planning.

As soon as the 2018 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes event ended, I got started on the 2019 campaign.  My first thought was, “What will be my theme?”  This takes a long time for me to settle on.  A couple of years ago my son Duke suggested I do a hockey theme.  I was also thinking about an Easter theme; maybe that will be in 2020.

This year I decided “Teammates to Cure” was going to be my theme. Then I had to come up with a slogan.  Many ideas and phrases came to mind.  I decided to focus on this year’s Walk Event Spokesperson, Max Domi, player #13 on the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Team.

Displaying Max and Sue as teammates was literally my goal! In January of this year, I had a wonderful opportunity to meet Max Domi.  From that meeting and with the help of my amazing graphic artist buddy, Michael Domingo, we were able to create a fabulous campaign letter.  All the stickers and inserts were carefully created with the help of Jessica and Cindy at the Montreal JDRF office – thanks gals!

Next, a special gift only my sponsors will receive in the mail!   This I can’t divulge yet.  Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and others have been instrumental in promoting my JDRF fundraising.  More information about my online fundraising can be found at the end of this article.

In March, I will be attending a Kick Off event for the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes.  At this event, I will be displaying all my sponsor letters from 1987 to 2019.  It’s amazing how my letters have progressed from being simple typed letters to magazine quality graphic displays.

When I first participated in a JDRF fundraising event, it was a Bike-A-Thon in my neighbourhood.  We rode our bikes for 50k and collected money per kilometre.  Then the event was called the JDRF Cyclothon.  This was also a 50k bike ride.  The biking events were changed to walk events as there is far less risk in walking than riding a bike.  More families with young children are able to participate in the Walk event.

In 1998, on a very rainy, cold Sunday May morning, I remember bringing my 2 children to the JDRF Cyclothon event.  We loaded our 4 bikes onto a bike rack which was affixed to our van.  It was pouring rain.  As we were driving down a slope, the bikes became loose and started to fall off the rack.  We stopped the van, stood in the pouring rain, adjusted the bikes and continued to the event.  We arrived so late!  My husband and I were soaking wet and the kids didn’t want to ride in the rain.

I had sponsors relying on my efforts to complete the 50k route.  So, I rode in the rain.  When I finally finished, I said to my family, “There’s got to be a better way!”  The next year the Cyclothon became a Walk event.  It’s a lot easier to walk in the rain than ride a bike.

Although the Walk event is presently held in June, years ago it was held in May.  We have walked in every kind of weather, rain, sleet, drizzle, sun, snow, wind, heat, freezing rain, and dry dust.  You name it, we have walked in it!

Once my 2019 campaign letters hit the mail in April the super fun begins!  I have many amazing, wonderful, devoted sponsors who have participated in my fundraising for as long as I have been doing it.  As soon as they receive my letter, I receive a donation from them!  I love these people!!!

If a sponsor makes a donation on the JDRF website using my fundraising page, I get an immediate notification.  As soon as the donation is confirmed, I get an email which says, “You received a donation!”  This feels like I’ve received a gift. Although none of this money is for me, it still feels like someone has sent me a gift.  This is truly so exciting and fulfilling.  For approximately 3 months I will hopefully receive these wonderful email notifications.  Talk about positive and wonderful incentives!!!

My JDRF fundraising campaign is a Win Win situation.  I put in the work to create the sponsor letters, send them out and promote the campaign using social media. Then I get gifted for 3 months!  JDRF benefits from receiving the funds to help finance research to find a cure for diabetes.  Everyone wins in this situation.  Giving feels so good and it’s so good to give.

Now, if we can ultimately find a cure for diabetes, we at JDRF will be complete.  My promise to my friends with diabetes is, “As long as you have this disease, I will continue to help raise funds to cure it.”  I must admit, after more than 30 years, I thought my quest would be done.  Nevertheless, we forge ahead and keep our focus on the goal to cure diabetes.

Remember…Domi a Favour!  Max Your Donation to JDRF!

This year’s event will take place on Sunday, June 9th at the Centre de La Nature in Laval, Quebec.  For more information about the event, please go to www.jdrf.ca/walk.  If you would like to make a donation to the JDRF Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes event, please go to my personal fundraising page at:

https://jdrf.akaraisin.com/ui/jdrfwalk19/participant/4735621

Every single dollar makes a difference in continuing our research to help find a cure for diabetes.

TEAMMATES TO CURE!

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West Island Blog by Marie-christine Boily - 2d ago

Life can be challenging at times. Certain experiences can leave us feeling vulnerable, sad, angry or afraid. The impulse is often to avoid the things or situations that created these feelings in the first place and instead play it safe. Young children are especially prone to this type of knee-jerk reaction.

As parents and teachers, it is our role to help children face their fears and encourage them to get back up when they fall or experience failure. This is how resilience is cultivated: the more we overcome our fears, the more we grow – and the stronger we become. Simply put: “Life begins when you get back up.”

Picture books are a great way to initiate a conversation with a child, especially when it comes to tough issues. After the Fall is one of those books that goes beyond instruction to… inspiration. Written and illustrated by award-winning author, Dan Santat, this heartwarming story is sure to please both kids and adults.

“Inspiring and unforgettable, this epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme will encourage even the most afraid to overcome their fears, learn to get back up – and reach new heights.” (Inside flap)

After the Fall takes us on a journey of courage, perseverance and determination. Although its main message is about facing one’s fears, it also addresses a deeper issue: that of depression and anxiety. This is most apparent when the fragile egg admits that “there were some parts that couldn’t be healed with bandages and glue.” In fact, the story was inspired by the author’s wife who suffered from debilitating anxiety. We feel for post-tumble Humpty Dumpty, as he avoids his upper bunk bed, the enticing top shelf of the cereal aisle and, ultimately, the wall.

Matching carefully selected words with beautiful artwork, Santat loves to play with contrasts throughout the book: light versus dark, warm tones versus monochromatic grays… What also makes the book so special is its unexpected conclusion, which is sure to take your breath away and leave you and all its young readers hopeful and full of wonder.

For ages 4 and up.

Available on Nook, Hardback, iBooks and Kindle.

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Saint-Lazare is among the first municipalities that will allow domestic chicken coops in the very near future.

In a recent announcement the Town of Sainte-Lazare announced that they would be offering a free workshop for those interesting in raising chickens.

Did you know that a chicken can live 10 to 12 years?
That it stops laying eggs considerably after the first years of its life?
That it must be sheltered from the cold during the long winter months?

Your hens will provide eggs for you and raising chickens can be a fun hobby. To raise chickens, set up a habitat in your backyard with a coop, run, and other equipment. Feed the chickens a healthy diet. Make sure to deal with city-related issues, such as noise and rodents.

The Announcement from St-Lazare:

As soon as the Town receives its certificate of compliance from the MRC in the coming weeks, Saint-Lazare’s by-law will authorize chickens in non-agricultural zones under certain conditions, and upon obtaining a 25 $ permit.

Plan your domestic chicken coop

To learn more about these small social animals, and to help those interested in preparing their domestic chicken coop in conformity with the Town’s by-law as well as becoming responsible owners, the City is hosting a free workshop on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Community Centre starting at 7 p.m. Seats are limited and registration is mandatory: http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne

Your property:
  • Your lot size must be 700 m2 or more
  • There must be a main building on the property for a domestic coop and an fenced-in outdoor pen
The domestic chicken coop and fenced-in outdoor pen:
  • are mandatory
  • must be adjacent and connected, and detached from the main building
  • must meet established dimensions, location and construction standards

The chickens:

  • Must be a in a minimum number of 3 and a maximum of 5
  • No rooster allowed
  • Must be kept in the coop/fenced-in pen, i.e. cannot be free on the property, or in a cage or inside a dwelling for health reasons
Prohibited :
  • Any commercial activity related to keeping chickens, the sale of eggs, meat, manure or other substances from chickens
  • The euthanasia or the slaughter of a chicken is prohibited on a residential property and must be carried out in an approved slaughterhouse or by a veterinarian at his/her clinic;
  • No signs indicating the presence of chickens

To register for the workshop : ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/enligne

You have questions? write to the town at  enviro@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca or call  450-424-8000, ext. 339.

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West Island Blog by Ailsa Pehi - 5d ago

Date de l’ouverture officielle : SAMEDI LE 18 MAI

Un spectacle grandiose, des kiosques de nos commerçants locaux, yoga de la ferme, maquillage pour enfants et plus encore: c’est ce que nous vous proposons pour l’édition 2019 du Festival des tulipes de Laval.

*Les activités spéciales de l’événement (kiosques, yoga de la ferme, démonstrations, etc.) ont seulement lieu durant les fins de semaine du 18 au 24 mai, le 25 et le 26 mai et possiblement du 31 au 2 juin. En dehors du festival, le site sera cependant ouvert tous les jours durant la saison, comme à l’habitude, de 9h à 19h.

Tous les kiosques sont situés à l’extérieur du site d’autocueillette, donc accessibles gratuitement.

𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲́𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗸𝗶𝗼𝘀𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗲́𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹’𝗲́𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵:

– Kiosque gourmand – Ferme Marineau :
Produits de pâtisserie, desserts, confitures de petits fruits, tartes, marinades maison et boissons.
De 9h à 18h, journées mentionnées plus bas.

– Kiosque gourmand – Agneaux de Laval :
Assiette gourmande garnie de viande d’agneau rôtie (méchoui) agrémentée de pommes de terre confites dans le gras de canard et salade d’accompagnement (14,57$ l’assiette.)

– Kiosque Saveurs de Laval :
Présentation de l’ensemble des kiosques à la ferme sur le territoire lavallois et démonstration d’échantillons des produits horticoles (fleurs, plantes, arbustes) et/ou maraîchers locaux.

𝗛𝗢𝗥𝗔𝗜𝗥𝗘 𝗗𝗘𝗦 𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗧𝗘𝗦 𝗘𝗧 𝗞𝗜𝗢𝗦𝗤𝗨𝗘𝗦:

𝗦𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶, 𝟭𝟴 𝗺𝗮𝗶 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵 :
– Activité des Samedis à la ferme de la Ville de Laval – Yoga à la ferme, donné par Écho Aloha et Pascale Roy Lafontaine. De 11h à 12h15. Apportez votre tapis de yoga. Tous âges, places illimitées. Annulé en cas de pluie. Prix: 20$ comprenant l’entrée et 12 tulipes à cueillir.
– Kiosque de la Ferme Marineau produits maison de 9h à 18h
– Kiosque de Agneaux de Laval méchoui de 10h à 18h
– Kiosque de Saveurs de Laval

𝗗𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲, 𝟭𝟵 𝗺𝗮𝗶 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵 :
– Démonstration arrangement floraux avec Heather Midori Yamada et Alain Carrière de 10h à 15h30
– Kiosque de la Ferme Marineau produits maison de 9h à 18h
– Kiosque de Agneaux de Laval méchoui 10h à 18h
– Kiosque de Saveurs de Laval

𝗟𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗶, 𝟮𝟬 𝗺𝗮𝗶 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵 :
– Kiosque de la Ferme Marineau produits maison de 9h à 18h
– Kiosque de Agneaux de Laval méchoui 10h à 18h

𝗩𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶, 𝟮𝟰 𝗺𝗮𝗶 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵 :
– Kiosque de la Ferme Marineau produits maison de 9h à 18h
– Kiosque de Agneaux de Laval méchoui 10h à 18h

𝗦𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶, 𝟮𝟱 𝗺𝗮𝗶 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵 :
– Activité des Samedis à la ferme de la Ville de Laval – regroupement d’artistes peintes
– Kiosque de la Ferme Marineau produits maison de 9h à 18h
– Kiosque de Agneaux de Laval méchoui 10h à 18h
– Kiosque de Saveurs de Laval

𝗗𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲, 𝟮𝟲 𝗺𝗮𝗶 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵 :
– Démonstration arrangement floraux avec Heather Midori Yamada et Alain Carrière de 10h à 15h30
– Activités spéciale : maquillage pour enfants de 11h à 14h
– Kiosque de la Ferme Marineau produits maison de 9h à 18h
– Kiosque de Agneaux de Laval méchoui 10h à 18h
– Kiosque de Saveurs de Laval

𝗩𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶, 𝟯𝟭 𝗺𝗮𝗶 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵 (𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁) :
– Kiosque de la Ferme Marineau produits maison de 9h à 18h
– Kiosque de Agneaux de Laval méchoui 10h à 18h

𝗦𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶, 𝟭 𝗷𝘂𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵 (𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁) :
– Kiosque de la Ferme Marineau produits maison de 9h à 18h
– Kiosque de Agneaux de Laval méchoui 10h à 18h

𝗗𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲, 𝟮 𝗷𝘂𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵 (𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁) :
– Kiosque de la Ferme Marineau produits maison de 9h à 18h
– Kiosque de Agneaux de Laval méchoui 10h à 18h

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Boutique Manoman is a new Men’s clothing and accessories store located at 309 Boulevard St-Jean in Pointe-Claire inside the Plaza Pointe Claire Mall. The boutique is situated between the Barber Shop and the Dry Cleaners.

This marvellous one stop shop boutique is home of a treasure box of handsome men’s clothing and accessories. Rich in style and texture available in a fantastic range of colors, you will find a great variety of brands such as Léo Chevalier, Citadin, Black Label, SottoSopra, Garcia, Point Zéro, Red Label, Modern and others.

With affordable choices, you will be browsing through a great selection of men’s bottoms and tops coming in size 14 ½ to 18 ½, small to 2XL and 29 to 44 available in store.

“If you are looking for a conservative or a funkier look, you will love shopping at Boutique Manoman where a great selection of garments is offered to suit everyone,” co-owner Nathalie explained.

Owners Nathalie and Mike will treat you to the warmest of welcomes. The couple decided to start up the business after Nathalie had lost her job. It was now time to bring her longtime dream to reality. So Boutique Manoman was born. Today come to experience the warm atmosphere while looking for your favorite apparel for work, evening or your weekend look.

Come in and try their famous pants. Feel the comfort and enjoy the quality of the best pants produced in Canada. Select your favorite T-Shirts, polos, casual or dress shirts, sweatshirts, blazers, shorts, jeans, casual or dress pants and complimented with a new belt.

They have an amazing assortment of belts, socks and accessories that will match and suit your dress wear.

“At Boutique Manoman we are proud to be Canadians and we make sure to provide a great selection of high-quality products made right here in Canada,” Nathalie said.

At Boutique Manoman they will help you achieve the look you are dreaming of.

Boutique Manoman where Man Oh Man ! you will look and feel great!

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More than 200,000 people will have direct access to the Dorval intermodal station
if the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) tunnel is extended by a mere 700 metres to create a link with the railway stations and bus terminal adjacent to the Montreal-Trudeau Airport.

An independent study conducted at the request of the City of Dorval concluded that it is “essential to build this short extension for the benefit of the REM, the airport, the residents of Dorval and Lachine, VIA Rail, Montreal Transit (STM) and exo passengers, and for the metropolitan population in general.”

The REM would see an additional 3,600 people pass through this station every day, and users would be able to shorten their travel time by 12 to 58 minutes.

“All stakeholders are in favour of this undertaking, including the directors of Aéroports de Montréal, VIA Rail, CDPQ Infra, the municipalities and adjacent Montreal boroughs, as well as the surrounding population. This is a planning oversight that must be addressed. We have here an opportunity to act before the work begins!” stated Dorval Mayor Edgar Rouleau.

The business community and the population, in general, have long been asking for a direct link from the railway stations and Montreal Transit terminal to the airport and downtown. Transport Canada policies now encourage the planning of intermodal stations to improve road traffic and to promote active and public transportation and sustainable development. The Government of Quebec is also in favour of such initiatives.

A real transit hub
Just over half a kilometre in length, this extension would make it possible to create a true public transit hub providing direct access to the REM and to the Montreal subway network for the 100,000 people who live near the airport – access that is not possible with the single REM station in the airport terminal.

The new intermodal station, along with the VIA Rail and Exo train stations and adjacent Montreal Transit terminal, would provide direct access to the REM for the 40,000 public transit users who pass through this area on a daily basis – not to mention the airport’s 55,000 passengers and its 30,000 employees, and the 150,000 drivers who use the Dorval Circle every day.

“This connection with the stations has always been part of the plan. However, routing the REM to the north rather than the south will prevent passengers from accessing these stations unless this short extension is built. All airports around the world now focus on providing transport interconnections for more efficient movement of people. We need to do the same in Montreal,” said Mayor Rouleau.

He also pointed out that failure to build this extension as part of the REM project would make absolutely no sense.

“Ending the REM under the airport makes it impossible to create an interconnected public transit and airport network and prevents access for people who live near the REM station, while construction of the 700-metre extension would achieve precisely the opposite result. A real travel hub would be created at the airport, as is the case at most large-city airports where one can easily transfer from airplanes to trains, buses or subways,” said Mayor Rouleau in conclusion.

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A secured loan can be a great solution when you find that you need money in a hurry. You can never predict when an unexpected expense may pop up. From emergency home repairs to paying off medical bills, a secured loan can get money in your hand quickly.

If you have poor or no credit, a traditional loan may be difficult to get. A secured loan is approved based on the worth of the collateral that you can put up against your loan. With an item of value like a car, boat or RV, lenders are much more willing to take the chance on less than perfect loan candidates. The great part of a secured loan is that you maintain ownership of your collateral item as long as you continue to make payments.

If you are thinking about a secured loan, you may wonder what you can put up against it that will bring you the largest payout. There are many private lenders that are willing to approve RV title loans, vehicle title loans or some other type of collateral arrangement. Take stock of what you have and talk to your lender about your options.

Car Titles

If you own your vehicle and it has no current liens attached to it, you may qualify for a car title loan. Once you fill out the initial application, a full appraisal will be done on your car to determine the loan value. You may not get the actual blue book value of your car but it’s not unusual to get a loan for over $10,000. The age, condition, mileage and type of car you drive will all be factored into the loan amount. You can still drive your car as you continue to make your loan payments and get the money that you need now.

RV Title Loans

When the unexpected happens, you may need to make some sacrifices. If you own an RV that is sitting in storage or taking up room in your driveway, you could use it as collateral on a secured loan. A full appraisal will be done on the vehicle to determine the loan amount and you will still maintain ownership while you make your payments. RVs of all ages, styles and sizes can qualify as collateral for a secured loan.

Boats

Put your fishing or pleasure boat up as collateral for your next secured loan. Your boat’s estimated value may be more useful to you than it is in the water when you need money in a hurry. Fill out an application with a licensed lender and have a check in your hand the same day. The amount of your loan will be determined by the appraisal value of your craft.

Future Paychecks

If you have a regular job with a reliable income it is possible to use your future paychecks as a form of collateral. With proof of employment and a regular salary, you can use your yet to be issued paycheck help you get a loan now. These kinds of collateral loans may require a bit more paperwork and employment confirmation, but they can still be approved in a few days time.

Investment Accounts

If you have a decent investment portfolio but don’t want to pay heavy penalties for withdrawing early, you can use your accounts as collateral for a secured loan. Your accounts will remain in your name until your loan has been completely repaid. If you default on your loan, your lender will take over your full investment portfolio. This may be a risky move for some depending on how large your investments are, but it is a reliable way to get a chunk of money when you need it.

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It has been confirmed that 2 cases of Measles have been reported in the West Island during the Period of May 11, 12 and 14

The following places are where the public might have been exposed to the Virus:

1. Des Sources High School,(Iranian Cultural Society of the West-Island), 2900 Lake Street, on May 11th between 12PM & 1:05PM

2. Tim Hortons, 3760 Boul. Des Sources, on May 11th between the hours of 12:25 & 13:35PM

3. Royal Bank, 4400 Boul. Des Sources, on May 11th between the hours of 12:15PM & 13:25PM

4. Manju Beaute, 3637 Boul. Des Sources on May 11th between the hours of 2PM & 5PM

Other Regions

1. The Courtyard Marriott (Main Entrance and Pool), 7000 Place Robert-Joncas in St-Laurent, on May 12th between the hours of 3PM & 5PM

2. Les Aventuriers Daycare at 196 Bates Road, in Outremont on May 14th between the hours of 4:30PM & 5:35PM

If you beleive you have been in those areas at those times please get in contact with a healthcare Provider.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/measles.html

More information regarding measles in Canada

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By Daniele Iannarone

Here at the West Island Blog, even our own Editor, Rhonda Massad, has been receiving what appears to be some lucrative financial opportunities from a company called Sorareo Steel Corporation.

After being approached by Sorareo Steel Corp last month, Rhonda was quickly deemed the perfect candidate for the job.  This corporation, which claims to be “the world’s leading steel company specialized in supplying of all kinds of steel and metallic products,” is supposedly trying to open offices and expand their business into the North American market, and they are looking for individuals to help serve as intermediaries in the market.  The job description reads as follows: “Until the centers are established, we need a reliable individual/company (irrespective of the business class or type) that can stand as an intermediary between our customers/client in Canada, Germany and the United States of America (USA) as our company (Sorareo Steel) representative.”

Essentially, Sorareo Steel Corp claims to require an intermediary to collect all overdue debt owed to their company.  The employee is promised a whopping $5,000 per month as well as 5-20% of the overdue debt collected in exchange for a maximum of 25 hours of work per month.  Rhonda was quick to hop aboard realizing it was fake to see how far it would go.  She was instructed to collect all of the overdue debt into her own bank account, and then remit 95% of this money to Sorareo Steel Corp.  She was sent a contract that appeared legitimate, yet was riddled with spelling and grammar errors.

Rhonda, of course, was not to be fooled and didn’t follow up after being offered the contract, although Sorareo Steel Corp continued to invite her to sign the contract and work with them.  Other Canadians, however, were not as lucky as Rhonda. It’s been reported by various other media outlets that Canadians across the country have been victims of similar scams, which has resulted in thousands of dollars of debt for some of them.  

Even when a company may seem legitimate upon first glance, sometimes digging deeper might expose it and prevent serious financial consequences.  A quick Google search for Sorareo Steel Corp yields some positive results, as the company has a professional-looking website and a clearly defined executive committee.  Yet, by simply scrolling down a little lower, there are many scam warnings regarding this and other supposedly fake steel companies.

Beware of this world wide scam!

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