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Hungry? Grab fresh fruit off a tree for free in Kirkland’s ‘fruit alley’

By Dan Spector Global News. The City of Kirkland, in Montreal’s West Island, has created a “fruit alley” at des Bénévoles Park. Officials planted dozens of fruit trees and shrubs along a 100-metre path in the park, dedicating it to all the … Continue reading

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Kirkland Book of Records: UPDATE

I was advised by the Town of Kirkland that the biographies of Kirkland Councilors are not available, and I have to contact them individually. Thank you, Town of Kirkland. Done (see text below). Will publish the results when and if … Continue reading

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Good Morning!

I was wide awake today at 07.30, on a nice Saturday Morning. There was a gentleman outside already riding his weed-eater over the neighbor’s hedge. Maybe it is my imagination, but the sound of his tool was extremely brutal – … Continue reading

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Beaconsfield mayor bullish on new REM train network

by JOHN MEAGHER, MONTREAL GAZETTE  Published on: July 19, 2017 Beaconsfield is not on tap for a new Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) light-rail train station, but Mayor Georges Bourelle is bullish on the project nonetheless. “I’m favourable to it even though Beaconsfield … Continue reading

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Kirkland Book of Records: CONTEST OPEN!

The campaign has started. In the coming months, we’ll hear a lot of memorable revelations and promises from our local “leaders.” With your help, we won’t let them pass unnoticed. So far, the first one we have heard – or … Continue reading

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Kirkland Mayor Michel Gibson seeks another mandate

By Kevin Woodhouse, The Suburban  Kirkland Mayor Michel Gibson announced last week that he will be seeking another mandate in the upcoming municipal election taking place this November. Gibson has been a councillor since 1991 before taking the mayoral seat … Continue reading

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Mayors in Kirkland and Pierrefonds-Roxboro to seek re-election

KATHRYN GREENAWAY, MONTREAL GAZETTE Mayor Michel Gibson has announced he will seek a second term. Gibson was first elected as a councillor in 1991. He ousted Mayor John Meaney in 2013. Meaney had served as mayor for close to 20 … Continue reading

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Kirkland takes creative approach to launching first book-sharing box

Published on: July 11, 2017 | Last Updated: July 11, 2017 3:29 PM EDT KATHRYN GREENAWAY, MONTREAL GAZETTE  The box, fashioned by carpenters from Kirkland’s public works department, is a miniature replica of the town’s heritage Lantier House, located at … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the … Roses

While Kirkland Town Hall is proud to have the crossed sewers’ issue swept under the carpet, another West Island neighborhood is starting to look into the water pollution problem: Dollard-des-Ormeaux plans to launch city-wide inspection in 2016. However, from this point … Continue reading

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Webcasting public meetings is a growing trend. Not in Kirkland.

In February, Île-Bizard-Ste-Geneviève borough became the first West Island municipal jurisdiction to webcast public meetings, using its own staff and equipment, and opened an archive on YouTube. A link can be found through the borough’s home page on Montreal’s web … Continue reading

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