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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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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 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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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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Town should not have paid councillor’s legal fees: Quebec

Albert Kramberger | The Gazette | August 19, 2014 …In a July 25 letter addressed to the director general, complaints commissioner Richard Villeneuve stated that “it is generally understood that it is for elected officials to assume the costs of … Continue reading

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Should elected officials use public funds to sue their critics?

Brenda O’Farrell | Just between us | August 20, 2014 The ministry’s complaint commissioner recently issued an opinion that a municipal councillor in Kirkland should not have dipped into the public purse to foot the bill for a defamation action against a resident. Read … Continue reading

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How Much Would That Be Per One Kirkland Citizen?

“Kirkland resident wants councilor to follow municipal affairs ministry’s suggestion” -by Kevin Woodhouse, The Suburban, August 20th, 2014 It is somewhat encouraging to know that our Town Hall ignores not only its citizens’ opinion but the recommendation of the ministry … Continue reading

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News from Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield faces legal costs over denied access to information by Albert Kramberger | The Gazette | August 19, 2014 Request was to access former mayor David Pollock’s agenda – read the article here.

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