Are you dependent on your smartphone?

Are you dependent on your smartphone?

Dependence on smartphones is a real problem in our society, both among youth and adults. A quick survey of twenty people of all ages and social backgrounds revealed one inescapable fact: very few are willing to venture out of the house without their phone. The most cited reasons? Work and social networks. Eliminate the first […]

Wanted: A Paper of Record for the Châteauguay Valley

Wanted: A Paper of Record for the Châteauguay Valley

It was announced recently that The Gleaner will cease independent publication and become a section in a free weekly called the Journal Le Saint-François. The official line of TC Media, the Québec-based media giant that owns The Gleaner, is that this is “good news” for the Anglophone community because the circulation of the Journal is […]

Who’s in Charge?

As everybody probably knows the Centennial Bridge in Ormstown has been closed since late November, 2013 with a projected completion early 2015. The closure necessitates a re-routing of traffic around the local business area. At a meeting with a town representative, the merchants were told that a billboard would be put up featuring generic symbols […]

Saving a Small Town

It’s sad to see so many businesses closing in the town of Huntingdon.  This once bustling little town used to offer it’s residents plenty of choices for shopping locally,  but with residents hit hard by the recession, they now head to the big box stores in Valleyfield, Chateauguay and New York for cheaper and cheaper […]

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