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    SINCE 1963 7493 Transcanada Highway, suite 100, St. Laurent (Quebec) H4T 1T3 Tel : (514) 448-6270 Fax : (514) 448-6272 QUEBEC'S LARGEST ENGLISH WEEKLY NEWSPAPER LIFESTYLES Building bridges in the arts community The Women's Executive Network (WXN) announced the recipients of the 2010 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, recognizing the country's highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and notfor-profit sectors. ‰ Page 14 SPORTS Joannie Rochette: The Suburban's Athlete of the year Joannie Rochette is The Suburban's Athlete of the Year, the selection recognizes Rochette's courage and fortitude in the face of adversity. ‰ Page 28 EVERY SUNDAY AT 7PM NEWS HOUR with Editor Beryl Wajsman Tune in and call 514-790-0991 Pierrefonds daycare destroyed by fire By P.A. Sévigny The Suburban Only a few weeks after he took over the command of Montreal's SPVM (Service de la Police de la Ville de Montreal), Police Chief Marc Parent made a point of 2010 Corolla CE Manual UP TO $ * 2855 PURCHASE REBATE BOYCOTT THIS! PAGE 12 meeting the city's assembled media to discuss his new budget and the SPVM's priorities for the new year. Even as the city's new police chief admits his budget forecast will include a five percent increase, he also forecast a 20 #1 Apple Service in Montreal "Synergy has changed our lives at our company. They are thoughtful, quick, smart and very knowledgeable!" A fire broke out at about 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday at a building located at 14750 Gouin Blvd. west in Pierrefonds, causing an estimated $250,000 in damage. The building houses several businesses, including Le Petit Castel daycare, which was completely destroyed by the flames. Although no traces of accelerants were found at the scene, a window at the daycare was smashed. The Montreal police arson squad is investigating the incident. New priorities in SPVM budget Chief Parent outlines new ethics guidelines percent drop in assorted revenues because he wants to avoid a situation where the citizens begin to get what he described as a "two-tiered police service." Even as last year's budget See SPVM, page 7 3333 Cote-de-Liesse, St-Laurent (between Decarie and Acadie circles) (514)748-7777 3333 Cote-de (514)748-7777 (between Decarr 2010 Matrix Manual ual UP TO $ * 3060 PURCHASE REBATE www.synergysmc.com THE SUBURBAN'S THREE EDITIONS - CITY, WEST ISLAND AND EAST END - HAVE REACHED A TOTAL CIRCULATION OF 145,000 COPIES! Purchase financing offered through Toyota Canada Inc. upon credit approval from Toyota Financial Services. Registration, insurance, taxes and fees are extra. Subject to applicable conditions, offers are for a limited time only and can be modified without prior notice. Dealer may sell for less. The rebates vary from vehicle to vehicle. Taxes apply to the full amount of the purchase after the rebate is deducted. *The rebate offer of up to $2855 on the 2010 Corolla CE manual (BU42EMAA) and up to $3060 on the 2010 Matrix manual (KU4EEMAA). Purchase of these vehicles is valid for all new models in stock and all retail clients. See details at Toyota Gabriel. SYLVAIN RYAN PHOTOS JANUARY 5, 2011 1ST PLACE WINNER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE IN SNA'S NORTH AMERICAN AWARDS. Quebec to help senior care agencies Deputy Minister says more must be done for Anglo services By P.A. Sévigny The Suburban Over the next three years, thousands of health-care providers across Quebec will finally get some financial support from a government and a cabinet minister who understands just how much domestic care providers do for those who need their care and attention. "For some politicians, public life is nothing less than a career," said palliative care society president Bernard Riverin. "But for Marguerite Blais, public life is nothing less than a personal mission." As the Charest government's cabinet minister in charge of the family and senior citizens portfolio, Blais told her audience how much her department values the endless work done by an estimated 300,000 home care providers across the province. During her short speech, Blais described a situation where the province's demographic realities have become impossible to ignore as thousands of people were now spending a good part - and in some cases See AGENCIES, page 10

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    2 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011 Around the Towns CSL JOE SCHWARCZ LECTURE The next Science Demystified with Dr. Joe Schwarcz lecture will take place Monday, Jan. 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Côte St. Luc city hall auditorium, according to a Côte St. Luc announcement. CSL MORNING BOOK CLUB The next Morning Book Club with Kathy Diamond takes place Monday, Jan. 17, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., at the library-city hall building's Multipurpose Room, according to a city announcement. Admission is free. CSL COUNCIL MEETINGS IN 2011 Côte St. Luc announced that the council meetings for 2011 will take place Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. Council meetings usually take place the second Monday of the month. MOWEST TOWN HALL ANNEX PLANS Montreal West is inviting residents to submit suggestions for a proposed town hall annex, which would be an extension to the current town hall on Westminster Avenue. Montreal West's website, www.montrealwest.ca, contains two sets of possible plans, Options A and B, for basement and parking areas, the main and second levels and elevation. The second set of plans also includes a third level. Suggestions can be sent to info@montreal-west.ca MOWEST SNOW REMOVAL FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY Montreal West has announced some rules for snow removal from private property, in light of "a number of problems with the manner in which private contractors remove snow from private driveways and it onto public streets and sidewalks. The rules are: *"Snow from private driveways and walkways must not be placed on public sidewalks, lanes or streets. The only exception is when the town is removing snow in your vicinity, at which time it may be added to the banks to be removed. It must be spread out along the snow bank, not piled in a single large mass. *"Under no circumstances may snow removed from one driveway be placed on the street in front of any neighbouring driveway or around fire hydrants." *The blockage of any street, sidewalk or lane by snow removed from private property will not be tolerated. As well, "all private snow removal contractors must have a permit issued by the town, as well as stickers for their vehicles. It is the responsibility of the resident to ensure that their contractor has the appropriate permit and complies with the rules. Permits are available at the town hall (514-481-8125)." Violations of the snow removal guideline will result in a $214 or $428 ticket. ST. LAURENT COUNCIL MEETINGS IN 2011 St. Laurent has announced that borough council meetings in 2011 will take place Jan. 11, Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2 Sept. 6, Oct. 4 Nov. 1 and Dec. 6. Council meetings usually take place the first Tuesday of the month. PAGE TWO Proudfoot succumbs to ALS By Mark Lidbetter The Suburban On Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, Tony Proudfoot died at the Montreal Neurological Institute due to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), following a three-year battle with the affliction, which is better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Proudfoot, who played for the Alouettes from 1971 to1979 was 61 at the time of his death and is survived by his wife Vicki as well as his three children, Michael, Lindsay and Lauren. Born in Winnipeg, Proudfoot moved with his family to Pointe Claire and was a John Rennie Alumnus. The long time Pointe Claire resident was more than a former professional athlete as he also wore the mantles of teacher, author, journalist and broadcaster. For some 30 years Proudfoot taught physical education at Dawson College, was a guest lecturer in exercise science at Concordia and McGill and even continued his own education earning his Master's degree in sports science at McGill. It was during the shooting rampage at Dawson College that killed one student where Proudfoot reacted without thought of self as he risked his life to tend to a student he saw injured from his office window. With bullets still flying Proudfoot administered first-aid until an ambulance arrived to a male student who survived despite being shot in the head. "The Alouettes have suffered a great loss," declared Alouettes owner Robert Wetenhall. "Like a true Alouette, Tony fought hard till the end. He unfortunately lost his tough battle, but even during these tough times, he has stuck by the team, inspiring them to push themselves harder. It was a true honour to have Tony around the team these past years. He has helped raise awareness of ALS and I truly hope that his foundation will live on and eventually help find a cure for this vicious disease. I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to his wife Vicky as well as the rest of his family." Publisher: Michael Sochaczevski Associate Publisher: Sari Medicoff VP Business Development & Marketing: David Solomon Sales Manager: David Broadman Production Manager: Karen L. Cross Classified Manager: Charmaine Worrell Credit Manager: Carol Balinsky 7575 Trans-Canada Highway, Suite 105, St. Laurent, QC H4T 1V6 (514) 484-1107 (Fax) 484-9616 suburban@thesuburban.com www.thesuburban.com Some images and graphics Copyright 2009 Michael Publishing and its licensors. All rights reserved. Despite failing health, Tony Proudfoot made it to the PCOT donation night in late November, that in turn became his final public appearance. As a player, Proudfoot won two Grey Cups with Montreal in 1977 and 1979; the most memorable came on the icy patch that was the Olympic Stadium in 1977. It was in that match that Proudfoot grabbed an electrician's staple gun and forever earned the moniker Tony "The Staple Gun" Proudfoot. His ingenious idea to put staples into the bottom of the turf cleats provided Montreal the footing to demolish the Edmonton Eskimos 41-6. Following the return of the Alouettes to the CFL in 1996 Proudfoot joined Rick Moffat in the booth for CJAD to provide colour commentary to the Montreal broadcasts. Following his retirement as a commentator, Proudfoot has been a guest coach during training camp as well as a special consultant to Marc Trestman since his arrival in 2008. "It's sad day even though we knew this day would come. Tony is a big part of the family and this news will sadden the New Year. Tony was a great teammate and he fought hard through this tough disease," said Peter Dalla Riva, Editor-in-chief: Beryl Wajsman (editor@thesuburban.com) Associate Editor: Anthony Bonaparte (anthony@thesuburban.com) Sports Editor: Mark Lidbetter (sports@thesuburban.com) Editorial Staff: Joel Ceausu, Dan Delmar, Joel Goldenberg, Walter J. Lyng, P.A. Sévigny, Samantha St. Jules, Kevin Woodhouse Proudfoot's former teammate with the Als. "Tony was obviously a very smart man who loved the Alouettes and most definitely the CFL. Over our three years together, I can honestly say we became better coaches, players, and a team, because of him. Through Tony, we were able to grow as people and better prioritize what is truly important in life like family and friends," stated head coach Marc Trestman. Following the diagnosis of having ALS, Proudfoot became the face of the search for a cure through the Tony Proudfoot Foundation. In just three short years, Proudfoot has helped to raise over $500,000 for research into a cure for the illness. Proudfoot's final public appearance came on Nov. 25, 2010 as he was on hand at the annual Pointe Claire Oldtimers' donation night to accept a cheque for the foundation from his friends and former teammates of PCOT. To find out more about the foundation or to make a donation in Proudfoot's memory go to www.slaquebec.ca/en/tony_proudfoot_fund.n Editorial Contributors: Maria I. Anelli, Sam Bick, Mike Cohen, Alex Di Pietro, Mitch Gallo, Ian Howarth, David Lisbona, Bernard Mendelman, Lisa K. Savage, Abby Schachter, Linda Zlatkin, Irene Chwalkowski, Ethan Gordon, Jenn Hardy, Geneviève Waller Photographers: Rob Amyot, Owain Harris, Andrew Soong, Rob Taussig CONTACT US via email: Letters: editor@thesuburban.com | Entertainment: entertainment@thesuburban.com | Features: anthony@thesuburban.com | Sports: sports@thesuburban.com | Community Events: calendar@thesuburban.com | Advertising material: production@thesuburban.com Publisher's liability for error: The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The publisher's liability for other errors or omissions in connection with any advertisement is strictly limited to publication of the advertisement in any subsequent issue or the refund of any monies paid for the advertisement. Entire Contents Copyright Michael Publishing Co. Inc., Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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    NEWS AND ANALYSIS Good Samaritans wanted Oldest home in Beaconsfield vandalized during Christmas By Kevin Woodhouse The Suburban It was not the kind of Boxing Day morning Beaconsfield resident Barbara Barclay was expecting to wake up to. The 72-year-old lives in a Heritage Home located on Thompson Point in Beaconsfield, and which is the oldest home in the city. Built in the 18th century, Barclay has spent the last 13 years restoring the beautiful abode. But on Dec. 26, she was in her kitchen and as she looked out on her lakefront property, something was amiss. "I looked out of my kitchen window and saw that most of the lovely white cast iron urns I had put along the seawall had disappeared," Barclay said. "I slung on my old wellington boots, strode out into the newly minted snow and once I got to the seawall saw that eight of the 12 had been thrown into the river. Some of them had had their bases (foot) broken off because they were frozen into the garden ice. It's really heartbreaking to think that By Joel Goldenberg The Suburban Montreal West resident Jennifer Morris pleaded with the town council to increase its annual funding to the Montreal West Children's Library, after finding out this year's allocation would be the same $23,125 as before. Morris, the fundraiser for the children's library, addressed the council during its special budget meeting late last month. "We've been on hold now for four years, with fundraising that is virtually impossible to do in this climate," Morris said. "What do you expect us to do? Unless you want us to cut services... you're talking about a very large population of this community who send their kids to this library." Councillor Elizabeth Ulin, in charge of the recreation and cultural services portfolio, agreed that the children's library services are "extremely valuable. Barbara Barclay, a 72-year-old Beaconsfield resident, awoke this past Boxing Day to find that eight of her 12 decorative urns had been thrown from her wall onto the ice by vandals. this was done either Christmas evening or earlier on Boxing Day." Police officers from Station 1 came to visit this past Sunday evening and while they told her other vandalism calls had occurred, they could not be specific. Barclay noted tracks coming from the ice as well as a neighbour whose home did not suffer any damage. MoWest resident pleads for children's library increase "I should tell you that all the grants were essentially granted at status quo," Ulin added. "No increases were granted. We asked all of our [town] departments to see where there could be cuts - in particular, we asked them to see if they could cut five percent out of their budgets. Most of the departments made great efforts in that regard and made cuts. We had to look at the granting we were doing to other organizations outside of the town, and it was a consensus on council that we could really only grant what had been granted in the past." "What do you expect us to do now?" Morris asked. "Would you like us to cut our summer program or Mother Goose (a language acquisition program for babies and caregivers)?" Ulin responded that the Montreal West community centre has and will continue to offer local organizations help with fundraising. "I know we had a very successful "I could see all the new foot tracks that had gone right along eastward on the seawall," said Barclay. "And certainly there was a large contingent of males being sportive just to the west of here in front of Dowkers Island." Barclay was referring to the many ice fishermen who spend time outdoors jigging for perch and walleye on Lac St. Louis. "It's such a pity to wake up to that kind of vandalism considering this is the time of year where people are usually nicer to each other," said the senior citizen. Barclay would like to turn a negative into a positive and enlist some area volunteers, ideally some young and fit folks who could help her retrieve the heavy, decorative urns. While Barclay has no trouble negotiating the ice, the urns are simply way too heavy for her to move on her own. Anyone who would like to help Barclay regain the spirit of the holidays should contact The Suburban and then their numbers will be passed along to Barclay.n Santa's Breakfast here, and the children's library [was invited] to participate, and it ultimately declined," the councillor said. Morris countered that no information was given as to how much the children's library would get from that December event, and that it might have involved hours of work for a benefit of $500. "You asked me what you could do, and I'm trying to let you know what I think you can do," Ulin responded. "They will assist you in helping to raise funds where they can. Beyond that, that's for your board to make a decision, whether to cut services or find other means of funding." Councillor Dino Mazzone, in charge of finance on council, said many groups and organizations will be "putting water in their wine" during their budgetary process, "and so are we, on this council. "I appreciate you haven't had an See LIBRARY, page 10 Look for our insert in today's Suburban. WOW DEALS OF THE WEEK GROUP RATES SAVE UP TO $1,160 PER COUPLE Cayo Coco Jan. 15 $699 Puerto Plata Jan. 14 $799 Margarita Jan. 25 $898 St Maarten Jan. 14 $1,629 Flight ONLY Paris Jan. 25 - Feb. 01 $497 Inquire about our 6 equal installments & 0% interest plan. Prices are per person, double occupancy. All Taxes Included. New Bookings Only. Book by Jan. 11, 2011. MANY OTHER LAST MINUTE DEALS!!!! 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    4 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011 LIQUIDATION STORE Décarie Square, (on the first floor) Côte Saint-Luc The following specials are valid from Thursday, January 6 th to Sunday, January 9 th , 2011 * + Save an additional 10% when you use your Sears Card or Sears MasterCard Boulevard Décarie Avenue Coolbrook Avenue Clanranald Rue Vézina 25 %* off Save an additional already-reduced clearance priced women's fashion 25 %* off Save an additional already-reduced clearance priced towels 20 %* off Save an additional already-reduced clearance priced mattresses and box springs 20 %* off Save an additional already-reduced clearance priced exercise equipment (treadmills, ellipticals, etc) 25 %* off Save an additional already-reduced clearance priced pyjamas for the entire family Catalogue shopping 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-267-3277 www.sears.ca DÉCARIE SQUARE 6900, DÉCARIE BLVD., CÔTE SAINT-LUC, PQ. (514)731-6118 MON. - WED.: 9:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. THURS. & FRI.: 9:30 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. SATURDAY : 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. SUNDAY: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. USE YOUR SEARS CARD OR YOUR SEARS MASTERCARD AND DOUBLE YOUR POINTS* * on approved credit. DELIVERY ARRANGED AT AN ADDITIONAL COST. Personal shopping only. All merchandise sold 'as is' and all sales are final. No exchanges, returns or adjustments on previously purchased merchandise; savings offers cannot be combined. No dealers; we reserve the right to limit quantities. Prices do not include home delivery. Offers valid at Sears Décarie Square Liquidation store only. © 2011. Sears Canada Inc. NEW ACCOUNTS OPENED IN UNDER TWO MINUTES ...DETAILS IN STORE While quantities last. Personal shopping only. All sales are final NEWS & ANALYSIS A look at my crystal ball It's a New Year Shape and Tone by Spring 50 Save % Now Supervised workouts Monitored progress Kids playroom 30 minute weight loss CardioMuscular training 38C10 THE BEST CHARCOAL BAR*B*Q CHICKEN $ 5.25 www.cotestlucbarbq.com QUARTER CHICKEN DINNER INCLUDES COLESLAW OR SOUP, FRESHLY CUT FRENCH FRIES OR BAKED POTATO, HOMEMADE B.B.Q. SAUCE AND TOASTED ROLL. NO SUBSTITUTIONS WITH COUPON Mike Cohen Call for a free week trial 514-626-4000 4926 bl St. Jean, Pfds receipts available The crystal ball sits before me. What type of items might appear in this column over the next 12 months? Some of this involves my tongue planted firmly in cheek. You be the judge. Harper Majority: Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls a federal election in April and wins a majority government. Locally, Tory Agop Evereklian defeats Bernard Patry in Pierrefonds-Dollard and Martin Cauchon returns Outremont to the Liberals by narrowly upending Thomas Mulcair of the NDP. Iggy Resigns: Federal Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff steps down. Ralph Goodale is named interim leader and a leadership convention is put off until 2012. Charest Leaves: Quebec Premier Jean Charest finally listens to the polls and resigns, accepting the job as Canada's Ambassador to France. A leadership convention brings about Jean-Marc Fournier and Raymond Bachand as the top candidates. Fournier wins. Habs Playoffs: The Canadiens go all the way to the Stanley Cup, losing in the final to Philadelphia. Carey Price is then traded to St. Louis in exchange for Jaroslav Halak. Hockey Rights: THE TEAM 990 wins the bid to become the official English broadcaster of Montreal Canadiens hockey, taking the rights away from CJAD. Duceppe's PQ: Pauline Marois is convinced to step down as leader of the PQ, with the much more popular Gilles Duceppe coming over from the Bloc Québécois. Bulldogs in Verdun: The Canadiens move their top farm team from Hamilton to Montreal and the Verdun Auditorium. Farrel Miller, owner of the Montreal Juniors, assumes responsibility for the new franchise. He sells his junior team to a group on the South Shore and immediately announces he will relocate the Bulldogs to a soon-tobe built state-of-theart arena in Laval. Conan at Just For Laughs: The Festival BAR * B*Q A TREAT TO CROW ABOUT Please present coupon before ordering Buy One 1/4 Chicken Full Dinner At Regular Price And Receive A Second For Only $5.25. $1.00 Extra For White Meat When A Full Course 1/4 Chicken Breast Is Ordered. Not Valid For Take-out Or Delivery Or In Combination With Other Offers. VALID AFTER 4PM H DINING ROOM ONLY H EXPIRES JANUARY 20th, 2011 5403 CÔTE ST. LUC Rd. 514- 488-4011 Just For Laughs snags talk show host Conan O'Brien as the host of one of its galas. When he arrives in town he immediately heads over to CTV, looking for any executive he can find to explain why his show starts at 1:07 a.m. Return of 940: Radio industry legend Paul Tietolman brings back 940 AM Radio and signs Terry DiMonte and Ted Bird to do the morning show. Moishes The Musical: After the success of Schwartz's The Musical at the Centaur Theatre, based on the history of the St. Laurent Blvd. smoked meat emporium, producers bring about Moishe's The Musical. Richler's Main: Montreal City Councillor Marvin Rotrand finally unveils what landmark will be named after famous writer Mordecai Richler on the 10th anniversary of his death, rechristening the nickname The Main as "Richler's The Main." La Ronde: Six Flags, the owners of the La Ronde amusement park, decide to honour former Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau by renaming the locale "Six Drapeaus" Montreal. U2 at Blue Bonnets: The much anticipated twin U2 concerts at the former Hippodrome/Blue Bonnets Raceway on Decarie draw the anticipated massive crowds. After the second concert U2 lead singer Bono slips over to the Orange Julep for the famous drink, a steamy hotdog and fries. He is heard to sing out loud, "this drink... has no name." After Ramsey: Not to be outdone by British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey, who purchased Laurier BBQ Restaurant along with four partners, American cooking icon Emeril Lagasse comes to town and buys Côte St. Luc BBQ. Moe Kaiser: A legend in the restaurant business has passed away. Read more about Moe Kaizer, who owned Pumpernick's at the Cavendish Mall, at www.mikecohen.ca. Item of interest? E-mail mcohen@thesuburban.com, call 514-484-1107, ext. 307 or fax 514-483-7213. Follow him at www.twitter.com/mikecohencsl. 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    NEWS & ANALYSIS 6 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011 01C10 St. Patrick Square 3 1 ⁄ 2 Discover our unique apartments, award winning gardens, mini putting green, indoor pool, saunas, gym, billiard rooms and library. Community environment for active & autonomous individuals 55+. 514-481-9609 6767 Cote St-Luc Road Starts Today! By Alan Hustak Special to The Suburban Naomi Bronstein, who died in Guatemala City on Dec. 23, 2010 at the age of 65, was a humanitarian, children's aid worker and a non-conformist whose abrasive personality earned her a reputation as the swearing Mother Teresa. Bronstein, who married when she was 17 and had four children of her own, was only in her early 20s when she devoted her life to improving the welfare of children orphaned by war. Her forthright manner was a force for good. Over four decades she was responsible * E ASY REGISTRATION * FLEXIBLE HOURS * INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING * OPEN 12 MONTHS A YEAR * BUREAU EN GROS * CINÉMAS CINEPLEX CAVENDISH * DOLLARAMA * IGA * PHARMAPRIX 5800 CAVENDISH, CÔTE SAINT-LUC 514-487-4511 Naomi Bronstein, Canada's swearing Mother Teresa 1945-2010 Sidewalk Sale Earn pre-requisites for CEGEP and DEP * Math, English, French, Science, History & Options (earn Ministry of Education credits) INDIVIDUALIZED TUTOR SUPPORT 01C11 for having given an estimated 140,000 children from Cambodia, Vietnam, Korea and Central America a new lease on life. "Her methods were unorthodox, she broke down borders between countries, manipulated politicians, crashed through red tape and in the end managed to save lives," her daughter Heidi told mourners at the funeral. Naomi Segal, the daughter of a Montreal textile merchant, was born in on Sept. 22, 1945, and raised in comfortable circumstances in Outremont. Even as a young girl she was consumed with the idea of helping the sick and the dispossessed. At 12 she was a volunteer at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital. In 1962 she married another youthful idealist, Herbert Bronstein, a knitting mill sales manager. By the time they volunteered with a Canadian relief mission to Cambodia in 1969 they already had three children of their own. Appalled at the horror of the civil war in Cambodia and its effect on the civilian population, Bronstein opened an orphanage in Phnom Penh known as Canada House. "Not content to raise her own family she decided to raise the whole world," said her son Brian. "She lived a life of sacrifice, perhaps too many sacrifices." She then co-founded Families for Children, an organization that placed orphans with families in Europe and North America. Driven out of Phnom Penh by the Khmer Rouge, Bronstein continued her work with Operation Baby Lift in Vietnam. There she was 5509 Westminster Ave, Côte St-Luc 514-484-8555 traumatized when a plane ferrying 100 orphans to the United States in 1975 crashed and burned in Saigon just after takeoff, killing everyone on board. Bronstein was to have been on the plane, but missed the flight when her plans were altered at the last minute. In 1976 she moved to Guatemala following an earthquake which that year devastated the country. She returned to Canada in the early 1980s, and became a volunteer with Healing The Children Canada, an Ottawa-based agency which offers specialized medical care in North America to needy Third World children. By then her marriage was ending and in 1986 she went back to Guatemala to continue her work, using an old school bus that had been converted into a mobile hospital. "Where others would have given up she kept going and she did so in the most appalling conditions," Rabbi Alan Bright said at her funeral in Montreal on New Year's Eve. "She believed every child had a right to life. She dedicated her life to making that reality a possibility. She saved so many by giving up so much herself. She was not only a mother to her own children, but a mother and a saviour to poverty stricken children around the world." Bronstein received the Order of Canada in 1983 and the Royal Bank Award in 1997. A 2001 documentary about her work, A Moment in Time: The United Colours of Bronstein, was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2001. She was predeceased by a son. She leaves her mother, a family of 11 children, 18 grandchildren and an extended family too big to count.n Special Of The Week For Eat-In Only New & Delicious! $ 9 50 ALL BEEF "SAMOSA" Served with Coleslaw or Salad, Gravy, Soup, Coffee & Dessert + tax FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE - JUST CALL Order ahead & we will prepare & pack your order to take to the cottage BREAKFAST SERVED Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 a.m. $ 2 75 starting at Lester B. 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    NEWS & ANALYSIS CSL resident seeks parking permit By Joel Goldenberg The Suburban Côte St. Luc resident Sarah Rosenfeld says she would like the city to renew her permit for overnight parking, as she fears parking in her condominium's lot. Overnight parking is usually prohibited in Côte St. Luc, and permits are only issued in cases where there is no other available parking space. "I want to continue my permit to park my car on the street," the Merrimac resident told The Suburban Thursday. "My permit ends in January. But a lieutenant from public security told me my safety is not considered an exception to the rule. The irony is, I'm in Ottawa half the week, so I'm only talking about three days a week, and I'm still willing to pay the full amount." Rosenfeld charged that her permit was not being renewed because other residents complained of people not having the justification to park on the street overnight, even with permits, and alleged that every permit holder was reinvestigated. Rosenfeld said she was granted the permit in the first place because there were three people living in her house, which is no longer the case. But she added that those in charge also knew of the safety situation at that time. Rosenfeld said her parking lot has an infestation of drug dealers. "It's been like this pretty much my whole life, and in the past two or three years, the windows of my car have been smashed twice and they paintballed my car as well," she explained. "When I've parked, I could see a few guys snorting cocaine and the parking lot smells like marijuana. About a year or two ago, I parked and I saw these two guys get out of a car and they SPVM Cont'd from page 1 demonstrated that city police earned over $72 million from assorted services rendered over and above their normal duties, Parent told the assembled media he believes the SPVM should concentrate on its primary mission which means the city's police will probably lose up to 20 percent of its commercial revenue. Even if Parent is not against selling some police services in principle, he said he would review all the assorted revenue sources to avoid a situation where, to quote George Orwell's famous dictum, "Everyone is equal but some are more equal than others'." After telling the media he refused to sell any kind of security service the citizens could normally expect under any given situation, he did say he was comfortable with billing people for certain services which he described as "ethically acceptable." For example, he considers a police escort for large loads being moved through city streets to be a normal part of a business operation after which the SPVM could legitimately bill a client for its services. were coming after me a bit. I managed to get to the entrance to my garage further down." Fireworks were set off in the parking lot during the summer as well, she added. Rosenfeld said police responded, but the perpetrators had left by the time they arrived. In one other instance, a boy punched a girl in the face. "It's a known hangout, and it never stops. I walk out of my house, and the whole street smells like marijuana." Mayor Anthony Housefather said the rules regarding overnight parking permits have not changed since 2006. "Public security investigates each applicant before an overnight parking permit is granted and as such we do not issue or cancel permits due to resident complaints," he said. "Côte St. Luc is a very safe city and safe neighborhood and we do not issue permits for parking overnight unless the resident has no garage or driveway space available for all the cars licensed to the residence or if they live in a condo or apartment the landlord confirms that it does not have space available for the resident's car." Mike Cohen, the area councillor, said he is not aware of a current problem in parking lots on Merrimac. "The approach that is taken is, as a councillor for the area, if a resident is experiencing difficulties, the only way I can help them is if they communicate with me," he said. "I'm not aware of any particular problem in that spot, but I'm not saying there isn't. I don't have any reason to doubt this woman. We do have the police station only a few blocks away, we have public security that does patrols. Sometimes when you go to your political representative, things happen a little more effectively. At least I can keep tabs on it. I will do what I can to resolve the issue."n While the SPVM is known to have overspent its budget by five percent in 2010, Parent said the new money will permit the force to finally provide its 155 new officers with permanent status along with enough support staff to help them do their job. While the SPVM's priorities will continue to focus on violent crimes, domestic abuse and assorted street gang activity, several observers believe Montreal's police will still be forced to do more with fewer resources. Complaints about old communication equipment, a lack of modern computers and minimal training opportunities continue to plague the force while the city's criminal environment continues to adapt to new circumstances and new opportunities to make easy money. Even as Parent believes his force is up to the challenge of facing down the city's new criminal environment, he also said it will soon require a lot of co-operation with various partners and assorted interests if the financial community expects the SPVM to effectively deal with a new criminal presence defined by mountains of easy money flowing through the Internet at the speed of light.n BECAUSE SAVING ENERGY SAVES YOU MONEY. Request a free pick up of your old fridge or freezer.* It uses up to 4.8 times more energy than a new ENERGY STAR® qualified model. Once collected, 95% of its components will be recycled and Hydro-Québec will send you a $30 cheque. * The appliance must be more than 10 years old, between 10 and 25 cubic feet in interior volume, in working condition and plugged in at the time of pickup. Up to three appliances per household accepted. Commercial appliances do not qualify for the program. Certain conditions apply. www.recyc-frigo.com ou 1 888 525-0930 Please have your electricity bill on hand. THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011 * 7

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    8 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011 ARE YOU USING OR HAVE RECENTLY USED ONE OF THESE HEALTH FACILITIES? CLSC René-Cassin CLSC de NDG-Montréal-Ouest Richardson Hospital Henri-Bradet Residential Centre The USERS' COMMITTEE of CSSS CAVENDISH plays an important role in enforcing the rights of health facility users and fosters improvement in the quality of the services received If we can help you Call 514-484-7878 ext. 1728 Confidentiality assured NEWS & ANALYSIS New Year rings in centennial celebrations for Pointe Claire Pointe-Claire is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with events for all ages, including an exhibit of historic photographs. Pictured here is the Pointe-Claire council of 1938. Festivities kick off this Saturday with fireworks at John Rennie High School's athletic field. By Ian Howarth The Suburban It will be 100 years to the day next May 2 when the newly incorporated city of Pointe Claire and its first mayor, Aldéric Lesage and his six-member council, sat down for their first meeting. Lesage wouldn't have an easy time - at least not at first - what with resignations and elections to test his leadership mettle. To celebrate Lesage and all the mayors that have come after - not to mention all the people and history that have contributed to the city's gradual but firm journey to becoming a major municipality - the Pointe Claire centenary committee has a full slate of activities to make 2011 a year to remember. It's Pointe Claire's turn to puff out its collective chest after neighbouring Beaconsfield (100 years and counting) and Kirkland (50plus now) had their turn in the sun in 2010. Things will get going with a blast this Saturday at John Rennie High School football field where fireworks will kick things off along with free skating and swimming at the Malcolm Knox Aquatic Centre and Bob Birnie Arena. Longtime Pointe Claire resident Jack Beaumont and his six-member committee have been huddling with city officials since August of '09 to round out the agenda, which includes an array of activities like a Winter Carnival, a spring dance, a possible appear- MONTREAL: If your home has just come off the market and hasn't sold, don't be discouraged. The reason your home did not sell may have nothing to do with your home or the market. In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties for sale. So Why Didn't Your Home Sell? Last year, a large percentage of homes listed never sold at all. Many sellers found that there was a tremendous amount a homeowner needed to be educated on to sell their home for top dollar ance by Lord Stanley as part of the April Pointe Claire Oldtimers' Tournament, three Pointe Claire Days in August all capped off by a year-end concert at the St. Joachim Church near Pointe Claire's famous windmill. "We have all six areas of the city covered on this committee," said Beaumont. "Along with our volunteers, we have been working closely with city department heads, so it's a real team effort. This Saturday should be a great way to get things underway. We have something for everybody to celebrate this year." Beaumont has seen Pointe Claire grow since his childhood on St. Louis Avenue in 1946 when his parents moved into one of the homes built on quarter-acre plots of land provided for WW II veterans. Now retired from General Motors, he is active in a number of Pointe Claire groups and committees on the West Island where volunteerism is the driving force behind so many services. "There are plenty of memories, that's for sure," said Beaumont, who added that the committee is always looking for old photos citizens have that record the city's changing face. "People can just forward them to the librarian or drop them off," he said. The photos are now a work-in-progress on the city's web site sauvec@ville.pointe-claire.qc.ca. You can send your documents to Pointe Claire Public Library, 100 Douglas Shand Avenue, Pointe Claire, Quebec H9R 4V1 or phone 514-630-1218, ext. 1246 or 1630.n ADVERTISING FEATURE How to Sell a House that Didn't Sell in the shortest time period. Don't risk making the wrong choices again and losing both time and money on your investment. Before you hire a realtor, know the right questions to ask to save you time and money. Industry experts have prepared a free special report called "How to Sell a House that Didn't Sell" which educates you on the issues involved. To get your FREE copy today visit www.yourhomedidnotsell.ca or call 1-800-899-4707, code 1012. This report is courtesy of Re-Max/Alliance N.F. Not intended to solicit properties currently listed for sale.

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    NEWS & ANALYSIS Train de l'Ouest picks up steam thanks to tenacious founders Grassroots movement makes its voice heard for train commuters By Kevin Woodhouse The Suburban Clifford Lincoln, former MP for Lac St. Louis and co-founder of Train de l'Ouest with Georges Nydam, is working on a plan to improve commuter rail service for residents that will ultimately make "no personal difference for me as I live in Ste. Anne de Bellevue and rarely need to use the train." But that has not stopped Lincoln from working diligently this past fall to get the word out that residents of Montreal, the West Island and off-island residents deserve better rail service and has proposed a plan that would increase the daily number of trains from the current 24 to 86 trips. "This can only be accomplished with dedicated train lines that would take, according to our research, 7,000 cars off the road every day." While the train project would not benefit Lincoln, it has not stopped him from mobilizing mayors, volunteers and making a trip to Quebec City to pitch their message to various MNAs as well as Minister of Transport Sam Hamad and Minister of Finance Raymond Bachand. "As an MP, I was involved in this issue Dorval adopts budget By Kevin Woodhouse The Suburban The city of Dorval passed its budget at a Dec. 20, 2010 council meeting for this year. The budget total came to $113,812,000. "As in the past, the 2011 budget reflects the unavoidable: increases in the consumer price index, fuel and energy costs, the maintenance cost of municipal buildings and equipment," noted Dorval spokesperson Sebastien Gauthier. "Principles of sound public funds management, taking into account Lave-Auto ATLAS GRAND OPENING! 2200 Hingston Ave, NDG (Corner of De Maisonneuve) (514) 369-6118 or (514) 299-8710 Car Wash * Esthetique * Interior Shampooing * Engine Cleaning * Paint Touch Up $ 2 00* OFF ANY WASH *One coupon per car per person. Exp. Jan. 25, 2011. for many years and the government would be crazy not to back public transport, especially with all of the projected traffic tie ups expected during the long reconstruction of the Turcot exchange," Lincoln told The Suburban. "Our projections show that with more people taking the train, there would be 10,000 tons of CO2 off the roads." "There are pluses all the way because there would be less hospital costs as well as roads being safer with less accidents." And while word has gotten out about the grassroots movement through their press events, trademark yellow T-shirts or the website, Lincoln has plans for a publicity campaign in the new year. He also plans to follow up with Bachand and Hamad as both ministers promised to get back to the group regarding feasibility studies, priority setting for the $600 million project as well as a timeframe and committed mandate but "as of our meeting last October, we have heard nothing." But the delay has not deterred Lincoln who will not back down until action is taken. "We are here to stay and will keep pestering and pushing for answers," Lincoln said.n policies that may affect budgetary considerations and the capacity to pay of our ratepayers, have always guided the preparation of the budget." Residents can expect a one percent increase considering, according to Gauthier, "this budget takes into consideration increases in valuation, the cost of living and its effect on our annual expenses, the increase in the PST rate, as well as the increase in our apportionment payable to the agglomeration." Go online at www.city.dorval.qc.ca to get a comprehensive look at the city's 2011 budget.n * Body Shop * Polish & Buff * Wax * Leather Treatment * Aquapel * Steam Cleaning www.IGA.net YOUR HOME FOR BETTER QUALITY WITH ALL YOUR FAVOURITE SERVICES MENDELSOHN'S (9 inch) FROZEN PIZZA 256 g KEDEM GRAPE JUICE 1.5 L LIEBER'S PRETZELS 397 g 1. LIEBER'S VEGETARIAN BEANS IN TOMATO SAUCE 450 g 99 MANAMIN WAFERS 200 g 69 HAOLAM SHREDDED PIZZA CHEESE 227 g 2. MAJESTIC PUFF PASTRY 454 g 1. 2. 99 39 ¢ ¢ FRESHNESS + VARIETY FRUITS + VEGETABLES SEEDLESS CUCUMBER From Canada or imported Ea. CELERY From U.S. Grade no 1 Size 24 Ea. 4. 99 99 69 1. 99 1. 99 FROM JANUARY 6 TO 12, 2011 PROUD SPONSORS OF THE MARCH TO JERUSALEM Our supermarkets carry Glatt's and Continental Kosher fresh meat and delicatessen products. 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    AGENCIES Cont'd from page 1 all - of their working time taking care of others who were no longer able to care for themselves. "These are people who are giving everything they have so that others 4976 rue Notre-Dame West Corner of Notre-Dame and Saint-Rémi Streets Place-Saint-Henri bus 36 Tel : 514 596-4544 ext. 7017 (day) Tel : 514 596-4544 ext. 7239 (evening) ANNEXE SAINT-RAYMOND 2055 Oxford Avenue Vendôme, autobus 90 ou 104 (or 7 minutes of walking distance) Tel : 514 596-4544 ext. 8356 10 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011 NEWS & ANALYSIS may have a better quality of life," she said. "With our help, we hope various domestic home care organizations will use this money to provide the kind of help and support which could make a difference in their lives and for those they care for." While Riverin's Société des Soins Palliatifs à domicile, another 16 ADULT EDUCATION Montreal island organizations will receive over $6 million spread over the next three years to help them provide the kind of support domestic care workers need to carry on with work. During his short but visibly emotional testimonial, Jacques Collin had more than a few kind words for the domestic caregivers who helped him Learn French as a second language Evening courses Registration : January 11 and 18, from 5 pm to 8 pm Fees :$ 48 Bring your Canadian birth certificate or immigration documents www.csdm.qc.ca/saint-paul and his wife care for his ailing mother-in-law. "It was more than just a helping hand," said Jacques Collin. "Her presence was nothing less than a gift from heaven." Even as both Collin and his wife Diane are retired, Collin described how taking care of Diane's mother turned into an endless schedule of domestic chores which soon began to take up all of their time and energy. Just as they both felt they were at a critical point where they could no longer handle the work, a domestic health care organization arranged for Monique, a surrogate health provider, to visit once a week in order to help provide the elderly couple with some time to go shopping and to see their children and grandchildren. Unfortunately, apart from a minimal $30,000 for the Cummings Centre for Jewish Senior Citizens, there were no grants for any kind of anglophone domestic help organization anywhere on the island or anywhere else in the province. "They didn't apply," said the minister. To her credit, Catherine Ferenbach, who is Blais' Deputy Minister for senior citizens, agreed something had to be done Do good for yourself. Do good for others. Become a member today, the 13th month is free! For more details, visit ymcaquebec.org or your nearest Y centres: Notre-Dame-de-Grâce 514 486-7315 Pointe-Saint-Charles 514 935-4711 Westmount 514 931-8046 for the island's domestic care organizations who serve Montreal's anglophone community. After handing The Suburban her card, she said she would look into the situation after which she would ask the minister to see what could be done for the growing number of English-speaking seniors.n LIBRARY Cont'd from page 3 increase and an increase would make a difference in what you're able to offer, but we've asked everybody to take a cut, to scrimp and save," Mazzone added. "We looked at what this year was for a lot of people not just in this town, but in this country and elsewhere. It's been a very difficult year and we tried to present an austere budget where we were looking for a very nominal [tax] increase. "The purpose of this budget is not to please everybody... but how best we can use the money we have. And we have not denied you the grant you've received before, we just haven't given you that increase you would like," the councillor said. "It's not the answer you would like to hear, but that's the answer."n

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