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September 19: 15 candidates, 4 for Mayor - Library Then & Now - ‘Park(ing) Day’this Friday

September 12: New one-way loop - Muzzle order on Grey Boy - Girl falls from monkey bars

September 5:  Banner Soccer year - Improvements St. Léons School - Election: 3 first-time candidates

August 29:  Eclipse & storm havoc - Extended swim? - New hockey ruling - "Opening Doors"

August 22: Community gardens - Speed control -  Recording lullabies - Teens found in dog run

August 15: Hillside Armoury proposal community oriented - Deegan looks back - Trapped blue jays

August 8: Pool-user surveys - Road reconstructions - New generation of city councillors

July 11: Deegan to retire - Developer reaches out - Canada Day celebrations

July 4: Wajsman declares candidacy - Charging station use - Dropbike pilot

June 27: City trees - 7th ‘Secret Garden’ tour - Neighbours rally

June 20: Considering new window criteria - Upcoming municipal election - Boy freed

June 13:  Library reno - New Engineering department - Turcot meeting

June 6: Murray Park play structures - Annual Duck walk - Bruce branch hits car

May 30: Greenhouse structure may be saved - Record city welcome tax - New graffiti reporting system

May 23: Interest for indoor pool - Vote for Prince Albert square - Woman with airgun

May 16: Parking trends - 42nd annual Family Day - Fence complaints

May 9: Highway sound court injunction - Summit Woods dog run? - Sports & Rec. awards

May 2: 10 years of Westmount reporting - Smith begins mayorship - City to honour 6

April 25: After press time: Christina Smith was acclaimed as interim mayor.

April 18: Decree orders MTQ - New record for real estate - Smart Living Day

April 11:  Election of interim mayor - Road work looming - Power down 1%

April 4:  Trent to resign - Spring Social Calendar, Part 2 - Vimy Park

March 28:  Trucking activity - Spring Social Calendar - Westmount war hero

March 21: Southeast vision - Snow challenges - Stevenson and Barkley

March 14: Parking revenue up 10% - 1,010 dog permits - First non-conforming project

March 7: Riding unchanged - Armoury  for sale - Car hits snowbank

February 28:  Legal action for sound relief - Trucks & more trucks - proposed reform of electoral ridings

February 21: Council refuses permit - Densely populated - Remembering McLean

February 14: Route 136 height - a ‘sanctuary city’? - Boicel-inspired Davis concert

February 7:  Greenhouse  challenges - Sports & Rec registration - Sound barrier

January 31:  Carnival events & Celebrations - Preserve Glen arch name - Abuse settlement

January 24: Future of St. Stephen’s uncertain - Councillors speak on 2017 - Smith, Lulham in – Forbes out

January 17: Agreement on Glen Site noise - Outdoor Rinks & Snow Operations - Yimby
2016 (46 Issues)

December 14:  Second year of tax freezes - First local heritage site - Zoneless daycares

December 6: Claremont project - Rovers in Nepal - Temple Hive

November 29: By-Laws have ‘sharp teeth’ - Light pollution - Wintering Bees at WHS

November 22: Tax reprieve? - 3 year plan for park - Loose dog, hiding beer & suspicious branches

November 15: Fire at Lavanderia - MTQ outlines - Turcot construction

November 8:  ‘historic’ $16M - Bike route trial continues - Library's Giant iPad

November 1: 2017 capital works budget - Artistic photo project - Falling stones & lack of masons

October 25: ‘Celebration Garden’ - Teal Pumpkins - Sold-out horror

October 18: ‘Mr. Fletcher’ retires - Dorchester‘eyesore’ - Fall Social Calendar

October 11, 2016:  Roslyn school redo disappoints some - Bike path consultation

October 4, 2016 : Summit Woods dog use - Trent resigns - Airbags deploy & leaky hoses

September 27: Online dog licensing - Parking spots disappear - Fall Events

September 20: Park Day - Splash Pad - Abandoned Toys - new valuation roll

September 13: WRC Pool - Sports - Schools - Beer - Westmount`s first bridge

September 6: City looks to Quebec for strategy - Crumbling stone walls - Rib Fest too big

August 30: Construction values down - Bus shelter and Westmount Park woes - English theatre

August 23: Sports programs need more volunteers -  Roslyn school grounds - Women's Rugby

August 16: Greenhouse reconstruction - Bus shelter & phone booth disappear - Commercial uses at WRC

August 9:  First PPCMOI project nixed - Skate park opens - City hopes to limit collusion

July 12:  Wood Ave. next up - Residents oppose trailers - Usual complaints and animal stories

July 5: City projects $1M surplus - Bike racks - Annual camp-out

June 28: Prince Albert ‘splash pad’ - St. Léon solution - Workers rescue baby ducks

June 21:  Narrowing of Dorchester - Bike racks coming - Rec programs filling up

June 14:  Council rejects ‘stumps,’ - Couillard keynote - Toddlers now allowed

June 7: Overhaul for Roslyn School - City’s net worth - Victoria village street festival coming

May 31:  More sound barrier delays - Decarie Expressway closed for 3 July weekends - 9 letters to the editor

May 24: Compromise found for evening swims - Indecent exposure in Summit Woods - Family Day this Saturday

May 17: 2015 financial results - Tulip ceremony - winners of annual youth writing contest

May 10: STM launches $5M suit against city over 20-year pumping of hydrocarbons - City to phase in bilingual parking signs, de-clutter

May 3:  City reports $2.6M surplus - Skatepark - pay-by-plate parking confusion on Greene

April 26: St. Léon students - Enraged man & ‘aggressively’ begging teens - New bike routes open

April 19: PAC centennial - 2015 Home Sales - Greta & Aurélien on Luxury - Unleashed dogs & cold cats

April 12:  Noisy WRC’s compressors - PPCMOI zoning by-law adopted - RMR exhibits WWI underground art

April 5: Metro Condos scuttled -Mountainside United for sale - Rainbow Daycare to close- Inuit residence relocating

March 29: Ping pong, chess tables - Local faith groups help Syrian refugees - another victim of  ‘nephew’ fraud call

March 22: Adapted park play equipment - Conservatory drone inspection - Disobedient drinkers

March 15: PPCMOI meeting - Parking limits - HCP celebrates 25 years at Earth Hour 

March 8 : Closure of Summit Circle - Rovers’ Nepal project - Woman blown over

March 1:  Superior Court rules for city in Dubé case - Beer Review - ‘Learn to Skate’ school partnership

February 23:  Flag protocol - Poet laureate - 5 hour ambulance wait for 99-year-old

February 16:  Trial bike routes on CSA, Wstmt. Ave. - Summer Camps: Part 2 - Train Station

February 9: Early public consultation for all large projects - Mayor’s Column - Summer Camps: Part 1

February 2: New restrictions for tree-cutting - Grocery store/seniors’ home nixed - Councillor’s Column

January 26:  Winter carnival at Murray Park - WRC café opens - Map to follow hydro outages

January 19:  Drones to assess greenhouses -  Plants watered & fish survived - Holman-Price benches in situ

January 12:  Power outages - bike path cleaning - ‘Climate Café’

2015 (46 Issues)

December 16: City budget adopted - Tighter tree rules - Bike route opponents

December 8: No tax hike for 2016 - Changes to Tupper - Youth orchestras

December 1:  New library website - city’s agglo share - Book sale for library sets record

November 24: Council denies superhospital’s request - ‘Giving Tuesday’ Dec. 1 - Enough signatures for referendum

November 17:  Rates up 63% - ‘Holiday madnesss’ - 9 Lives - roaming gang of teenagers

November 10:  City hikes capital works spending - Healthy City stalwarts - Mayor’s comments re financial position

November 3: the role of PAC - Police to meet Westmounters - ‘Wheels-to-curb’ campaign

October 27:  2016 capital works budget - Election win ‘fantastic news’ - staying Independent

October 20:  Greenhouse closes indefinitely - Turcot work to close Greene then Glen Rd. - Fall social calendar- Part 1

October 13:
Trial bike routes - Quarter Century Club - Dog run opens with adjustments to follow

October 6: City’s ‘new-found’ regiment - Supermoon brought people together at lookout - Retail Watch & Underdog

September 29: Cannon in limbo - Response to Kay’s letter re: Pit bulls - Croquet tournament on lawn bowling greens

September 22: Tennis courts, dog run to be ready this fall - ‘pinpad fraud’ - After-hours incidents

September 15: New parking system set for April - WRC finds concessionaire - Raccoons invade

September 8:  Concerns over planned project at Claremont - Wood-burning stoves & fireplaces spared from ban

September 1: Talks ongoing with super-hospital - Election Posters - Underdog

August 25:  Pool wheelchair ramp - Sherbrooke Street's history - Beer Review

August 18: Hughes wins NDP nomination - Adult swimmers speak out - Westmount Art Scene

August 11: Bike routes - Dog run - New city clerk, archivist  & treasurer - SAQ responds

August 4: Residents unhappy with proposals - student park workers - 9 Lives

July 7: Cameras at lookout - Major impact from real estate - Missing teenager returns home

June 30: 7 "worst streets" nominated - new cardiac clinic at Queen E - a gorgeous Underdog

June 23: City posts $12M surplus - Kids can swim ’til 7:15 - Local teen still missing

June 16: E-cigs banned in city buildings - Sports & Rec honoured with award - Greta spies spring

June 9: Parking, Bike Path, Dog Run, Family Swim - Skatepark, Sidewalks, Speeding

June 2: Water testing reveals lead - Park improvements - 40th Annual Family Day

May 26:  Children’s makes its move - Mount Stephen arking poll - Dog run relocated

May 19: Residents file class action - Family Day turns 40 on May 30 - Nine Lives

May 12: Mt. Stephen group protests - WMA membership up - Radio station to move

May 5: Noise "fix" now delayed to May 18 - Update on 5 condo developments - Legal clinic closes at Y 

April 28:  Super-hospital opens on Westmount’s doorstep - Residents weigh in Prince Albert plans - Teens caught by PSOs for breaking city streetlamp

April 21:  M. Smiley's Highway - March home sales report - Volunteer soccer coaches sought

April 14: Pay-by-plate parking - Earth Hour: Beats last year’s results - Underdog Noushka

April 7: ‘Poetry and Pastry’ -  Gender neutral bathrooms at Dawson - Nine Lives & Underdog

March 31: Services on borderline streets - PAC’s 100th -Gilman Pavilion to stay

March 24: Selby greystones - Council expenses drop, salaries frozen - island-wide radio communications network

March 17: New hydro hike - New rector at St. Matthias - Graffiti tagger arrested

March 10:  Parking changes approved - 180 frozen water services - Make your own comet

March 3: Traffic flow dominates citizen concerns - official LEED gold certification - Merchants worried about disruption

February 24: 10-story ‘Claremont’ complex - ECS Midget girls - English theatre - new process for Sports & Rec online sign-up

February 17: Resident-only parking - Noise mitigation report Thursday - Speed up sound barrier study

February 10: New Public Works director - Reserved parking around Shaar - Heated sidewalks?

February 3: Plan to restore Summit Woods - Selby triplexes - Suspects tailed

January 27: Bill 3 pension reforms - Turcot update meeting draws ire - International designer celebrates

January 20: City clarifies toleration of snow removal - Energy savings at WRC reach $14.6 K - Remembering Douglas Robertson (1937-2014)

January 13: First storm of the year - Power holds steady as branches fall - City to pay Pomerleau $272K

                                                                                                                                                      2014 (46 issues)

December 17: Tax hike at 2% - Crime remains ‘low' - Hospital officials deny noise

December 9: New zoning in southeast - Liberals wooed - User-friendly ‘nuisance, morals’ by-law

December 2: MUHC’s parade - bullet-proof Public Security - Building permits & August transfers

November 25: Firefighters help foil armed robbery - Blue collar strike - ‘Glee’-style showdown

November 18: Traffic trial set - Tree removal at WAG - October sales: Sudden rush

November 11: Big zoning changes proposed - 30 new parking spots - itinerant issues

November 4: WRC wins half-million dollar award - MUHC’s  infrastructure won’t be ready for hospital’s opening

October 28: Honey harvested from library -Tickets for leaves on sidewalk - Scaffolding collapses

October 21: Permits may soon be needed for removal of most trees on private property - Dog safe after hour-long pursuit

October 14: Dog run site unveiled - "Nightmare on Metcalfe - Toddler freed

October 7: Fire at Public Works - Hydro Westmount tests LED - Nature Pet Centre no longer sells puppies

September 30: 53% of garbage diverted in 2013 - City-wide test of CodeRED - House on Clarke hit again

September 23: Technical study of Greene on-ramp - MUHC: Sound studies to be conducted - Signs of squatters in Selby building

September 16 :  Sound barrier options - Noise from trains / hospital - New fraud scam alert

September 9: 10 new parking spots - new dog run poll - WRC finalist for environmental award

September 2: Enrollment record at Dawson - Lawn bowlers compete Saturday - New Faculty at schools

August 26:  Dog run report raises questions - New police commander - Back to School

August 19:  3 sites proposed for dog run - New city website goes live -Record attendance at "Bouncing Boys"

August 12: Deegan named to run city  - tennis courts get okay - Ferrari party

August 5: More family-friendly hours at the pool - Plan revealed for dead-end - Locals compete at World Masters

July 8: Oak leaf to brand new square - Communities in Bloom evaluation on July 21 

July 1:  Metcalfe demolition - Rain basin tested - 45 new trees at WRC

June 24: St. Catherine rezoning - Rehab of Summit Woods - Local bank robbed

June 17: City’s 2013 surplus confirmed - Hillside hit-and-run - Automated ticket system launched

June 10: Dog run mandate - Bees coming June 25 - Stolen $5,000 bike recovered

June 3: First water meter at City Hall - Food Network signs Park - Pedestrians should wait for signals

May 27: Westmount rec centre wins UMQ innovation award - 100 years later

May 20 : ‘Bibliomachine" at WRC - Wayling wins award - Lawn bowling open house - Interlink concert

May 13:  WRC café - Superstar Italian chef - Campbell to retire - Colquhoun first woman to senior PSU ranks

May 6:  Cabot Square closure - Honey bees - 50 city-owned properties

April 29: Trent hails Couillard’s new ministers - Five council goals developed - Westmount's construction values drop 10%

April 22:  Resident trapped in a tree rescued - $42,000 sound barrier study - Turcot project started

April 15: City emergency alerts with CodeRED system  - Election round-up - Sherbrooke St. trees fall to Dutch elm

April 8: Average hydro hike 4.3% - Campbell looks back - Short-sleeved man...

April 1: Hillside regiment, 67 years - Trent on CTV panel - Dodge's 2013

March 25:
City freezes commercial-to-residential conversions - Sports sign-up open - Half-billion years of history

March 18: Candidates share refund of election expenses - Richard Lord (1929-2014) - Police ticket 80

March 11:  Delay of 175 Metcalfe permit - New dog run targetted - Crime remains low

March 4: Wild temperature swings cause burst pipes - City joins fight against end of home mail delivery - Police ticket 135

February 25: Hydro identifies need for investment - a 21-year hydrocarbon saga - Remembering Judy & Marc

February 18 - Gold-level WRC runs on electricity - Cottonwood’s stump - City settles claim with Montreal

February 11: By-law to limit medical offices 'deemed approved’ - Provigo hopes to build at Claremont 

February 4: Burglars steal $150k of valuables from local shop - Taxes climb 3.4% - Capital Works spending

January 28: City to open zoning register - Major renovations at Atwater Library - 3% to 4% tax increases

January 21:  McBain to head Public Security - Wiltshire wins Victor Phillips award - Beer Review

January 14: City budget deferred till Jan 27 - Alexis Nihon undergoing major renovations

2013 (46 issues)

December 17: Vic Hall policy challenged - Library friends raise $700 for Megantic - Marianopolis’ O’Keefe

December 10: Harvey wins inaugural award - 5% tax hikes foreseen - Book Swap

December 3: Ta reinstated at HydroWestmount - Centennial for Westmount Park School - Kippen honoured

November 26: Tax rates unknown till January - Vic village retail news - Safdie’s plays

November 19: Controversial ‘advert car’ on Greene Ave. - Pomerleau payments reach $36M (net) - Gallery lauded

November 12: Opponents go to court to annul church re-zoning - 72-hour survival kit - Pless recognized

November 5: RMR gears up to turn 100 - Women take council majority - First ‘swim’ in pool

October 29: Rec Centre opens for ice programs - New Prince Albert Square postponed

October 22: Gainey runs for president - Election 2013 – Who’s running

October 15: Out-of-control teen party - Electoral list revisions -  Dreaming in Autism

October 8: Road rage against cyclists - Maldoff receives ‘emeritus’ award - Election 2013 candidates

October 1: Redfern project to post $1M - Rosen sculpture ‘Eternal Youth’ at Y - Forden house wins award

September 24: 4 ‘exceptional’ past citizens - Election 2013 - Arena’s open house

September 17: Greene festival this weekend - Obituary: Lloyd Gross - Kulaga retires

September 10: Council legitimizes Miss Vicky’s operation - Council rejects neighbours’ demo appeal

September 3: 5 Saisons, city battle traffic - Updates on safer railway ‘living’

August 27: Metcalfe condo scaled back - District 5 in rapid change

August 20: Open house to tour new arena Sept. 22 - Only Côte Rd. zone against Miss Vicky’s zoning

August 13: Metcalfe residents appeal Vanguard demo - Library to provide material for Lake Megantic

August 6: 5 Saisons to re-open soon - Recreation centre time capsule - Checkers, shuffleboard

July 9: Councillors, mayor mum - Decision deferred (dog run) 

July 2: Empty lagoon & mystery pipe - Delay work: residents tell AMT 

June 25: Citizens query re-zoning process for Miss Vicky’s - MUHC delayed producing tunnel study

June 18: City, Prospect-ors swing into action against railway plans - Strike shuts down arena work site

June 11: Dog walking limit - Residents fail to change move of dog run - Café terraces to be allowed

June 4: Hearing set for demolition of Vanguard building - new range for arena cost - Local police video wins ‘coup de coeur’ award

May 28: Leja ceremony remembers - Public Security rescues duck family - Major work starts to redo Greene

May 21: $600K upgrade of WAG - Building activity hits record $109 million  - Brickpoint to close

May 14: Reduced construction hours - Rezoning for Miss Vicky’s? - Trent apologizes

May 7: Family Day May 25 - Summer sewer rehab - Gas leak on Redfern

April 30: Ash borer forces changes - Pool won’t open until August 30: - Last day of post office

April 23: Pretty Ballerinas held up - Megeas recalls Boston Marathon - Temple’s interreligious role

April 16: Nolan runs through April snow - ‘Greening’ of Vic village

April 9: Pool excavation to start this week - Hurtubise appointed to Hydro Westmount

April 2: Dog walker finds missing man - Canada Post rejects appeals 

March 26: 5 Saisons opening postponed - Public Security skis for Leucan - Councillor ‘stunned"

March 19: Arena/pool project enters 'community' phase - Busy Clandeboye lane got busier this year - St. Patrick's Day parade

March 12: Traffic plan tabled - Deliver pool on time - Indie spring social calendar

March 5: NDG-Westmount’ chosen for new riding’s name - CRITIQ of language laws - Earth Hour program

February 26: $4.5M raised for arena - New app launched at Westmount High - Maggie Shaddick receives Bronze Wolf

February 19: Shapiros mark 70 years - City served with only three flood suits - Nancy Gagnon to move

February 12: City adopts resolution - Snow removal challenges - camps issue

February 5: Commercial recycling comes to Greene Ave. - Martin to report on Pomerleau arena payments

January 29:
Winter carnival moves to the WAG - Hydro use hits record high in Westmount Jan. 24

January 22: Snow contractors ask to lift overnight ban - Prince Albert post office on chopping block

January 15:  5 Saisons scheduled to re-open in May-June - Record storm costs city

2012 (47 issues) >

December 19: Taxes up 2% on $93-million budget - Cromwell’s impact on Vic village 

December 11: Princess Christmas - East rink roof coming soon - Learn Squirreleranto

December 3: Arena beams arrive - Garneau announces for federal leadership - Cooper’s hawk sighted

November 27: Dec. 1 marks changes to laws - Public Security reports - Automated ticket system

November 20: Vanguard to move - Nicholas Hoare to close - de Maisonneuve bike path stays open

November 13: Outdoor refrigerated rink -  Selected excerpts from The Merger Delusion

November 6: Trent book - Victoria Village - Dr. Woolhouse retires

October 30: photo radar, diagonal crossings, parking, bike lanes - CIBC robbed

October 23: Young banded owl  too weak to survive outside - Healthy City recommends options for hydro meters

October 16: City demands night rail work cease - ‘No surprise’Neuro may move here 

October 9: Special exploratory attention of flooding - Crime low but police target Cabot Square

October 2: Rains and flooding, a historic problem -  City being asked to expand Bixi service

September 25: Agglo tax hike suggests at least 3% in Westmount - Westmount Y swimmer masters English Channel

September 18: Contractor allowed heavy equipment at arena on Saturdays - New refrigerated ice rink to go in Murray Park

September 11: Neighbourhood alert leads to suspect in car break-in - Couple escapes injury as tree limb falls on car

September 4: Familiar faces return to front-line duty in Westmount -  Geoff Molson named to lead $6-M arena/pool campaign

August 28: Riverview could become Westmount’s first green lane - Separation talk dominates candidate Q&A

August 21:  Meet the Candidates for the upcoming election on Wednesday, August 22, 7:30 pm  at Victoria Hall - Public Security’s power - Juveniles armed

August 14:  Council: Don’t wipe Westmount’s name off map - Drainage problems deferred to residents in short term

August 7: Officers warn 4 owners not to leave dogs in hot cars - Fire strikes house, cars - Duffield leaves Public Works

July 10: City widens investigation in wake of July 4 flooding - Anti-mask by-law passes despite questioning

July 3: Merchants seek vision based on neighbours’ input - Public Works gears up to repair water mains, roads, sewers

June 26: City deluged with flood claims - Top court rules Rossy tree death was a car accident - Demo hearing called for on 42 Belvedere Rd.

June 19: Cottonwood to come down - Bell work closes bike path access through park - Club du Village to close

June 12: Mismanagement alleged, city outlines flood action - Nicholas Hoare bookstore gets stay of execution - Council tables anti-mask by-law

June 5: City moves to reduce water use - Flood wreaks havoc - Building boom reaches new $80-million value

May 29: City moves to retain ‘viable’ commercial district - Fate of landmark cottonwood hangs on experts’ report

May 22: Public Security recruits 8 more patrollers - Family Day to be outside Saturday - Squirrel incidents raise suspicions

May 15: Lansdowne dog run to stay - Second rink to equal 200 feet

May 8: Architect Grenier explains LEED gold for arena - Construction work violations pile up, by-laws enforced - Plant exchange set for May 16

May 1: Tom Thompson is volunteer of year - Andy Dodge joins Independent team - Work at Redfern site off on ‘wrong foot’

April 24: Arena work begins as judge rules plans meet promised criteria - WMA has busy final meeting before AGM - New soccer club forms

April 17: Court asked to put freeze on arena/pool project - Parking inspectors struck - Remembering Virginia McClure

April 10: 100 years ago this week: Westmounters die on Titanic - Bike path, Bixi requests pick up speed - Dog run moving to wrong site, opponents contend

April 3: Full-size second rink still an option, ‘Shakespeare’ goes to original dog run - Tuition hike protests hit Westmount

March 27: Traffic study finds levels back to pre-Ville Marie days - How did the car end up in the wading pool? - ‘Smart’ hydro meters 

March 20: Nicholas Hoare shutting down on Greene - Boots found far from home - Arena demo, new rec centre unopposed at hearing

March 13: City studies criteria to launch diagonal crossings - Alouettes visit Akiva - Marks portrait unveiled

March 6: Montreal wants whole MUHC territory - Arena demo hearing set for March 14 - Aspinall ran city’s finances like a ‘tight ship’

February 28: Library updates safety measures, directives - Cllr. Lulham: City won’t be muzzling dogs - Lansdowne traffic challenges continue

February 21: First Don Wedge awards this spring - Worker rescued from crane - WMA endorses city’s recreation centre plan

February 14: Overnight snow removal to be allowed after 10 cm - City buys pool time at Y - Gas leaks force power shut-off to 6,000 addresse

February 7: City, contractor agree on new arena/pool plan - 345 Victoria tenants asked to go - Church properties have new secular owners

February 1:  Study of Vic village aims to update city plan - Winter carnival begins Thursday - Westmount Y kicks off centennial

January 24: Trent holds out hope for pension relief - Council cracks down on ‘everlasting’ worksites - Westmount, national historic site

January 17:  Low snowfall spared city some $400K,... till now - MUHC Glen facility to receive record-breaking $10-million donation

January 10: Tax auctions fail to materialize - 2012 to unfold as the ‘Year of Traffic’ : Trent - Peewee A Predators, champs

2011 (47 issues)

December 20:  Pomerleau bids $36.4 million, a ‘historic moment’ - Taxes up 3.3 percent in $93-million budget - Capital works to cost city $6.7 million

December 13: Church Hill accident a "wake-up call", spawns other issues - City pledges higher dog run fences after dog killed by car

December 6: Car looked like a bomb - Residents seek garbage crackdown - Agglo increase smaller for Westmount in 2012

November 29: Accident prone areas under study - Naked woman caught in ‘indecent act’ behind city hall - Jutras retires

November 22: Hope fades for agglo pension relief in 2012 - Artisan festival generates $4K for PSU food drive - Bike path rerouting launched

November 15: Are 7 fire incidents related? - Sherbrooke bus lanes still pending - City’s 2012 budget expected to rise at least 3 percent

November 8: Phase 2 now launched for arena/pool bidders - City sounds alarm over potential ash borer invasion - Bike path closure defended

November 1: By-law to ban recycling, compostables in garbage - Metro grocery re-organizes shelves after 10 years - No underground stream

October 25: Close bike path this winter, says ATC - Plourde: Graffiti program 'starting to show’ results - At a glance: NDG & Westmount's lanes

October 18: Phase 1: Six consortia vie for arena/pool project - Library to hold eReader ‘petting zoo’ on Oct. 30 - Smart Living Day

October 11: Three local boys quizzed on second park fire - PSU launches ‘wheels-to-curb’ campaign - Academy water, sewer work to start mid-month

October 4: Traffic study offers masses of data to end first phase - Toddlers unhurt when struck by runaway car on Church Hill

September 27: ‘Race is on’ to find building consortium for arena project - Rotary starts up collection again

September 20: Lemay out, consortium sought - Reserved bus lanes expected to have huge impact - Suspects still missing from Greene robbery

September 13: Mayor’s response to arena skeptics dominates council meeting - Argyle Ave. fire - 16% of homes do not conform to smoke detector bylaws

September 6: Yay Arlington! - Westmount to declare Sept. 24 as Car-Free Day - Four groups opt to present briefs to traffic consultants

August 30: Bye bye Irene! - City asked to outlaw new wood-burning units - Education issue: See profiles, p. 8-10 and schools, p. 13.

August 23: Demolition: a rising trend? - Controversial, unfinished Côte Rd. house for sale - Suburbs up against a wall on agglo budget

August 16: City to make first claims after graffiti arrests - Crime samplings show overall rise  - Pedestrian lights for Clarke/Sherbrooke?

August 9: Sally Aitken (1937-2011) - Arena/pool delay to keep small rink in operation - Redfern demo approval faces at least one appeal

July 12: On-street parkers win reduced fee hikes - Licence plate scanner hits the road - City to renew SPCA contract as last resort

July 5: Construction values soar in 2010, off the chart this year - Water main replacement on Sherbrooke - Driveway-challenged houses

June 28: Existing big rink to be open until spring 2012 - Arena/pool construction: some piling, no dynamite, facility to open in summer ’13

June 21: Real estate market cools, more snow in 2011 - Bike patrol goes to rescue of baby and dog - St. Jacques exit to open mid-August

June 14: June 21 arena meeting to be for project’s neighbours - Four Westmounters inducted into Order of Canada - On-street parking fee doubled

June 8: Defective valve cause of high water pressure - Victoria village street festival set for June 10-12 - Mayor charges petition ‘misleading’

June 1: Three new sergeants make Public Security history - ‘Safe Walk’audit results expected soon -  Jean-Pierre Goyer (1932-2011)

May 24: Water pressure increase affects half of Westmount - Trent named to greater Montreal regional council - 5 Saisons takes a break

May 17: Boeckh foundation creates Samarthji Lal award - MUHC piling to continue into summer - Upcoming Family Day geared to changing times

May 10: City hires arena/pool fundraising advisor - Genivar gets nod to prepare city’s master traffic plan - Bixis hit the road in Westmount

May 3: Public input sought on sound barrier proposals - Dawson’s Peace Garden planted April 27 - WMA to honour Kiely May 18

April 26: City names Genivar Inc. arena/pool project manager - Westmount to bill Montreal for water-line breaks - Westmount Y hosts Blue Hounds 

April 19: City receives 9+1 bids for arena/pool project management - WMA's search for volunteer of the year - PSO's respond to more than 5,000 calls

April 12: Two vote against Greene condo permits, parking loss - R2 rezoning registers set for April 26 - Election campaign underway

April 5: City: New dog regulations to be strictly enforced - City poised to receive 50 Bixis - Overview of candidates running in Westmount

March 29: Tenders called for city’s arena/pool project manager - Crime levels remain low in February - Rain leaks into library, again

March 22: New SAQ outlet slated to replace two closures - Earth Hour comes to Vic Hall Saturday - Residents pack council chamber over traffic plan

March 15: Has Cromwell conquered Victoria village? - Sports & Rec targets fall for online sign-up - MUHC site may generate more building

March 8: May Cutler 1923-2011 - Remembering Cutler’s mayoral legacy -  Merchants reveal recycling woes,  call for back-door service

March 1: Vanguard School, Nurses may both leave Westmount - Pension plan seen as key to loyal service - 28 Devon passes first hurdle

February 22: Inuit health support centre moving to Westmount - Blasting, height concerns unite neighbours at Devon hearing - Graffiti doubles, hits record

February 15: Bixis could come to Westmount soon - Move to curb ‘supersize’ houses goes down mountain - Two loan by-laws up for approval

February 8: Pool may stay open this summer - City: Pension plan now unsustainable - McBain named to new #2 position with Public Security

February 1: City hears back from public on new building rules - Demo hearing set for 28 Devon - Antiques dealer Henrietta Antony to close

January 25: Westmount’s outdoor rinks buck closure trend - Westmounters receive awards - Carnival plans now in high gear

January 18: Leash law clarified for Summit - First Montreal homicide of 2011 - Cyclist count begins as path snow clearing queried

January 11: City chooses first hometown Public Security director - Arena/pool to dominate city resources - 2011 issues rooted in the past

2010 (46 issues)

December 23: Taxes rise 2.16% on homes, parking rates, fines also up - City of Westmount, Budget 2011 - Capital works budget reduced

December 14: Cisterns, solar panels may be coming to Westmount - Snow removal up to standards? - Budget meeting December 20

December 8: Agglo tax hikes hit taxpayers - City to review truck routes after Lansdowne complaints - Rash of upper Westmount break-ins

December 1: Arena soil analysis now being translated into design - Founder Gervais calls for more Public Security powers 

November 23: 5 Saisons demo to be approved, neighbours fed up with ‘mess’ - City must add $1 million to pension – for 15 years

November 16: Turcot revisions fuel new hope - Car tax seen as benefit to Westmount homeowners - City: look out for wire thieves in parks

November 9: Traffic heading for ‘disaster’? - Public Security frees trapped cats - Update on city’s sustainability plan

November 2: Summit Park rebranded as ‘Summit Woods’ - 5 Saisons to be open all winter - Westmount wins Communities in Bloom

October 26: 5 Saisons demo hearing Nov. 16 - Gallery to receive honorary degree -Westmount: a city changed by mergers

October 19: Commercial recycling starts this week - Library gate count rises to 1,000 users a day - Poet Michael Harris shortlisted

October 12: Bike path open this winter - Dog owners offer to pay more - City pushes for noise, dust control

October 5:  No stampede against new valuations - 13% lack working smoke alarms - Westmount caught off-guard by work on The Boulevard

September 28: Sports and Rec. is booming - City hall teams compete for cup - Community service enhances quality of life, Pound tells Rotary

September 21: Tax roll brings ‘slight relief ’ from past ‘excessive’ hikes - Westmounters grill MUHC reps - Art Westmount, Celebrating art and architecture

September 14: Two pedestrians hit on Sherbrooke only days apart - Cops trying to get Dawson massacre online game removed  

September 7:  PSOs crack down on safety as schools resume - Claremont area residents roast Second Cup’s 24/7 test run - Council reviews Bixi sites

September 1: Kitchen waste gets big buy-in, city closer to Que. goal - Greene Ave. work on time - City declares Le 4300 structurally safe

August 24: ‘Last hurdle’: No referendum for arena loan by-law - Hot market, aging buildings raise permits to new level - Westmount showcased

August 17: Sports registration guaranteed for most activities, levels - Dawson reaches out to students on iPhones, a Quebec first 

August 10: - In memoriam: Don Wedge - Citizens mobilize for Safe Walk - Arena loan register set for Aug. 17

August 3 - Special Edition: Remembering Don Wedge (1930-2010)

July 13: Compromise ends hot issue - Bixi program fraught with complexities - Hogg back in Westmount

July 6: Commercial recycling is coming - Greene rezoning unopposed - City’s key priorities disclosed

June 22: $2-million Greene reno starts next week - New Murray Park courts open - Trent welcomes Montreal’s endorsement of CN route

June 15: Tax relief in sight for entire island - 5 Saisons ‘rescue’ includes village square, indoor parking - Lansdowners alarmed by looming traffic increase

June 9: Public Security returns to ‘ live ’ dispatch with new 911 link-in - Condos planned for Hillside Ave. - Park was patrolled when attack occurred

June 2: Bike link to Lachine canal targeted for Aug. - Grafitti, hit-and-runs up with increased reporting - Contactivity Centre planning for the future

May 26: Arena analysis just released - City council’s search to curb light pollution continues - WMA back to more civil style

May 19:  Dawson peace garden to take root - Family Day goes zero-waste for 35th anniversary - Landscaping in Prince Albert Park raises safety concerns

May 12:  Residents question park safety - Gascogne to be allowed 25 seats - Westmount studying details of  new Glen bike link

May 5: Green light for arena project - City reduces appetite for more restaurants in proposed by-law - Honouring HMCS Westmount

April 27: Next steps revealed as arena/pool vote continues - Selwyn House weighs in on arena/pool plan - Community service medals to be awarded

April 20: CEOs reach the pinnacle - Kings rule - Westmount to have input into agglo budget - Underground arena proposal: reactions • added information

April 13: Going underground!: Mayor asks citizens to support latest arena concept - Cedar permit boils over - 493 Lansdowne approved

April 6: Arena information delayed another week - Earth Hour results provide conflicting opinions - New SAQ to allow both anglo papers

March 30: Aberdeen, Lansdowne projects on tap for April 6 city council - Citizens on new noise by-law - Council okays two major building projects

March 23: City delays arena/pool information package to April - SAQ: Limit of 1 local paper, Westmount ‘allowed’ English one - Bike path now open

March 16: Dark Sky event  kicks off Earth Hour stargazing March 27 - Anglo papers banned from local SAQ - Anne Lindsay at Bon Appétit books

March 9: Westmount High paints for Haiti - City council meeting: Environmental issues dominate - City to clamp down on A/C noise

March 2:  Oratory’s wooded lots to become nature reserve - PAC: Cedar home still too large - Council reviews another two projects

February 23: Green city conference targets implementation - Construction at  future SAQ scheduled to end - Two newspapermen: many links

February 16: PSOs return to regular patrols  -  Bourdon takes over Public Security - Crime: Big decline in new year

February 9: Council rejects Cedar project in historic public debate - Runaway dumpster on Argyle

February 2: Cllr. Price: ‘Serious concerns’ if agglo hikes continue - City adopts $9.4 million in capital worksJanuary 26:  Tax bite up 8 to 9 percent - Olympic spirit pervades winter carnival - Victor Murciano and Virginia Elliott are off to the Olympics

January 19: Westmount ‘guarantees’ residents a place in Sports & Rec program - Cedar Ave. house controversy continues to boil - New fencing in place at one dog run

January 12: Aberdeen demo denied - Court won’t hear city’s $22-million claim - Budgets from Y2K to 2010: Forced fusion, fights and fiscal hikes

2009 (46 issues)

December 15: On your marks, Get Set, GO! - Lulham: ‘Streamlining’ building permits in the works

December 8: Trent becomes new head of suburban mayors -  Arena project under microscope - Westmount’s SWAT team storms the arena

December 1: City stops park patrols at night - Reprieve for 5 Saisons - Westmount High paints for Kenyan art school - The self-promotion issue

November 24: Bike path to close for winter later than planned - Debt nearly $40 million - Study honours Judy Berlyn

November 16: BAPE report echoes city position on Turcot project - PSOs won’t respond to panhandling - In November, we remember

November 9: Standing committees gone, commissioners named - New life for microfilms - City outlines H1N1 plan

November 2: Elected: T. Price, K. Duncan, G. Ikeman, N. Forbes, C. Lulham, T. Samiotis - Upsets, nail-biters and landslides - Cenotaph service on Sunday

October 27: Project deadline pushed to 2015 - Sunday’s vote to decide new council - Westmount’s spooky hospital

October 20  THE REAL ESTATE ISSUE - Supremes: Westmounters can’t sue Montreal as a class - Tony’s chief chairing $2M campaign - Passing the torch

October 13 Westmount’s soldiers volunteer to keep Olympians safe - Almost there (Glen access for Superhospital) - Final season for 5 Saisons

October 6: Acclaimed: mayor, 2 councillors - Swansong council meeting packed with business - Full election summary

September 29: Surprise! Arena grant almost $20M - Candidates slow to file for council seats - Remembering Stuart Robertson - Little, but strong

September 22: It’s a go: Trent running - New arena design ready- Profile: Julia Deutsch

September 15: Four more announce candidacy (Leahey, Hébert, Price, Drury) - Arena planning costs now exceed $800,000 - Arlington still partying after 40 years

September 9: City preparing recession budget for 2010 - Thompson won’t run - Joan Rivers at the Shaar

September 1: Reading to young readers - Ikeman announces candidacy - Sustainability priorities unveiled - Profile: Barbara Covington

August 25: City election plans halt weddings, paper ballots return - Elfie retires after 40 years in Westmount - July brings surge in thefts from cars

August 18: Local militia regiment (RMR) plans family park events Saturday - WAG flyer sparks more debate - Skydiving for charity - Profile: Aaron Fraser

August 11 - Trent prepares to run - Arena tweakings on tap, no WAG study - Marks will not seek re-election

July 14 - Arena/pool decision unlikely by current council - Web audio coming for question period - Mayor, Martin, Lulham and others on WAG arena site proposal, p. 3-7

July 7 - Cllr. Martin: Save $8 million, build new rinks at the WAG - Olympic torch coming to Westmount, volunteers sought - Spreading the wealth of fresh produce

June 30: City looks for bike path remedies - Water leak on Claremont unrelated to Sherbrooke main - New citizens in time for Canada Day

June 23: Montreal gives back but will take away again - Liberals and lovers of architecture - WMA left rudderless in election year

June 16: Totem unveiled in festive ceremony - MP Marc Garneau tables his first private member’s bill - :Profile: Douglas Fales

June 9: City invites farmer to share weekly harvests - Council tables 2008 audited financial statement - What’s at stake? - Battle for WMA has been won

June 2: Healthy City dives into arena/pool review - Family Day in Westmount - Two vie to head WMA - Profile: Nigel Penney

May 26: New site for Family Day - High hopes for more gas tax $ - Spring Soirée 2009 - Indie’s 2nd anniversary

May 19: Hogg, SAQ to switch locations - Exclusive interview with MP Marc Garneau - City: Former Marianopolis site could have spelled ‘disaster’

May 12: Police arrest 3 men linked to 73 break-and-enters - WMA chooses Centre Greene’s McNally for volunteer award - Profile: Jenny Patton

May 5: Building activity reached new heights before slowing - City reviews preparedness for flu epidemic - Garneau supports Israel on its 61st

April 27: Back to the (arena) drawing board? - Final green-bin area starts up for kitchen waste, garden debris - Sports and Rec awards young athletes

April 21: Coronation of the Kings - Banner year for hockey - Famed photographer Szilasi to exhibit 50 years of work - Profile: Dr. Harry Rosen

April 14 Arena/pool plans revealed at council Most applaud rollout, critics keep low profile - How many should go to Whistler? - Honours founder helps celebrate

April 7: $30-million arena plan unveiled - Flower show boasts green roof - Profile: Captain Mike Finner

March 31-April 1: 900 daily library users recorded in 2008 - Architects argue new limits not needed - Profile: Kathleen Duncan

March 24: Positioning of Bethune traffic light questioned - WMA calls for arena consultation - Afghanistan send-off for RMR

March 17: Building permit values drop 25% - Star gazing event set for Earth Hour - Archer freed in Darfur- Profile: Patrick Martin

March 10: Arena design roll-out planned for April 6 - Tax money slower than usual - Westmount in Africa, again

March 3: RMR to send 18 to Afghanistan - New arena petition urges progress - Barbie celebrates 50th at the library - Profile: Tony Moffat

February 24: Phase 3 of kitchen waste pick-up starts soon - Paying Montreal for ‘gift’ of water - Williams, Lord mark Black History Month

February 16: Police solve car break-in spree - Changing face of Public Security - Arena parking being re-costed - Profile: Cynthia Lulham

February 10: No more (recycling) sorting - Carnival-time in Westmount - Westmount studying truck side-guards, backs Jessica Campaign

February 3: Power demand hits record - Arena wish list downsized, sustainability vision presented - Surrey Gardens up for development - Profile: Louise Penny

January 27: Residents shocked by 7-year rebuild of Ville Marie highway - Steele marks 30 years as a milkman - Winter carnival features new events

January 20 ‘Rules are rules’: neighbours lose demolition appeal - Anna Gainey returns to Roslyn - Council pay rises 6%over 3 years

January 13: Library contest encourages reviews - Glitches plague city council web postings over holidays - Profile: Kenneth M. Near

2008 (37 issues)

December 17: Homeowners face 1 percent tax hike to ease past burden - Council hails 6-year blue-collar accord - Closing an era (Sgt. Robert Stringer)

December 9: Court upholds city’s discretionary powers - Totem to be restored - Superhospital update: On track to provide new types of care

December 2: Peanut allergies fuel curb on wildlife feeding - Lexington Ave. dust-up - Draft unchanged by agglom budget - Profile: George Bowser

November 25: Westmounters leave giant eco-footprint - De Vries to Ahuntsic in staff shuffle - Horsing around atWestmount Park - Profile: Nicholas Hoare

November 18: Hockey enrolment ‘explodes’ - New trial replaces arrest warrant - Food for the holidays - Profile: Irene Marks

November 11: City pension plans well protected despite crisis - Most join in new compostables pickup - Lest we forget

November 4: Local taxes likely to stay at par - Local taxes likely to stay at par - Travis on child-raising - Profile: Bruce Anderson

October 28: Haunted House becomes daylong event - Council retreat explores governance - Profile: Guy Charette

October 21: Get safe, go eco at ‘Live Smart, Live Green’ - Arena-plan skeptics go online - Roadwork nears completion

October 14: Can suburban taxpayers sue as a class? - Customer service a priority for 'new' Public Security - Profile: Nicole Forbes

October 7: Quebec’s only Reformed Episcopal Church forms here - Who’s responsible for 172 ‘orphan’ sidewalk trees? Federal election: Candidates’ last leg

September 30: Hundreds appeal for new arena - St. Louis’ farewell - Spirit of Bill 22 dying? - Profile: Mary Sancton

September 23: Citizens press for action on rail line - Last council meeting for retiring Bruce St. Louis - Westmount en-visioned - Profile: Gabrielle Pilot

September 16: Kitchen waste pickup expanded to encompass half of Westmount - Council adopts 27 Bellevue permit change - Profile: Commander Michel Wilson

September 9: City to be one big, open studio - Bead Emporium closes - Westmount, Africa - Re-cycle your bicycle and lend a helping hand - Profile: Stan Grossman

September 2: Election coverage: Meet the candidates - Motion fails in rare 4-3 vote - Welcome tax drives 2007 surplus to $5 million - Profile: Lucy Stojak

August 26: Smart Living goes green this year - City starts massive search for sustainability views and actions - Profile: Tom Thompson

August 20: Changes bring two 'home' to Westmount - We are Westmount, we are weekly (until October 1 at least) - Profile: Christina Anderson

July 15: Hydro Westmount brings in $3 million - Lagacé Dowson, from talking to running - Profile: Jim West

July 2: One island, one uniform? - SUMMER on SPRINGfield - Selwyn teacher Nicoll retires to standing O - Profile: Chil Heward

June 25: Public lane to be rebuilt - School's out for students, retiring teachers - Fun Run raises money for local YMCA - Canada Day in Westmount

June 17: One tax bill, less money to agglom - Roslyn closes English stream, teacher Rill retires - Mayor: Local control of security key - Profile: Men Who Read

June 3: Kitchen compost nears 2 tonnes - Recycling the park bike path - LCC's new Chamandy arena - Profile: Mayor Karin Marks

Addendum: Return to Roslyn by Kristin McNeill

May 28-29: The Independent turns ONE! - Family Day: Bigger than ever - Profile: Lesley Moffat

May 20-21: Soccer fever sweeps Westmount - NOVA fills healthcare gaps - Westmount's new ERUV - Profile: Dramatis Personae

May 6-7, 2008: Kitchen waste pickup starts - There's always next year - Is Westmount Square tunnel no man's land? - Profile: Wanda Potrykus

April 29-30, 2008:  Argyle raises funds for first time - 'Walking Wednesdays' gets kids ... walking - jTeens wrap up successful first year - Profile: Barbara Moore

April 14-15, 2008 - Bronfman house aims for new benchmark - Green bins on the way - Paris, Westmount

April 2, 2008 - Green roofs are coming! - Tri-fecta for the Tri-llium - Profile: Jaspal Rangi

March 26, 2008 - Scouting trio fundraise for charitable trip to Namibia - Garden group marks milestone - Profile: Gabrielle Soskin

March 19, 2008 - Westmount ushers in civil marriages - Flower show opens for Easter - Profile Dr. Mark Roper

March 5, 2008 - $3 million for water work - Stanton becomes busy hub - Profile: Bill Smith

February 27, 2008 - We'll participate in Earth Hour - Fire station becomes mini HQ - Profile: Healthy City Project

February 20, 2008 - Exploring the secrets of snow removal - Lots of change in '08 - Profile: Amy Felske

February 6, 2008 - Sustainability gaining momentum - Year of the Rat - Profile: Dr. Henry Olders

January 30, 2008 - Bruce St. Louis retires - Winter Carnival - Profile: Morris Shore

January 16, 2008 - Going green on Grosvenor - Mt Stephen Fire - Profile: Echenberg

2007 (14 issues)

December 18, 2007

December 5, 2007

November 21, 2007

November 7, 2007

October 10, 2007

October 3, 2007

September 19, 2007

September 6, 2007

August 15, 2007

August 1, 2007

July 4, 2007

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