Sunday, October 26 th Spooky Adventures at refuge Marguerite D’Youville

Head to Ile St Bernard with the kids on Sunday, October 26 for a spooky adventure!

 Costumes, dressed up characters, monsters and other strange creatures will be present onsite, and kids can partake in activities and sporting challenges.

The information desk stated that the activities will take from 1-2 hours to complete.

Although listed as a ‘Free activity’ on the website, they will indeed charge you for access to the Refuge where the activity takes place: 10 am to 3 pm.

Again, Access to the wildlife refuge Marguerite D’Youville is NOT free…

Entry Fee: 5 years old and and under is free, 6 -12 years $ 2.35 , Adults $ 4.40

Call 450-698-3133 for more information

Chateauguay’s Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Competition 2014

Chateauguay’s Pumpkin Decorating Competition:

120 free pumpkins will be distributed to attendees at the Citizen’s Agora ( 75 Maple) on October 26. from 12 to 4 p.m. There will also be Halloween related activities.

Pumpkins will be made available and FREE (limit one per family) to local Chateauguay families/residents. There will be tools, crafting materials and models available for use. Roaming Halloween type character performers will also be on site for entertainment purposes.

The witch and her cat

At the end of your crafting session, you can bring your creation home or have it displayed at the Vanier Cultural Centre.

Photos will be taken and a jury will nominate the ‘winning pumpkin’. The designers of the “winning pumpkin” will be offered two pairs of tickets to the show of Philippe Laprise to be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Pavilion de L’ile.

Young woman dies after brutal attack on South Shore

Service de police

A young woman has passed away after being grievously assaulted on the South Shore in old Longueuil last night.

Reports state that she was in her early 20’s and had no identification on her person.

She was found on a bike path near a cemetery  in Paul Pratt Park between Chemin Chambly and Normandie at around 11:00 p.m.

She reportedly suffered wounds to her head and was in cardiac arrest when a passerby found her.

Police have set up a command post and are interviewing possible witnesses.

Hit and Run driver was known to federal authorities


Emblème des Forces armées canadiennesDrapeau des Forces armées canadiennes

Yesterday morning 2 Canadian Military personnel were the victims of a tragic hit and run incident in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. The incident took place near a building in strip mall that reportedly houses some Federal offices like Service Canada.

Sadly one of the victims has died overnight in hospital. His identity remains confidential at this time.

The alleged suspect  was apparently known to federal authorities. the RCMP   statement on Monday mentioned that “our integrated national security investigations team in Montreal, who along with other authorities were concerned that he had become radicalized”. A parliamentary MP was cited yesterday in the federal Ottawa Commons mentioning the act as a possible “terror attack.” Federal authorities have confirmed that there are clear indications that the individual had become radicalized. As Canada’s national security agencies have said, Canadians should remain vigilant.”

It was rumored in the media that the suspect may have contacted 911 at some point during the event. He was shot multiple times and killed by police after the car was flipped during a police pursuit, some news reports mention that he may have exited the vehicle with a knife prior to being shot.

A raid on the home of the alleged suspect”s parents overnight has sent many media outlets to observe the going’s on and to question neighbors and police in regard to the habits of the alleged perpetrator. The Chateauguay Citizen is not confirming the name of the suspect as it HAS NOT been confirmed or officially released by authorities as yet.

More info to follow.


2 new arrests in relation with “THE GREAT MAPLE SYRUP HEIST” from 2012

Investigators have made ​​two more arrests in connection with the ongoing investigation into the massive theft of maple syrup from Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, Québec. The sweet stolen product was worth $18 million when it was pilfered in in 2012 .

The 2 newest individuals just arrested will face charges of theft over $ 5,000 and for having stolen maple syrup in their possession. One was from Victoriaville and the other from St-Rosaire Québec. They will appear at the courthouse in Trois- Rivières in the coming weeks. Police state that one of the major ringleaders had also been previously apprehended.

This huge robbery was acclaimed as one of the world’s largest agricultural thefts to date.

Agricultural thieves seem to be getting bolder and similar types of heists more commonplace in Québec and across Canada.

900 kilograms of blueberries were stolen from a Saguenay region merchant in August 2008 worth more than $2,500.


465 tonnes of corn went missing from Silos on a Quebec farm in Saint-Léonard-d’Aston worth approx. $140,000 in December 2012.

Thousands of garlic bulbs worth around $4,000 stolen from a farm in St-Malo, Québec in August 2013.

An entire field of young apple trees had been uprooted from an orchard in Rougemont, Quebec in in 2013.


Product Crime in the Agri-horticultural milieu remains definitely a newer phenomenon, but has farmers and Agri producers on alert, taking security measures in order to better protect their products, produce and livestock.



Chateauguay schedule for pick up of leaves and waste Foliage

Please be advised that the City of Chateauguay has scheduled 4 pick up dates for leaves and waste foliage.

Collection dates

  • October 22 and 29
  • November 5 and 12

They will also collect :

  • garden residues and flowerbeds
  • pumpkins
  • straw

For more information, contact the MRC de Roussillon at 450 638-1221 or visit