TV series ‘HIT THE ICE’ to start filming tomorrow in Chateauguay


Filming will begin tomorrow at Chateauguay’s Centre multisport/Arena where it will be featured in the 3rd season of the APTN TV show called ‘Hit the Ice’.Filming will take place over a 3 week period, from 24 July to 12 August, and shall feature some of the best hockey players ranked in Aboriginal Midget AAA as well as Junior A categories.

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Led by former professional hockey player and coach John Chabot, the show depicts the players attending a training camp of the National Hockey League levels. From physical training, on ice drills and different team building activities, the 20 prospects will experience the highs and lows of being a team member of a professional calibre training camp.


At the end of the training camp, junior level recruiters will be on hand to assess these up and coming star players as they play in an exhibition match between the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and an Ontario Hockey League. This is where they get the chance to demonstrate their skills and strut their stuff for the Hockey scouts.


The show will air on the APTN network in the winter 2015, the third season of Hit the Ice with 13 episodes of 22 minutes each. Its financing comes from Television Network of Indigenous Peoples (APTN) and the Canada Media Fund. 

For more information on the series Hit the Ice, visit or Hit the Ice TV

photo credit: APTN/hittheice

Montrealers take to the St Lawrence for access to swimming areas


Montréal prend l'eau

Did you know that the island of Montreal was once surrounded by public beaches and waterside resorts? Montreal is an island comprising a coastline of 260 km.There is an ever growing citizens movement demanding that the city recreate beaches and parks that would allow swimming and other water related activities.

More than 200 people jumped into the St Lawrence river this morning to create awareness to their campaign to gain access to the river and water activities like swimming and the desire to have local beaches made available to the public as in past decades. As an annual event, the residents and groups like are determined for the city to convert some of the coastline and riverbeds back into usable beaches, docks and other forms of water related fun.

Fortunately, over the last 20 years or so, stricter regulations and various sanitation interventions have been put in place and led to a significant improvement in the water quality. Since 1999, the Network monitoring of the aquatic environment (AEW) of the City of Montreal performs bacteriological analysis of water on 140 sampling points along the shoreline surrounding the island. These protocols have proven that sampling of certain waterfront areas could be of safe levels again for swimming at many of the test areas.

Given the proximity of the river and lake access in the Chateauguay area, the community would benefit from a monitored public beach where citizens could freely swim if proven safe to do so . The city indeed lacks outdoor public swimming pools and should look into a similar project that could enhance the quality of life and health for it’s citizens.

Perhaps it’s time for a similar organization to take root here where  protocols and planning could be established here for the implementation of potential future safe swimming areas and the development of public beaches in the Chateauguay region.


Photo: Earth Day Quebec


Heat Warning in effect for Châteauguay


Heat Warning in effect for Châteauguay

5:03 AM EDT Tuesday 22 July 2014
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Châteauguay – La Prairie area
  • Laval area
  • Longueuil – Varennes area
  • Montréal Island area

Heat conditions – late morning to evening.

A high pressure system over the Eastern Seaboard is bringing warm and humid air over Southwestern Quebec. Together, the heat and humidity will give humidex values near 40 in Montréal and some areas of Montérégie this afternoon.


While extreme heat can put everyone at risk from heat illnesses, health risks are greatest for
- older adults
- infants and young children
- people with chronic illnesses such as breathing difficulties, heart conditions or psychiatric illnesses
- people who work in the heat
- people who exercise in the heat
- people without access to air conditioning and
- homeless people.

Heat illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat fainting, heat edema (swelling of hands, feet and ankles), heat rash and heat cramps (muscle cramps).

Drink plenty of liquids especially water before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-361-0233 or send an email to 


Keep your pets indoors!

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Laprairie Mayor Lucie Roussel Passes Away

South Shore Mayor Lucie Roussel has tragically passed away after accidentally stepping on a wasp nest near her cottage in Stratford, in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

Mayor of Laprairie,Qc since 2005, Lucie Roussel was 51 years old and leaves behind her 2 children, Constance 20, and Antonin 19.

She was pronounced dead at a hospital in Thetford Mines,Qc on Sunday afternoon, July 20th. 

Funeral details will be made available via the city of Laprairie website.

Just for Laughs -The Ethnic Show Tonight!

The Ethnic Show: Ethnical Difficulties

Maz Jobrani, the comedy world’s most hilarious and prolific Persian star brings together a melange of comics of different ethnic backgrounds (Jews! Italians! Greeks! You get the idea…).  Leave your Charter of Values at home – all are welcome.

Hosted by Maz Jobrani
Featuring: Elon Gold, Erik Griffin, Angelo Tsarouchas, Paul Varghese and Mike Marino

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Picknic Electronik weekends


Piknic Electronique weekends until Sept. 21st!

Looking for something festive to do this weekend? Piknic Électronik is a great place to meet up and enjoy beautiful summer weather, a stunning view of the city and quality electronic music, all in a friendly, welcoming environment. Only a 5-minute ride from downtown Montréal, the Parc Jean Drapeau site offers a refreshing alternative to the heat of the city, without having to leave it.

Piknic Électronik is an innovative weekly event that indulges audiences while constantly proposing new discoveries. With electronic music at the core of its mission, Piknic aims to open up the genre by offering an immersive social experience. Defined by its specialized yet accessible programming, Piknic Électronik knows how to please both electronic enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Local and international talent tag team on the two stages, each offering a unique atmosphere in a distinct setting. See the schedule here!


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