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Senior’s dentures lost at LaSalle Hospital, receives payment for replacement
A LaSalle senior who lost her dentures at the hospital after staff threw them out received a partial payment from the CIUSSS after a reporter asked for the proper claim form, which includes a checkbox for dentures. Read the original story by clicking on the photo above.
Unique muffs calm Alzheimer's and dementia patients
A group of West Island women have been knitting and distributing memory muffs for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia across the island. Read the rest of the story by clicking on the photo above.
Court rejects Val Martin multiplex expropriation
Last April, Quebec Superior Court denied Laval the right to expropriate one of three properties deemed necessary for the Val Martin revitalization. Read the rest of the story by clicking on the photo above.
In late 2014, I participated in a consultation about the Montreal Agglomeration Land-Use and Development Plan. Since then, the CMM has released reports about economic, agricultural and flood zone development but few measures assist to encourage transparency and citizen involvement. Click on the photo above to read my recommendations to make this happen.
From June until November 2017, I campaigned to become borough councillor for Desmarchais Crawford in Verdun. After losing in a two-person race with 37% of the vote, I wrote my reflections. You can read by clicking on the photo above.
Last November, Richard Dagenais invited me, Ethan Cox and Justine McIntyre to a CityLife panel on Videotron's MAtv about the City of Montreal's lack of a solid policy to stop building on dangerous flood zones despite the CMM plan released the previous month. Click on the photo above to watch the entire episode or tune in Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. or after that to see this week's show.