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Hudson, Quebec

borough of the City of Montreal that share an intimate relationship and identity with the citizens of Montreal, and yet have also developed a unique common identity and strong sense of local character. Again, for this reason it is difficult to say exactly which communities constitute the West Island, though it is largely understood to mean all communities, independent or otherwise, developed on the island of Montreal West of Highway 13 and 32nd Avenue. Some would argue the communities of Saint-Laurent (Saint-Laurent, Quebec), Lachine (Lachine, Quebec) and LaSalle (LaSalle, Quebec), in addition to the Western off-island communities, such as Vaudreuil-Dorion, Hudson (Hudson, Quebec) and the four communities of Île Perrot should be included in which communities define the West Island, given the common threads of settlement and factors determining their development. Vaudreuil-Soulanges (Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality) Saint-Zotique (Saint-Zotique, Quebec) (VL), Coteau-du-Lac (Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec) (M), Les Cèdres (Les Cèdres, Quebec) (V), L'Île-Perrot (L'Île-Perrot, Quebec) (V), Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot (Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, Quebec) (V), Pincourt (Pincourt, Quebec) (V), '''Vaudreuil-Dorion* (Vaudreuil-Dorion)''' (V), Hudson (Hudson, Quebec) (V), Saint-Lazare (Saint-Lazare, Quebec) (V), Rigaud (Rigaud, Quebec) (M) - Northeast ''Ottawa River'' Saint-Placide (Saint-Placide, Quebec) East Hudson (Hudson, Quebec) Vaudreuil-Dorion (West) (Vaudreuil-Dorion) Southeast Saint-Lazare (Saint-Lazare, Quebec) Career Since the age of 12, Walsh has been working as a professional actor and dabbled in sketches and stand-up comedy, with numerous TV appearances and a gold medal win at the 2000 Improv Games in Quebec as a member of the "8 People" troupe. An honours graduate from John Abbott College, Creative Arts program (in Ste. Anne de Bellevue), she has always maintained an avid interest in TV production and music, and at 16 co-produced a documentary (documentary film) on the swing revival. Between acting jobs, open mic nights doing stand-up, creating video comedies with her friends and learning to play the fiddle, she held a part time job as a waitress in Hudson, Quebec. Walsh started her acting career "acting" out border-crossing scenarios at the Canada Customs college in her home town of Rigaud. MuchMusic Walsh was "discovered" by a MuchMusic producer while waiting tables in Hudson, Quebec. He encouraged her to send a video and apply for the job. She got it and became the youngest VJ in MuchMusic history. She has hosted or co-hosted many programmes including ''Much Top Tens'', ''MuchOnDemand'', ''Fandemonium (Fandemonium (TV series))'' and others. She left MuchMusic in 2004 to pursue an acting career. Its name comes from the historical division of the area into two counties: "Vaudreuil" (named after Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal, governor of New France) for the communities along the Ottawa River, and "Soulanges" (named after Pierre-Jacques Joybert de Soulanges (Pierre de Joybert de Soulanges et de Marson) from Soulanges, Marne, France) for the communities along the St. Lawrence, a name of Québécois (French-speaking Quebecer) derivation referring to its southerliness. This division of the county into "Vaudreuil" and "Soulanges" still has salience today. The "Vaudreuil" area (consisting of the municipalities of Vaudreuil-Dorion, St-Lazare, Hudson (Hudson, Quebec), Rigaud (Rigaud, Quebec), and others) is closer to Montreal and therefore more suburban, populous, and economically and ethnically diverse, compared to the Soulanges area (including the municipalities of St-Polycarpe, St-Zotique, Coteau-du-Lac, Rivière-Beaudette and Les Coteaux) which is solidly rural, agricultural, and linguistically French-Canadian. He is a member of the Jubilate Circle and formerly a teacher of English Literature at John Abbott College. He has spent most of his life in the Montreal area and now lives in Hudson (Hudson, Quebec), Quebec. Background He was born in Hudson (Hudson, Quebec), Montérégie in 1938 and has a law degree from the University of Ottawa. He practiced law in the Ottawa and Outaouais (Outaouais (region)) regions in the 1960s. He also worked for the Montreal newspaper Le Devoir in the 1980s. He is a self-proclaimed Liberal (Quebec Liberal Party), sovereigntist and social democrat (Social democracy). Early life Davidson was born in Hudson (Hudson, Quebec), Quebec, in 1901. Darke, p. 3. Her father, John Wilson Davidson was a Methodist (Methodism) minister. Her mother Mary Elfeda Pomeroy was the daughter of a methodist minister. She had a younger sister named Marsh. Darke, pp. 4-5. On January 20, 2012, Evanov announced that Dufferin applied with the CRTC to establish a new Soft AC station in Hudson, Quebec, a western suburb of Montreal; the new station would broadcast at 106.7 MHz at 500 watts at 94 metres HAAT (Height above average terrain). The frequency choice, however, would have conflicted with CKDG-FM's plans to relocate to 106.7, the frequency previously used by an Aboriginal Voices repeater in Montreal; Canadian Radio News at Facebook, January 20, 2012. Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-29, January 20, 2012. however, on February 6, 2012, CKDG notified the CRTC that they had withdrawn its application for the frequency change, though it was unknown whether or not Evanov's application for the new station had to do with its decision. Canadian Radio News at Facebook, February 6, 2012. Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-271-1, February 6, 2012. Out of football during 1966, Trimble remained in Hudson, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal. Here, he and a Montreal friend began to market a new type of goal post that was supported by only one post, instead of the two that had been the standard since the game began. The so-called "slingshot" goalposts, named because of their "Y" shape, were adopted by the NFL in 1967, just after Trimble returned to coaching as an offensive line assistant with the New York Giants. Trimble had been offered the job by head coach Allie Sherman while attempting to sell the team his innovative goal posts.


LaSalle, Quebec

. As such there are no precise boundaries, but rather a fundamentally similar cultural and societal identity. The West Island is not a city, but rather a collection of independent cities, towns and villages in addition to several borough of the City of Montreal that share an intimate relationship and identity with the citizens of Montreal, and yet have also developed a unique common identity and strong sense of local character. Again, for this reason it is difficult to say exactly which communities constitute the West Island, though it is largely understood to mean all communities, independent or otherwise, developed on the island of Montreal West of Highway 13 and 32nd Avenue. Some would argue the communities of Saint-Laurent (Saint-Laurent, Quebec), Lachine (Lachine, Quebec) and LaSalle (LaSalle, Quebec), in addition to the Western off-island communities, such as Vaudreuil-Dorion, Hudson (Hudson, Quebec) and the four communities of Île Perrot should be included in which communities define the West Island, given the common threads of settlement and factors determining their development. * Italian Village Columbus, Ohio Columbus , Ohio * LaSalle (LaSalle, Quebec), Montreal, Quebec * Little Italy, Baltimore, Maryland Anjou (Anjou, Quebec), LaSalle (LaSalle, Quebec), L'Île-Bizard (Île Bizard), Pierrefonds (Pierrefonds, Quebec), Roxboro (Roxboro, Quebec), Sainte-Geneviève (Sainte-Geneviève, Quebec), and Saint-Laurent (Saint-Laurent, Quebec) had majority votes in favour of demerger, but their turnout of voters was insufficient to meet the requirements for the decision, so those former municipalities will remain part of Montreal. No referendum was held in Lachine (Lachine, Quebec), Montreal North (Montreal North, Quebec), Outremont (Outremont, Quebec), Saint Leonard (Saint Leonard, Quebec), or Verdun (Verdun, Quebec) - nor in any of the boroughs that were part of the former city of Montreal. Geography The district includes the borough (Boroughs of Montreal) of LaSalle (LaSalle, Quebec) and the Southwest borough's (Le Sud-Ouest) Ville-Émard and Côte-Saint-Paul neighbourhoods (List of neighbourhoods in Montreal). The neighbouring ridings are Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine, Westmount—Ville-Marie, Jeanne-Le Ber, Brossard—La Prairie and Châteauguay—Saint-Constant. *Martin Rouette from Montreal, Montreal Region (Montreal) *Marie-Élaine Thibert from LaSalle (LaSalle, Quebec), Montreal Region (Montreal) *Annie Villeneuve from Jonquière, Saguenay (Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean) DATE OF BIRTH September 7, 1945 PLACE OF BIRTH LaSalle (LaSalle, Quebec), QC (Quebec), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH Location and description The borough of Verdun is located in the southeastern part of the Island of Montreal and also includes Nuns' Island (île des Sœurs). The part on the Island of Montreal is bounded to the southwest by LaSalle (LaSalle, Quebec), to the northwest by the borough of Le Sud-Ouest (Ville-Émard and Côte-Saint-Paul) and the Canal de l'Aqueduc), to the northeast by the Pointe-Saint-Charles (Le Sud-Ouest) and the Décarie Autoroute (Aut. 15) (Quebec Autoroute 15), and to the southeast by the St. Lawrence River. South '''''Saint Lawrence River''''' Southwest 25px (Image:Flag of Montreal.svg) LaSalle (LaSalle, Quebec) (Montreal) West 25px (Image:Flag of Montreal.svg) Le Sud-Ouest (Montreal) Ziemendorf drove them home again after the practice, and from then on he regularly gave the family lifts and helped them with the cost of hockey and groceries. During a particularly trying time for the family, Stewart moved in with Ziemendorf and his family for over a year and a half. Stewart later stated that he believed that, without this help, he could not have got into the NHL. DATE OF BIRTH January 5, 1985 PLACE OF BIRTH LaSalle (LaSalle, Quebec), PQ (Québec), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH DATE OF BIRTH April 27, 1960 PLACE OF BIRTH LaSalle (LaSalle, Quebec), QC (Quebec), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH


Lachine, Quebec

constituting the Western third of the Island of Montreal. As such there are no precise boundaries, but rather a fundamentally similar cultural and societal identity. The West Island is not a city, but rather a collection of independent cities, towns and villages in addition to several borough of the City of Montreal that share an intimate relationship and identity with the citizens of Montreal, and yet have also developed a unique common identity and strong sense of local character. Again, for this reason it is difficult to say exactly which communities constitute the West Island, though it is largely understood to mean all communities, independent or otherwise, developed on the island of Montreal West of Highway 13 and 32nd Avenue. Some would argue the communities of Saint-Laurent (Saint-Laurent, Quebec), Lachine (Lachine, Quebec) and LaSalle (LaSalle, Quebec), in addition to the Western off-island communities, such as Vaudreuil-Dorion, Hudson (Hudson, Quebec) and the four communities of Île Perrot should be included in which communities define the West Island, given the common threads of settlement and factors determining their development. *1689 - Frontenac is reappointed governor of New France. *1689 - August 5. Fifteen hundred Iroquois warriors attack the settlement of Lachine (Lachine, Quebec), killing or torturing most if its inhabitants. This incident would become known as the Lachine massacre. In the first half of the 17th century, the Dutch-allied Iroquois made substantial territorial gains against the French-allied Indians, often threatening French settlements at Montreal and Trois-Rivières (Trois-Rivières, Quebec). In an attempt to secure the colony, in 1665 the Carignan-Salières Regiment was sent to New France. Their campaign in 1666 devastated a number of Mohawk communities, who were forced to negotiate a peace. A period of prosperity followed for France's colony, but the Iroquois, now supported by the English, continued to expand their territory to the westward, fighting French allies in the Great Lakes region, and again threatening the French fur trade. In the 1680s the French became actively involved in the conflict again, and they and their allied Indians made significant gains against the Iroquois, including incursions deep into the heartland of Iroquoia (present-day Upstate New York). After a devastating raid (Lachine massacre) by the Iroquois against the settlement of Lachine (Lachine, Quebec) in 1689, and the entry the same year of England into the Nine Years' War (known in the English colonies as King William's War), Governor Frontenac (Louis de Buade de Frontenac) organized raiding expeditions against English communities all along the frontier with New France. French and English colonists, and their Indian allies, then engaged in a protracted border war that was formally ended when the Treaty of Ryswick was signed in 1697. The treaty, however, left unresolved the issue of Iroquois sovereignty (both France and England claimed them as part of their empire), and French allies in the upper Great Lakes continued to make war on the Iroquois. Emboldened by the two victories, the British landed at Pointe-Claire (Pointe-Claire, Quebec), on the Island of Montreal, only to withdraw after Forster established the strength of General Benedict Arnold's force at Lachine (Lachine, Quebec). In pursuit of a dwindling column, Arnold followed the British using bateaux, but was deterred from landing by Forster's placement of men along the embankment at Quinze-Chênes (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec), supported by two captured cannon pieces. Stanley, George Francis Gillman , ''Canada Invaded, 1775-1776'', p. 122 On the 27th, Forster sent Sherburne under a flag of truce to inform Arnold that terms to a prisoner exchange favourable to the British had been agreed upon. Arnold accepted the conditions, with the exception of Americans being forbidden from serving elsewhere. Both Arnold and Forster had postured during the battle, each threatening the other with the prospect of atrocities: the killing of prisoners by Forster's Indian allies and the destruction of Indian villages by Arnold's men. The exchange would be denounced by the American Second Continental Congress and the arrangement reneged upon under the pretext that abuses had been committed by Forster's men. Montreal Blitz Lachine (Lachine, Quebec), Quebec Dalbé-Viau High School birth_date birth_place Lachine (Lachine, Quebec), QC (Quebec), CAN (Canada) draft 234th overall DATE OF BIRTH October 11, 1968 PLACE OF BIRTH Lachine (Lachine, Quebec), QC (Quebec), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH


West Island

When referring to the towns that touch Lake Saint-Louis, such as Dorval, Pointe-Claire and Beaconsfield, people called the area the Lakeshore. Whereas in reference to towns that touch Lake of Two Mountains and Rivière-des-Prairies, such as Pierrefonds, Sainte-Geneviève and Roxboro, they called the area the North Shore. Dorval Historical Society Geography The West Island is an informal term for a large territory of low-density middle and upper-middle class housing, low and medium density commercial sectors and vast industrial operations roughly constituting the Western third of the Island of Montreal. As such there are no precise boundaries, but rather a fundamentally similar cultural and societal identity. The West Island is not a city, but rather a collection of independent cities, towns and villages in addition to several borough of the City of Montreal that share an intimate relationship and identity with the citizens of Montreal, and yet have also developed a unique common identity and strong sense of local character. Again, for this reason it is difficult to say exactly which communities constitute the West Island, though it is largely understood to mean all communities, independent or otherwise, developed on the island of Montreal West of Highway 13 and 32nd Avenue. Some would argue the communities of Saint-Laurent (Saint-Laurent, Quebec), Lachine (Lachine, Quebec) and LaSalle (LaSalle, Quebec), in addition to the Western off-island communities, such as Vaudreuil-Dorion, Hudson (Hudson, Quebec) and the four communities of Île Perrot should be included in which communities define the West Island, given the common threads of settlement and factors determining their development. The environment and climate of the West Island is almost identical to that of Montreal (Geography of Montreal), and is affected by the same ecological conditions, namely, it is a large open plain of wide plateaus and marshland. The West Island is surrounded by the other islands in the Hochelaga Archipelago as well as Lake of Two Mountains and Lac Saint-Louis and their inter-connected rivers and creeks. The territory was largely agricultural from the 17th century into the mid-20th, when it was then quickly developed into a sprawling network of bedroom suburbs. The West Island has numerous large tracts of uncultivated land, some of which are protected parks while in other cases they're merely the fallow fields of former farms, waiting to be sold to residential property developers. Other portions of land have been designated for the construction of a highway to connect the 40 with the 440, through Kirkland, Pierrefonds, Ile Bizard and Laval, but the plan has gone nowhere. A significant portion of the Northwestern corner of the West Island is so sparsely developed it constitutes the last portion of Montreal's pre-settlement ecosystem. Though agriculture on the island is limited to the Macdonald Experimental Farm, the remnants of farmland in Senneville and Pierrefonds are likely to be developed into low-density residential housing. Conserving the remaining segments of local island wilderness has become a focal point of West Island politics over the course of the last thirty years, and is point of common concern. Flora & Fauna Due to the primarily residential character of the West Island and the influence of the City Beautiful and Garden City (Garden city movement) movements in residential urban-planning in older suburbs on island, the West Island is primarily composed of single-family dwellings on spacious lots organized along small winding roads leading away from large thoroughfares. The area is notable for its many parks and a general emphasis on retaining as much of the rustic, rural charm that characterized the region and led to its development as a popular summer retreat in the early part of the 20th century Due to these and other traits, a wide variety of flora and fauna common to the Saint Lawrence river valley can be found in a somewhat balanced natural ecosystem in the largely undeveloped Northwestern corner of the West Island, in addition to the developed low-density residential areas. Flora and fauna found in the West Island fall within the broader spectrum of the Eastern Great Lakes lowland forests ecoregion. Of note is the presence of non-native, borderline hardiness trees, such as the Tulip Tree (Liriodendron), which thrive in small section of Senneville near the Île aux Tourtes Bridge. Among others, mammal species that inhabit the greater West Island region include White-tailed deer, Coyote and Cottontail rabbits. the current population of White-Tailed Deer is quite substantial, It is estimated that there is over a thousand individuals in the deer population. It is not uncommon for Moose to occasionally cross the ice onto the island in Winter. Other species endemic to the western portion of the island include grey squirrels, red squirrels, flying squirrels, mink, chipmunks, racoons, beaver, skunks, porcupines, martens, woodchucks, muskrat, otters, and fox. The number of bird species varies according to season and migration. During spring and fall many species pass through the area on their way to southern breeding grounds. During winter months, depending on climatic conditions and availability of food in the northern Quebec, many species of birds will take up temporary residence, such as Great Grey Owls, Snow Buntings, Snowy owls,and others. The West Island has enough variation in suitable habitats, such as marsh, ponds, forest and field that many species of birds nest here. Various species of reptiles which can be found include Garter Snakes, Red Bellied, Brown, Milk and the Northern Water Snake. Species of turtles include Painted, Map and Snapping turtle. Amphibians include Bullfrogs, Green frogs, leopard frogs, Spring peepers, Wood frogs, and others. Salamanders such as the Eastern Newt, Red backed Salamander, Blue Spotted Salamander are also found in the more humid habitats. In the surrounding waters of the west island, notably the Lake St. Louis side, large fish species such as Northern Pike, Sturgeon, Garfish, Carp, Catfish, Muskellunge can be found. Given the Saint Lawrence's heavy traffic and years of mis-use, the ecoregion is negatively effected by high pollution which in turn has resulted in diminished local populations of native fauna. That said, residential development in the greater West Island suburban region (including the Vaudreuil-Soulanges (Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality) area and parts of Eastern Ontario), has resulted in occasional sightings of black bears (American black bear), wolves (Eastern Wolf), lynx (Canada lynx) and cougars (Eastern Cougar) (which are generally believed to be extinct though sightings and some physical evidence suggest otherwise) as they themselves are pushed out of their habitats. Gallery of West Island Fauna gallery


Kirklees

In five areas of the borough there is a second tier of local government: the civil parish (civil parishes in England). Parish or town councils have limited powers of a purely local character, such as owning or maintaining allotments, burial grounds, footpaths and war memorials. Four of the parishes were formed as successor parishes to urban districts abolished in 1974.


British Virgin Islands

thumb 200px Shop on Main Street, Road Town (File:Main Street Road Town Tortola.JPG) Shopping options vary in the BVI, from locally made to some high-end options, though not as flashy as the jewellery and tourist shops in nearby Saint Thomas or Saint Martin. With rare exceptions, international chains of shops are banned by law in the BVI to protect local character; however, there are some shops like Little Switzerland which are hugely popular with Caribbean visitors for the beautiful high-end


Baltimore

introduced to Baltimore in all its local character and sense of place: Baltimore club music, beautiful and dilapidated old row houses with marble stoops, the legendary horse-cart fruit vendor, coddies and pit beef, bottles of rye by the docks, the East-West rivalry, all sorts of local hip hop, a few good corrupt Polish cops, some angry young boys in the projects, and above all that sense of restlessness that keeps this city alive. Visitor information *

area, with more local character, and better dining and nightlife options, you should look to Fells Point (Baltimore Fells Point) as the natural option, but even further off the beaten path you can find lovely bed and breakfasts and other small hotels in Federal Hill (Baltimore South Baltimore), Midtown (Baltimore Midtown), or Canton (Baltimore Southeast Baltimore). The Midtown hotels particularly benefit from good public transportation (a rarity in the city) to Downtown and the Inner


Puerto Rico

. Nineteenth century immigration and commercial trade reforms increased the island's ethnic European population and economy, and expanded Spanish cultural and social imprint on the local character of the island. Minor slave revolts had occurred on the island throughout the years with the revolt planned and organized by Marcos Xiorro in 1821 being the most important. Even though the conspiracy was unsuccessful, Xiorro achieved legendary status and is part of Puerto Rico's folklore. Guillermo A. Baralt, ''Slave revolts in Puerto Rico: conspiracies and uprisings, 1795-1873''; Markus Wiener Publishers. ISBN 1-55876-463-1, ISBN 978-1-55876-463-7 In the early 19th century, Puerto Rico had an independence movement which, due to harsh persecution by the Spanish authorities, convened in the island of St. Thomas. The movement was largely inspired by the ideals of Simón Bolívar in establishing a United Provinces of New Granada, which included Puerto Rico and Cuba. Among the influential members of this movement were Brigadier General Antonio Valero de Bernabe and María de las Mercedes Barbudo. The movement was discovered and Governor Miguel de la Torre had its members imprisoned or exiled. Commons:Category:Puerto Rico WikiPedia:Puerto Rico Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Puerto Rico


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