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De Cotis unites with merchants to assist families at Christmas

Ufrüte, Pâtisserie St. Martin and Steak Bleu offering food baskets Laval city councillor for Saint-Bruno David De Cotis says he joining in an effort with several merchants in his district, including Ufrüte, Pâtisserie St Martin...

Proposed law targets vandals of first responder memorials

Sen. Leo Housakos and Edmonton MP want to increase deterrence Conservative Senator Leo Housakos has introduced a new bill that would increase penalties significantly for anyone convicted of vandalizing a monument dedicated to first responders. The...

Chomedey MNA Guy Ouellette’s Christmas message uses sign language

Season's Greetings 2020 recorded at Laval News editorial offices When Chomedey MNA Guy Ouellette was contemplating what to say in his Christmas this year, he decided he wanted to do something that would be a...

No paving on Patrick St., complains a fed-up Laval-Les Îles home-owner

Relief coming in 2021, says local city councillor Nicholas Borne Growing impatience over an unpaved and unimproved section of a residential street in the city’s Laval-Les Îles district is spurring one local home-owner to complain...

STL to offer contactless credit card option on buses starting next year

Transit agency partners with payment solution experts for another first In yet another public transit industry first in Quebec, the Société de transport de Laval (STL) announced last week that it will be rolling out a new...

Senseable City Lab and Laval launch guide for downtown core

As part of a three-year agreement between the City of Laval and the Senseable City Lab (SCL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Senseable City Guide to Laval was recently unveiled by officials...

Remembering Newsfirst Multimedia columnist Alberto del Burgo

A true man of the world, he chose Montreal after leaving Lebanon Alberto del Burgo met a lot of people during his long and productive life. And many of those with whom he came into...

The Worst is Yet to Come

I’m really having mixed feelings about all this. Let’s put the brakes on euphoria, because only some vaccines are arriving. I am feeling just a tiny wee bit relieved though. Why just a bit?...

Property taxes frozen, as Demers tables Laval’s 2021 budget

Economic development prioritized; city aims for post-COVID reset In keeping with a pledge announced in October by Mayor Marc Demers, the average residential property owner in Laval won’t be getting a tax increase in 2021,...

Sexual Assault: public help sought for other possible victims

The Laval Police Department arrested 29-year-old Tarek Hammoud on December 3rd for sexual assault. Chronology: The suspect allegedly used the online Badou platform, with the pseudonym name Lucas 29, Laval Quebec, in order to contact/lure the...