Monday, May 25, 2020

Unidentified corpse retrieved from Mille Îles River

As reported by the Laval Police Department, the body of a person whose identity has yet to be confirmed was recovered from...
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Unidentified corpse retrieved from Mille Îles River

As reported by the Laval Police Department, the body of a person whose identity has yet to be confirmed was recovered from the Mille Îles River, in the St-Francois sector, at the end of the day on Saturday, May 23rd.  The police were contacted at 18:45. Two fishermen discovered the floating body in the...

STL to begin handing out COVID-19 face masks starting Monday

Effective Monday May 25, the Société de Transport de Laval will start distributing anti-COVID-19 face coverings to users, as part of a concerted operation involving all four Montréal metropolitan area public transit authorities. Distribution points for the operation, made possible with support from the government of Quebec, will be...

CISSS de Laval opens a third COVID-19 test site

The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de Laval has announced the opening of a third COVID-19 testing facility. This one is at the Saint-François Arena in the district of Saint-François in Laval's east end. The CISSS had previously announced the opening of testing centres at the Pierre Creamer...

City of Laval estimates COVID-19 $60.4 million deficit

The City of Laval is forecasting a $60.4 million deficit at the end of the current year, after studying various financial scenarios arising from spending and expenses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Laval mayor Marc Demers, seen in this file photo, says the city is prepared to freeze taxes in...

Laval wins ‘LEED’ certification for Saint-François firehall

While the Laval Fire Department's No. 5 Saint-François district firehall has been open since November 2018, the City of Laval only recently learned that the building's modernistic and environmentally-conscious design won a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council. The Laval Fire Department's No. 5...

Demers contemplates making COVID-19 face masks mandatory

The City of Laval, the municipality in Quebec that is the second-hardest hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, expects to receive up to 250,000 face masks from the provincial government for public distribution next Monday, municipal officials have announced. According to some of the latest COVID-19 statistics, there are currently...

Action Laval loses two more city councillors

Action Laval, the second-place opposition party at Laval city hall, lost two more sitting members on Wednesday this week with the announced resignations of Vimont city councillor Michel Poissant and Marigot city councillor Daniel Hébert from the party caucus. In a statement the two issued, they said they were leaving Action Laval to pursue...

Laval, Quebec officials discuss re-launching city’s economy during conference call

Laval mayor Marc Demers says a teleconference meeting on Tuesday, during which he and other city officials discussed re-starting Laval's post-COVID-19 economy with Quebec Finance Finister Eric Girard and Economy and Innovation Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon, was a success and a sign the provincial government is taking the issue seriously. Laval mayor Marc Demers...

Place Bell still not ready to take in COVID-19 patients

After formally announcing last Friday that everything was in place to begin taking in the first of an eventual 50 recovering COVID-19 patients at Place Bell, the CISSS de Laval still hasn't opened the site because of a lack employees to staff the temporary facility, CBC Montreal is reporting. The CISSS de Laval...

Laval COVID-19 fatalities now at 448

The CISSS de Laval reports that as of mid-day on Saturday May 16, 448 persons in Laval had died of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, while there were 4,596 confirmed cases of infection, 130 persons in hospital, 27 people in intensive care, and 2,160 persons who recovered.


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