Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Laval distributing 250,000 face masks, while reopening municipal installations

Beginning this week, the City of Laval is handing out 250,000 protective face masks to some of its most vulnerable residents in...
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Laval PD News

Pedestrian Shot Twice Feb 9 – Laval police are investigating a mysterious shooting in Chomedey that left one woman with two bullets in her leg. The incident happened just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Police say she was walking along Boul. Curé-Labelle near Boul. Notre-Dame in Chomedey when she was hit by the two bullets. Few details about the victim...

Former Laval mayor Claude Ulysse Lefebvre dies

(TLN) In the name of citizens, municipal councillors and employees of the city, Laval Mayor Marc Demers offered his condolences earlier this week to the family of Claude Ulysse Lefebvre, Laval’s third mayor (1981 – 1989) who has died. Consulted citizens “Mr. Lefebvre passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones after a well-lived life during, a large part of which was...

Boulevard of broken dreams

Martin C. Barry Outrage. That’s the only word that comes close to describing one Laval business owner’s feelings of frustration after 17 years of fighting with the City of Laval over a chronic but as yet unresolved flooding and sewer backup problem on Notre Dame Boulevard in Chomedey. Monster on the loose “We’re fighting a monster called Ville de Laval,” Jane Moraitis,...

$1 million for children’s breakfasts from President’s Choice

President’s Choice Children’s Charity
Martin C. Barry President’s Choice Children’s Charity announced during an event on Jan. 22 at École primaire du Bois Joli in eastern Laval that it is making a donation of $1 million to the non-profit ‘Breakfast for Learning’ organization in order to support 29,371 children in Quebec. According to President’s Choice, the money will be invested in developing, implementing and supporting healthy eating programs...

Laval to set up animal services centre by 2018

 (TLN) As a result of recent interest stirred up by media reports regarding the City of Laval’s plans to set up a centralized animal protection office, officials with the city have decided to set the record straight. The city says its main goal is to equip itself with a comprehensive animal services centre by 2018. For that purpose $15.3 million...

City council gets rowdy over ethics and Khalil

(TLN) Laval city council’s monthly meeting on Feb. 2 became a “tennis match” between the mayor and members of the opposition. The reason was persistent demands by opposition members that Sainte-Dorothée city councillor Ray Khalil resign after newspapers and television newscasts reported that back in June 2013 police found contraband tobacco and firearms at the residence of his father, George...

Cicilia Laurent, 120-year-old Haitian woman in Laval, Que., could be world’s oldest person alive

Officials from Guinness World Records are in Haiti to determine if Cicilia Laurent, who celebrated her 120th birthday Sunday evening, is the new record-holder, Montreal's Haitian Consulate said. She could claim the title from 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, N.Y., who was given it last year. Laurent would also only be two years shy of the all-time record-holder, Jeanne Louise Calment, the French woman who died...

Bill 86: Hearings on school board reform underway

Legislative hearings into a Quebec bill to end school board elections began Tuesday, with more than 50 groups and individuals signed up to present their positions. If passed, Bill 86 would abolish school board elections and councils of commissioners. Elected councils of school commissioners would be replaced by new school councils with 16 representatives, which are either elected or appointed. These councils would be composed of: six...

Laval’s new No. 2 fire hall will serve Chomedey

Martin C. Barry One of the largest fire halls in Canada by number of emergency calls handled officially opened on Souvenir Blvd. in Chomedey last week with a ribbon-cutting attended by Quebec Public Security Minister Francine Charbonneau as well as Mayor Marc Demers and several senior members of Laval city council. Replaces old station Fire chief Robert Séguin referred to Laval’s new...

New service links Montmorency Metro to downtown

Martin C. Barry In anticipation of the opening of Place Bell next year and a significant rise in activity that will probably be generated as a result in Laval’s central core, the city’s public transit authority has announced the launch of a new bus line connecting the Montmorency Metro station to the growing number of attractions and services to be...


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