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New mobile app to help notify Canadians of potential COVID-19 exposure

Over the past several months, Canadians have been following public health advice and doing their part to help prevent the spread of...
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Laval Police seek witnesses to hit-and-run that resulted in injury

First responders staged a demonstration on the dangers of speeding.
The Laval Police Department is hoping that anyone who may have witnessed a hit-and-run accident that took place in Pont-Viau around 10 pm on June 11, resulting in serious injury to a motorcyclist, will come forward to help with the investigation. According to the LPD, a motorcyclist was driving...

Laval to implement new measures to counter police profiling and racism

‘We have a duty to fight against social exclusion,’ says Mayor Marc Demers Following recent events in the U.S. involving police violence and widespread accusations of racism, the City of Laval has decided to revise its policies with regard to ethnic and intercultural relations – with emphasis on taking a serious second look...

Newsfirst columnist Robert Vairo’s ‘That’s What I’m Thinking’

Irreconcilable differences. Canada China relations ruptured! I am fed up with pandering to China. Truth be told, we do not have a relationship with China.A relationship implies “state of being connected”. We are connected with this authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial super power by grief, anxiety, and bullying. What the...

Optimism buoys City of Laval’s economic recovery plan

City focuses on key industries and businesses in post-COVID-19 strategy With a high wind of optimism blowing through its sails, the City of Laval is moving ahead this week with a sweeping new economic development strategy designed to give a badly needed boost to the city’s waning economy in the uncertain aftermath of...

Additional hand sanitizer health risk warnings from Health Canada

Health Canada is advising Canadians that the following hand sanitizers made with industrial-grade ethanol, which is not authorized for use in hand sanitizers, may pose health risks. For more information, including what Canadians should do, visit the online safety alert.  Health Canada maintains a list of hand sanitizers that...

City consulting public on central library location

The City of Laval is holding an online public consultation from July 10 to Aug. 10 on the location that residents feel would be best for a central branch of the public library system to be located. The new central library is slated to be located somewhere in downtown...

Laval adds electric charging stations to growing network

By the end of July, the City of Laval expects to have 26 new electric vehicle charging stations in various locations across its territory thanks to an implementation program being conducted in conjunction with Hydro Québec. The new stations are being added at these locations: Cartier...

Outbreak of Cyclospora infections linked to salad, says Public Health Agency of Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Cyclospora infections occurring in three provinces, one of which is Quebec. The outbreak appears to be ongoing, as recent illnesses continue to be reported to PHAC.

Revelakis wants city to set up committee for police/multicultural relations

Following the Demers administration's recent announcement of new measures to deal with racial discrimination, Chomedey city councillor Aglaia Revelakis says Laval should start a new non-partisan committee to deal with issues involving the Laval Police Department and multicultural communities. "The City of Laval is extending its hand towards nearly one-third of its population and...

Laval man fined nearly $500K for tax evasion

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced this week that Robert Kalfayan, a Laval resident, pleaded guilty at the Laval courthouse to tax evasion charges. He was fined $495,614 in relation to the offences, on top of having to pay the income tax and all penalties and interests that apply.


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