Saturday, October 24, 2020

Car exiting Tim Horton’s seriously injures 60-year-old pedestrian

The Laval Police say a 60-year-old pedestrian walking outside a Tim Horton's coffee and donut outlet near...
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Man arrested after driving impaired at 195 km/h on Autoroute 440

The Sûreté du Québec says it arrested a 43-year-old man around 3 am Sunday morning after SQ patrollers saw him driving at 195 km/h along Autoroute 440, then later determined he was under the influence of alcohol and possibly also drugs. Stopped near Curé Labelle Blvd., he was made...

Ticket offenders, rather than close movie theatres, says Cinémas Guzzo head

Quebec more interested in ‘perception,’ than dealing effectively with COVID, says Vince Guzzo Although the provincial government announced last week that $50 million in compensation will be paid to the operators of cultural venues and live theatres to offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, film theatre chain executive Vince Guzzo is wondering...

Former SWLSB chair Steve Bletas remembered for strength and endurance

Maple planted at board HQ in Rosemère honours Bletas, who died last May Friends, colleagues and members of the family of the late Steve Bletas gathered on the front lawn outside the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board’s headquarters in Rosemère on Sept. 23 to plant an ornamental maple tree in memory of the...

Construction starts on Laval’s Firehall Six

Laval-Ouest will have modern, new facility by next fall Last week, Mayor Marc Demers joined Laval city councillor and executive-committee member Sandra Desmeules as well as fire department head René Daigneault for a ceremony marking the official start of construction of the new firehall to be built at 5580 Dagenais Blvd. West in...

Quebec releases report on COVID-19 outbreak at CHSLD Sainte-Dorothée

Ministers Blais and Dubé say steps are being taken to prevent future occurrences A provincial investigative report completed last summer but only released by Quebec last week on the reasons behind the deadly COVID-19 outbreak at CHSLD Sainte-Dorothée lays the blame on technical shortcomings as well as a lack of personnel at the...

Minister of Middle Class Prosperity meets online with Laval Chamber of Commerce

Local business owners warn Mona Fortier about looming labour shortages Federal Minister of Middle Class Prosperity Mona Fortier dropped into Laval virtually last week for an online town hall meeting with the Laval Chamber of Commerce and Industry. During the Sept. 30 webcast open to media and chamber members, the...

Laval City-Watch

During their Sept. 23 and Sept. 30 meetings, the members of the City of Laval’s executive-committee made some key decisions on issues that included a donation to Collège Montmorency, the creation of a linear park along the route of the P’Tit Train du Nord, and efforts to improve drainage on a soccer field at Parc d’Argenson in Laval’s...

Quebec’s CAQ government marks its second year since 2018 election

‘We have respected more than half our commitments,’ says Sainte-Rose MNA Skeete Noting that over the past few months Quebec and the rest of the world have been overshadowed by COVID-19 which is now going into a second wave, Sainte-Rose CAQ MNA Christopher Skeete says it is more important than ever to follow...

Face masks become mandatory at all times in Quebec’s ‘red zone’ high-schools

Education minister ratchets up the pressure, as COVID-19 Wave II begins The Quebec government announced on Monday additional protective measures for schools, sports facilities and teams in the province's “red” zones – including Laval – which will be in place beginning Oct. 8 until at least Oct. 28.

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

The Bad News and Some Good News For the foreseeable future it appears we’re in for some very tough struggles.The winds of early autumn brought a major disappointment. Daily cases ofinfection rising to almost a thousand cases a day, and climbing. We thoughtwe had actually flattened the curve and...

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