Friday, November 27, 2020

Cascades paper announces closing of Laval napkin facility

Montreal-based paper manufacturer Cascades Inc. announced on Wednesday that it will be closing its Laval napkin-making facility at the end of June. The company says...
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Laval passes resolution recognizing Republic of Artsakh

Local Armenian community fears another genocide More than 135 supporters of the Republic of Artsakh, which is currently involved in an armed conflict with Azerbaijan, held a rally outside Laval city hall last Thursday evening, a day after Laval city council passed a motion recognizing the independence of Artsakh while condemning aggression by Turkey which is backing Azerbaijan in the...

STL wins AQTR Award for its online bus crowd estimator

The Société de transport de Laval (STL) was presented on Nov. 5, during an online “virtual gala,” with the Association québécoise des transports’s Grand Prix d’Excellence en Transport award for the STL’s online tool that tells riders how crowded their bus could be. Launched last June, the digital tool provides riders with an estimate of the number of passengers they...

Quebec launching new register for funeral pre-arrangements

Funeral directors will have to state if services have been pre-paid The Quebec Ministry of Justice and the Quebec Consumer Protection Office have announced that a new register for funeral prearrangement service contracts will soon be launched by the province to protect consumers when arranging for funeral services. New provincial regulations will henceforth allow a notary, lawyer, estate executor or...

LPD Blue: Police news from the Laval region

Laval Police Department related news
Demers rules out Laval/Montreal police merger The City of Laval issued a statement last week, essentially rejecting the City of Montreal’s recent proposal to merge their respective police departments. The Montreal Police Department had recently recommended that provincial authorities consider the possibility of merging the police departments of Montreal, Laval and Longueuil. Not what Laval wants The City of Laval declared in response...

Ottawa plans to boost economic recovery through immigration

But Quebec will set its own immigration levels, under a separate accord Federal Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino tabled the Trudeau government’s latest Immigration Levels Plan last week, setting a path for moderate increases to immigration to help the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19, while also trying to stimulate future business and employment growth. “Immigration is essential to getting...

Giant Steps school’s online fundraiser sets a new record

$516,000 raised for students with autism spectrum disorders An online fundraiser held Oct. 27-28 for the benefit of the Giant Steps School of Montreal raised $516,000 for the school’s programs for students aged 4 to 21 years with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). According to Giants Steps board president Nick Katalifos, it is the single-largest amount ever raised at a Giant Steps...

End of life and bereavement are everyone’s business, say experts

Compassionate Ottawa’s online gathering drew hundreds of followers Is end of life care everyone’s responsibility? Are some people, seniors perhaps, more uncomfortable when dealing with end of life issues? And how can the idea of end of life care be fostered with compassion in the community? These were some of the questions that came up during an online conversation on Oct....

Vimont councillor Michel Poissant running for mayor in 2021

Ex-administration turned opposition councillor launches ‘Laval Citoyens’ party In the seven years since he first won a seat on Laval city council, independent city councillor Michel Poissant has gone from being one of the first councillors elected under Mayor Marc Demers’ Mouvement lavallois, to an independent dissident disagreeing fundamentally with Demers, to an Action Laval opposition councillor, then back again...

Laval purchases islands in Mille Îles River for future park use

Quebec to help pay $21.9 million cost for Île aux Vaches and Île Saint-Pierre The City of Laval announced last week that it is buying two islands situated in the Rivière des Mille Îles in order to better protect them environmentally while preserving them for future public use. Located just north of Île Jésus below Terrebonne, Île aux Vaches and Île...

Council of Laval Women to develop policy for equality of sexes

Council committee expected to ignite debate with recommendations The City of Laval’s executive-committee announced on Monday that it is giving a mandate to the Council of Laval Women to produce an opinion to serve as an orientation towards creating a policy for the equality of the sexes. Recommended actions Acccording to a statement issued earlier this week by the executive-committee, the mandate...