Surprise! Place Bell Construction Cost 33% Higher Than Originally Estimated
“Despite the increase in costs, none of the major players (Evenko, Bell, and l’Arena des Canadiens Inc.) have increased their contribution to the project,” declared Jean-Claude Gobé, special councilor for the Opposition.
There was an overall decline of criminal activities in Laval last year, although there was an increase in crimes of certain types including homicides, common assaults and extortions, according to a statistical report released last week by the Laval Police Department.
As January is darkest and coldest time of the year in eastern Canada, some people find it can be a real downer. But in Laval there is an antidote that others have come to look forward to – the annual winter carnival known as Sainte-Rose en Blanc.
After rejecting a resolution tabled by an independent city councillor that would ban smoking near the entrances of Laval’s arenas, Mayor Marc Demers says he will introduce a similar motion to ban smoking outside all of Laval’s public buildings during city council’s February meeting.
Laval-Les Îles NDP MP François Pilon plans to table a petition in the House of Commons signed by hundreds of Laval residents,asking that Public Safety Minister Steve Blaney use Interpol to intervene with Mexican police to determine the whereabouts of a Laval man who has been missing in Mexico since last March.
Having rejected a motion to postpone the planned relocations of Laval Senior High School and Laurier Junior High School for at least a year, a majority of commissioners at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board have voted to proceed with implementation of the first phase of the plan at the end of the current school year.
Laval residential property owners will see their tax rate frozen in 2014 for the second year running. According to the city’s latest budget, residents who are 65 years of age and older will be entitled to board STL buses free of charge next year.
In view of the general elections coming up in Québec, the Chief Electoral Officer would like to inform you that complete information on the election period is available on the Web site of the Institution.