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Construction begins on Place Bell

Construction begins on Place Bell

Mayor Marc Demers announces the beginning of construction of Place Bell at Laval City Hall on Oct. 6.

Laval Firehall open house draws kids and parents

Laval Firehall open house draws kids and parents

Moms, dads and children pose for a photo for the Laval News at the Laval Fire Department’s No. 6 firehall on 35th Ave. in Laval-Ouest during the open house held on Oct. 5.

Immigration Minister Weil helps launch intercultural week in Laval

Immigration Minister Weil helps launch intercultural week in Laval

Quebec Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil, Laval-des-Rapides Liberal MNA Saul Polo, Alfred-Pellan NDP MP Rosane Doré-Lefebvre and Entraide Pont-Viau director Claire Le Bel were among the many people who turned out for a celebration for the launch of a week-long celebration of intercultural understanding at the Entraide on Oct. 4.

National Caregivers Week is Nov. 2 - 8

National Caregivers Week is Nov. 2 - 8

From the left, Mariette Chalifoux, president of the board of L’Appui Laval, Mayor Marc Demers and Mille-Îles Liberal MNA Francine Charbonneau who is Minister for Seniors.

PILE program to help provide family services in Laval

PILE program to help provide family services in Laval

Centre jeunesse, CSSS have new working system known by the acronym PILE.

Verbal jousting during October Laval council meeting

Verbal jousting during October Laval council meeting

Mayor Marc Demers responds to residents’ questions during the Oct. 6 Laval city council meeting.

On Monday, March 17th, the mayor of Laval, Marc Demers, and the president of the Commission scolaire de Laval (CSDL), Louise Lortie, concluded negotiations for the construction of four new elementary schools and the enlargement of two existing schools in Laval.

During a press conference held at City Hall on March 18, Laval mayor Marc Demers announced the new evaluation for construction costs of Place Bell to be closer to 200 million dollars than the previously estimated 150 million dollars, a whopping 33% increase.

Laval mayor Marc Demers is adamant about moving forward with the Place Bell project, despite the significant increase in estimated costs that was announced during the March 18th press conference at City Hall.

Laval mayor Marc Demers has answered his city council critics who claim he’s been appointing only friends and allies to the boards of municipal agencies like Laval Technopole as well as to the committees of city council.

Officials at Centre du Sablon, the leading community centre for fitness and leisure activities in Chomedey, are thinking of expanding their existing recreational soccer program with a new program for those who might want their children to take part in soccer more competitively.

As part of a commitment made during the municipal election last November to improve communications between city councillors and residents, councillors with the Mouvement lavallois, which has 17 of Laval city council’s 21 seats, are starting to hold local monthly meetings.

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