Wednesday August 20 2014
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Laval urged to fill Urgences Santé gap with EMS

Laval urged to fill Urgences Santé gap with EMS

Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Stavrakakis of Chomedey, a public safety professional, thinks Laval could improve First Response service by starting its own EMS department

Société de Transport de Laval website pursues ‘real time’ efficiency

Société de Transport de Laval website pursues ‘real time’ efficiency

Kevin Machabée, the STL’s Technological Development and Innovations Consultant, explains aspects of the transit agency’s revamped website during an official launch held on June 19.

Laval's Souvenir Elementary end-of-year party

Laval's Souvenir Elementary end-of-year party

Half-covered in cotton conday, Souvenir Elementary School parent Kasia Hicks really got into her task as a volunteer during the end-of-year fun day.

Laval's Terry Fox Elementary wins ‘Green Futures’ award

Laval's Terry Fox Elementary wins ‘Green Futures’ award

School receives $1,000 and plaque attesting to awareness of sustainability

Laval's Crestview gives to Montreal Children’s Hospital

Laval's Crestview gives to Montreal Children’s Hospital

We would like to encourage these children to continue fundraising for the Children’s Hospital,’ says MCH foundation official

Lobster Mania’ raises $24,395 for SWLSB

Lobster Mania’ raises $24,395 for SWLSB

‘I look forward to this event that ends the school year on such a festive note,’ says SWLSB chairman Nick Milas

As I write this we are still awaiting the fortunes of Canada’s men’s and women’s hockey teams as well as other Olympic events that we are favored to medal in.

The Mouvement lavallois, which swept former mayor Gilles Vaillancourt’s scandal-plagued Parti PRO from office last November, got its first taste this week of how it feels to be in the hot-seat, as news spread about a raid last June at the home of ML city councillor for Sainte-Dorothée Ray Khalil’s father. Georges Khalil faces charges of trafficking in “shisha,” an imported tobacco product that is popular among persons of Middle East origin.

A Montreal-based company that manufactures high-value metal elements with the help of a Laval research facility is being loaned $4 million interest-free by the federal government to purchase start-up equipment for a facility in Quebec’s Gaspésie region that will produce a high-quality base ingredient that is usually used for making aluminum.

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.

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