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The Laval News, Laval's English newspaper since 1993 - Journal anglais à Laval depuis 1993.
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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.

Aline Dib, the Laval city councillor for Saint-Martin, says traffic problems like speeding are an issue she hears about quite often from her district’s residents.

The two sitting members of Laval city council’s opposition party, Action Laval, invited friends, political allies and the media to a gathering at city hall last Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the first official opposition office ever at city hall.

Laval mayor Marc Demers has decided to take the plunge and move forward with the development of Place Bell. The city’s $120 million multi-purpose arena/amphitheatre project was started by former mayor Gilles Vaillancourt, but was briefly placed on hold following Demers’s election last November.

Congratulations to the U-11F-AA Chomedey Blizzards in winning Gold in the 2014 ARS LAVAL NATIONAL Tournament held at the Bois-de-Boulogne Soccer Complex Feb. 14th-16th.

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.

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