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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.

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.

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.

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