Friday December 19 2014
The Laval News, Laval's English newspaper since 1993 - Journal anglais à Laval depuis 1993.
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Mérite sportif pays homage to Laval’s top athletes

Mérite sportif pays homage to Laval’s top athletes

Bronze medal winner Raffi Eremian, 11, and his gymnastics coach Adrian Balan are seen here with Sports Laval president Pierre Gervais, far left, the evening’s special guest, tennis great Stéphanie Dubois, and Laval executive-committee vice-president David De Cotis.

Laval city council moves to Tuesdays in 2015

Laval city council moves to Tuesdays in 2015

Webcast meetings could begin next year, the City of Laval has made a call for tenders for the webcasting contract.

Souvenir Elementary School Wins $20,000 in Books

Souvenir Elementary School Wins $20,000 in Books

Carmela Sacco, Principal at SES, described their library as “rather limited in respect to our total student population, therefore an opportunity to obtain more books is always a wonderful gift for our school.”

Activities announced for Laval’s 50th anniversary

Activities announced for Laval’s 50th anniversary

‘People are proud of their Laval identity and they want to show it by seizing this opportunity that we are offering them to become involved,’ says Mayor Marc Demers

El-Khoury snags Laval-Les Îles Liberal nomination

El-Khoury snags Laval-Les Îles Liberal nomination

‘Let’s go together. Let’s be united. Unity is the beauty of the Liberal Party of Canada,’ says winner of hotly contested race

Electoral Chaos at Laval-Les-Iles Liberal nomination

Electoral Chaos at Laval-Les-Iles Liberal nomination

Lack of organization enabled multiple voting

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.

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.

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