Sunday April 19 2015
Laval's English newspaper since 1993.
Journal anglais de Laval depuis 1993.

Servier Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of the Servier Research Group, the second largest French pharmaceutical company, has begun construction of a Centre of Excellence in Clinical Research at its Laval location.

If Charbel Abi-Saad wished, he could pursue a career in documentary filmmaking or in medicine. The way things stand, it looks as if he’s going to opt for the latter, although he’d probably do very well in the former.
He seems to have a natural talent for motion picture production, based on a documentary he recently made which was influenced by his medical calling.

Beginning this spring as a measure to improve access to services in English for Laval’s Anglophone residents, the Alzheimer Society of Laval will be offering a new program for individuals who provide caregiving services at home to persons who suffer from Alzheimer.

Laval’s largest hospital facility, Cité de la Santé, received its first visit from the province’s new health minister, Dr. Réjean Hébert, since the election last September which put the Parti Québécois in power in Quebec City.

The CSSS Laval’s Users Committee took the opportunity on Oct. 3 during a special presentation at the Laval Social Services Agency’s offices to mark Health and Social Services Users Week and announce that they now have a web page to facilitate interaction between the public with everything they do.

With the official opening of a new cancer treatment centre in Laval on Feb. 20, Quebec can now boast it has a network of a dozen such facilities all over its territory.

Researchers affiliated with the Chomedey-based Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital are developing innovative new technologies with the potential to make shopping easier for the elderly and the handicapped, and which may one day be used on a global basis.

Chomedey Liberal MNA Guy Ouellette has announced that three health-care institutions in Laval will receive a total of $14,354,224 in funding from Quebec this year to maintain and renovate their capital assets as well as to replace or refurbish their furniture and equipment.

Vimont Liberal MNA Vincent Auclair has announced that the the long-term care facility CHSLD de Laval Vigi l’Orchidée blanche will be receiving $316,720 this year to maintain and upgrade its buildings and to improve its equipment.

Two of Laval’s largest agencies for the treatment of behavioral problems among young people will be receiving nearly $2.9 million in additional funding this year to refurbish their facilities and replace aging or obsolete equipment.

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