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Place Bell ranked 2nd on list of filthiest stadiums in Canada

Based on 200,000 Google reviews, the City of Laval's Place Bell recently won a second-place ranking of major event venues across Canada which were judged to be the filthiest. "The home of the Laval Rocket seems to suffer, according to various visitors, especially when it comes to the toilets," according to a post about the rankings published on The Grueling...

Daylight Saving Time kicks in starting at 2 a.m. Sunday

Although most desktop computers, as well as laptops, tablets and smartphones now make the change automatically, there may still be some people who will wake up surprised Sunday to see their old analogue watch is an hour behind because Daylight Saving Time kicked in earlier that morning. DST kicks in officially at 2 am Sunday. At that time, the clock moves...

Important message concerning the newspaper distribution

After 30 years, THE LAVAL NEWS has ended its door-to-door distribution. The February 21st, 2024 edition of THE LAVAL NEWS was the last issue delivered door to door by PUBLIC SAC. Since our first edition in 1993, THE LAVAL NEWS entrusted PUBLIC SAC with the mandate to deliver our paper, your paper, to your door. On that note, we thank...

Laval tops list of Quebec’s cities most targeted by fraud

The City of Laval was one of two communities in Quebec that saw the sharpest increases in fraud last year, according to data compiled by the Quebec Association of Directors of Police (ADPQ) last year. The findings, released by the ADPQ at Sûreté du Québec headquarters in Montreal, found that nearly 37,000 Quebecers were victims of fraud in 2023, representing...

Arrests made in Laval, Montreal over ‘grandparent’ fraud scheme

Laval is one of several cities where investigators have made multiple arrests following an anti-fraud investigation in Quebec, Ontario and the U.S. involving "grandparent" schemes in which $2.2 million was allegedly bilked from mostly elderly victims over a period of more than two years. Fourteen suspects, 24 to 34 years old, were arrested in Laval and Montreal, having recently moved...

Laval Fire Dept. welcomes 24 new firefighter recruits

The Laval Fire Dept. marked the arrival of two dozen new firefighter recruits last week, part of a hiring effort to increase the force’s firefighting strength while replacing retiring staff. “We wish a warm welcome to our 24 new firefighters,” the Association des Pompiers de Laval (APL) said in a post on social media. “They are proud to protect and...

Storm erupts over Laval’s ‘Mustang Mach-E’ police car purchase

‘This is not the image we want to project,’ Boyer says of costly and contentious deal Mayor Stéphane Boyer was apologizing last week for the Laval Police Dept.’s $1.5 million purchase of a small fleet of new electric police vehicles – including one for the police chief costing $94,000 – while publicly reprimanding LPD director Pierre Brochet. In all, the LPD...

AS Laval unveils electrifying, redesigned soccer uniforms

BMW Laval wants to give back to the community, says sales manager Nick Loffreda Every few years at the AS Laval soccer club, the launch of a new player jersey design helps propel the young players forward, while also adding to their pride, knowing they are participating in one of the world’s truly great sports. Proud parents, supporters and friends of...

Laval takes action to minimize disruptions caused by construction work

Laval city council adopted a new by-law at its April sitting which will hopefully improve traffic flow along streets where construction projects, maintenance, renovations or demolitions are taking place. “With the adoption of this new by-law, our priority is to promote respectful and exemplary conduct towards everyone who uses the roads,” Mayor Stéphane Boyer said in a statement. As things now...

Laval councillors observe Armenian Genocide and Autism Awareness Month

Mayor responds to residents seeking answers on renewal project at Pie-X Park Mayor Stéphane Boyer opened the monthly city council meeting on April 9 with a reminder to all that the April is Autism Awareness Month. He said the City of Laval has gone to great lengths over the years to improve the lives of individuals and families who are impacted...

Laval News Volume 32-08

Front page of The Laval News.
The current issue of the Laval News, volume 32-08, published on April 17th, 2024.Covering Laval local news, politics, and sports.(Click on the image to read the paper.)

Transports Québec warns drivers before solar eclipse on Monday

In anticipation of the solar eclipse that will be seen over part of the Montreal region - including a partial view in Laval - on Monday, the Quebec Ministry of Transport is warning motorists to be extra cautious as an unknown number of drivers may decide to stop on the roadside to view the spectacle. Beginning at 2:14 pm on...

Four teen arrests for ‘threats’ include some at troubled Sainte-Rose high-school

Over several days last week, the Laval Police arrested four teenagers for allegedly uttering threats at two Sainte-Rose high-schools - including one where similar incidents were previously reported. Although the LPD ended up concluding that the threats were actually hoaxes, they  still required lockdowns and a large police presence. Administrators at the schools involved - École Poly-Jeunesse on Sainte-Rose Blvd....


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