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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...

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....

Over 200,000 small businesses took on new debt to repay CEBA loans

Business insolvencies in Canada jumped by 129.3 per cent in January 2024 Nearly a quarter of small businesses in Canada have been forced to take on new debt to refinance their Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loans in order to retain access to the forgivable portion, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says in new revelations surrounding the ongoing...

Greeks from Laval and Montreal gather for Independence Day festivities

Visiting Greek gov’t officials credited for their country’s rejuvenated economy Rising optimism over the Hellenic Republic’s rejuvenated economy, as well as signs of increased cooperation and trade between Canada and Greece, lifted spirits among many of the 400 guests who attended a gala dinner on the evening of Saturday March 23 at the Château Royal in Chomedey to celebrate Greece’s...

Laval and Montreal officials commemorate Greek Independence Day

Dignitaries gather at Laval Cenotaph to celebrate Hellenic freedom and Greek war vets Elected officials from three levels of government gathered at the Veterans’ Cenotaph near Laval city hall on the morning of Saturday March 23 to pay respects alongside residents of Hellenic origin to Greek veterans and soldiers on the occasion of the 203rd anniversary of Greece’s independence. A three-day...

Parents and pros exchange views during ‘Autism in the Early Years’ symposium

Province-wide online event explored multiple aspects of the spectrum disorder After several months and countless hours of preparation by an organizing committee assisted by a team of dedicated volunteers, more than 100 parents and professionals with an interest in autism had the opportunity recently to explore a wide range of autism-related topics during the Autism in the Early Years symposium. Across...

Springtime street cleaning starts early in Laval this year

Given the unseasonably high temperatures in Laval and Montreal this spring, the City of Laval has announced that it is beginning its annual cleanup of streets early. With that said, the city wants residents to know that until April 30, seasonal parking regulations will be in effect to allow street sweepers to do their work cleaning up all the dirt...

Stéphane Boyer designated as Earth Day Canada’s national spokesperson

‘Active and public transportation are the linchpins for the sustainable evolution,’ says Laval’s mayor Adding to the City of Laval’s reputation for endorsing measures that mitigate the impacts of climate change, Mayor Stéphane Boyer revealed last week that he has agreed to serve as the national spokesperson for Earth Day Canada’s 2024 campaign. Montreal-based Earth Day Canada is an environmental organization...

Laval News Volume 32-07

Front page of The Laval News.
The current issue of the Laval News, volume 32-07, published on April 3rd, 2024.Covering Laval local news, politics, and sports.(Click on the image to read the paper.)

Eight families homeless in Fabreville after Delphis St. apartment building fire

Eight families who are tenants in an apartment block on Delphis St. in Fabreville became temporarily homeless on Monday evening when a fire in a first-floor unit of their building began spreading to other apartments, forcing occupants to flee with whatever belongings they could carry. The Laval Fire Dept. responded around 6:30 pm to the fire which sent smoke billowing...


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