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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...

CFIB issues recommendations as Canada reviews Temporary Foreign Worker program

Country’s agri-businesses want streamlined processes, small business lobby group says As the Trudeau government looks to overhaul its Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program, most agri-businesses say they are in favour of multi-employer work permits as an option, enabling employers to share foreign workers, according to new research undertaken by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Foreign worker ‘poaching’ However, cautions the...

Laval’s marketing and communications dept. gets a second recognition

For the second year in a row, the City of Laval’s communications and marketing division received a Gold Quill Award of Merit. This time it was for a campaign the city mounted last year to recruit summer employees. The Gold Quills are awarded annually by the International Association of Business Communicators(IABC) to recognize excellence in strategic communications at the international...

Pablo Rodriguez says he stands by Justin Trudeau

The Trudeau government's Quebec lieutenant Pablo Rordiguez. (File photo: Martin C. Barry, Newsfirst Multimedia)
PM’s Quebec lieutenant pitches Liberal successes –after Toronto by-election loss A few days after the Trudeau Liberals’ humiliating by-election defeat in the “safe”Liberal stronghold of Toronto-St. Paul,Pablo Rodriguez, the Prime Minister’s lieutenant for Quebec, was talking apologetically on the phone – long before he even got around to the actual purpose of the call. The by-election impact “I totally get it what...

Agape appeals for funds to city, as Senior Wellness Centre drains resources

From the left, Agape board members Roderick McLeod, Gregory Young, Elizabeth McLeod, are seen here during the AGM with executive-director Kevin McLeod and assistant director Ian Williams. (Photo: Martin C. Barry, Laval News)
Chomedey-based social services provider served 5,000 individuals last year The Youth and Parents Agape Association announced a $93,809 deficit for 2024 on June 27 during the Chomedey-based charity’s annual general meeting. In light of this, they are calling on the City of Laval to provide financial support for the Agape Senior Wellness Centre, which is drawing on more of Agape’s financial...

Laval News Volume 32-14

Front page of The Laval News.
The current issue of the Laval News, volume 32-14, published on July 10th, 2024.Covering Laval local news, politics, and sports.(Click on the image to read the paper.)

Environment Canada warns of heavy rainfall over the next two days

The federal weather office issued a special advisory Tuesday, warning that significant rainfall is possible in Laval and Montreal Wednesday and Thursday as Hurricane Beryl degrades into a tropical storm, although with lots of precipitation left. "The remnants of tropical storm Beryl will affect Southern Quebec beginning late in the day on Wednesday," Environment Canada said in a statement issued...

Laval police seek victims of suspect’s alleged sex crimes

Following the arrest last week of a 21-year-old man on suspicion he committed sex crimes involving teenage girls, the Laval Police are asking anyone who may have come into contact with him to provide information as part of an investigation. The LPD arrested 21-year-old Laurent Bélanger. He has a court date in Laval on Aug. 26. He is charged with luring a...

Laval man jailed in Gatineau for multiple locker room thefts

A 32-year-old man from Laval will be spending a good part of a two-and-a-half year sentence behind bars after pleading guilty last week to a series of thefts from gymnasium lockers in Gatineau in Quebec's Outaouais region. Evidence showed that since early 2022, Ahmad Mroue stole 36 smartphones, 7 computer tablets, and an unspecified number of key fobs and credit...

Sûreté du Québec seizes illegal marijuana in Laval and Saint Jérôme

Officers with the Laval Police Dept. joined colleagues with the Sûreté du Québec in the execution of warrants last week during which large quantities of illegally-produced marijuana as well as other narcotic substances were seized in Laval as well as in Saint Jérôme. Officers executed the warrants at addresses on Fortin Blvd. in Laval and on 103rd Ave. in Saint Jérôme, where...

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 pm Sunday night

Environment Canada has issued a weather alert about possible severe thunderstorm activity impacting the Laval and Montreal regions until later tonight. Severe thunderstorm watches are issued by Environment Canada when atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds and/or torrential rainfall. According to the weather service, conditions...


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