The natural green area near the Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, at the 10th Avenue, in Fabreville, was reduced to nothing at the beginning of November.
Illegally, the deforestation work was mainly carried out on two lots, belonging to Gazaille Construction, whose president, Claude Gazaille, didn’t return our call, or respond to our emails.
Alerted on Nov. 4 by worried neighbours, Laval sent an urban forestry inspector, before requesting the work to be stopped, without success.
“No private tree felling authorization certificate has been requested or issued by the City,” affirmed Head of Public Affairs, Anne-Marie Braconnier, by email.
The following Monday, the owner, “convinced of being within his rights”, refused once again to stop his interventions, forcing Laval to turn to the courts.
translated by Alec Brideau