Author: Alec Brideau

The City of Laval confirmed by press release this morning that its online services were back to normal, following the attempted cyber attack from last week. Several online services had therefore been voluntarily closed in order to limit the damages against the city and its citizens. Mayor of Laval Stéphane Boyer said last week that a certain amount of data was taken by the hackers, but that the worst had been avoided, thanks to the city’s quick response. Today, those services are back to normal, and can therefore be used by Laval residents. “Let’s recall that by noting a suspicious…

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On Sept. 15, 2022, George Courey Inc. celebrated the transition of its company, from the third to the fourth generation of ownership. The company, that is now 112 years old, will now be owned and managed by Jeffrey and Robert Courey. Jeffrey Courey is now the President and CEO of the family-owned linen and textile business, although he got promoted to that position in 2020. For his part, his brother was promoted to Vice President this past May. Familiy members, workers, and many more were there for the evening of celebrations. Partners from the United States of America were also…

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A press conference was held yesterday at Sports Rousseau in Laval to announce the launch of a new foundation to help young people play hockey. That foundation, Le BUT, is mostly an idea of Pierre Gendron, director of operations and president of Sports Rousseau – Groupe Gendron 3.0, and his colleagues. The goal of the foundation is quite simple, as there’s no membership needed like some other foundations. People wanting to help young people who can’t afford to buy equipment and play hockey can go to a Sports Rousseau store and drop off their hockey items in a red box…

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Laval is continuing its operations to restore its digital services, in connection with the attempted cyber attack on its online services last week. In a press release, it’s stated that the online services will gradually return to normal this week. It’s therefore recommended to avoid communications with the city by using those services until then, as using a phone or meeting face-to-face with an employee are both safer ways to proceed. Last week, Laval’s Mayor Stéphane Boyer announced that online services problems were caused by an attempted cyber attack. Several of those online services had therefore been voluntarily closed in…

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Mayor of Laval Stéphane Boyer held a press conference yesterday, along with the General Manager Jacques A. Ulysse, and the Director of Innovation and Technology Services Guy Germain, to give an update on the interruption of Laval’s online services that has been affecting the city since Wednesday. Boyer announced this is an attempted cyber attack against Laval’s online services. Several online services have therefore been voluntarily shut down in order to limit the damage against the city and its citizens. Laval’s mayor says it’s around 4 p.m. on Wednesday that suspicious activities were detected online. “A certain amount of data…

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Presented by Montreal Comedy Club, LAVAL’S GOT JOKES had its fifth comedy stand-up show last night. Fully in English, the stand-up show, when in Laval, is held at the House of Jazz, in Chomedey. It takes place every last Tuesday of the month. Charles Daghlian, organizer and host of the event, said comedians from everywhere want to come to Laval and perform at LAVAL’S GOT JOKES. “Laval doesn’t have any of those comedy clubs,” Daghlian said. “To be able to offer it, and having people responding that way to the offer, it makes us want to do more. Many residents…

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From 2016–21, the demographic weight of Laval residents speaking French as their first official language decreased by three percentage points (71.9 to 68.9 per cent), reveals the latest federal census data released by Statistics Canada on August 17. That situation can be seen in all regions of Quebec, except that of Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, where French registered a gain of 1.1 per cent. Compared to Montreal After the Nord-du-Québec, Laval recorded the biggest drop of percentage points (-three per cent), ahead of  Montreal and the Outaouais, where French fell by 2.4 per cent. At 68.9 per cent, Laval is ranked 15th in the…

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The Ministry of Transport announced the complete closure of a section of Route 335, in both directions tonight. This will take place between Saint-Saëns Street (east) and Dagenais Boulevard (east) from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. That hindrance is required in order to continue the necessary work for the construction of the Saint-Saëns interchange, as part of Highway 19’s extension project. Road users going southbound will have access to a detour by taking des Laurentides Boulevard, westbound, as well as Dagenais Boulevard (east), eastbound, to return to Route 335. Conversely, those going northbound can take des Grands-Maîtres Boulevard on the…

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The labour shortage is hitting hard, affecting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of all sectors and harming Quebec’s economy. More than 60 per cent of SMEs owners are working more hours than they should in order to make up for the lack of staff, while almost 50 per cent indicate that their employees have done the same. To support Quebec entrepreneurs, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) meets with them to inform them about the programs and measures available to them. With the arrival of the provincial elections, CFIB is unveiling its new labour shortage awareness tool. “It’s important…

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Eliminated 6-4, 7-5 in the first round of the National Bank Open against Grigor Dimitrov, Alexis Galarneau came to his postgame press conference pretty happy. It however made a lot of sense, since the 23-year-old athlete from Laval was playing a first Masters 1000 match, in Montreal. “I’m extremely proud,” Galarneau said. “I’m also proud of my team and my family, especially for making it this far. It’s been an amazing day for us.” Experience Galarneau said he gained a lot of experience yesterday. For him, playing against a player like Dimitrov is a great occasion to learn, no matter…

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