Author: Benoit Leblanc

A fire of still unknown cause, affecting four of the apartments in a large rental building, caused quite a stir on Saint-Marin Boulevard (west) in the early morning of Saturday, Dec. 10. It was 4:54 a.m. when 911 was notified of a fire in that residential area, located almost at the western end of Saint-Martin Boulevard, on the Sainte-Dorothée’s side. Arriving at 4:57 a.m., the first of the nine units of Laval’s Fire and Safety Department required for the intervention (34 firefighters), had no trouble figuring out the magnitude of the situation. At that time, flames were visible on the…

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The Service de police de Laval (SPL) is currently carrying out numerous searches, targeting nine addresses, six vehicles, and the arrest of nine individuals, the vast majority of whom are on its territory. The major operation, related to urban firearm violence in recent months, is being deployed in collaboration with the police forces of Montreal, Deux-Montagnes, Saint-Jérôme and Longueuil. About 150 police officers are working on that case, carrying out the various interventions, some of which are taking place in Montreal, Saint-Jérôme and Deux-Montagnes. That’s the result of an investigation, initiated in August as part of the Centaur project, in…

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This fall, Laval’s Fire and Safety Department organized a train derailment simulation practice with its members and partners. The activity took place in collaboration with the Public safety research and innovation centre (RISC Centre). “Bringing together many organizations that would be called upon to intervene and take decisions during a rail accident involving dangerous materials, the scenario for this exercise was developed on the basis of a very real risk on the territory,” said Claude Lussier, head of operations division of the Laval’s Fire and Safety Department. The initiative aimed to enable participants to better prepare, practice and update their…

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A man lost control of his car, hitting a pedestrian and other people, before breaking through the glass front doors of the Marché Métro Plus Dépatie, located on de l’Avenir Boulevard. The scene occurred around 4:16 p.m., time of the 911 call, yesterday afternoon, in the busy sector of Laval-des-Rapides. An 81-year-old man, with a 54-year-old passenger by his side, was trying to park his car at the supermarket. Wanting to position himself to immobilize his car in a parking space, the man first backed into a car, already parked behind him, and inside which was a lady. In panic,…

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About 60 hours after the gunshots that injured four people behind Collège Montmorency, the Service de police de Laval (SPL) says the investigation is progressing well, while the suspect in this shooting is still being tracked. For its part, the Fraternité des policiers de Laval came out publicly, first to direct its thoughts to the victims, families, as well as students and staff of the CEGEP, having lived through horrible hours in being confined after the discharge of gunshotsthat occurred on the evening of Nov. 11. It also mentioned “the great work, commitment and availability of its members during the large-scale…

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Curé-Labelle Boulevard was once again the scene of an arson, targeting a restaurant yesterday morning. The fire allegedly occurred around 4:40 a.m. in a commercial complex, on Curé-Labelle Boulevard, located a bit north of Cartier Boulevard. Once at the scene, Laval’s firefighters and police officers found that the small strip of garden adorning the front of the Nuits de Beyrouth restaurant had flamed. An object would have also been thrown against the shop window, but the fire would have extinguished itself, even before the arrival of emergency services on site. Laval’s police indicate that this wouldn’t be the first event…

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Empire Company Limited, which notably owns the Sobeys and IGA banners, has been affected by a computer problem that is believed to be of criminal origin. The attack would, in part, affect orders and deliveries, warehouses, and employee payroll. Let’s note that Laval has 10 IGA and IGA Extra banners on its territory. In a press release, Empire Company Limited maintains that “the Company’s grocery stores remain open to meet customer needs, and are not facing significant disruptions at this time.” However, some in-store services are operating intermittently, or are subject to delays, Empire Company Limited admits. “In addition, some…

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The research assembled by Laval firefighters, divers and members of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) helicopter team finally bore fruit this morning, ended up resulting in good things, as this morning, when the body, which disappeared in the river, was finally discovered in the Mille-Îles River. It was 10:21 a.m. when the baby was spotted not far from the place where his mother and four-year-old sister had themselves been extricated from the vehicle that had run aground in the water, near des Érables Street and Saint-Antoine Road, in Laval-sur-le-Lac. It took place on Friday, October 28, shortly before 5 p.m.…

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A woman in her 60s lost control of her SUV before crashing into three other vehicles in the parking lot of the Adonis supermarket, located on Des Aristocrates Avenue, in Duvernay. The incident took place around 11:38 a.m. yesterday, time of the 911 call. The first firefighters arrived on the scene at 11:44 a.m., noting with relief that no one was inside the vehicles struck at the time of the collision. However, the driver was in a bad shape, the safety airbags of her vehicle having deployed under the impact of the accident. The firefighters quickly freed the woman, and…

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Shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, 911 was alerted after a partially submerged vehicle was reported to be seen in the Rivière des Prairies in the Laval-sur-le-Lac area. When they arrived near avenue des Érables, the firefighters and police spotted the car. During the intervention, the emergency services managed to rescue two of the three occupants of the vehicle, who were immediately transported to a hospital center. Firefighters from Laval’s Fire and Safety Department are continuing their search to find the third missing person by boat. More details to come. Translated by Corinne Prince

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