Author: Corinne Prince

Pharmacist owner of Vimont’s Jean Coutu that mysteriously closed its doors last week, Luigi Villaggi, knew his business had been in danger since February 2021. On Feb. 10, 2021, Villaggi had been notified by the Jean Coutu Group that the company would not renew neither the sublease agreement for the pharmacy premises, nor the franchise agreement. If the franchisee wasn’t leaving the premises in time, which is by Oct. 31, 2022, the date set by Jean Coutu, a consequence was imposed: expulsion. Even if, at the time, the owner wanted to leave the premises before the end of that month,…

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On Nov. 8, the Jean Coutu pharmacy, located at 2065, des Laurentides Boulevard, in Vimont, closed its doors without any warning. A sheet stuck on the door awaited customers on Tuesday morning. The note, from the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec, indicates that patient files of pharmacist Luigi Villaggi are now in the possession of pharmacists Émilie Larivière and Jean-Michel Dubeau. Patients will now have go at the pharmacy located two kilometers further, on René-Laennec Boulevard. Surprise Although the files will be transferred to another pharmacy nearby, the decision will cause some problems for patients, especially for those who can’t…

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Deputy for Chomedey Sona Lakhoyan Olivier, and deputy for Mille-Îles Virginie Dufour, are sharing their disappointment with the resignation of Dominique Anglade, announced last Nov. 7. The two elected provincial Liberals from Laval are deploring the departure of Anglade at the head of the Quebec Liberal Party (QPL), but, above all, the way in which the situation unfolded. “I don’t understand all the frustration everyone else is talking about, because I have nothing but praise for her,” Lakhoyan Olivier said. “I don’t know what they’re denouncing. I don’t understand since it’s not what I experienced. She was a good chef,…

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Elected since 2015 as deputy for Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne, and leader of Quebec’s Liberal Party (QLP) since May 2020, Dominique Anglade announced her resignation during a press briefing today. On Dec. 1, Anglade’s seven years of political involvement will be over when she will also step down as an MP. On December 1, Ms. Anglade’s seven years of political involvement will be over, when she’ll also step down as deputy. During the press briefing, the now former liberal leader said to have started a personal reflection following the disappointing results of the last elections. Why “The demographic, cultural, socio-economic and ecological issues…

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The luminous Illumi experience is back for a fourth edition, which includes a Halloween universe named Spooky at Illumi. More than 2,000 jack-o’-lanterns light up Illumi’s path as soon as you enter the site. Skeletons, bats and witches are also there to delight the hearts of young and old in this magically scary universe. New Universes Apart from Spooky at Illumi, the journey also presents new universes: Air Illumi where you can observe beautiful rockets and impressive planes, The Green Turn featuring green animals and plants, The Fantastic Flights highlighting cute hot air balloons and The Whacky Village where houses…

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On Oct. 21, the Conseil régional de l’environnement de Laval (CRE of Laval) celebrated its 26th anniversary, at the premises of Éco-Nature, in Sainte-Rose. Founded in 1996, the environmental organization’s mission is to improve the quality of the environment, and promote sustainable development in Laval. With the publication of a series of memoirs, the organization of dozens of events, and the deployment of many projects, the dynamic team can say the mission is accomplished. “Everything I’ve done, I’ve done it for the young people,” said Guy Garand, founder and former CEO (1996-2021) of the CRE. “Today, the ball is in…

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