Author: Courrier Laval News

Due to Christmas, many businesses and public services in Laval are modifying their schedules. As for the city of Laval, the citizen relations desk, the sales counter for cat and dog permits, tax, assessment, engineering and urban planning counters, citizen reception counters, neighbourhood police stations, community centres, the municipal court and social emergencies will all be closed on December 24 and 25. The gendarmerie will be open, while the police headquarters will not be accessible. The 311 telephone service will close at 1 p.m. today. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m on December 24 and 25.…

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The Service de police de Laval (SPL) confirmed the death of the 37-year-old woman who was hit by a vehicle when crossing Cartier Boulevard on the evening of Dec. 6. The victim was crossing the boulevard to get to that terminus of the same name before being hit by a vehicle travelling east. At that time, she was transported to a hospital within minutes of the incident, and the SPL said they “feared for her life”. The driver, in her 40s, was treated for a nervous shock. That incident occurred less than two hours, after another collision between a vehicle…

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For a second year, the Centropolis will host the Terrasses étoilées, allowing those interested to share a meal in one of the three bubbles fitted out, and heated on its Central Place. That experience, made in collaboration with Illumi, offers an interesting light concept that revolves around the polar world, including penguin and moose structures. As in 2021, six restaurateurs will take turns to offer a special, or regular menu in those bubbles. Juliette & Chocolat launched the initiative in the week of Dec. 5–11, being followed by Jack Astor’s restaurant for the period of Dec. 12–23. After a holiday…

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An amount of $90,250 was raised on Thursday, Dec. 1, during Laval’s Media Food Drive. That includes two checks for $15,000, which were presented by the City of Laval and the Caisse Desjardins of Centre and East Laval. Laval’s multinational Couche-Tard also gave $10,000. The money raised during that day will be donated to the Centre de bénévolat et moisson Laval (CBML) and the Société St-Vincent-de-Paul. Observed Increase In addition, nearly $50,000 was raised during the street drive of that 22nd edition. It represents an 18 per cent increase from last year’s drive. Provincially, more than $2.8 million was raised…

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Over $5,000 in prizes! Every week, on Monday, Nov. 28, Dec. 5-12-19, 2022, we’ll publish inside the Courrier Laval a full-page ad for the contest entitled LE CALENDRIER DE L’AVENT. How to Participate: Digital Participation Method Anyone looking to enter the contest must register on the Courrier Laval’s Facebook page, and/or our Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter and Tik Tok pages, and tag a friend in the post. In addition, increase your chances of winning by subscribing to the Courrier Laval’s newsletter https://courrierlaval.com/infolettre/ 25 prizes to be won! One draw per day on our Facebook page! Subscribe and enter every day, from Dec.…

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Investigators from the Service de police de Laval’s (SPL) Crimes contre la personne squad are once again asking the public to get in touch with potential victims of 54-year-old Marc-André Cauvier. The latter is currently detained, following a first charge relating to crimes of sexual nature, but the investigation has established he also allegedly assaulted a second victim. Investigators have reason to believe Cauvier may have made other victims, with different attack strategies. The Facts Initially arrested on Oct. 10 for attempted kidnapping, the suspect is now accused, in two different cases, for the following offences: kidnapping, sequestration, sexual assault,…

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According to a survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), 36 per cent of Canadian SME owners have hired candidates who either never showed up for work, or stopped coming to work shortly after starting their jobs. That phenomenon, called “ghosting”, will indeed be on the rise. 37 per cent of respondents also reported that candidates didn’t show up for their interview, and/or abandoned the hiring process in the last 12 months. “Ghosting is frustrating, and wastes time and energy they don’t have,” noted Jasmin Guénette, vice-president of national affairs at CFIB, in a press release. “Candidates and…

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The Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility announced that further night closures of Route 335 may be required until Dec. 18. The closures will be put in place to prepare the construction site for the extension of Highway 19, for the winter period. The Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility had already announced a wave of closures, which was initially expected to affect the site from Nov. 20 to Dec. 2. Those closures affected the section located between Laurentides Boulevard and Saint-Saëns Street (east), taking place in both directions, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day. En raison des…

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The last few weeks have been marked by sudden snow and cold weather. According to MeteoMedia, the upcoming winter will be tough, tenacious and rich in storms. “With a third consecutive winter under the influence of La Niña, in the Pacific Ocean, and the presence of the polar vortex, Canadians can expect cold and active weather for the start of the winter season,” said by press release Chris Scott, MeteoMedia’s chief meteorologist. “Unlike recent years, winter is off to a strong start in Quebec,” added André Monette, head of meteorology at MeteoMedia, in that same press release. “Several regions already…

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A new study by the Canadian Women’s Foundation reveals that less than half of the Canadian population understands the concept of consent in sexual activities. According to Canadian law, consent should be both positive (giving consent, initiating contact, participating enthusiastically) and continuous (being maintained throughout the sexual act). Only 45 per cent of survey respondents said those two indicators were necessary in their partner to make sure sexual activity was consensual. Awareness of consent has increased by 33 per cent since it was first measured in 2015, but it’s clear there’s still work to be done. “We’re hearing about sexual…

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