Author: Nicholas Pereira

The Service de police de Laval (SPL) arrested a suspect linked with gunshots that injured a person Monday night, in the parking lot of the Adonis Laval food market, in Chomedey. The victim was initially going there as part of an exchange of goods. The person was hit in the lower body, and taken to a hospital. The SPL confirmed there’s no fear for the life of the victim despite serious. The police received a first call in connection with the conflict at 6:40 p.m. because of the gunshots heard. Once there, the SPL arrested a 34-year-old suspect, who was…

Read More

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) North Classic brought close to 8,000 spectators at Place Bell, over the weekend of Nov. 25–27. It was the first time that event took place in Laval. Three matches per day were scheduled between the teams of Stephen F. Austin, Quinnipiac, Montana State, UNCG, MTSU, and Hofstra. “We know Montreal and Laval are basketball fans,” said Emilio Zaga Mendez, brand manager at Evenko. “We hope it becomes a recurring event every year.” MTSU Stands Out All six teams played three matches during the weekend. MTSU was the only perfect team, winning its three matches. It…

Read More

Two pedestrians were hit by vehicles yesterday evening less than two hours apart. The first pedestrian was travelling from east to west, at 7656, des Laurentides Boulevard, which is located between Riopelle and Rémillard streets, in Auteuil. The driver was heading south when the collision occurred. “Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) maneuvers were attempted when help arrived, but the death of the victim was confirmed on the spot,” confirmed the Service de police de Laval (SPL) spokesperson, Stéphanie Beshara. “The victim was a 61-year-old man.” Critical Condition The second incident took place on Cartier Boulevard. A 37-year-old woman was crossing Cartier Boulevard…

Read More

National Director of Public Health of Quebec, Dr. Luc Boileau, provided an update on the situation surrounding the evolution of infectious respiratory diseases, during a press briefing held yesterday. He mentioned that the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which mainly affects young children, had already peaked a few days ago, and that its circulation is decreasing. The effect of that slowdown should be reflected in pediatric care units in the coming weeks. On the other side, the influenza’s peak has still not arrived. “It’s a virus in strong progression,” Boileau said. “All indicators of the flu season started much faster than…

Read More

The City of Laval awarded 106 medals to athletes, coaches and officials from the region during the 64th evening of the Mérite sportif lavallois, which took place on Nov. 22, at the Marcellin-Champagnat Theatre. Most of the medalists were participants of the 55e Finale des Jeux du Québec – Laval 2022 (Quebec Games). That evening also made it possible to recognize the dedication of all organizers of the event. “They’ve worked for more than three years to brilliantly welcome sports delegations from all regions of the province, and promote our municipality,” said member of the executive committee and responsible for…

Read More

Revenu Québec announced that the distribution of cheques by the provincial government, to deal with the rise in the inflation rate, will begin by the beginning of this month. That financial assistance will be given to more than 6.5 million taxpayers. The amount will be $600 for people whose individual income does not exceed $50,000. It will gradually decrease for those with an income slightly above $50,000. It will be $400 for the $54,000 to $100,000 range. Again, there will be a distribution, which will be gradually reduced to $104,000. That amount will be adjusted, according to income for 2021.…

Read More

Yvon Michel, President and CEO of Groupe GYM, announced on yesterday evening that the main fight of Dec. 1’s boxing gala, opposing Kim Clavel and Yesica Nery Plata, at Place Bell, was postponed due to the state of health of the Quebec boxer. Clavel also expressed herself on social networks. “I am sick,” Clavel wrote on Facebook. “I have a 40-degree fever since yesterday afternoon. I’m lucky to have a promoter who cares about my health. Unlike basketball, I can’t bench if I’m not feeling good. Boxing is dangerous.” For his part, Michel maintained that Clavel’s affected by influenza, via…

Read More

Laval basketball fans will have a blast this weekend, as Place Bell will host the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) North Classic. The event will bring together six American college teams, facing face off in a nine-game series from Nov. 25–27. Three matches per day are scheduled between the teams of Stephen F. Austin, Quinnipiac, Montana State, UNCG, MTSU, and Hofstra. “We invited all the NCAA teams for the event, and those are the ones that answered the call,” explained Emilio Zaga Mendez, brand manager at Evenko. “They’re sanctioned games, so they’ll directly influence the qualification of those teams for…

Read More

An earthquake was felt in Laval late yesterday evening. Several internet users on the territory claimed to have felt the tremor. It’s also the case for Montreal residents, as well as those on the north and south shore. According to the first results of the Institute of Geological Studies of the United States, this earthquake would have reached a magnitude of 3 on the Richter scale. Earthquakes Canada later rated it at a magnitude of 3.7. “There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected,” we can read on the Government of Canada’s website. The epicentre of the…

Read More

Boubacar Coulibaly is a soccer fanatic. Both as a player and coach, all the reasons are good for him to find himself on the field. Arrived from France to study at the University of Montreal, the current head coach of the FC Laval had joined the team of that same university. He also played in senior AAA, which was the highest level in the province at the time. His strong performance on the field earned him the title of Canadian University Player of the Year. Later, he joined the Trois-Rivières Attak, the defunct Montreal Impact (CF Montreal) academy club, with…

Read More