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The Town of Saint-Lazare acquires 9 works of art by local artists

SAINT-LAZARE, Quebec, December 6, 2013. – On December 5, 2013, the Town of Saint-Lazare, in cooperation with the Saint-Lazare cultural committee, unveiled the works selected following a competitive exhibition open to all Saint-Lazare visual art and fine craft artists. The 16 artists and their families and friends attended the unveiling, in the presence of pro-mayor Serge David and head librarian Michel Piché, of the 9 works of art which are now part of the Town’s art collection.

 “The Town of Saint-Lazare is pleased to recognize the creativity of local artists with an investment of $5,165 for the acquisition of 9 works. We are proud to promote local talent”, said pro-mayor Serge David enthusiastically. The breakdown of the amount invested is as follows: $165 from funds remaining in 2011, $2,500 unused in 2012 and $2,500 for the year 2013 in accordance with our art acquisitions policy.  

 An independent jury made up of Gisèle Lapalme, watercolour artist and teacher, Annabelle Laliberté, director of the MUSO, and Manon Côté, professional local artist, had the difficult task of choosing among the works submitted those that best reflected the theme of the exhibition which was the Language of Flowers.

 The 9 works chosen will be reproduced on banners which will adorn the Town’s streetlights next summer. “The goal is to highlight the dynamics of artistic creation and the contribution of local artists to our town’s cultural landscape while showcasing their work to maximize their exposure under the theme of the Language of Flowers”, added head librarian Michel Piché. Residents will therefore be able to enjoy these works of art throughout the summer of 2014. For your viewing pleasure, the works selected will be exhibited at the library from December 5 to 20, 2013.

Here is the list of artists whose works were selected:

 Geneviève  Ricard, Arabesque, acrylic

Pauline  Vohl, Épanouissement, mixed media technique

Liliane  Partikian, Les tournesols de M. Charles Pilon, watercolour

Rosalie Levi, Cally, Paversol sculpture

Micheline Gagnon Botescu, Mélancolie, oil

Christine St-Arneault, Toujours plus haut, oil

Peter Zeeman, Sa majesté écarlate, photography

Madeleine Turgeon, La force de la fragilité, ceramic and glass mosaic

Chantal Monfette, Unique, photography

When it adopted its cultural policy in 2010, the Town of Saint-Lazare also implemented an art acquisitions policy enabling it to acquire works by Saint-Lazare artists for its art collection and to display them for the benefit of its residents.

 For additional information, contact librarian in chief Michel Piché at 450 424-8000, extension 212.

Starting in 2014: return to a temporary weekly household waste collection in a 240 Litre-bin

SAINT-LAZARE, Quebec, November 29, 2013. Starting in January 2014, Ville de Saint-Lazare will reinstate the Wednesday weekly household waste collection all year long. Indeed, last Tuesday, November 19, 2013, members of Council unanimously agreed to return to a weekly garbage pick-up instead of garbage pick-up every two weeks during the cold months of October through May.

MRC compostable materials collection pilot program in 2014-2015 (brown bin)
This decision is a prelude to an MRC compostable materials pilot program schedule to start in 2014-2015 which will eventually be expanded to the entire region.  As these weekly compostable materials collections become accessible to all, the Town will eventually phase out the weekly household waste collections as part of its commitment to reduce to zero any organic materials sent to landfill by 2020 as required by the Québec Policy on Residual Materials Provincial. Proper and responsible waste management is a priority and Council looks forward to the changes in the next few years.

Household waste collection
Collections will continue to be held every Wednesday. Starting in 2014, residents will only be allowed to put one 240 Litre-bin by the curb.

Bulky items
Also starting in 2014, Council will allow residents to place a 2nd 240-Litre or 360-Litre rolling bin by the curb ONLY on bulky item collection days. We remind you that bulky items may be left by the curb on the first waste collection of each month. Any garbage surplus or smaller items MUST be in the second bin (not next to it). Garbage bags will not be picked-up.

Municipal garage dumpsters
Access to the municipal dumpsters remains unchanged. Residents may continue to bring their recycling surplus (boxes folded flat) and garbage bags (only) to the municipal garage at 1875 Avenue Bédard during opening hours and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. upon presentation of their resident ID card.

The Wednesday, January 1, 2014 collection postponed to Thursday, January 2
Since New Year’s Day 2014 falls on a Wednesday, the first collection of the year will take place on Thursday, January 2. Bulky items will also be collected on that day.

2014 at-a-glance collections calendar (self-adhesive calendar)
The residual waste pick-up calendar will be sent by mail before the start of the year 2014. It will exclude the information on the branch and leave collections. This info will be communicated separately in an e-notice.

If you have any questions regarding residual waste management, please contact the Town’s urban planning and infrastructure department at 450 424-8000, extension 250, or at .


Saint-Lazare, Quebec, November 29, 2013 – On Friday, November 29, 2013, Saint-Lazare mayor Robert Grimaudo, in the company of head librarian Michel Piché, officially launched a new service from the Saint-Lazare library: eBooks!

From left to right, Mr Michel Piché, head Librarian, Mr Robert Grimaudo, mayor, Mr John Wainwright, clerk, Mr Serge Gauvin, Biblionet, Mr Louis Paquin, director of Service des loisirs et de la vie communautaire, Mr Denis Briard, councillor, district 4 et Mrs Tammy D'Ambrosio, library technician, Anne Beale and Pauline Viau-Robillard, clerks.

”Here in Saint-Lazare, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to better serve the population.  It is with this in mind that we are launching today a project which combines proactive thinking and new technology. A project that is the reflection of our town and of its residents“, said Robert Grimaudo, mayor of Saint-Lazare.

”Today we are providing all resident card holders who are members of the library with access to a collection of eBooks. After activating their account at the library counter, residents will be able to choose among the more than 670 titles available on two platforms: Prêtnumé for French books and Overdrive for English books. As with paper books borrowed from the library, the loan period is three weeks.  At the end of this period, the downloaded book will no longer be available on your device“, added head librarian Michel Piché.

The implementation of eBooks represents an investment of $18,500 for 2013, with $6,500 spent on the French ($1,500) and English ($5,000) platforms and the remaining $12,000 used to purchase 670 eBooks in 2013.

We remind you that the library’s schedule of activities includes four e-book introductory workshops, in French on December 11 and January 16 at 7 p.m. and in English on December 18 and January 23. Finally, during the three months following the launch of this new media, a troubleshooting workshop will be held every Tuesday evening at the library to help users familiarize themselves with the basics of downloading.  

Once they have gained mastery of their tablet and/or e-reader, residents will have remote access to our eBooks collection without having to worry about returning the documents. Although in its early stages, this service is paving the way for the virtual library of the 21st century. Welcome to the future!

Go to eBooks section!
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Mayor Robert Grimaudo and the members of council meet with their fellow citizens.

SAINT-LAZARE, QUEBEC, November 11, 2013– Mayor Robert Grimaudo and councillors Ms. Lise Jolicoeur, Ms. Pamela Tremblay, Mr. Serge David and Mr. Richard Nataf invited all Saint-Lazare residents to meet with them on Saturday, November 9, 2013, between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

More than 50 residents accepted this invitation to get acquainted with the new Town council.

“I am delighted to be here with you today! I commit to advance municipal issues with the same determination I have showed previously and I take this opportunity to welcome all our councillors. I am confident that our council will work as a team for the good of the Saint-Lazare community“, said the mayor enthusiastically.

The mayor and members of council are available to hear your comments and concerns. They can be reached at:

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Le maire Robert Grimaudo et le conseil rencontre leurs résidents

INVITATION TO OUR RESIDENTS : Families and kids are welcome!

Meet your new mayor and council!
Ville de Saint-Lazare have the pleasure to invites you to meet your new mayor and council on
Saturday, November 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Food on the site.

WHEN: On Saturday, November 9
WHERE: Chez Maurice
ADDRESS: 1897 Chemin Sainte-Angélique, Saint-Lazare
TIME: From 9 :30 a.m. to 11 :30 a.m.

Information : Valérie St-Amant, 450-424-8000 extension 214

Rencontrez vos nouveaux élus!

Saint-Lazare congratulates its Next Star Alicia Moffet

Saint-Lazare, Quebec, October 18, 2013 – At the teen dance, Saint-Lazare mayor Robert Grimaudo, congratulated the young and talented Alicia Moffet, a resident of Saint-Lazare.

“Congratulations for the courage you displayed on The Next Star, you took on the challenge and you won! Over three million people voted for you and your fellow residents cheered for you all the way. The Town of Saint-Lazare encourages new talent and is therefore proud to offer you the Town’s official pen for the many autographs you will no doubt be signing in the future!” said Mayor  Robert Grimaudo enthusiastically.

Alicia amazed everyone with her outstanding performance of Rihanna’s “Stay” in front of an audience of over one hundred teenagers. The young star later signed autographs to the delight of young and old alike!

Congratulations to our own local talent! 

Congratulations to Alicia Moffet, a very talented Saint-Lazare resident who has a wonderful career ahead of her!

Alicia Moffet

Firefighters servicing their community
Halloween: security patrols on October 31
Saint-Lazare (Québec), October 15, 2013

Again this year, Saint-Lazare firefighters will be patrolling the streets of Saint-Lazare on Halloween night this Thursday, October 31, 2013 to ensure the children's safety while trick-or-treating.

Firefighters will give fluorescent necklaces offert by Association des Gens d'Affaires de Saint-Lazare.

Firefighters are there for you. Ask for help if needed!
Parents and children will be able to easily identify firefighters who will be driving around with their emergency vehicles or Town vehicles equipped with green revolving lights. Patrols will be running approximately from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ten Halloween Safety Tips
Kids must:

  • be accompanied by an adult;
  • trick or treat in one well-known area;
  • watch for moving vehicles when crossing streets;
  • wear warm clothing easily seen at night or reflective materials;
  • carry a flashlight;
  • avoid wearing masks that reduce vision (wear makeup instead),
    oversize capes and pants that make fall and hurt themselves.

Parents must:

  • accompany children;
  • inspect all candy;
  • report any signs of candy tampering to police.

Halloween 2013

Family Day 2013

Thanks for your participation

The Family Day is a success!

On Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saint-Lazare residents participated in the Family Day.


 More than 800 residents enjoy the numerous activities on the site.

Let’s celebrate all the families!


Thank you for your participation!
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Journée de la famille 2013

The Treasure Hunt is a success!

Thanks for your participation

The Treasure Hunt is a success!

On Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saint-Lazare residents participated in the Treasure Hunt.


 More than fifty residents registered and placed their treasures in good working order at the curb for free pickup by other members of the community on September 28. The objective of this event is to encourage the re-use and the recycling of objects in the community of Saint-Lazare.


Thank you for your participation!
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Chasse aux trésors 2013

Planting of 50 large calibre trees in the Boisé Sainte-Angélique sector

A $7,500 grant from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) and Tree Canada

 At around 10 a.m. on September 28, 2013, in the presence of Serge Girard, manager of the TD Coteau-du-Lac branch, and of Jean Jacques Lincourt, representative of Tree Canada, Saint-Lazare mayor Robert Grimaudo proudly launched the planting of 50 trees in the Boisé Sainte-Angélique sector, to the delight of some twenty residents who were on site to celebrate the greening of their neighbourhood.  

See the photos.


Installation of two underground water storage tanks for fire protection

Fire Risk Safety Cover Plan

Installation of two underground water storage tanks for fire protection

Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to inform its residents that work for the installation of two underground water storage tanks are beginning on Monday September 30 at the corner of Montée Poirier and Chemin Lotbinière and on Wednesday, October 2 at the corner of Chemin Sainte-Angélique and Chemin du Fief. The fiberglass tanks each have a capacity of 45,000 liters and will provide a fire protection water supply to areas that are not hooked up to the municipal water system.

New access road - Complete closure of the uncontrolled railroad crossing at the intersection of Sainte-Angélique and Duhamel

Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to inform motorists of the permanent closing of the uncontrolled railway crossing at the intersection of Chemin Sainte-Angélique and Rue Duhamel following the recent opening of the new section of Rue de Carillon which provides a safer access to the southern section of Chemin Sainte-Angélique. See the photo album.

Mayor Blood Drive on Monday, September 16

Mayor Robert Grimaudo was happy to participate to this event and thanks the 156 donors and the precious team of volunteers of Ron Pasquinni.
Thank you for environment!
Community project at Croissant du Harfang
Thanks to all volunteers who planted 40 trees!
SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), September 16, 2013

Soulanges MNA and Assistant Official Opposition Whip Lucie Charlebois, along with Ville de Saint-Lazare, are thanking all the volunteers who took part into the community tree planting event on Sunday, September 15 at the Croissant du Harfang. More than thirty people took part in this collective, sustainable development and the environment project!
Thank you for your participation!

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parc Westwood

No systematic branch collection in Saint-Lazare

Ville de Saint-Lazare, (Québec) June 3, 2013

Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to remind resident that there are no systematic branch collections in Saint-Lazare. Branches can therefore NOT be deposited by the curb unless the resident as successfully registered beforehand on one of the branch collection subscription dates listed on the website’s calendar. Considering the important forest cover which occupies our territory, the number of potential collection users, the number of registrations must be limited every month to respect the yearly budget of 40,000 $.

Because registrations are gaining in popularity, it is important not to wait at the last minute to register. Furthermore, once registered, the resident must respect all conditions listed at the time of the registration. Failing to do so, the branches will not be collected. By respect for neighbours and the cleanness of the neighbourhood, and not to leave branches by the curb for weeks or months to come, the resident will then have to remove branches left earlier by the curb and reregister, retain the services of a private shredding firm or, as a last resort, deposit them again by the curb during the first collection of the month while making sure the conditions are mentioned on the website are respected.

The Town’s contractor must respect a schedule and will ONLY collect branches at registered addresses. He will not collect any branches left by the curb at the last minute by a neighbor who would like to take advantage of his passage.

For any additional information contact the public works department at 450-424-8000 ext. 250. To resgister online The next online registration is August 5th, 2013.

is launching a visual art and fine craft competition and exhibit open to all Saint-Lazare visual and fine craft artists. The goal is to highlight the dynamic of artistic creation and the contribution of local artists to our town’s cultural landscape and showcase their work to maximize their exposure.

Ville de Saint-Lazare Pie Contest 2013

Congratulations to Mrs Denise Stilmann and her daughter Catalina Ruiz and her son Mathias Ruiz

See the album photo

Municipal election 2013

The Town takes part in the voting at home pilot project

The Town of Saint-Lazare is taking part in a pilot project designed to facilitate voting for electors unable to move about for health reasons. See details :

Summer consellors day 2013

Heat wave: high heat and humidity warning
Public air-conditioned hall at the community centre available for residents

Saint-Lazare (Québec), July 16, 2013

Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to inform residents that a high heat and humidity warning is in effect. For this reason, as a preventive measure, the Town is providing an air-conditioned hall (Saint-Louis 1) at its community centre (1301 Rue du Bois) for anyone who wishes to cool down for a few hours, especially those at risk so starting Tuesday, July 16 from 12 h (noon) to 9 p.m. until Friday, July 19 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.:30 p.m. Water bottles will be distributed. People can also enjoy the library services.

People unable to get there can call the fire department for transportation arrangements at 450-424-8000 ext. 206 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

If the heat wave persists beyond Friday, the Town will update you.

Everyone can also take advantage of the water games at parc Bédard

Humidex values will reach or exceed the warning threshold of 40. In such circumstances, we encourage everyone to follow these guidelines:
  • Spend at least 2 hours per day in an air-conditioned or cool place;
  • Drink a lot of water even before you feel thirsty;
  • Reduce physical effort;
  • Take cool showers or baths as often as needed or cool off using a damp facecloth;
  • Let someone know how you are on a regular basis or call your loved-ones (especially seniors);
  • Check the overall condition of your children, make sure they drink often and never leave them in a car or closed room without ventilation. The same applies for your pets;
  • If you don't feel well, contact a doctor or call Info-Santé at 8-1-1 for health advice;
  • In case of emergency, call 9-1-1.
More info is available here:
Railway accidents
A joint action plan
SAINT-LAZARE ( Quebec), on July 31st, 2013

As all Quebec municipalities, Saint-Lazare and its citizens were largely touched by the railroad tragedy that occurred on July 6th, 2013 in Lac Mégatic. So much so, members of Council intend to adopt a resolution in August to contribute to the Fund created in trust by the Union des municipalités du Quebec (UMQ) to help those victims.

Since the tragedy, numerous initiatives were taken separately across the region and Quebec, such as online petitions, including a petition launched by Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion and by the Union des municipalités du Québec. Ville de Saint-Lazare strongly encourages its residents to participate in these initiatives and wishes to reassure them that Council has asked the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, more specifically the MRC’s public security committee, to mobilize the local, regional, provincial and federal authorities to develop a shared plan of actions to look at the short, mid and long term safety issues. This initiative is just one of many undertaken over several years by the Town to secure the Vallée Chaline area which is landlocked by the Canadian Pacific railway. Indeed, above and beyond the meeting and intervention requests submitted to CP authorities throughout the years concerning, amongst others, the important vibrations caused by the passage of trains, evacuation procedures and a 9-1-1 protocol were implemented by the Town should the railway crossing become obstructed at the level of Chemin Saint-Louis and Route de la Cité-des-Jeunes. Furthermore, the Town has been actively working on developing a second exit in a two-phase project enabling the Town, in a first step, to put a stop to the train whistle sounded at the unprotected level crossing on Chemin Duhamel at the Chemin Sainte-Angélique intersection and, in a second step, to finally permanently remedy the “landlocked” problem caused by the railroad track.

Although the risk that such events as the one that occurred in Lac Mégantic can never be completely eliminated, it is essential that the efforts of all levels of government be coordinated in order to better assess and prevent the risks upstream, prepare the interventions, deploy the resources and optimize any restoring measures, should another accident occur.

According to the mayor of Saint-Lazare, Robert Grimaudo, “the railroad which crosses our region is one of the most solicited railways for the transportation of goods of all kinds, particularly hazardous materials, across Canada. It is essential to join our strengths and to show a common front on all aspects, including speed and merchandise transportation ".

Petitions can be signed here :
Vaudreuil-Dorion :

Union des municipalités du Québec :
It’s your town and we want your opinion!
Launch of the online survey: conservation of natural areas

Saint-Lazare proud recipient of a second Golden Feather
from the Quebec association of municipal communicators

Launch of the online survey : Mayor's word

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