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Resignation of Benoît Tremblay, District # 3 Councillor

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – District No.3 Councillor, Mr. Benoît Tremblay, announced his resignation on February 11, 2020. An election will be held, as provided for in the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, CQLR c. E-2.2.

District No. 3 voters are invited to regularly consult the Town’s Web site and local newspapers for information on the exact date of the by-election. As it stands, it is slated to take place by the end of June 2020.

Snow-hidden dangers

Dangers: risk of drowning and injury!

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Friday, February 7, 2020 – Some residents seem to be ignoring messages sent by the city and large signs prohibiting them from accessing AT ALL TIMES, WITHOUT EXCEPTION the work sites in Vallée-Chaline.

As responsible parents, you are asked to restrict access to your children. It is forbidden to slide on the grounds or to practice any other activity!

Real dangers

The snow hides great dangers

[1].         There is a real danger of drowning, hypothermia or being swept away by the current of the Quinchien River, which is particularly high (more than 1.5 m). Children who slide on the slopes can finish their run on the snow cover that hides the river. The Lifesaving Society reminds people that the snow cover that hides a body of water has the same effect as a blanket: it increases the temperature of the ice.

[2].         A real danger of superficial landslides remains possible and can cause sudden drops of several meters of heavy clay that could endanger the physical safety of anyone on the surface, especially children who are sliding!
 

Thank you for respecting the bans.

Registration underway for les Incroyables Chromosomes

Adapted leisure activities taking shape for 2020

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Monday, February 3, 2020 – Ville de Saint-Lazare is unveiling the first dates booked on Les Incroyables Chromosomes's 2020 calendar. The adapted leisure program is tailored for youngsters aged 6 to 17 living with disabilities, as well as their brothers and sisters aged 6 to 17.

Activity periods

Activities, such as adapted workshops, animations, trekking, outdoor games, tobogganing and swimming, are offered:

  •  Mostly on the last Saturday of each month with some exceptions (see calendar below)
  • From 9 a.m. to noon
  • At the nature park Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière)

Each period is developed around a theme. The workshops promote the child’s development of gross and fine motor skills, socialization and communication. Activities include sports games and free play periods at the participants' choice. The activities, which take into account the various handicaps, are supervised by specialised companions as well as by animators for the siblings.


Planned activity calendar and deadlines to register

Here are the first planned periods:

Jour
Deadline to register for this activity period
   1. Saturday, February 29
  Monday, February 17
   2. Saturday, March 28
  Monday, March 16
   3. Saturday, April 25
  Monday, April 13
   4. Saturday, May 30
  Monday, May 18


Eligible participants and costs

  • Priority is given to Saint-Lazare residents
  • If places are available, non-residents are admitted
  • Activities are offered at no cost to participants


Opening the participant’s file

  • To assess the child’s disability(s), needs and interests, and the number of siblings, aged 5 to 17, accompanying the child, the parent must complete the Participant questionnaire at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/ic.


Ad hoc registration

The parent must register his/her child (and siblings if applicable) fourteen (14) working days prior to participating to a session at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne to allow the team to plan human and material resources. The child is not required to participate to each period.


In the event of cancellation

If the child living with a disability is not able to take part in the activity, the parent may cancel the same morning, however a reasonable notice will allow other children that may be on the waiting list to take part in the activities.

Note if the child living with a disability cannot participate, nor can the siblings. The program aims to foster the integration of children living with a disability and should not be seen as “daycare services” for their siblings. 


You have questions?

Culture and Event Coordinator
Sabrina Addison-Thibault
450 424-8000, extension 217
saddison-thibault@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca


About Parc nature Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare

Located in the heart of Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the majestic hundred-year-old forest stretching over 330 hectares, this magical area offers a wide range of services, classes and activities throughout the year including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, skating, hiking, horse riding, swimming, wall climbing, archery and obstacle courses. Every year, the park welcomes over 600 young people as part of its day camp, several of whom are children living with disabilities. 


The park is well-equipped for children living with disabilities: wheelchairs, all-terrain equipment, Hippocampe chairs for the trails, lifts for hygiene purposes and access to the pool, adapted floatation vests, an access ramp for the pool, a calming room for those with sensory overload issues, behavioural issues, etc. The pool has also been significantly revamped to make it more accessible.


The park also provides various other services including access to a reception chalet, equipment rental, an activity room, indoor restrooms and outdoor chemical toilets, picnic tables, indoor fireplaces, play structures, a mini-farm (summer) and public WiFi. 

 

Avalanche of activities just in time for school break!

2020 Spring Break in Saint-Lazare : Registration start Monday, February 3rd

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Thursday, January 30, 2020  -  From March 2nd to March 6, a majority of school children and students will benefit from a well-deserved holiday. The Town of Saint-Lazare unveils its full calendar of activities for children, teens and families! Take the opportunity to complete the online registration on Monday, February 3rd at ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/congescolaire or in person at the Community Centre located at 1301 Rue du Bois.


Stay active, indoors… or outdoors!

The classic formula of drop-in activities offered at the sports complex, at the Community Centre and in our schools is back, including some novelties! On the program: skating, hockey, ringette, indoor soccer, spike ball, tchoukball, flag foot, ultimate frisbee, free soccer, and the introduction to various sports with Sport ball Québec. The Escape Game for 8 years and older, the English Tea Cooking Workshop and the Virtual Reality Workshop are among the novelties that will take place at the Community Centre. Popular past editions, LEGO’s creative workshop is back for 5 to 12 years old on Wednesday, March 4th from 10 am to 11:30 am Community Centre. Several activities are offered to outdoor enthusiasts: family cardio-f.i.t., snowshoeing, outdoor skating, sliding and cross-country skiing.


Story time in pyjamas

Children aged 3 to 7 years are invited to enjoy Storytime in their pyjamas on Friday, March 6. There will be an English story from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by a French story from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required online or by phone at 450-424-8000 extension 260.


Spring break camp for 5-12 year olds

Whether for a day or for the 5 days of the week, a new adventure awaits you every day including outdoor sports activities. Sliding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hosting, great snow games, artistic activities, DIY, indoor activities in our many venues, many other activities! Special speakers will visit some days! Registrations, required for this camp, will open on Monday, February 3rd for residents of Saint-Lazare at ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne and residents of Les Cèdres at: ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/congescolaire-lc. Non-residents will have access to registrations starting Monday, February 10 at: ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/congescolaire-nr. Make it quick, the seats are limited.

Ideas for dosing your teen break!

The Teen Zone offers both diverse and unique activities! The teen program begins with a cross-country ski evening under the stars on Tuesday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, March 4, at 4 p.m., we’ll receive a visit from a professional of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec who will host a fun workshop on robotics.

The Zone de Graff activity, which will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 5th, will please cartoonists at heart with the meeting of graffiti artists. Fans of DIY projects will be served with the launch at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 6 at the Bricolo – Café céramique located in Vaudreuil-Dorion. To close the break week, movie buffs are invited to watch a popular comedy at the Soirée Cinéma intérieur on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Teen Zone. Hot chocolate, popcorn and sweets will be served for the occasion.

A family show

Gabzy perd la boule will stop by at the Community Centre on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. to entertain and dazzle his audience with all of his talents. Volunteers and performances will succeed one another at an unbridled pace, with a staggering number of juggling acts on music as well as a unicycle number sure to involve kids as well as staff.

Babysitting and Camp Counsellor Skills Diploma (DAFA) trainings

Interested in babysitting? Plan to be home alone on occasion? Learn how to do it safely! Intended for youngsters aged 11 and up, the Babysitting Course is offered on Thursday, March 5 starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration is required online at http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne or in person at the Community Centre located at 1301 Rue du Bois.

Do you like working with kids? Would you like to work as a camp counsellor or facilitator when you turn 16? You’ll need some theoretical training first! The Camp Counsellor Skills Diploma (DAFA) is certification that prepares you for the responsibilities associated with hosting and leading recreational activities for children between the ages of 5 and 12. You’ll be required to complete the practical portion of your training by working as a volunteer assistant day camp counsellor during the summer 2020 season (70 hours minimum). Information on DAFA training: daycamp.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/formation. Cost: free for residents of Saint-Lazare, $40 for non-residents (payable before training). Registration is required online at www.programmedafa.com (select Montérégie, Ville de Saint-Lazare).

For the complete program line-up of activities, visit https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/congescolaire

2020 Snow Fest: great new activities and guaranteed fun

Town of Saint-Lazare

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Monday, January 27, 2020 – Festivalgoers are invited to Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare on February 7-8-9, 2020 to discover the attractions and celebrate the joys of winter. For this occasion, the site will be completely transformed into an enormous playground with tons of activities for visitors to enjoy. There’s something for everyone, so come outside and have some fun!

Friday, February 7, 2020, starting at 7:00 p.m., get your snowshoes on and enjoy an evening under the stars as you make your way through the 3-km or 4.1-km trails. Registration is required and can be done online at ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/fetedesneiges. Access to the site will be FREE for participants, but there will be a charge for equipment rental since quantities are limited—first-come, first-served. Bring your head lamps. Free snacks will be provided after the activity.  

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, starting at 6:30 p.m., residents and non-residents are invited to take part in some evening festivities. Access to the site is FREE! Come have some fun skating and tubing. At 7:00 p.m., you can watch a live Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maples Leafs hockey game on a giant screen—which means that your die-hard hockey fans don’t have to stay home and miss the festivities. Then, at 8:30 p.m., you can finish off the evening in style by watching the fireworks and enjoying the bonfire. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase on site—cash only. 

The evening’s festivities will then be followed by a fabulous day of outdoor fun on Sunday, February 9, 2020. From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities on the site: skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ATV rides, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, soccer on the snow, ice sculptures, ice man decorating workshop, introduction to different sporting activities, giant games in the igloo, craft workshops for kids, etc. It’s a perfect day for making great memories with family and friends! Hot beverages will be served free of charge. There will also be a canteen available for festivalgoers who wish to buy a few snacks. 


The Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare site is equipped with rest areas and heated facilities. Note that dogs are prohibited on the site during this weekend of festivities. 

During the 2019 edition, 1,600 participants took part in the winter festivities. For more information on the event or to plan your visit, consult our Web site at ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/fetedesneiges.

January blood drive in Saint-Lazare: Thank you to our 141 donors!


SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Wednesday, January 22, 2020  -  Ville de Saint-Lazare would like to thank Héma-Québec as well as blood donors and volunteers who took part in the first blood drive of the year, held at the Community Centre on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. If you consider that every blood donation can potentially help up to four people, a total of 564 patients will be able to receive those precious units of blood product. Thanks to the 141 people who braved the cold and rolled up their sleeves to donate. 

Pictured : Thank you to Hema-Québec staff, volunteers and donors who took part 
in the blood drive on Monday, January 20, 2020.

Note that Héma-Québec’s mission is to efficiently meet the needs of the Quebec population for quality blood and blood derivatives, human tissue, cord blood, breast milk and safe cellular products of optimum quality; develop and offer expertise as well as specialized, innovative services in the field of human biological products.

Blood is a unique, essential and irreplaceable product for which there is no artificial substitute. Maintaining the collective blood supply depends entirely on the generosity of individuals who want to share the gift of health.

For information on blood donation, visit www.hema-quebec.qc.ca.

Become a volunteer

Héma-Québec is regularly looking for new volunteers to ensure continuity. Training is provided to new volunteers for each proposed position. For more information or to volunteer, call 514-832-5000, extension 5162 or visit https://www.hema-quebec.qc.ca/donner-autrement/benevole/inscription/formulaire.en.html.

Winter Blood Drive

Monday, January 20, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Community centre (1301 Rue du Bois, Saint-Lazare)


Saint-Lazare (QUEBEC), Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – Town of Saint-Lazare invite residents to give blood on Monday, January 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the community centre (1301 Rue du Bois).

The goal for this collection is 145 donors.

Give blood. Give life.

Remember that Héma-Québec’s mission is to efficiently meet the needs of the Québec population for safe and optimal-quality blood and blood products, human tissues, cord blood, mother’s milk and cellular products and to develop and provide expertise and specialised innovative services in the field of human biological products.

 For additional information on blood donations, go to www.hema-quebec.qc.ca.

 

 

Active lifestyle: start 2020 off on the right foot!

Family Nordic Challenge: a free introduction to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing open to all on Sunday, January 26, 2020

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Wednesday, January 15, 2020  -  Ville de Saint-Lazare encourages residents to adopt an active lifestyle all throughout the year, regardless of the season. As part of its annual family-oriented programming of sporting and fitness activities—My choice for an active lifestyle—the Town would like to invite you to take part in its 1st outdoor activity on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière).

A family challenge that combines pleasure, trials and discoveries
Young and old, with or without experience, are invited to discover the pleasures of the nature park, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing while taking up the challenges at our 4 activity stations! Hold on, this is not a race but an activity that allows you to practice (or discover) your talents on cross-country skis and snowshoes, to discover the wonderful site of the park, while taking on challenges and running the chance to win prizes (punching your participation card at each station). Each snowshoe and cross-country ski circuit varies between 60 and 90 minutes depending on the level of agility of the participants. Hot broth and healthy snacks on the menu, as well as tube sliding, obstacle courses and skating for those who will have finished the challenges in record time! All free for those who register for the challenge! 

Several departures, limited rental equipment
Several departures are scheduled for this Northern Challenge, the first at 10 a.m., the last at 1 p.m. Allow time to park, retrieve your identification tag, rent any required equipment if required, before starting the challenges. Given the limited number of snowshoes and cross-country skis, the City encourages you to bring your equipment. Please note that any loan of equipment will be for a limited period of time to allow all those who do not have equipment to participate. 

Non-residents, not registered
Note that non-residents who wish to access the site without registering for the challenge will be able to do so at the ongoing daily access fee. They will be able to encourage participants and enjoy activities such as tube sliding, skating and hosting.

Registration free but required
Since this is the first edition of the activity and organizers wish to ensure adequate resources for participants, the Town invites those who are interested in taking part to register now, either online at http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/definordique or by phone at 450-424-8000, extension 220 prior to 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2020. It's easy to challenge yourself, and it’s even more enjoyable when you can do it in a fun and festive atmosphere! Join us on Sunday, January 26, 2020! 

 

Heavy rain and ice

Update: Sunday, January 12, 5:15 p.m.

We would like to thank the residents who helped their neighbours and other residents over the weekend. The resilience of affected home owners deserves to be highlighted. Thank you for your patience and collaboration with the 3-1-1 and the emergency teams.

Public works teams worked with the Service de Sécurité Incendie ville Saint-Lazare, the community patrol and specialized companies to pum water in several areas last night and this morning.

Today, other workers have secured streets, sidewalks, municipal parking, etc.

Power outages: if any, click here for hydro-Québec updates (Link: https://pannes.hydroquebec.com/pannes/bilan-interruptions-service/monteregie/vaudreuil-soulanges/saint-lazare-v.html)

Natural Christmas Trees: the collection of natural trees should start as planned tomorrow. It can take several weeks, depending on the conditions and other municipal emergencies. Please remove the trees from their bags and remove them from the ice, if possible.

Aqueduct network: even if they were cleared Friday and during the weekend, many sump grates need to be cleard of snow again following the passage of the snowplow. Don't hesitate to clear yours gently, with a shovel, or with the tip of your foot to help the water flow.

Heavy rain

Update: Sunday, January 12, 8:20 a.m.
  • We welcome you at the Saint-Angélique Hall between 8:00 am and noon (and more if the situation requires it)
  • The efforts of our teams continue on the ground with specialized equipment and pump trucks.
  • 3-1-1 is the preferred telephone number for any municipal emergency.
  • Be careful if you need to walk or drive outside.

Power outage updates:
https://pannes.hydroquebec.com/…/vaudre…/saint-lazare-v.html

Difficult weather conditions

Update: Saturday January 11th, 10:20 p.m.

Several teams worked simultaneously and tirelessly with specialized equipment to clear ice, dig ditches, accompany residents in their efforts, pump water, block streets, arrange detours and help residents in need, etc.

The degree of emergency varied from one sector to another but we will not forget anyone.

Our hearts go out to the residents who are experiencing problems and we are making every effort to support them.

Oublic works teams on the field tonight

Firefighters and first people on the field tonight

The 3-1-1 service is the go-to number tonight to communicate your municipal emergency

Updates on power outages: if any : https://pannes.hydroquebec.com/pannes/bilan-interruptions-service/monteregie/vaudreuil-soulanges/saint-lazare-v.html

Shelter: The Town of Saint-Lazare invites residents who are in difficulty or who have no electricity, to come and warm up at the Sainte-Angélique Hall (1960 Chemin Sainte-Angélique) this Saturday, January 11, between 6 p.m. and midnight (Note: for the night, we will adapt according to how the situation evolves).

The centre will also be open on Sunday, January 12, between 8 a.m. and noon (and more if necessary).

Hot drinks and snacks will be offered on this occasion.

Difficult weather conditions (update)


Update: Saturday, January 11, 4 p.m.

Difficult weather conditions (update)
 
- Team members of the public works and the Service de Sécurité Incendie ville Saint-Lazare working as we speak with specialized equipment.
 
- The Sainte-Angélique Hall open to residents Saturday night and Sunday
 
- 3-1-1 is the number to dial for municipal emergencies. The lines are not over capacity and the volume of calls is normal.
 
 
OPENING OF A SHELTER
 
The Town of Saint-Lazare invites residents who are in difficulty or who have no electricity, to come and warm up at the Sainte-Angélique Hall (1960 Chemin Sainte-Angélique) this Saturday, January 11, between 6 p.m. and midnight (Note: for the night, we will adapt according to how the situation evolves).
 
The centre will also be open on Sunday, January 12, between 8 a.m. and noon (and more if necessary).
 
Hot drinks and snacks will be offered on this occasion.
 
POWER OUTAGE
 
To follow the evolution of power outages, if any, click on the link: https://pannes.hydroquebec.com/pannes/bilan-interruptions-service/monteregie/vaudreuil-soulanges/saint-lazare-v.html
 
UPDATES
 
We invite you to check out our website and Facebook page for the most recent updates.

Weather Forecast


Our teams are ready. Are you?


Tips and tricks for the weekend:

  • limit/avoid traveling Saturday night and Sunday
  • at all times, be careful on the road
  • Municipal Emergency: Call 3-1-1
  • Non-urgent municipal request (tree to be taken down): www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne
  • If possible, avoid placing your natural Christmas tree at the curb before Sunday night (the collection should start Monday the 13th)
  • Parc nature les Forestiers will be closed on Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12, 2020.


Water grids cleaning operation

Our public works employees are working very hard to clear a maximum of water grids throughout the territory to avoid water accumulation.

Is your grid covered in snow? Please clear it to improve the water flow.

Thank you for your collaboration!

Downtown Saint-Lazare now reopened to traffic

Les travaux de pavage permanents sont complétés

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Friday, May 25, 2018 - It is with pleasure the Town of Saint-Lazare announces the complete reopening of its downtown core starting 5 p.m. on Friday May 25th, 2018. Weather conditions allowed the team to complete the permanent paving as planned.

We ask motorists to no longer follow directional signs,.
which will all be removed shortly.

The bus stops of Sainte-Angélique/ des Marguerites, Sainte-Angélique/ rue Leroux et Sainte-Angélique/rue Daniel will be re-established as of next Monday, May 28, 2018, in the morning and the bus of the circuit 51 will do its usual route.

The Town and its partners wish to thank you for your great patience and collaboration during this work and apologize for the inconveniences this work caused.

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Last updated: 02/11/2020
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