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Risk of collisions between pedestrians, cyclists and all-terrain vehicles

Multi-use trail in La Cité-des-Papillons

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Tuesday, August 4, 2020  -  Ville de Saint-Lazare encourages pedestrians and cyclists in La Cité-des-Papillons area, with access to the multi-use trail from rue des Saturnies and rue des Monarques, to be vigilant.

The City wishes to advise users that:

  • At the end of this multi-use trail, another trail crosses, this time dedicated to all-terrain vehicles
  • It is forbidden to venture on foot or by bike on this ATV trail
  • A real risk of collision does exist
  • Signs have been posted to advise users when the trail comes to an end and the where the risk of collision begins

As a preventative measure, please advise all members of your family who may inadvertently venture there during the day or evening when visibility is reduced, especially children and teens.

To view the area : https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/securiteroutiere

Take advantage of the last free outdoor shows: Laurette et Arlette, Travis Cormier

Neighbourhood meetings: In a park near you

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Monday, August 3, 2020  -  You didn't get a chance to enjoy any of the outdoor shows this summer? Then, it’s not too late to enjoy the last 2 free outdoor shows in a park near you! And good news, because of the new health regulations that raise to 250 the maximum number of people who can gather outside at the same time (while respecting the distance), it is no longer necessary to register!  Priority is still given to residents.

  • Family show - Laurette and Arlette (Tuesday, August 11)
  • Campfire Tour - Travis Cormier (musical show) (Thursday, August 13)

Bring your chairs, carpets, blankets, and disinfectant! Be advised parking spaces are limited in some parks!  In case of rain, all shows will take place outdoor but under the big top at Parc nature les Forestiers de-Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière). The City asks that spectators 12 years of age or older wear a mask or a face covering under the big top.


Reminder of sanitary measures

Participants are asked to respect the various health measures. Participants must, namely:

  • Bring their alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Bring their water bottle and refill it at the water fountain
  • Wash their hands with disinfectant before and after handling water fountain
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres and wear a mask when physical distance is not possible
  • Discard tissues and wipes in the garbage after use
  • Cough and sneeze in their elbow
  • Not come to the activity if they have COVID-like symptoms

 

For a detailed description of each activity, please visit the Town’s website at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/activitesponctuelles.

Enjoy the last workouts: line dancing, Zumba and cardio fitness

In 2020, I train for an active lifestyle

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Monday, August 3, 2020 – You haven’t had a chance to participate this summer? Then it is time for you to discover these free one-hour “express” family training sessions at Parc Bédard from 7 p.m. to 8 pm. There are only 4 sessions left on the calendar! In addition, good news, with the new sanitary guidelines raising the maximum number of people who can gather outdoors at the same time to 250 (while respecting distancing), registration is no longer required! Priority is always given to residents and participants must be at least 6 years old.

  • Monday, August 10: American Line Dancing
  • Wednesday, August 12: Zumba
  • Monday, August 17:  20-20-20 cardio fitness
  • Wednesday, August 19:  Zumba

In case of bad weather, the City notifies participants of any cancellation on the day of the event before 5 p.m. on its website at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/bouge and on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/villesaintlazare.

Reminder of sanitary measures

Participants must:

  • Bring their alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Bring their water bottle and refill it at the water fountain
  • Wash their hands with disinfectant before and after handling water fountain
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres and wear a mask when physical distance is not possible
  • Discard tissues and wipes in the garbage after use
  • Cough and sneeze in their elbow
  • Not come to the activity if they have COVID-like symptoms
  • Cancel their registration at the latest at noon on the day of the activity

Thanks to our MAJOR sponsors:

  • IGA – Famille Déziel
  • Maryline Picard – Députée de Soulanges
  • Opto-Réseau St-Lazare
  • Pharmacie Brunet Plus (Pharmacie Sandra Bordus)
  • Sablières Chevrier et Fils Inc.
  • Symbiose – Centre dentaire

 

Until Thursday, August 13, 2020: in a park near you

Neighbourhood rendez-vous

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), le Wednesday, July 29, 2020  -  Until Thursday, August 13, 2020, the Service des Loisirs will be offering cultural activities in various neighbourhood parks!  Bring your chairs, carpets, blankets and disinfectant! Please note that parking spaces are limited in some parks!

Mandatory registration

Despite the recent health advisories announced by the government, which raise to 250 the maximum number of people who can gather outdoors at the same time (while respecting distancing), the Town is asking residents who wish to take part in the next 2 activities organized as part of the “In a park near you” program to register here www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne.  Starting August 3rd however, registrations will no longer be required.

Bring your chairs, carpets, blankets, and disinfectant! Be advised parking spaces are limited in some parks!  In case of rain, all shows will take place outdoor but under the big top at Parc nature les Forestiers de-Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière). The City asks that spectators 12 years of age or older wear a mask or a face covering under the big top.

Activities and registration

Residents interested in participating must register online and register ALL members of their family who will attend here www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne.  A valid resident ID card is required for each participant to be able to register.

July and August

Registration period

Date | Time

Activity

Park

Cancellation

Monday, July 27 to Sunday, August 2 at midnight

Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Family entertainment - Cor à conte

Parc Maple Ridge

(1145 Rue de Maple Ridge)

At the latest at NOON the day of the activity you are registered for

450-424-8000 
ext. 220

or

loisirs@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

Thursday, August 6 at 8 p.m.

Campfire tour - Mélissa Ouimet (musical performance)

Parc Evegreen

(2625 Rue du Bordelais)

 

Reminder of sanitary measures

Participants are asked to respect the various health measures. Participants must, namely:

  • Bring their alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Bring their water bottle and refill it at the water fountain
  • Wash their hands with disinfectant before and after handling water fountain
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres and wear a mask when physical distance is not possible
  • Discard tissues and wipes in the garbage after use
  • Cough and sneeze in their elbow
  • Not come to the activity if they have COVID-like symptoms and
  • Cancel their registration at the latest at noon on the day of the activity

 

For a detailed description of each activity, please visit the Town’s website at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/activitesponctuelles.

 

 

Free registration for the Zumba and Hatha Yoga activities in Parc Bédard

In 2020, I train for an active lifestyle

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Tuesday, July 28, 2020  -   Despite the recent health advisories announced by the government, which raise to 250 the maximum number of people who can gather outdoors at the same time (while respecting distancing), the Town is asking residents who wish to take part in the next 2 activities organized as part of the “I train for an active lifestyle” program to register here www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne.  Starting August 3rd however, registrations will no longer be required.

Let’s recall these free one-hour express outdoor training activities are meant for the whole family (at least 6 years of age) and take place at Parc Bédard (1591 Avenue Bédard) from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. In case of bad weather, the City notifies participants of any cancellation on the day of the event before 5 p.m. on its website at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/bouge and on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/villesaintlazare.

 

Registration period

Activities

Cancellation

Monday, July 27 to Sunday, August 2nd at midnight

Monday, August 3:  Zumba

At the latest at noon on the day of the activity to which you have registered

450-424-8000, ext. 220

loisirs@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

Wednesday, August 5: Hatha yoga

 

Reminder of sanitary measures

Participants must:

  • Bring their alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Bring their water bottle and refill it at the water fountain
  • Wash their hands with disinfectant before and after handling water fountain
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres and wear a mask when physical distance is not possible
  • Discard tissues and wipes in the garbage after use
  • Cough and sneeze in their elbow
  • Not come to the activity if they have COVID-like symptoms
  • Cancel their registration at the latest at noon on the day of the activity


Thanks to our MAJOR sponsors:

  • IGA – Famille Déziel
  • Maryline Picard – Députée de Soulanges
  • Opto-Réseau St-Lazare
  • Pharmacie Brunet Plus (Pharmacie Sandra Bordus)
  • Sablières Chevrier et Fils Inc.
  • Symbiose – Centre dentaire

Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare

Temporary closure of the pool at the nature park until further notice

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Saturday, July 18, 2020 – The City wishes to inform residents that the outdoor swimming pool at the parc nature Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare will be closed until further notice starting Sunday, July 19, 2020, due to quality tests that have proven to be non-compliant. Note that the microbiological and physico-chemical quality of water in public basins must comply with government standards. The City must adjust it to make it compliant. Note that these result does not jeopardize the health of residents. Thank you for your patience. Residents will be notified of the reopening as soon as possible.

Pink water in Saddlebrook

Saddlebrook’s aqueduct network – pink water
Back to normal 

Updated July 20, 2020

Municipal teams have completed operations to restore the situation
  • If you still see a pinkish tint to the water coming from your pipes please notify Public Works:
    • During office hours at 450-424-8000, ext. 235
    • Outside hours at 3-1-1.

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Saturday, July 18, 2020  –  The City wishes to advise residents serviced by the Saddlebrook water network in Saint-Lazare that it is currently working to restore the aesthetics of their water. Indeed, many residents noticed a pink colored water yesterday in the evening of Friday, July 17, 2020. This color is caused by a problem in the dosage of potassium permanganate, a product added to the water to improve its appearance, in particular to remove the yellowish or brownish color left by iron and manganese naturally present in the water.

Although not harmful to health, the city still suggests not to consume it and to wait for the return to normal to do their laundry. The appearance should be restored at the latest in the morning of Sunday, July 19. To accelerate the return to normal, municipal teams are currently flushing the water pipes in this area to restore the situation.

Question / preoccupation

For any question or preoccupation, do not hesitate to contact the Infrastructure department at 450-424-8000, ext. 235 during regular work hours. To consult the information available on the subject: https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/faqeau. To report a municipal emergency outside business hours, call 3-1-1.

Wearing of a mask or of a face covering mandatory as of July 18, 2020

In enclosed municipal public places

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Thursday July 16, 2020  -   Starting Saturday, July 18, 2020, and with the exception of people living with a particular medical condition¹ that prevents them from wearing a mask, it will be mandatory for anyone 12 years of age or older to wear a mask or a face covering² to access enclosed municipal public areas in all municipal buildings whether at city hall, the library, the municipal workshops, the community centre, the parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare and other municipal parks, including but not limited to:

  • Entrance halls
  • Meeting rooms and community halls
  • Washrooms and locker rooms
  • Town offices (by appointment)
  • Chalets

Note that this mandatory wearing of the mask concerns the general public only. The guidelines specific to municipal employees were developed by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) and may therefore differ from those of the public.

Visitors are asked to comply with the new government requirements. The City will deny entry to anyone refusing to comply with this new directive.

Instructions for the day camp and the teen camp

The City is awaiting more specific instructions from the government. At this time, the current guidelines continue to apply.

Moving activities to a partially covered public space

In the event a cultural activity is moved under the big top at the parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare (due to rain, for example), the City will ask spectators aged 12 or more to wear a mask or a face covering.

Additional details or instructions on wearing the mask or face covering

The City will adjust its guidelines based on any new government clarifications or guidelines.

 

¹ For example, a person waiting for a lung transplant, or with reduced lung capacity or requiring oxygen.

² the visors are not considered masks or face covers. People wearing a visor must also have a face mask or face cover.

Government instructions may be followed at  here. https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/wearing-a-face-covering-in-public-settings-in-the-context-of-the-covid-19-pandemic/.

Neighbourhood rendezvous

Starting July, 14, 2020: In a park near you

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Friday, July 10, 2020  -  Starting Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the recreation department will offer cultural entertainment in various neighbourhood parks! Bring your chairs, carpets, blankets, and disinfectant! Be advised parking spaces are limited in some parks!

Mandatory registration

  • In light of the sanitary instructions and the maximum number of 50 people who can gather outdoor all at once (while respecting social distancing), those interested must respect the sanitary measures and register during the periods specified below;
  • Activities are reserved for Saint-Lazare residents;
  • A waiting list will be created if the maximum number of participants is reached. For this reason, once registered, people experiencing COVID-like symptoms on the day of the activity and/or are unable to join the activity, are asked to cancel as soon as possible or at the latest at noon on the day of the activity to allow people on the list to participate.

Bring your chairs, carpets, blankets, and disinfectant! Be advised parking spaces are limited in some parks!  In case of rain, all shows will take place outdoor but under the big top at Parc nature les Forestiers de-Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière).

Activities and registration

Residents interested in participating must register online and register ALL members of their family who will attend here www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne.  A valid resident ID card is required for each participant to be able to register.

July and August

Registration period

Date | Time

Activity

Park

Cancellation

Until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13

Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Family entertainment - Le Bouquet

Parc Brazeau

(Rue des Semences)

At the latest at NOON the day of the activity you are registered for

450-424-8000 
ext. 220

or

loisirs@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m.

Campfire tour - Édouard Lagacé (musical performance)

Parc Saddlebrook

(2448 Rue Woodbine)

 

Monday, July 13 to Sunday, July 19 at midnight

Tuesday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Family entertainment - Le Amazing Phil

Parc Forest Hill Jr

(Rue Chanterel)

Thursday, July 23 at 8 p.m.

Campfire tour - Jean-Marc Couture (musical performance)

Parc À l’Orée-du-Bois

(1355 Rue du Bois)

Monday, July 20 to Sunday, July 26 at midnight

Tuesday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Family entertainment - Montagne

Parc école des Étriers

(990 Rue des Abeilles)

Thursday, July 30 at 8 p.m.

Campfire tour – Véranda (musical performance)

Parc Cedarbrook

(1571 Rue du Champagne)

Monday, July 27 to Sunday, August 2 at midnight

Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Family entertainment - Cor à conte

Parc Maple Ridge

(1145 Rue de Maple Ridge)

Thursday, August 6 at 8 p.m.

Campfire tour - Mélissa Ouimet (musical performance)

Parc Evegreen

(2625 Rue du Bordelais)

Monday, August 3 to Sunday, August 9 at midnight

Tuesday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Family entertainment - Laurette et Arlette

Parc Birchwood

(1325 Rue Jolicoeur)

Thursday, August 13 at 8 p.m.

Campfire tour - Travis Cormier (musical performance)

Parc Bédard

(1591 Avenue Bédard)

 

Reminder of sanitary measures

Participants are asked to respect the various health measures. Participants must, namely:

  • Bring their alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Bring their water bottle and refill it at the water fountain
  • Wash their hands with disinfectant before and after handling water fountain
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres and wear a mask when physical distance is not possible
  • Discard tissues and wipes in the garbage after use
  • Cough and sneeze in their elbow
  • Not come to the activity if they have COVID-like symptoms and
  • Cancel their registration at the latest at noon on the day of the activity

 

For a detailed description of each activity, please visit the Town’s website at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/activitesponctuelles.

Saint-Lazare: air-conditioned hall at the community centre, outdoor pool and water games open to public

Heatwave

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Wednesday, July 8, 2020  –  The Town will be providing an air-conditioned hall at the Community centre (1301 Rue du Bois) starting Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the hours indicated in the table below.

Residents can also enjoy the outdoor swimming pool at Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière) at the hours indicated below and water games at Parc Bédard everyday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Here are the schedules for facilities available to residents during this heatwave.

Day

Community Centre

Saint-Louis Hall

1301 Rue du Bois

Swimming pool at Parc nature les Forestiers*

(* free for Saint-Lazare residents)

Thursday, July 9

Noon to 8 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Family free swimming and one swim lane

Friday, July 10

Noon to 8 p.m.

4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Family free swimming and one swim lane

Saturday, July 11

Noon to 8 p.m.

1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Family free swimming and one swim lane

* Because of the pandemic, a maximum of 35 people can be in the pool at the same time. A maximum of 130 people around the pool. If you wish to enjoy the swimming pool you will have to respect the sanitary measures specified below. Access is free for residents. More info here www.lesforestiers.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca.

If the heat wave persists beyond Saturday, July 11, the Town will update the information here www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/santepublique.

Sanitary measures to respect if you want to enjoy the swimming pool:

  1. A distance of 2 metres between participants must be respected at all times. As a result, the number of people in the pool is limited;

  2. Access to aquatic facilities is prohibited for swimmers with COVID-19 symptoms;

  3. Hygiene and distancing measures;

    • Wearing a mask is strongly recommended if the distance of 2 m cannot be respected. The mask should not be worn in the pool;

    • Respect a 2 m distance from other people (not living under the same roof) in an outside of the pool;

    • Avoid touching your face;

    • Sneeze and cough in your elbow;

    • Discard your tissues after use;

    • Use alcohol-based disinfectant and wash your hands frequently;

  4. Levels of disinfectants used to treat water in public pools, as prescribed in provincial regulations, are meant to inactivate coronaviruses;

  5. Only washrooms are accessible, it is recommended that participants arrive wearing their bathing suit under their clothes;

  6. It is recommended that bathers bring their identified water bottle; it is not possible to drink directly from the water fountain.



During a heatwave, here are some important instructions:

  • 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:

https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/advice-and-prevention/health-and-environment/preventing-the-effects-of-oppressive-and-extreme-heat/.

In 2020, I train for an active lifestyle

On Mondays and Wednesdays from July 6 to August 19

Registration now MANDATORY

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Friday, June 26, 2020 - Ville de Saint-Lazare is renewing the free one-hour outdoor express training activities at Parc Bédard (1591 Avenue Bédard), starting Monday, July 6, 2020 at 7 p.m., this time twice a week. In case of bad weather, the city will indicate if the activity is cancelled here www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/bouge and on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/villesaintlazare.

Mandatory registration

In light of the sanitary instructions and the maximum number of 50 people who can gather outdoor all at once (while respecting the distance), those interested must register during the periods specified below. Priority is given to residents. A waiting list will be created if the maximum number of participants is reached. For this reason, once registered, people experiencing COVID-like symptoms on the day of the activity and/or are unable to join the activity, are asked to cancel as soon as possible or at the latest at noon on the day of the activity to allow people on the list to participate. Participants must be at least 6 years of age.

Activities, registration periods and cancellations

Those interested can register online here www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne.


July

Registration period

Activities

Cancellation

Monday, June 29 to Sunday, July 5 at midnight

Monday, July 6: Zumba

At the latest at NOON the day of the activity you are registered for
450-424-8000 ext. 220

Wednesday, July 8: Walking and running Intervals

Monday, July 6 to Sunday, July 12 at midnight

Monday, July 13: Fitness yoga

Wednesday, July 15: Zumba

Monday, July 13 to Sunday, July 19 at midnight

Monday, July 20: Zumba

Wednesday, July 22: Muscle training

Monday, July 20 to Sunday, July 26 at midnight

Monday, July 27: Abdominal-Buttock Pilates

Wednesday, July 29: Zumba

 

August

Registration period

Activities

Cancellation

Monday, July 27 to Sunday, August 2 at midnight

Monday, August 3: Zumba

At the latest at NOON the day of the activity you are registered for
450-424-8000 ext. 220

Wednesday, August 5: Hatha yoga

Monday, August 3 to Sunday, August 9 at midnight

Monday, August 10: American Line Dancing

Wednesday, August 12: Zumba

Monday, August 10 to Sunday, August 16 at midnight

Monday, August 17: Zumba

Monday, August 19: 20-20-20 (Cardio Fitness Mix)


Reminder of sanitary measures

Participants are asked to respect the various health measures. Participants must, namely:

  • Bring their alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Bring their water bottle and refill it at the water fountain
  • Wash their hands with disinfectant before and after handling water fountain
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres and wear a mask when physical distance is not possible
  • Discard tissues and wipes in the garbage after use
  • Cough and sneeze in their elbow
  • Not come to the activity if they have COVID-like symptoms and
  • Cancel their registration at the latest at noon on the day of the activity

 

Thanks to our MAJOR sponsors:

  • IGA – Famille Déziel
  • Maryline Picard – Députée de Soulanges
  • Opto-Réseau St-Lazare
  • Pharmacie Brunet Plus (Pharmacie Sandra Bordus)
  • Sablières Chevrier et Fils Inc.
  • Symbiose – Centre dentaire

 

Clarification concerning the maintenance of certain sports fields

Watering ban
Saint-Lazare: clarification concerning the maintenance of certain sports fields

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Friday, June 26, 2020 – In light of comments circulating on social media and concerns expressed by residents regarding the watering of sports fields during a watering ban, the City wishes to provide some clarifications.

The City waters certain sports fields only with untreated water, including the soccer and football fields at Parc Saint-Robert, Parc Saddlebrook and Parc Westwood, because of the sand foundation these fields were built on. The prolonged absence of watering hardens the surface and can cause the irreversible degradation of these public infrastructures jeopardizing the return to play of about 2,000 soccer players and nearly 350 football players.

These high-wear fields require great resistance to trampling and the city must offer players the best possible conditions, including soft grounds to play on, to limit their injuries.

Let us note that Parc Saddlebrook and Parc Westwood are supplied by dedicated water wells while Parc Saint-Robert is supplied with the water coming from the sand pit a few metres from the park.

Let’s recall also that the City does not water any public property for aesthetic reasons and that it waters the flower baskets and beds with untreated water as well, water drawn from surface water sources, including the source next to the pumping station on Chemin Sainte-Angélique and the water well located at Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare. The city’s trucks are also equipped with signs that indicate they are watering with untreated water (“Arrosage à l’eau non traitée ’’).

Larger signs will be installed shortly at each of these parks to make sure anyone walking or driving by are informed the fields are not watered with treated water. The information on the watering ban is available here www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/arrosage.

We thank you for your understanding.

Heatwave

Saint-Lazare: air-conditioned hall at the community centre, outdoor pool and water games open to public

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Friday June 19, 2020  –  The Town is providing an air-conditioned hall at the Community centre (1301 Rue du Bois) as of today Friday, June 19 2020 according to the schedule described in the table below. Refreshments and fruits will be offered.

Residents can also enjoy the outdoor swimming pool at Les-Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare Nature Park (2800 Chemin Lotbinière) and water games at Parc Bédard on a regular schedule from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m..

Here is the schedule of facilities available to residents during this heat wave.

Day

Sainte-Louis Hall 1301 Rue du Bois

Swimming pool of Parc nature les Forestiers*

(* gratuit pour les résidents)

Friday, June 19

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Family free swimming

Saturday, June 20

Noon to 8 p.m.

1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Family free swimming

Sunday, June 21st

Noon to 8 p.m.

1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Family free swimming

Monday, June 22

Closed

1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Family free swimming

Tuesday, June 23 Closed 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Family free swimming

* Because of the pandemic, a maximum of 35 people can be in the pool at the same time. A maximum of 130 people around the pool. If you wish to enjoy the swimming pool you will have to respect the sanitary measures specified below. Access is free for residents. More info here www.lesforestiers.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca.

If the heat wave persists beyond Sunday, June 21, the Town will update the information here www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/santepublique.

Sanitary measures to respect if you want to enjoy the swimming pool

 

  1. A distance of 2 metres between participants must be respected at all times. As a result, the number of people in the pool will be limited
  2. Access to aquatic facilities is prohibited for swimmers with COVID-19 symptoms
  3. Hygiene and distancing measures
  • Wearing a mask is strongly recommended if the distance of 2 m cannot be respected. The mask should not be worn in the pool
  • Stay within 2 metres in an outside of the pool
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Sneeze and cough in your elbow
  • Discard your tissues after use
  • Use alcohol-based disinfectant and wash your hands frequently.
  1. Levels of disinfectants used to treat water in public pools and spas, as prescribed in provincial regulations, are meant to inactivate coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV-2
  2. People 65 years of age and older are not advised to participate in organized activities.
  3. Only washrooms will be accessible, it is recommended that participants arrive wearing their bathing suit under their clothes
  4. It is recommended that bathers bring their identified water bottle; it will not be possible to drink directly from the water fountain

During a heat wave, here are some important instructions:

  • 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:

https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/advice-and-prevention/health-and-environment/preventing-the-effects-of-oppressive-and-extreme-heat/.

In effect in Saint-Lazare: prohibition of the use of water distributed by the municipal water supply system in certain cases

For an undertermined period of time

The mayor has decreed a ban on the use of any mechanical and automatic sprinkler system for watering lawns with treated water from any of Saint-Lazare’s municipal water networks as well as a ban on the complete filling of pools. This ban remains in effect for an undetermined period of time.

What does this mean in concrete terms?
 Any programmed mechanical or automatic sprinkler system must be immediately deactivated
 No washing of automobiles, walls and windows of a building, or driveways

No permits will be issued for:
o Watering new vegetation (lawn, seedlings, landscaping, etc.)
o The complete filling of a pool. Residents installing a pool during the ban must call a private tanker truck service to have water delivered (at their expense)

However, please note that:
o Watering and pool filling permits issued before June 20, 2020 will be honored. Holders of these permits must fully adhere to the conditions of the latter and ensure that the permit is visible from the road
o Watering with a self-closing hose held by one person at all times is permitted to water only vegetable gardens and flowers excluding the lawn,
o Watering systems that draw their water from a private well or a natural water source (lake, creek, etc.) are not affected by the ban


We would like to remind you that the anticipated shortage of drinking water is indebted to a combination of specific factors this year, specifically:

An increased number of citizens who:
o Continue to water between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. instead of between 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.
o Water any time of day, even when it is not permitted
o Do not respect the specific watering days assigned to them based on their house numbers

 The inability to produce drinking water at the speed at which it is used
 The inability to maintain the level of the water reserves
 The lack of precipitation to recharge the groundwater table
 May’s heat wave and possibly the longest heat wave in June’s history

Planning personal fireworks for la St-Jean? Don’t even think about it!

Fines of up to $1,000!  Patrols will be increased! 

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Friday, June 19, 2020  –  Without a permit, the use of fireworks is PROHIBITED in Saint-Lazare.

Why?

The incorrect use threatens:

  • The security of homes and property (vehicles, other infrastructures, etc.)
  • The safety of people
  • The safety of the Town (70% wooded territory - danger of forest fires)
  • One spark is enough to trigger a fire

Mandatory minimal distance requirements

In Saint-Lazare, very few sites meet the mandatory minimal distance requirements:

  • From all adjacent property lines
  • For spectators
  • From all combustible materials

Fine$

Note that a person can be held financially responsible $$$$ for any damage caused by his/her fireworks.

At the moment:

  • A ban on open-air fires and fireworks is currently in effect (visit the SOPFEU website https://cartes.sopfeu.qc.ca/#dangers)
  • The flammability index is currently EXTREMELY HIGH due to lack of precipitation
  • A heat wave is coming

If you witness a firework call 450-319-5000.

For information, please visit: http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/feuxdartifice 

Residents will be able to enjoy the municipal pool this summer

Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare’ outdoor swimming pool

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Friday, June 19, 2020 - Saint-Lazare announces the opening of the outdoor swimming pool at the Parc nature Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare starting Saturday, June 20. Residents who wish to enjoy the free swim periods should keep in mind there may be some waiting time given the limited number of people allowed in the pool at the same time.

Residents will also be able to register for the activities organized for the session. Hurry up, there are only a few places left in groups / classes on Thursday and Friday. Registration by phone at 450-424-8000, ext. 287 or by e-mail: lesforestiers@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca.

Users of the swimming pool must respect at all times the new measures put in place by the city, in line with the recommendations made by the Association des responsables aquatiques du Québec (ARAQ) in order to respect the Public Health recommendations.

Schedule for free swim periods, classes and activities starting Saturday, June 20, 2020

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Swimming lessons: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (starting July 5)

 

Aqua fitness:

8:45 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.

 

Aqua fitness:

8 :45 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.

Aqua fitness:

8:45 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.

Swimming lessons: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (starting July 4)

Family swimming 1 p.m. to 8 p.m

Swim lanes:

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Swim lanes

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

Family swimming 1 p.m. to 8 p.m

 

Family swimming 5:30 p.m. to

8 p.m

Family swimming 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m

Family swimming 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m

Family swimming 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m

Family swimming 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m

 

Schedule for Wednesdays, June 24 and July 1, 2020

The pool will be open for family swimming from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 and July 1st, 2020.

Public health measures - reminder

Due to COVID-19, various recommendations were issued by the Lifesaving Society Canada and the Association des responsables aquatiques du Québec.

  1. A distance of 2 metres between participants must be respected at all times. As a result, the number of people in the pool will be limited.
  2. Access to aquatic facilities is prohibited for swimmers with COVID-19 symptoms
  3. Hygiene and distancing measures
  • Wearing a mask is strongly recommended if the distance of 2 m cannot be respected. The mask should not be worn in the pool.
  • Stay within 2 metres in an outside of the pool
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Sneeze and cough in your elbow
  • Discard your tissues after use
  • Use alcohol-based disinfectant and wash your hands frequently.
  1. Levels of disinfectants used to treat water in public pools and spas, as prescribed in provincial regulations, are meant to inactivate coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV-2
  2. People 65 years of age and older are not advised to participate in organized activities.
  3. Only washrooms will be accessible, it is recommended that participants arrive wearing their bathing suit under their clothes.
  4. It is recommended that bathers bring their identified water bottle; it will not be possible to drink directly from the water fountain.


Follow updates and stay informed

For more information on the swimming schedule, for updates or to register for courses, visit the city's website at ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/loisircovid19.

Paving work starting June 22 for Rue Calypso, Rue Chaline and Chemin Lotbinière

Slope stabilization work in Vallée-Chaline

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Friday, June 19, 2020  –  With the slope stabilization project in Vallée-Chaline now completed, the contractor will proceed, starting Monday, June 22, to repairing the pavement of some road sections that were damaged by heavy truck traffic. The work will take place over a few days, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and should be completed, weather permitting, by the end of the day on Friday, June 26.

The paving work will take place on the following streets:

  • Rue Chaline
  • Rue Calypso
  • Chemin Lotbinière, over 75 meters, starting from Montée Saint-Robert.

 


Despite increased road signage and the presence of flag persons in some locations, the Town is asking residents of the area, as well as parents of children attending Les-Forestiers’ day camp to be particularly vigilant around worksites.

Residents may follow the project here http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/zonesdecontraintes.

New signage – be alert!

Reduced speed limits on Chemin de la Côte Saint-Charles and Chemin Chevrier

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Tuesday, June 16, 2020  -  Ville de Saint-Lazare announces the reduction of the speed limit on key sections of Chemin de la Côte Saint-Charles, between Chemin Sainte-Angélique and Rue du Sanctuaire, as well as on Chemin Chevrier.  These speed reductions, which will come into effect on Saturday, August 1st, 2020, will increase the safety of road users. New signage will reflect these changes in due time.

The speed limit so far:

  • announced by 70 km/h will be lowered to 50 km/h for Chemin de la Côte Saint-Charles;
  • announced at 50 km/h will be lowered to 40 km/h for Chemin Chevrier.

Visualize the sector https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/securiteroutiere.

TD Summer Reading Club – new online platform

On your marks, get set, read! 

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Thursday, June 11, 2020  -  The Saint-Lazare Library team invites young people 13 years of age or under to register for the 2020 TD Summer Reading Club, headed by the Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) between Monday, June 15 and Friday, August 14 at: www.clubdelecturetd.ca (active link starting Monday, June 15).


The Club aims to promote a love of reading and help children maintain academic skills throughout their summer vacation. There’s something for everyone, including kids with print disabilities as well as preschoolers and their families.

An all-new electronic log book!

Children and their families are invited to continue borrowing books from their library with our new contact-free loans and can do so by appointment only. Readers can compile their reading choices in a new online reading journal. A valid library membership card is required in order to borrow books.

Booking and picking books in 3 simple steps

In order to place a hold on online documents, by email or phone 

  • Step 1: Consult the online catalogue here http://st-lazare.c4di.qc.ca/ to select your documents;
  • Step 2: Place a hold on them as follows:
    • Online at http://st-lazare.c4di.qc.ca/ by adding them to your personal file. No automatic hold notices will be sent to you during this period.
    • By phone: 450-424-8000 ext. 260 (leave a message), during the library’s working hours, either between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday, or between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.
    • By email: supportstlazbiblio@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca (specify documents)
  • Step 3:
    • A clerk will contact you to arrange an appointment at the library, either between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday or between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.


Registration dates and adapted online form in the context of COVID-19

Parents are invited to sign their children, ages 6 to 13, up online at : https://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/about_the_club  Between Monday, June 15th and Friday, August 14th.

Kids will be able to register and participate online through the TD Summer Reading Club (TD SRC) website, which will launch on June 15, 2020. Kids can:

  • Create an online reading journal
  • Read ebooks
  • Vote in the Battle of the Books
  • Review books
  • Participate in weekly trivia
  • Write stories
  • Read and write jokes
  • Read an original web comic strip by Kean Soo
  • View author/illustrator readings and workshops
  • Print colouring sheets
  • Find the perfect book

Pickup at the time of your appointment:
  • Present yourself at the loan desk at the time of your appointment
  • Be on time! The duration of the appointment is maximum 5 minutes
  • Deadlines are to be expected. Maintain social distances.


Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no printed program materials that will be distributed for 2020. There will also be no closing ceremony and awards activities.

Information: 450-424-8000, extension 260.

 

Teen 2.0 for 12-17 year olds in Saint-Lazare in the context of COVID-19

Teen summer camp 2.0: because you haven’t spent a whole week with your friends for 3 months

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Friday, June 12, 2020  -  Ville de Saint-Lazare invites teens aged 12 to 17 who would like to spend a full week doing activities outside the home with their friends to register online at: daycamp.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/teen

Register online as of 8 am on Monday, June 15!

To be eligible, you must:

  • be between 12 and 17 years of age (age based on age as of September 30, 2020)
  • have a valid resident card
  • complete your online registration.

Registration will take place from Monday, June 15, 2020, from 8 am until Friday, June 26, 2020 at noon. The first-come, first-served rule applies.

Ratio and rate

The ratios applied are established by the Public Health Directorate: 15 youth/week. The rate is set at $90/week per teen and $250/week for non-resident teens.

Location and equipment required

The arrival and departure of the participants will be at the Community Center (1301 Rue du Bois). Here is the list of materials required for the Teen summer camp 2.0 participants:

  • Lunch (cold or hot, we have access to 2 microwaves)
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent if necessary for the participant
  • Reusable water bottle (we have access to a fountain for filling)

Programming

Two programs are available to you, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Programming 1: July 6-10 or from 13 to 17 July 2020, including:

Programming 2: July 20-24 or from 27 to 31 July 2020, including:

  • Video games and virtual reality
  • Photograph workshop
  • Creative workshop (Fil'ART)
  • Sports
  • BD creation workshop
  • Culinary workshop
  • Giant Games
  • Afternoon cinema
  • Jeux vidéo et réalité virtuelle
  • Photographe en herbe
  • Atelier de création (Fil’ART)
  • Sports
  • Atelier de création de BD
  • Atelier culinaire
  • Jeux géants
  • Après-midi cinéma 


Information : 450-424-8000, ext. 294 or by email at adozone@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca.

2020 day camp: some places still available and join the open house activity on the web

Day camp in Saint-Lazare in the context of COVID-19

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Thursday, June 11, 2020  -  Ville de Saint-Lazare invites parents who have not yet registered their children in the day camp to do so now by visiting daycamp.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/registrations. Some weeks being more in demand than others, the staff invites you to complete the online form, after which they will contact you in writing to specify the weeks assigned to you and the weeks for which your application will be on the list. Remember that due to COVID-19, the number of children accepted at the camp is reduced.


2020 parents guide

Let’s recall that parents will be required to consult and accept the new conditions for participation in the camp specified in the 2020 Parent’s Guide, namely:

  • Councillor / child ratios
  • The pairing with friends
  • The full-time registration for daycare
  • The sanitary conditions

The 2020 Parent’s Guide will be emailed to parents of registered children and can also be viewed online under the Parents’ Corner section: daycamp.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/important-documents

New open house formula on the web

Please note that the regular open house will not take place this year. But hold on! Our animation team is preparing a suprise video presentation that will introduce camp staff and our infrastructures to our little campers! Stay tuned! The new video will be aired in the days leading up to the start of the day camp.

Information : 450-424-8000, ext. 287 or by email at campdejour@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca.

Réouverture des parcs et des installations sportives

Parks and sports facilities in Saint-Lazare

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Friday, June 5, 2020    Saint-Lazare has begun reopening its parks and sports facilities while reminding its residents of the sanitary measures to be followed, as recommended by the Public Health department.


Signs and updates

Municipal teams are in the process of replacing park closure signs with Covid-19 signs indicating the “open/closed” status of each installations. The City invites residents to refer to these new signs when visiting a park. 


Sanitary facilities and water fountains

The city is preparing to reopen the sanitary facilities in the coming days and weeks. Thank you for your patience and for throwing your disinfecting wipes in the garbage! Users will be asked to refill their reusable bottle rather than drink directly from the fountain.


Lighting systems in parks

The city is testing and verifying the lighting system’s programming starting Friday, June 5 for the reopening of parks this Monday. Thank you for your understanding!


Playground modules and park furniture

Remember the playground modules, park benches and picnic tables are not disinfected by the city. Users are invited to wash their hands before and after their use. Note that the city is preparing for to reopen sanitary facilities.

Water games now open everyday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Bring your own alcohol-based hand sanitizer (toilets are closed, no sinks)
  • Apply hygiene measures indicated (e.g. frequent hand disinfection, especially after swimming, before and after eating)
  • Never swallow the water
  • Anyone with cough, fever, difficulty breathing or other symptoms should not go into water games.


Sports facilities open to unorganized drop-in practice on Monday, June 8

The various sports facilities (soccer fields, baseball, basketball, etc.) will be open for non-organized drop-in practice. The municipal team is making every effort to install the equipment as quickly as possible (installation of goals, nets, furniture, etc.). Thank you for your patience! The volleyball court is close because it is undergoing some improvement work.
 
Note that sports clubs are currently developing their guidelines and will notify their members when their resume their activities according to the instructions issued by the government.
 
Skatepark reopens at the latest June 15 or before
The city is preparing the opening of the skatepark. Thank you for your patience!


Activity programming in parks

The city is working on it and will unveil it as soon as it can!          


Outdoor pool at the nature park

The city is also preparing for the reopening of the swimming pool and classes according to government instructions. Thank you for your patience!


Reminder of sanitary measures

The Town invites users to respect the various health measures set out by the Public Health department when using playground modules, sports and sanitary facilities, as well as street furniture, namely:
  • Bring alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Wash their hands with disinfectant before and after playing in playground modules, using street furniture (bench, water fountains, etc.);
  • Bring their water bottle and refill it at the water fountain when they are open;
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres and wear a mask when physical distance is not possible;
  • Discard tissues and wipes in the garbage after use;
  • Cough and sneeze in their elbow
  • Not visit parks if they have COVID-19 related symptoms (including cough, fever and difficulty breathing).


Follow the evolution and stay informed for new guidelines

To follow the evolution of sports facilities that will be open or closed, visit the city’s website at: ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/loisircovid19.

Library: contact-free loan service since Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Reopening of the Saint-Lazare library

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Wednesday, June 3, 2020   Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to inform residents that the library offers a contactless loan service by appointment since June 2, 2020.

The Town would like to point out that only the loan desk will be open to the public by attributed appointment. All other spaces in the library will not be accessible to the public.

Booking step by step

Reservation of your documents online, by email or phone

  • Step 1: Consult the online catalogue to select your documents;
  • Step 2: Book them as follows:
    • Online by adding them to your personal file. No automatic booking notices will be sent to you during this period.
    • By phone: 450-424-8000 ext. 260 (leave a message), during the library’s service hours, either between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday, or between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.
    • By email: supportstlazbiblio@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca (specify documents)
  • Step 3:
    • A clerk will contact you to arrange an appointment at the library, either between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday or between noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Pickup at the time of your appointment:

  • Present yourself at the loan desk at the time of your appointment

  • Be on time, the duration of the appointment is maximum 5 minutes

  • Deadlines are to be expected, maintain social distances

Book returns and late fee:

  • Returns are limited to the outer book drop located at the front of the library
  • No late fees will be charged during the contactless loan period.

 

Purchase suggestions

By phone at: 450-424-8000 ext. 260 (leave a message)

    • Access the catalogue
    • Access your personal file
    • Click on « purchase suggestion» in your personal file

Ebooks

The library offers more than 3,000 digital books to its users. To activate your online account and receive instructions for your device, email us at tdambrosio@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca or consult the e-book Getting started guide at https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/guide-de-demarrage-covid.

  • French eBooks:
  • English eBooks:
    • Access the catalogue
    • Access your personal file
    • Click on “eBook”
    • Click on “all e-books”
    • Select the book to download.

Outdoor watering ban "imminent"

Ville de Saint-Lazare

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Thursday, May 28, 2020  –  Due to the special COVID confinement circumstances as well as the recent heat wave, the overuse of drinking water for lawn watering and filling of pools, the City is considering one or more forms of outdoor watering ban if consumption does not drastically decrease in the coming days. Consumption has reached a historic level. The level of some water tables is, at this time in May, comparable to what it is at the end of summer! This has been unheard of in Saint-Lazare!

How to help avoid this ban? 

While a more judicious use of water for our essential needs is always required, the quickest way to control the level of the water table is to control our outdoor use for lawn watering purposes. A yellowed lawn is only dormant and comes back to life as soon as the rain returns. So why waste it and jeopardize the supply for essential services and fire services?

We therefore urge all residents, even private well owners (since we share the same water tables), to stop unnecessary watering and to comply with the new watering regulations summarized here at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/eauaqueduc.

We would like to remind you that if the city were to decree a complete watering ban, no new permit would be issued for watering or filling a pool. Therefore, residents will not be able to plant new vegetation, install a new lawn and, will have to retain, at their own charge, the services of a private company to fill their pool.

One single number to report on illegal watering
You can report if:
  • No permit is displayed in the window (for pool filling, watering new vegetation)
  • No municipal sign with the mention « Arrosage à l’eau non traitée » is visible from the road (private wells – unregulated)
  • If anyone is watering on a Tuesday, a Friday or a Saturday
  • If anyone is watering during the day OTHER than with a hand held self-closing lance
  • If anyone is watering while it is raining
  • If an EVEN address is watering on a Sunday or a Wednesday
  • If an ODD address is watering on a Monday or a Thursday
  • If a mechanical watering system is running OTHER than between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • If an automatic watering system is running OTHER than between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.

By leaving a message at 450-319-5000

 

 

 

Together, let’s reduce water waste in Saint-Lazare

New rules for outdoor use of drinking water and irrigation systems

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Thursday, May 21, 2020  –  You installed a new vegetation and got your permit for watering it? Fantastic! You plan to set up your green spaces or install an automatic sprinkler system? Because of the summer waste of drinking water distributed by municipal aqueduct networks, mainly caused by people watering their lawns, Ville de Saint-Lazare would like to remind residents of the new rules in force since March 18, 2020 for the use of drinking water and automatic sprinkler systems. These provisions apply whether or not you have obtained your permit for the installation of new vegetation.

Main amendements

[1].   From now on, watering vegetation will be possible as follows:

  • By an automatic sprinkler/irrigation system (underground) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  • By an above-ground mechanical system from 20 p.m. to 22 p.m.
  • 1 hour less than before for each authorised period
  • The period for watering new vegetation in the fall has been extended by one month to November 1st, and still requires a permit
  • Watering of any new vegetation is no longer permitted after November 1st, nor before May 1st of the following year
  • Watering of any existing vegetation is no longer permitted after October 1st, nor before May 1st of the following year
  • Watering is prohibited when it rains
  • Note: designated days of the week remain the same for even-numbered and odd-numbered addresses.

[2].   Underground automatic watering systems will now require the following devices:

  • An automatic moisture detector or an automatic shut-off device in case of rain to prevent the system from turning on
  • A backflow valve to prevent any contamination of the drinking water distribution network
  • An electric valve activated by an electric control mechanism to control the automatic sprinkling or cycle control
  • A handle or gate valve accessible from the exterior to cut-off the flow of water in case of breakage or emergency
  • Any automatic watering system installed prior to March 18, 2020, shall be upgraded, replaced or decommissioned by May 31, 2021.

[3].   Finally, fines for violations have generally been increased by 150%.

The full text of By-Law Number 667 regarding the use of water distributed by the municipal water network is available on the city’s website at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/reglements.

An information leaflet summarizing the by-law and specifying the devices required for automatic systems was sent by mail to all the residents earlier this spring. The leaflet is available on the website http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/eauaqueduc.

In addition, all the new provisions are illustrated in the new explanatory video available on the city’s website: http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/eauvideo.

Reopening tennis and pickleball courts

Free practice in singles only since Wednesday, May 20, 2020

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Thursday, May 21 2020   Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to inform the residents of the reopening of the tennis and pickleball courts is effective since Wednesday, May 20, 2020, subject to compliance with the sanitary conditions set out in ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/loisircovid19 as illustrated here:


Warning:

  • Only tennis courts will be open
  • All other sports facilities, including the playground modules, remain closed
  • The courts are reserved for Saint-Lazare residents of Saint-Lazare
  • Courts are accessible only through a key purchased online

Reopening from Wednesday, May 20, 2020 to November 15, 2020

Parc Blueberry Hill : ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/parcblueberryhill

7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Tennis (1 court not lit)
Note : pickleball is no longer offered


Parc de Saddlebrook :ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/parcdesaddlebrook  

7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Tennis (2 courts lit)
Pickleball (2 new courts lit)

Parc Bédard : ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/parcbedard

7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Tennis (4 courts lit)
No pickleball court


Parc de la Vallée-Chaline : ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/parcdelavalleechaline
7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Tennis (1 court not lit)
Pickleball (2 courts not lit)

 

Online key sale blitz

A key sale blitz will take place only at: https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne

 

From Monday, May 18 to Thursday, May 28, 2020
  • Cost $8/ key (taxes incl.)
  • Maximum 2 keys per family
  • Valid citizen’s card required for the purchase
  • To validate your ID in times of COVID, follow instructions here: ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/carteducitoyen

Only one member of the family will be able to recover his/her key or both keys the next day or the 1st business day following the purchase:

  • From a superintendent posted at the entrance of the Community centre (1301 Rue du Bois) as follows:
    • Tuesday, May 19 to Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday, May 22, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Monday, May 25 to Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday, May 29, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

After Friday, May 29, 2020:


Online reservations

Visit the regular tennis section: ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/tennis

Bear travelling through our Town

SAINT-LAZARE, Quebec, Thursday, May 21, 2020   –   A bear has been spotted a few times in recent days, especially in the Pinière area.

Wildlife Protection has been notified and does not intend to take any specific measures to search or locate the animal, unless there is a significant danger. Generally discreet, wild animals, including the bear, may occasionally end up in residential areas. If his activities are not disturbed, the animal will only pass through. Wildlife Protection invites residents to remain vigilant and to stay away from it, not to attract it, feed it, or surprise it and especially not to leave any waste, food or feeders at its reach because of its fine sense of smell.

Let’s recall Saint-Lazare, which is far from being a “concrete downtown”, spreads over a mainly forested area of 67 km ². Wildlife, including moose, deer, coyotes, foxes, raccoons and the occasional bear also share our territory and are an integral part of our reality. Usually discreet, it is possible these animals occasionally end-up in a residential area. If their passage is not disrupted, the animal will usually move on.

For more information on bears https://mffp.gouv.qc.ca/faune/securite/ours-responsabilite.jsp.

Saint-Lazare offers the monthly payment of taxes

COVID-19 pandemic

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – The Council wishes to extend the support it is offering to its residents and businesses experiencing financial difficulties by giving them the option of paying the balance of their taxes through 6 monthly payments between July 15 and December 15, 2020. A tax statement will be mailed out to property owners in the coming weeks. This option does not apply to complementary tax accounts or transfer rights. Property owners have different options available to them, depending on their situation. 
 

Situation 1 – I have not paid my 1st and/or my 2nd tax instalment in 2020
Property owners who are late in paying their 1st instalment and/or who have not yet paid their 2nd instalment can pay the balance owing of their 2020 unpaid taxes however they wish as long as they make the minimum payments required for the deadlines of July 15, August 17, September 15, October 15, November 16 and December 15, as indicated on their new tax statement. Although minimum payments are required by these new dates, property owners can nonetheless pay off the balance owing sooner if they desire. 


Situation 2 – I have already sent in my post-dated cheques but would like to make monthly payments instead.

Property owners who have already sent in their post-dated cheques can either choose to pay instalments as anticipated using these cheques or ask the Town to mail their cheques back to them in one of 2 ways:

  • By completing themselves, no later than Sunday, June 14, a request online at http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/demandes (once you filled your coordinates, select Tax account (Taxes and valuation)) under Type of request)
  • By asking live the tax collection clerk to complete for him/her a request online by calling 450-424-8000, extension 221 no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, June 12.

Property owners can pay the balance owing of their 2020 unpaid taxes however they wish as long as they make the minimum payments required for the deadlines of July 15, August 17, September 15, October 15, November 16 and December 15, as indicated on their new tax statement. Although minimum payments are required by these new dates, property owners can nonetheless pay off the balance owing sooner if they desire. 


Situation 3 – My financial institution handles my tax payments
Property owners who have already transmitted their February 14 tax bill to their financial institution do not have any further steps to take.


Situation 4 – I have already paid the entire 2nd instalment.
Property owners who have already paid the 2nd instalment can pay the 3rd and final instalment however they wish as long as they make the minimum payments required for the deadlines of September 15, October 15, November 16 and December 15, as indicated on the new tax statement. Although minimum payments are required by these new dates, property owners can nonetheless pay off the balance owing sooner if they desire. 

No refunds will be issued for amounts that have already been paid.  


Situation 5 – I have already paid the 2nd instalment in part.
Property owners who have already paid the 2nd instalment in part can pay the balance owing on the 2nd instalment along with the 3rd and final instalment however they wish as long as they make the minimum payments required for the deadlines of July 15, August 17, September 15, October 15, November 16 and December 15, as indicated on the new tax statement. Although minimum payments are required by these new dates, property owners can nonetheless pay off the balance owing sooner if they desire.


Online payments
Payments should preferably be made online using your financial institution’s online banking services:

Simply add Ville de Saint-Lazare as a “Payee” or “Supplier” (note: our name may vary from one financial institution to another. For example, it might be: Ville de Saint-Lazare or St-Lazare. If you are unsure, contact your financial institution).

  • Then, enter the identification number indicated on your tax bill. This is the number that begins with the letter F followed by 18 digits.


Payment by cheque
It is always possible to make payments by cheque or post-dated cheques. If you choose this option, make sure you:

  • Make the cheques out to: VILLE DE SAINT-LAZARE 
  • Write the identification number indicated on your tax bill on each of the cheques. This is the number that begins with the letter F followed by 18 digits.
  • Take mail handling delays into consideration since the date of payment reception is always the date we receive your cheques at our offices and not the date on which they are postmarked.  

You may also deposit your cheques in the outdoor deposit box located to the right of the main entrance doors at Town Hall (1960 Chemin Sainte-Angélique).

Before making any trips to Town Hall (or elsewhere), please obtain the most recent updates on health recommendations for COVID-19 at http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/contact.  

Interest
We would like to remind you that interest (at an annual rate of 18%) is calculated starting the first day payment is late for each of the new deadlines.   

Questions ?
450-424-8000 ext. 229 or taxation@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca 

 

 

Côte Saint-Charles – traffic hindrance

One lane, alternately servicing both directions from May 19 to June 12, 2020

SAINT-LAZARE, Quebec, Friday, May 15, 2020   Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to advise residents that work will be carried out on Côte Saint-Charles to extend the potable water supply network, between Chemin Sainte-Angélique and Rue du Sanctuaire, for approximately 4 weeks.

Alternate traffic signage will be installed on Monday, May 18, 2020. Motorists are encouraged to respect temporary signs and speed limits.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the Infrastructure department at 450-424-8000, ext. 235.To follow this work: http://www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/infotravaux.

Street resurfacing starts Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Traffic hindrances

SAINT-LAZARE, Quebec, Friday, May 15, 2020  -  Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to advise residents that partial or complete resurfacing work will begin on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The work will extend over a 3 week-period or more, depending on the weather conditions, mainly from 7.m. to 5 p.m. (expect for Côte Saint-Charles where the work won’t begin before 9 a.m.). Here are the streets concerned by the work:

  • Côte Saint-Charles (between Rue de la Chevauchée and address no. 2629)
  • Croissant Sandmere (whole street)
  • Place du Jubilée (whole street)
  • Rue Andriana (whole street)
  • Rue de Nice (between Rue du Bordelais and address no. 2281)
  • Rue du Bordelais (between Rue Stallion and Rue Rouleau)
  • Rue du Muscadet (whole street)
  • Rue Sadmere (between Croissant Sandmere and the cul-de-sac)
  • Rue Sandmere (between Place du Maréchal and Rue Ivor McLeod)
  • Rue Stagecoach (whole street)


Obstacles and detours are therefore to be expected. Where required, traffic flaggers are/will be present to guide motorists. Signage is or will be in place. Motorists are encouraged to respect speed limits and keep a distance from traffic signals to protect their lives.

 

Tax payment: more financial flexibility plan

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Council wants to offer more financial flexibility to Saint-Lazare taxpayers.

Taxpayers will be able to pay their tax balance by making monthly payments. Payment terms are still to be determined.Residents will receive a new tax account specifying the dates and amounts of payments that will now be possible.

For more information on tax payment, visit: https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/taxes.

To make sure you don’t miss anything, subscribe to the newsletter: https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/infolettres.

Back to leaf collections by sector

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Tuesday, May 12, 2020  – Good news! Residents of Saint-Lazare will be able to enjoy a leaf collection this spring. The authorized contractor will be tracing the circuit as of Wednesday, May 13, 2020 and could pick up the bags already placed at the curb.

The official collection will begin on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 and the addresses visited during the circuit-mapping tour will be visited again during the official sector tour. Residents are asked to deposit their bags in their private entrance or in the right of way (not on the street):

  • No later than 7 a.m. on the day the city tour begins in your sector
  • At the earliest from 7 p.m. the evening before the collection

If your bags are non-compliant, they will not be picked up. Read the instructions for a compliant bag.

Interior sector – starts Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 7 a.m.

  • Chemin Saint-Louis, Avenue Bédard, Chemin Sainte-Angélique and Chemin de la côte Saint-Charles make up the interior perimeter.
  • Both sides of the streets are included as part of the interior sector.
  • The collection could extend over a week

Exterior sector – starts Monday, May 25, 2020 at 7 a.m.

  • All areas located outside the interior perimeter are considered part of the exterior sector with the exception of agricultural zones (where leaves are not collected).
  • The collection could extend over a week

Protect your paper bags 

Please keep your bags sheltered, dry, until the day the collection begins or cover your bags with a protective tarp to shield them from the weather. These tarps will be removed by the collection teams during the city tour.


































Reminder: bulky items collection instructions

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – You have old furniture or other bulky items you want to dispose of? You don’t know the dates of the collection in your sector? You’re not sure your items meet the pickup criteria? Here’s a reminder.

Before you put a bulky item by the curb and send it off to the landfill:

  1. Choose to have it picked up by the retailer (in the case of the delivery of a new purchase) since you have already paid (more often than not) an environmental fee (eco-fee) for them to dispose of it responsibly (appliances, furniture, televisions, etc.)
  2. If this is not possible, then chose one of the 4 ecocentres we finance as taxpayers https://tricycle-mrcvs.ca/en
  3. If you do not drive or do not have a vehicle that allows you to use an ecocentre: ask a neighbour? a family member? A friend?
  4. Before going to an ecocentre:
  • Check:
    • Hours of operation (hours vary from centre to centre and season to season)
    • Accepted materials (different at each ecocentre)
  • Bring your photo and address ID

If you choose to send them to the landfill site 

  1. Check if your bulky items meet the pickup criteria (see below)
  2. Check when the collection is held in your sector here  https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/calendrier-des-collectes.
  3. Once the sector and the date are known, place your items:
  • No later than 7 a.m. on the day of the collection
  • At the earliest at 7 p.m. the evening before the collection
  • In your private entrance (on the left side when facing your home), 5 feet (1.5 m) from the street
  • Not on the street for road safety reasons (visibility, danger of collision at night)
  • Not on snow banks during winter (to prevent them from being buried in snow and ice or to be plowed by winter equipment).
   4.  Here are the materials accepted at the landfill site:
  • Household appliances (remove doors or secure with tape to prevent access to a child or pet)
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Carpets
  • Patio furniture
  • Equipment / appliances emptied of their contents (without gas, propane tank, oil, water, gas, sand, etc.).
  • So please choose ecocentres for all these materials!

List of materials not accepted
(not considered bulky items)

  • Reminder: a 2nd bin is no longer accepted since February 2020 (only 1 official municipal black bin (with the town’s logo) is emptied during this collection in your sector)
  • Appliances / equipment filled with gas, propane, oil, water, sand, etc.
  • Bags and boxes of branches
  • Bags of leaves, grass, garden residues etc.
  • Bags of waste
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Construction and renovation waste
  • Hazardous household waste (paint, spray cans, etc.)
  • Tires
  • Wood pallets

Thank you for complying, you could be issued a ticket.

Notice of non-compliance

The Town will issue notices of non-compliance. A copy of this notice of non-compliance will be sent to all residences for information purposes in the coming days of May 2020. If you have recycled it by mistake, please read it again here: https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/collectes and comply with it.

For more information on bulky items collections, visit http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/collectes.

Cycling prohibited in la Pinière’s trails

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Thursday, May 7, 2020 -  The City wishes to remind everyone it is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to cycle on all trails, including trails of the Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare. These trails are suitable for equestrian or pedestrian activities (hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and other similar activities).

 

Offenders endanger the hikers and riders’ safety and are liable to fines of up to $1,000 for repeat offences. Patrol officers are responsible for enforcing the by-law. Patrols will be increased.

 

Vallée-Chaline slope revegetation: a 3 M$ dollar project financed with your money

From Monday, April 27 to the end of July 2020

Saint-Lazare, Quebec, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – The Vallée-Chaline slope stabilization project is now in its final phase. From Monday, April 27 until the end of July 2020, residents of this sector will be able to observe the presence of members of the Fax-Erosion team, the company mandated to revegetate the reprofiled slopes.

A 3 M$ dollar project whose success largely depends on residents

The cost of the Vallée-Chaline revegetation project represents 25% of the total cost of the stabilization project for this sector. This vegetation is essential to prevent soil erosion and to reduce the occurrence of surface landslides, but also to restore the beauty and ecological value of the sector.

Residents will need to be patient before they can enjoy a forest cover that meets their expectations as the results of planting seedlings and plant shoots are rarely immediately visible and occur over more than one growing season.

The success of the revegetation will depend in part on favourable weather conditions and plant quality, but largely on the absence of human trampling the area for several years. It is therefore imperative that residents comply at all times with site access bans, both during summer and winter, while the plants will be covered and all equally fragile.

Outcome accountability, contract warranty and denunciation

It is important to note that the contractor’s 2-year warranty does not cover plant damage caused by residents. Considering the project costs $3 million, it would be deplorable that Saint-Lazare taxpayers have to reinvest their money to meet the requirements specified in the certificate of authorization issued by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Management (MELCC). The City therefore invites all residents of Vallée-Chaline to denounce the illegal presence of people on the slopes by sending a confidential email to vallee-chaline@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca and attaching a photo of the person(s) on the slope, the site address or site number (if known) and, if possible, the name(s) of the offender(s) (if known).

Illegal dumping of wastes and backfill on slopes

Remember also that it is illegal to dump garden waste, branches, soil, stones or any other landfill material on the slopes.

Planting schedule

It is therefore on Monday, April 27, that the contractor will begin planting willow cuttings, a native species commonly used in revegetation techniques because of its developed root system, its rapid growth, its ability to fix the soil, prevent erosion and resist temperature variations. The team will later proceed to planting other species and trees depending on weather conditions until the end of July 2020 (subject to the COVID-19 government instructions).

Door hanger

All Vallée-Chaline residents will receive a door hanger at home to enhance their awareness. 

Residents may follow the project here http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/zonesdecontraintes

Special bulky items collection

On Wednesday, April 22, starting at 7 a.m.

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Friday, April 17, 2020 – Ville de Saint-Lazare would like to inform residents that the regular bulky items collection by sector (east and west) will return to its regular schedule in May. In the meantime, the contractor will do a complete tour (east and west) on Wednesday, April 22.


MANDATORY conditions to participate in this collection

  • Respect materials that are accepted in this collection and their disposition
  • Place your bulky items in your private entrance (on the left side when facing your home), 5 feet (1.5 m) from the street:
  • No later than 7 a.m. on the Wednesday of the collection
  • And starting at 7 p.m. the evening before the collection


Bulky items accepted

  • Ex: appliances, furniture, mattresses, carpets, patio furniture, barbecues without the gas cylinder, etc.


Materials not accepted (not considered bulky items)

  • Bags and boxes of branches
  • Bags of leaves, grass, garden residues etc.
  • Bags of waste
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Construction and renovation waste
  • Hazardous household waste

For all details, visit the website at ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/collectes.

“Spring cleaning” operation underway in Saint-Lazare


Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Friday, April 17, 2020
 - The municipal team has already begun its spring-cleaning operation. Let us remind you that we have a reduced team that must provide high-priority and essential services using work methods that have been modified to comply with the existing preventive measures. We thank residents for their patience.

Crushed stone collection – a multistep operation that can last several days!

The municipal team has already started cleaning up its road and bike networks. With the exception of areas with low population density (5% of the territory), cleaning involves sweeping 95% of areas as follows:

  • Step 1: a tractor sweeper passes on both sides of the street and pushes the crushed stone by the roadside (do not call, the cleaning operation is not completed)
  • Step 2: a mechanical broom passes to recover the largest volume of crushed stone (do not call, the cleaning operation is not completed)
  • Step 3: a vacuum sweeper performs a last finishing run to pick up the rest of the crushed stone
  • These 3 steps: can take several hours or may be done a few days apart. Thank you for your patience.

Note that in agricultural and low population density sectors (about 5% of the territory), the stone is pushed into the municipal right of way. The owners who live in these areas and who are inconvenienced by this stone are invited to collect it in boxes and to bring it at the Vaudreuil-Dorion ecocentre where these materials are accepted.

Potholes

The municipal team has started filling potholes. Let us remind you that:   

  • Several rounds are conducted for temporary repairs, generally in mid-March and mid-May;
  • A round is also initiated when the weather allows for permanent repair, beginning in mid-May; 
  • The team prioritizes sectors with the most damage; 
  • Any unfilled pothole can be reported to the Public Works Department (450 424-8000, extension 250) — make sure to indicate the street on which the pothole is located as well as the closest intersection.  


Safety bollards

Starting April18, 2020, the team will re-install safety bollards over 18 km along its bike paths.  

Flushing of pipes pushed back into the fall

The spring flushing operation for the networks below has been postponed. It will be done according to staff availability and the return to normal instructions. Residents will be given advance notice.

  • Upper Sainte-Angélique (west of Rue du Bordelais and Montée Saint-Robert);
  • Saddlebrook;
  • Saint-Louis.

Should you have any questions related to the spring clean-up operation, please contact Public Works by making an online request at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne or by phone at 450 424-8000, extension 250.

Spring leaf collection in Saint-Lazare

Be respectful: farmers are those who collect your bags

SAINT-LAZARE, Quebec, Thursday, April 16, 2020 – Did you know more and more farmers no longer want to accept your bags of leaves? Did you know that even some employees no longer wish to come to work in Saint-Lazare during the leaf collection?

The explanation is simple:

• Too much garbage and non-compliant material in the bags
• Too many bags that exceed the maximum weight!

Farmers no longer want to sort these wastes in their fields: crushed stone, gravel, bricks, branches, stumps and plastic do not compost in a field and they have to hire staff to sort out your wastes! As for collection employees? They do not wish to pick up more than 300,000 bags weighing more than 22 kg each.

Notice of non-compliance

For these reasons, since last fall 2019, the Town issues notices of non-compliance and no longer picks up torn bags, heavy bags and bags containing non-compliant materials. A sample of this notice of non-compliance was forwarded to all residences as an FYI last October 2019. If you have recycled it, please read it again here and comply with it!

To prevent your bags from tearing at the time of recovery, keep them sheltered from the weather until the collection start date, which will be reconfirmed shortly. You can also put a tarp on the bags as soon as you put them out by the curb.

Keep in mind the City provides financial support for the purchase of mulching blades, backyard composters and hand mowers. Why not take advantage of this financial help to become a little greener ? Find out more: http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/soutienresidents !

For more information on collections of residual materials, please visit http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/collectes.

Branch collection starts at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 20

Ville de Saint-Lazare

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Tuesday, April 14, 2020 – Ville de Saint-Lazare will gradually begin collecting branches on Monday, April 20, at 7 a.m. A reduced work force might take longer than 4 weeks to complete the collection. Thank you for your patience. Remember that the team will only do one city tour. Let us remind you that:

The following will not be picked up:

  • Logs
  • Stumps
  • Roots
  • Branches containing debris and waste (e.g.: stones, rocks or pieces of metal)

Branches will only be picked up if they meet the following requirements:

  • The pile of branches must not exceed 15 m long x 3 m deep x 1.5 m high
  • The bigger ends (diameters) of the branches are all placed facing the street
  • The diameter of the branches must not exceed 25 cm (maximum)
  • The branches are by the curb:
    • No later than 7 a.m. on April 20, the day the city tour begins
    • And AT THE EARLIEST 7 days prior to April 20, 2020

For all details, visit the website at http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/branches.

 

Saint-Lazare prioritizes essential services

Coronavirus epidemic COVID-19

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Tuesday, March 26, 2020 – Since Wednesday, March 25, as requested by the Prime Minister’ daily instructions, Ville de Saint-Lazare will only maintain the essential municipal services listed below.
Residents are invited to call 3-1-1 only for emergency municipal requests such as, for example, a watermain break, a sewage backup, a road hazard, a residual waste collection. For any other non-urgent municipal request, please leave a message with the appropriate department or complete an online request at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne. Requests will be processed according to priorities. Delays are to be expected.
If your request concerns any other emergency, including a medical emergency hang up and dial 9-1-1.

The City will maintain municipal services deemed essential by the government:

Public and fire safety services

Communications services

Infrastructure services

  • Maintenance of the following networks:

    • Aqueducts (break, flushing) and potable water supply
    • Sewers (backup)
    • Roads (safety hazards only, falling trees, etc.)
    • Parks and green spaces (all playground equipment is closed)
    • Ditches (drainage)
    • Municipal street lights (safety issues only)
  • Residual materials collections (brown, black and blue bins) – please follow the guidelines issued by the companies and Recyc-Québec (see below)

Urban planning and environment services 

  • Inspection officers (safety issues)

Accounting services
  • Cheque and payments processing to suppliers
  • No permits issued for construction, lot subdivision, commercial occupancy, dog licences, tree felling.


During this period, there will be:

  • No permits issued for construction, lot subdivision, commercial occupancy, dog licences, tree felling.

Reminders and cancellations

All municipal buildings are closed to the public.


Outdoor and inddor gatherings
forbidden

Please follow the instructions. Outdoor and indoor gatherings are prohibited. This applies to parks as well. Please maintain a distance of 2 meters between all persons when talking a walk. The SQ can enforce these measures.


Outdoor playground equipment (municipal parks):
use forbidden

Because of the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus on the surfaces of playground equipment as well asregular safety standards that prohibits the use of these types of equipment during winter months (reduced shock-absorbing properties of the equipment), it is prohibited to use the equipment until May 1 (or later depending on government orders). Please respect the ban: it’s a health and safety issue!


Library – outside book-deposit box:
closed

The book-deposit box is now closed. Keep your documents until it reopens. No penalty fees.


Day Camp – Info session for parents –
offered online only

The information evening intended for parents at the nature park (in person) will be now be broadcasted on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, starting at 7 p.m. A live bilingual question period will follow the video presentation. More details coming soon in the next Town newsletter.

The registration evening of April 23, 2020, is cancelled. Parents are encouraged to use the online services to register their child. Payment by cheque will also be possible. More details to follow in April. In the event the day camp is cancelled because of Covid-19, payments will be reimbursed.


Registration days of 30 March, 31 March and 1 April:
cancelled

According to the ministerial order 2020-008 issued by the Health and Social services Minister, this registry scheduled on Monday, March 30, Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, 2020, as part of the Borrowing By-Law 1081 to acquire various infrastructures equipment and vehicles in the amount of$350,000 is suspended and deferred to a later date.


Community Alert
– you’re not registered? Then it’s time to do so!

You did not receive the city’s personalized call regarding seniors and the COVID-19 on March 20, 2020? If not, then it’s time to register to get the alerts or to update your contact information at ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/alerte! In this time of pandemic, we will be able to reach quickly (by email, text, cell phone or landline) all residents, businesses, schools, daycare centres and organizations registered on the list.


More details and developments: subscribe to the newsletter and follow us on the Web.

Saint-Lazare is asking residents to respect recommendations issued by authorities in a collective effort to curb the spread of this pandemic. Everyone’s collaboration is essential.

COVID-19 pandemic

Until May 31, 2020, Saint-Lazare temporarily lifts penalty fee on the late payment of the 1st municipal tax installment

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Friday, March 20, 2020 – The City wishes to provide concrete support to residents and businesses currently experiencing financial difficulties by offering interest relief on late payments for the 1st municipal tax instalment due last Monday, March 16, 2020, and this until May 31, 2020.

The City invites residents and businesses to consult Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html) as well as Quebec’s plan (https://www.investquebec.com/quebec/fr/salle-de-presse/nouvelle/programme-daction-concertee-temporaire-pour-les-entreprises-pacte.html) to  support workers and businesses and to inquire with their financial institution for recently announced measures to support their personal and commercial banking clients.

The City maintains the 2nd and 3rd installment due dates of Monday, June 15 and September 14, 2020 respectively.

The City also invites anyone to comply with the instructions issued by Prime Minister François Legault and continues to monitor developments closely.

La Ville invite également toute personne à respecter les consignes émises par le premier ministre François Legault et continue de suivre de près l’évolution de la situation.

 

Moving forward towards a sustainable town

Survey | What do you dream of for Saint-Lazare?

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Thursday, March 19, 2020. – Do you live or work in Saint-Lazare? Do you have opinions? A vision? A dream for tomorrow’s Saint-Lazare? Would you like to see the city address environmental, socio-cultural and economic issues to meet today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs? If so, the City wants to hear from you because your answers will help shape the sustainable development plan in a way that reflects the people!


Survey

Starting today, complete the survey available at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/pdd. Divided into 3 main themes, the survey will take approximately 10 minutes and will allow you to comment on 13 environmental issues as well as 12 socio-cultural and 5 economic issues. Hurry! The survey ends on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. The data collected, which will remain confidential, will be used to develop other participatory initiatives, including a public consultation in the fall.

About the Sustainable Development Plan

You are not familiar with the process? View the explanatory document www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/pdd.

 

Coronavirus epidemic COVID-19


Saint-Lazare implements preventive measures effective immediately

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Friday, March 13, 2020 - Following the measures announced by the Prime Minister on Thursday, March 12, 2020, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Saint-Lazare is putting in place various preventive measures to slow down the COVID-19 spread.


Preventive measures in force

Closures of municipal buildings and services

Until further notice, the following municipal buildings are closed:

  • The library: subscribers are invited to renew their reservations online at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/catalogue and to drop-off their books in the outdoor book-deposit box
  • All park chalets, including the welcome chalet at Parc les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare
  • The Ado'Zone (teens’zone)

The municipal workshops, the community centre and the fire station will be accessible only:

  • To deliveries
  • And by appointment by calling 450-424-8000:
    • Workshops: ext. 250
    • Community centre: ext.220
    • Fire station: ext. 317
  • Doors will be locked at all times

Access to City Hall will be limited. Residents are encouraged to book an appointment prior to coming or to communicate with staff members by phone, email, and by using online services (see below).

Municipal online, email and telephone services

Whether or not residents have flu symptoms, they are asked to use online tools as much as possible to:

Residents with flu symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) are asked not to visit municipal buildings nor to book appointments with staff. Individual arrangements may be taken.

Events and activities cancelled

  • All sports and cultural events as well as events organised by the city on its premises or on the premises of third parties (e.g., schools, Saint-Lazare’s sports complex) are cancelled until further notice
  • All activities offered by third parties on City premises are also cancelled until further notice

First tax instalment

Residents are invited to pay online using their financial institution or by deposing their payment (in a sealed envelope) in the outdoor deposit box, on the right side of the entrance doors.

Residents who wish to pay in cash are encouraged to call prior to visiting or to book an appointment at 450- 424-8000, extension 221, starting Monday, March 16, 2020.

Town updates

The City will issue updates regularly. The next one is scheduled on Friday, March 20, 2020. Residents are encouraged to sign up for the newsletter here www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/infolettres  and to visit the website regularly at ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/santepublique.

Contact information for key City services

The following summarizes the Town’s contact information:

Town workshop

 

Public works: 450-424-8000, ext. 250
travauxpublics@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca 

Infrastructures (2nd floor)

450-424-8000, ext. 250

infrastructures@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

Library

450-424-8000, ext. 260  

bibliotheque@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

Information and communication

450-424-8000, ext. 221
info@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

Online requests 

450-424-8000, ext. 221

https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/demandes

Town management

450-424-8000, ext. 231

directiongenerale@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

Environment

General questions: 450-424-8000, ext. 248
enviro@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

Tree cutting
450-424-8000, ext. 226 and 227
arbre@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

Finance 

450-424-8000, ext. 221

administration@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

Town Clerk and legal services

450-424-8000, ext. 266
greffe@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

Recreation and community life

450-424-8000, ext. 220
loisirs@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare

450-424-8000 - ext. 287

www.lesforestiers.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/nous-joindre/

Public and fire safety services

450-424-8000, ext. 317 
incendies@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

Urban planning, permits and inspections

450-424-8000, ext. 242
urbanisme@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

 

 

Together let’s reduce waste

Saint-Lazare tightens its rules for the external use of drinking water and standardizes automatic watering systems

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – Because of the summer waste of drinking water distributed by municipal aqueduct networks, mainly caused by people watering their lawns, Saint-Lazare is tightening its rules and standardizing automatic sprinkler systems.

Main amendements

  1. From now on, watering vegetation will be possible as follows:
  • By an automatic sprinkler/irrigation system (underground) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  • By an above-ground mechanical system from 20 p.m. to 22 p.m.
  • 1 hour less than before for each authorised period
  • The period for watering new vegetation in the fall has been extended by one month to November 1st, and still requires a permit
  • Watering of any new vegetation is no longer permitted after November 1st, nor before May 1st of the following year
  • Watering of any existing vegetation is no longer permitted after October 1st, nor before May 1st of the following year
  • Watering is prohibited when it rains
  • Note: designated days of the week remain the same for even-numbered and odd-numbered addresses.

  1. Underground automatic watering systems will now require the following devices:
  • An automatic moisture detector or an automatic shut-off device in case of rain to prevent the system from turning on
  • A backflow valve to prevent any contamination of the drinking water distribution network
  • An electric valve activated by an electric control mechanism to control the automatic sprinkling or cycle control
  • A handle or gate valve accessible from the exterior to cut-off the flow of water in case of breakage or emergency
  • Any automatic watering system installed prior to March 18, 2020, shall be upgraded, replaced or decommissioned by May 31, 2021.

  1. Finally, fines for violations have generally been increased by 150%. 


The full text of By-Law Number 667 regarding the use of water distributed by the municipal water network is available on the city’s website at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/reglements.


An information leaflet summarizing the by-law and specifying the devices required for automatic systems will follow shortly by mail. The leaflet is available on the website http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/eauaqueduc.

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: 08/04/2020
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