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Saint-Lazare’s senior day (50+) on Saturday, September 18, 2021

Only 5 more days to register and enjoy the perks!

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Tuesday, September 14, 2021–  To help the Town better plan the day, it encourages its residents, aged 50 and over, to share their intention to participate in this day specially designed for them, rain or shine. By registering and registering their parents for free, participants are given the chance to win attendance prizes. The first 100 registered people will also be entitled to a free snack and drink offered by the on-site Baluchon food truck. Many activities are on the menu, including the conference “Le bonheur est dans nous – accepter le changement” by Josée Boudreault and Louis-Philippe Rivard! Not to be missed!

 

So, book your day today to make sure you don’t miss anything and bring your umbrella. Rain or shine, many activities will still take place!

  • Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
  • Location: Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière)
  • Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Have: your proof of vaccination (printed, electronic or on the VaxiCode application) and proof of identity in hand to access the site (see instructions below). You don’t have your vaccination passport? No problem! We’ll print it for you onsite if you bring your info (see details at http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/aines).

 

Registration is not required for the following activities:

  • Conference “Happiness is in Us – Accepting Change” in French by Josée Boudreault and Louis-Philippe Rivard (under the outdoor big top)
  • Free outdoor games (giant games, pocket games, mini-golf)
  • Outdoor information kiosks

 

Some activities, with limited places, require a registration that can be completed online (http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne) or by phone at 450 424-8000, ext. 217 using the citizen card, including:

  • Animated bingo with participation prizes (welcome chalet)
  • Creation of an artistic work on a cup (Café Céramique) (Les Forestiers room)
  • Yoga on chair (outdoor)
  • Bocce (learn to play) and Bocce tournament (outdoor)
  • Discovering local birds and birdwatching (Club ornithologique Vaudreuil-Soulanges) – Accessible trail (outdoor)

Onsite services

  • Food truck (grilled cheese sandwich $15 taxes included, excluding beverage and dessert)
    • Interior washroom
    • Water fountains (bring your reusable bottles)
    • Drop-off zone for persons with reduced mobility
    • Courtesy wheelchairs (limited number)
    • Picnic tables

Clothing instructions

Plan to wear comfortable clothing, long sleeves and pants (if you are walking on the trail), walking shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, sun hat, and any other accessory for comfort!

All details available on the Town website at: http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/aines

Lawn watering ban extended in Saint-Lazare

Outdoor use of potable water

Saint-Lazare (Québec), on Tuesday, August 31st, 2021  – Due to the critical levels of the water table resulting, in particular, from the historic droughts of recent weeks, the City must extend the ban on the watering  of lawns (existing vegetation) until the end of the period permitted annually, which is October 1st. The City is currently experiencing a situation similar to several other municipalities in Quebec that have adopted a watering ban because of very low levels of drinking water supplies, including the Cities of Quebec, les Cèdres, Rigaud, etc.

ARE THEREFORE FORBIDDEN:

•     Manual watering of a lawn (except manually for a recently repaired patch of less than 1 sq.m.)

•     Watering with an automatic watering system

•     Watering with a mechanical system

•     Car wash fundraisers

•     Watering of new vegetation subject to the nuance provided below.

 

ARE ALLOWED:

  • The watering of new vegetation, subject to having obtained the required permit prior to September 1, 2021
  • The washing of a car, walls and windows of a building
  • The complete filling of a swimming pool (upon obtaining a permit)
  • The manual watering of vegetable and flower gardens

 

Increased community patrols

 

To ensure the protection of the drinking water supplies and the compliance with the water ban, the City will increase the number of patrols on its territory starting this Friday, September 3, 2021. Security agents will ensure compliance with the ban, more specifically by issuing violation tickets.

For additional information, visit the water section of the website at: ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/eau.

Saint-Lazare’s senior day (50+) on Saturday, September 18, 2021

At the nature park – Book the date now

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Tuesday, August 31, 2021  –  The pandemic has particularly affected our seniors since 2020, and it’s time to get them out of the house, get them moving and cheer them up! This is the objective the organizing committee Les Sages branchés set itself when planning this day scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Lazare! While you’re waiting for the mailout, here’s an overview of the day ahead!

  • Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
  • Location: Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière)
  • Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Have: your proof of vaccination (printed, electronic or on the VaxiCode application) and proof of identity in hand to access the site (see instructions below).


Registration

Online registration or by phone at 450-424-8000, ext. 217 is required by means of the Resident ID card to enjoy the activities listed below:

  • Animated bingo with participation prizes (welcome chalet)
  • Creation of an artistic work on a cup (Café Céramique) (Les Forestiers room)
  • Yoga on chair (outdoor)
  • Bocce (learn to play) and Bocce tournament (outdoor)
  • Discovering local birds and birdwatching (Club ornithologique Vaudreuil-Soulanges) – Accessible trail (outdoor)
  • Free snack and drink for the first 100 seniors registered (picnic tables outdoor)

Registration is not required for the following activities:

  • Conference “Happiness is in Us – Accepting Change” in French by Josée Boudreault and Louis-Philippe Rivard (under the outdoor big top)
  • Free outdoor games (giant games, pocket games, mini-golf)
  • Outdoor information kiosks


Onsite services

  • Food truck (gourmet grilled cheese sandwich $15 taxes included, excluding beverage and dessert)
  • Interior washroom
  • Water fountains (bring your reusable bottles)
  • Drop-off zone for persons with reduced mobility
  • Courtesy wheelchairs (limited number)
  • Picnic tables


Rain or shine

Rain or shine, the event will be held. However, some outdoor activities could be moved inside or cancelled.


Clothing Instructions

Plan to wear comfortable clothing, long sleeves and pants (if you are walking on the trail), walking shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, sun hat, and any other accessory for comfort!


Health instructions, proof of vaccination and identity

Wearing the mask will be required when walking or moving inside a building. Once seated, people who want to can remove it by respecting the distancing between family bubbles.

According to the health regulations issued by the government, the vaccination passport (printed, electronic or on the VaxiCode application) with proof of identity will be required at the entrance.

 Aware of the difficulties for some seniors to get their vaccination passport, especially in the absence of an Internet access, a printer and technological challenges, the Source d'Entraide and the City of Saint-Lazare are joining forces to help. Here’s how seniors in Saint-Lazare can get help accessing the government’s self-serve portal with the information listed below:

At the Saint-Lazare library

By appointment until September 30, 2021

1301 Rue du Bois

During opening hours

Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

450-424-8000, ext. 260

At the Source d’Entraide

In person this Wednesday, September 8, 2021

2252 Chemin Sainte-Angélique

From 8:30 a.m. to noon

450-455-8000

To access the self-serve portal, seniors will need to have:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Date of 1st COVID-19 vaccination
  • Commercial name of the 1st COVID-19 vaccine
  • Health insurance number
  • The postal code
  • The first and last name of each of their parents

 

Once the information has been validated by the portal:

  • The proof will be printed on site
  • If you have a tablet or smartphone, you will be able to take a picture the printed QR code which will result in downloading the proof in the device.

If the information does not match the Quebec Immunization Registry or the Régie d'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) registry, an error message will be displayed. In this case, a call will need to be made to 1-877-644-4545 to obtain necessary support.

Complete closure of a section of Montée Sainte-Lazare

Emerald ash trees cutting in downtown Saint-Lazare starting Friday, August 27 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Tuesday, August 24, 2021  –  The City of Saint-Lazare wishes to advise road users of the complete closure of a section of Montée Saint-Lazare between Chemin Sainte-Angélique and la Rue des Loisirs. Only residents of this area will be able to access or exit their residence as directed by on-site staff. The closure is required for the removal of Emerald ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer.

Information and questions

The City apologizes for the inconveniences and encourages motorists to slow down around the work site, to follow the signs and the speed limit indicated to ensure the safety of workers. For any question, the Infrastructure Department may be reached at 450-424-8000 ext. 235.

To consult the map of the work, visit the website at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/infotravaux.


PROGRESSIVE lift of the watering ban in Saint-Lazare

Outdoor use of potable water

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Wednesday, August 11, 2021  –   Ville de Saint-Lazare announces the progressive lift of the outdoor use of potable water distributed by the aqueduct network as follows:

  • Still prohibited until Wednesday, September 1, 2021:
    • Any form of lawn watering (manual, automatic, mechanical), except manually for an area of less than one square meter recently repaired.
  • The following uses are permitted:
    • The washing of a car, walls and windows of a building
    • The complete filling of a swimming pool (upon obtaining a permit)

Starting Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, the ban will be completely lifted and will be allowed again, in compliance with the current regulations:

  • Watering with an automatic watering system
  • Watering with a mechanical system
  • Car wash fundraisers (upon obtaining a permit)
  • Watering new vegetation (upon obtaining a permit)

Plasticized tap hanger

Residents will receive, shortly and by mail, a plasticized tap hanger reminding them of the periods allowed for mechanical and automatic watering.

Automatic watering systems: reminder of the new requirements

Since May 31, 2021, an automatic watering system must be equipped with an automatic moisture detector or an automatic shut-off device in case of rain, a backflow valve, an electric valve activated by an electric control mechanism and a handle or gate valve accessible from the exterior otherwise it must be decommissioned until it is upgraded or replaced.

Visit the water section of the website at: ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/eau.

Illegal fireworks – Don’t be the next to trigger a disaster!

A spark away from criminal charges!

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Wednesday, August 11, 2021 – Ville de Saint-Lazare reminds us that even if fireworks are sold over the counter, it is a municipal offence to use fireworks without authorization and their negligent use could result in criminal charges.


Every year, 70% of fires are caused by human activity. The improper and unauthorized use of fireworks can cause forest fires, vegetation, residential and infrastructure fires as well as death.

By launching a firework illegally, you could be one spark away from causing a destructive fire that could destroy dozens of homes, decimate acres of forest, cause the death of people, and decimate wildlife and flora.

Don’t be the next to trigger a disaster!

You think you're witnessing the negligent, improper or non-authorised use of fireworks? Call 450-319-5000 or dial 9-1-1.

All the info: http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/feuxdartifice.


Link to video : https://youtu.be/y3bGSblzIUE

Complete closure of a section of Chemin Sainte-Angélique for 2 weeks

Downtown Saint-Lazare starting on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 7 a.m.

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Monday, August 9, 2021  –  The City of Saint-Lazare wishes to advise road users of the complete closure of a section of Chemin Sainte-Angélique in downtown Saint-Lazare as well as the multi-purpose trail between Champêtre and Albert-Beaulne, starting Monday, August 16, 2021 at 7 a.m. for approximately 2 weeks to replace a wood path of this trail with a culvert. Detour signs will be installed during the night of Sunday, August 15, 2021. Land survey work is scheduled for this week of August 9, 2021.

Information and questions

The City apologizes for the inconveniences and encourages motorists to slow down around the work site, to follow the signs and the speed limit indicated to ensure the safety of workers. 

For any question, the Infrastructure Department may be reached at 450-424-8000 ext. 235.

To consult the map of the work, visit the website at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/infotravaux

 

Day camp staff recognized for their energy and enthusiasm

Summer Camp Counsellors’ Day

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Thursday, August 5, 2021  -  On August 4, 2021, as part of the Summer Day Camp animation appreciation day, Ville de Saint-Lazare unveiled a commemorative plaque bearing the names of 12 summer camp counsellors as well as honoured day camp staff for their 4 and 8 consecutive years of service.

This year’s laureates are: Aqua, Caillou, Corail, Freckles, Gelato, Metronome, Pesto, Salsa, Spirit, Totem et Yoda ainsi que Clochette and Luna.

 From left to right, Spirit, Gelato, Corail, Pesto, Metronome, Yoda, Salsa, Aqua, Clochette, Freckles, Totem, Caillou and Luna.

 

Summer Camp Counsellor’s Day is held once a year in the middle of summer. The goal is to highlight the remarkable work of young adults who engage in summer animation as well as contribute, every day, to children’s learning through play. The context of the pandemic, with which the animation team has to deal with for a second consecutive year, adds its share of major challenges for the animation of a group or the accompaniment of children living with a disability. Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to emphasize the fundamental role they play in the development of children, and indirectly, of families.

For more information, please contact the Service des loisirs et de la vie communautaire at 450-424-8000, extension 217.

 

Birchwood School Area Multi-Use Pathway to begin August 3rd, 2021

Extension of the multi-purpose trail network

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Monday, August 2nd 2021  –  Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to inform residents of the Birchwood School sector that the construction of a multi-purpose pathway in the Town's right-of-way will begin on Tuesday, August 3rd , 2021, for an approximate duration of 3 weeks.

Nature of the work

  • Installation of a paved pathway 
  • Addition of a concrete curb
  • Street Drainage

Targeted arteries

The work will be carried out on the following roads:

  • Rue Albert-Beaulne
  • Rue des Quatre-Saisons
  • Rue Jolicoeur

  • Any surface damaged by the work will be restored with a surface of the same nature as the existing one.
  • The damaged grass will be repaired with turf.

Information and questions

The Town wishes to thank the owners and apologizes for the inconvenience (dust, noise, and restricted access to your private entrance at certain times). If you have any questions, you can reach the infrastructure department at 450-424-8000, ext. 235.

To consult the map of the works visit the website under the heading Info-Works: https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/infotravaux.

Be aware of new no-parking signs

New signage on Rue Champagne

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Wednesday, July 21, 2021  -  In order to facilitate the passage of emergency vehicles at all times and the circulation of users on Rue Champagne, new no-parking signs will be installed on the odd-numbered addresses side and at the access to Cedarbrook Park, starting this Wednesday, July 21, 2021, on the section of Rue Champagne located between Rue Muscadet and Rue Saint-Émilion.

The new signage in place will make it possible to

  • ensure the safe movement of road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorists;
  • clear the roadway for emergency vehicles to pass at all times;
  • provide safe access to the Cedarbrook Park site during sporting events.

 

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

Sainte-Angélique potable water network


Raw water from 3 new wells brought to the filtration plant

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Friday, July 16, 2021 - Let’s recall that in 2017, with the objective to supply its territory with quality water at a sufficient flow rate, the City of Saint-Lazare had initiated a hydrogeological study aimed at exploring water sources from three (3) wells located in the Pinière sector near the Parc nature Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare.

Since then, these wells have proven successful and have been approved by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change as reliable sources of quality and capacity to increase the production of drinking water. The professional services contract was attributed on November 13, 2018 to prepare the plans and specifications as well as to monitor the work to connect these 3 wells to the Sainte-Angélique potable water network as well as put them in service.

This project, estimated at a cost of nearly $4 million, is receiving up to 100% in funding through the Gas Tax Program and Quebec’s contribution (TECQ-2019-2023).

Connection work planned as soon as the month of August 2021

Installation of nearly 6 km of raw (non-potable) water supply lines to the Sainte-Angélique treatment plant located on Rue du Puits:

  • Is expected to start sometime in August possibly during the week of Monday, August 23, 2021
  • The work will extend over a period of approximately 19 weeks, until the end of December 2021, subject to favourable weather conditions
  • The piping will be installed on the following streets:
    • Chemin Lotbinière (between Montée Saint-Robert and the nature park Les Forestiers)
    • Montée Saint-Robert
    • Rue des Mésanges
    • The route is available here.

Rue des Mésanges: West side of the street most affected by the work

The work will consist of inserting, by directional drilling, pipes fused to each other over a length of about 300 m (thus inserting the pipes in a small excavated section instead of the traditional excavation). To do this, the pipes must be laid out on the street, which means that owners will not have access to their parking lot from a few days to nearly 3 weeks for owners located on the west side of Rue des Mésanges. Indeed, because of the higher densification of properties on this street, the work will have more impact. However, for safety reasons, one (1) lane will be open at all times throughout the route of this supply line to ensure the passage of emergency vehicles. Flag persons will be in place to manage this traffic.

Neighbors to the rescue!

Although a communication will be sent to residents affected by the work as soon as the contractor’s more specific timelines are confirmed, the City is asking residents living on the west side of Rue des Mésanges to speak to their immediate neighbours

(living on the East side) as early as today to see if they can park their vehicles in their driveway (or residents on the east side to offer it to residents on the west side) for a possible 3-week period.

Details to come

  • Once the City finalizes all details, a communication will be distributed in these areas.

Residents will be able to follow the work at Info-works here.

Go Habs Go with your family at Parc Bédard as of Monday July 5th

Open air broadcast of the Habs playoff games
*Family event*

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Friday, July 2, 2021  - Habs fan? Join us at Parc Bédard for an outdoor broadcast!  A free activity reserved to Saint-Lazare residents only.

Register of attendees:

• Attendance will be taken on site. No pre-registration required.

Bring your:

• Masks (for travels and when 2 m cannot be respected)

• Camping chairs

• Blankets

• Snacks

• Beverages (please remember this is a family event and not a 18+ sport event)

• Bug spray

• No BBQ allowed

Streaming:

Arrival: starting at 7 p.m.

Broadcast in French only: starting at 8 p.m.

• Game No. 4: Monday July 5th at 8 p.m.

• Game No. 5: Wednesday July 7th at 8 p.m. (if the series continues)

• Game No. 6: Friday July 9th at 8 p.m. (if the series continues)

In case of rain, the activity will be cancelled and a notification will be left on Facebook and the website.

 

I train for an active lifestyle back this summer

On Mondays and Wednesdays from July 5 to 28, 2021

Registration REQUIRED

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Tuesday, June 22, 2021  -   Ville de Saint-Lazare is renewing the free one-hour outdoor express training activities at Parc Bédard (1591 Avenue Bédard), Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. starting on July 5, 2021. In case of bad weather, the city will indicate if the activity is cancelled here http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/activitesparlaville  and on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/villesaintlazare.

Mandatory registration

In light of the sanitary instructions and the maximum number of 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

June-July

Registration period

Activities

Cancellation

Monday, June 28 to Sunday, July 4 at midnight

Monday, July 5: Zumba

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

450-424-8000 
ext. 220

Monday, June 28 to Sunday, July 4 at midnight

Wednesday, July 7: Introduction to running and fast walking intervals

Monday, July 5 to Sunday, July 11 at midnight

Monday, July 12: Training with baby

Monday, July 5 to Sunday, July 11 at midnight

Wednesday, July 14: Zumba

Monday, July 12 to Sunday, July 18 at midnight

Monday, July 19: Zumba

Monday, July 12 to Sunday, July 18 at midnight

Wednesday, July 21: Hatha Yoga Stretching

Monday, July 19 to Sunday, July 25 at midnight

Monday, July 26: Strength training with body weight

Monday, July 19 to Sunday, July 25 at midnight

Wednesday, July 28: Zumba

 

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, already filled at home and
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres and wear a mask when the 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

Customer Survey

Saint-Lazare’s Local market

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Friday, June 18, 2021  -  In April 2021, the City announced the return of the local market every second Saturday of the month in the City Hall parking lot from May to October. Since then, two editions have taken place. The organizers now want to survey visitors to find out their satisfaction and better meet their expectations.

Please take a few minutes to share your experience by completing this short survey of 12 questions (approximately 3 minutes) : https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/marcheslocaux.

The survey closes on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 4:30 p.m..

Works of art unveiled at the temporary park on Rue Poirier

The Town’s temporary park, ready for the summer season  

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Thursday, June 17, 2021   -  The Town of Saint-Lazare put the final touches on its temporary park located in the heart of downtown with the unveiling of works by Saint-Lazare artists, brought together for the creation of an open-air exhibition. The Town’s elected officials also took this opportunity to thank the artists, who graciously donated their creations for the project, as well as the individuals behind the project—most notably, the volunteer members of the Economic Development Committee. Note that the park’s objective is two-fold: first, to provide a place where community members can sit together and chat; and second, to promote local buying through its proximity to shops and businesses. In fact, this wonderful spot—set up on Poirier Street, just a few steps away from Bédard Park for the summer 2021 season—is intended to be welcoming, easily accessible and conducive to socializing that respects sanitary measures in effect.  Equipped with furniture where visitors, both citizens and businesspeople, can sit and enjoy a meal or snack, this transient park also encourages the purchasing of meals or snacks from local merchants. 

Artwork by Saint-Lazare residents

The works created to fit the theme of this temporary garden were created by eight Saint-Lazare residents: Gisèle Lapalme, Madeleine Turgeon, Pauline Vohl, Nicole Dorion, Christine St-Arneault, Johanne Mitchell, Cindy Johnson and Dominique Montesano. The latter agreed to donate their art to the Town in order to help beautify the site.   

Many of these artists have taken part in either group or solo exhibitions held by the library over the years. In addition, several of them recently shared their creations online through the Town of Saint-Lazare’s FACEBOOK page.

Creating the works of art for the temporary park proved to be a challenge for even the most experienced artists, both in terms of the surface to be painted and the size—and, we must say, they truly outdid themselves. The use of acrylic, exterior latex, luminescent paint and varnish provided amazing results.

A site accessible to the public, and a request that sanitary measures be respected

This park, decorated with plant privacy screens, greenery, garden furniture and enhanced with stunning works of art, is sure to become a fixture for both locals and those just passing through until October 2021.  

The Town asks that residents and visitors respect the various sanitary measures in effect, most notably:  

  • Bring their own alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Stay 2 metres apart and wear a mask whenever social distancing is not possible
  • Dispose of all trash in the garbage cans after use  
  • Cough or sneeze into their elbow  
  • Stay home if they have COVID-related symptoms

Ban on the watering of lawns and other outdoor use of potable water

Ville de Saint-Lazare

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Thursday, May 20, 2021 – Due to the overuse of water distributed by the aqueduct networks, the absence of rain and the critical level of the water tables, the Mayor has decreed, for an indefinite period, a ban on the outdoor use of potable water distributed by any of the Saint-Lazare aqueduct networks for the purpose of watering lawns with a mechanical or automatic system and to fill a swimming pool completely. In concrete terms, this means that

  • Any programmed mechanical or automatic sprinkler system must be immediately deactivated
  • No washing of vehicles, walls and windows of a building, or driveways is allowed
  • No new permits will be issued for:
    • Watering new vegetation (lawn, seedlings, landscaping, etc.)
    • 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)
    • A car wash fundraiser

However:

  • Watering and pool filling permits issued before Thursday, May 20, 2021 will be honored. Holders of a valid permit must fully respect the conditions of the latter and ensure that the permit is visible from the road
  • Watering by hand with a hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle held by hand at all times is permitted to water existing vegetation, for example vegetable gardens and flowers (all lawn watering is prohibited)
  • Watering systems that draw their water from a private well or a natural water source (lake, creek, etc.) are not affected by the ban, however owners are encouraged to contribute to the collective effort to protect our vulnerable aquifers

 

This ban is due to a combination of factors, including specifically:

  • A high number of residents who use drinking water excessively and who:
    • Water at any time of the day, which is prohibited
    • Do not respect their watering days according to their address
    • Have not reprogrammed their automatic system at 4 am
    • Drain and fill their pool completely in spring
  • Inability to refill municipal water reserves at the rate they are emptied
  • Lack of precipitation both now and last winter to replenish water tables sufficiently

We therefore urge all residents, even private well owners (since we all share the same water table), to stop unnecessary watering and to comply with the current watering by-law summarized here www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/eau.

Any lifting of the ban will be announced in our website, on social media and the city newsletter.

Subscription to the newsletter : www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/abonnement.

Saint-Lazare adopts its 2021–2026 Sustainable Development Plan

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Wednesday, May 12, 2021 – On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, after more than 15 months of reflection and consultation, Saint-Lazare's municipal council adopted its first Sustainable Development Plan (SDP) for 2021–2026.

Deemed essential for better guiding the Town’s management, development and planning efforts, in a context where environmental and social issues are increasingly prominent and worrisome, Saint-Lazare has chosen to adopt a sustainable development perspective both to define its future needs and to “meet its community’s current needs, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own.” The plan was developed with the valuable input of many residents, provided through surveys as well as during a public consultation. At the end of the process, more than 730 people had expressed their opinions, which is a record number of participants considering the unusual circumstances of the pandemic. 

Including 70 actions to be completed by 2026 in order to achieve 29 distinct objectives, the SDP is based on the principle of best environmental, economic, social, cultural, land use and governance practices. By 2040, Saint-Lazare wishes to be a greener town, recognized for providing its citizens with access to a healthy, dynamic and inclusive living environment, thanks to the involvement of each member of its community and its distinctive heritage, ultimately leading to collective fulfillment.

 

Resolutely focused on an ambitious sustainable development outcome, the SPD provides the Town with the means to achieve its goals in order to ensure adequate and innovative management of its territory. Saint-Lazare’s residents play a central role in this process, where each of their actions contributes to shaping and protecting their living environment and collective well-being on a daily basis.

The complete version of the Plan is available at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/pdd and is also explained in a 37 minutes video available on the same Web page. Residents are invited to familiarize themselves with the Plan. Any questions you may have after reading the Plan or watching the video can be directed to elected officials either in the “comments” section of the YouTube video, by email at pdd@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca until 4 p.m.  on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, or by signing up for the live question period to be held on ZOOM on Wednesday, May 19 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. by filling out the form available at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/pdd no later than 4 p.m. the day of the live question period.

Elected officials and members of the steering committee will answer questions live on YouTube on Wednesday, May 19 from 7 to 8 p.m.

When a crowd and health measures go hand in hand: success for the opening of the Saint-Lazare local market

Every 2nd Saturday of the month until October 9, 2021

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Wednesday, May 12, 2021 – It is with excitement and enthusiasm that the Saint-Lazare local market organizers, producers and craftsmen welcomed visitors on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the booths located in the parking lot of the Saint-Lazare Town Hall.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a few hundred visitors shopped at the various kiosks, taking the time to talk with merchants. Everyone one was delighted and many merchants sold out.

You missed the official opening? Not to worry, you’ll have until October 2021 to enjoy it. Make sure to book the following second Saturday of the month in your agenda from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • June 12
  • June 26 – exceptionally (Fêtes de Saint-Lazare)
  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 9

The local market is held in accordance with government health regulations (masks must be worn). Any cancellation due to weather conditions will be posted the day of on the city’s Facebook page at : facebook.com/villesaintlazare and on the at: ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/marcheslocaux.

Note that the number and type of producers and craftsmen may vary depending on the availability of stocks and the progress of the season.

You are a craftsman? A producer? You would like to offer your products? Contact the coordinator Sofia Fuga by email at sofiafuga@videotron.ca for terms and conditions. Visit the Saint-Lazare’s artisans association Facebook page at: https://m.facebook.com/groups/195243165510033/..

Visit the city's website : ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/marcheslocaux

Resurfacing of streets

Starts Monday, May 10, 2021 

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Tuesday May 4, 2021  –  Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to inform road users that partial or complete resurfacing work will extend over a 2 week-period or more, depending on the weather conditions, mainly from 7.m. to 5 p.m. Hindrances are to be expected. Here are the streets concerned by the work:

Hindrances and main arteries

Hindrances are to be expected. Here are the main streets:

Main arteries (alternating traffic):

  • Chemin Sainte-Angélique (between Chemin du Fief and Montée Poirier)
  • Côte Saint-Charles (between Rue de la Grande-Allée and street no. 2080)

Local network (detours will be indicated):

  • Rue Michel (completely)
  • Rue Stéphane (completely)
  • Rue de la Famille (completely)
  • Rue Richard (between Rue Karl and Rue de la Famille)
  • Rue Chanterel (completely) – impact on traffic around Forest Hill Junior school
  • Rue du Bordelais (between Rue du Muscadet and Rue du Sauvignon)
  • Rue du Kentucky (completely)
  • Rue de Burgundy (completely)
  • Place du Médaillon (completely)
  • Rue du Shetland (between Rue Pommel and street no. 2542)
  • Rue Yearling (between Rue Rowell and street no. 2622)

To consult the map of the works visit the website under the heading Info-Works: https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/infotravaux.

Residential fire prevention visits

Monday, May 3rd to Sunday, August 29, 2021

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Monday, May 3, 2021  –  In order to comply with the requirements of the fire safety law, the Fire and Public Safety Department (FPSD) firefighters will be visiting residential neighbourhoods from Monday, May 3 to Sunday, August 29, 2021 for the purpose of conducting residential prevention visits.

These visits are intended to:

  • Reduce the number of lives and property losses due to fires
  • Promote safe actions and behaviours to eliminate the risk of fire in the home
  • Answer residents’ questions about fire safety
  • Make fire safety by-laws known
  • And ensure residents comply with those by-laws

When dropping-by without an appointment at a residence, duly identified firefighters (service card, uniform and service vehicle):

  • Will, at all times, remain outside the private residence or dwelling (in the case of an apartment building) in accordance with sanitary instructions
  • Validate the presence of persons with COVID or in preventive isolation. If this is the case, firefighters will postpone the visit to a later date.
  • Firefighters will ask questions about the presence of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, portable fire extinguishers, etc. This information will be collected for statistical purposes and for more targeted campaigns.

Detectors and fire extinguisher verifications

Firefighters will ask the occupant:

  • To activate its own smoke and carbon monoxide detectors if applicable
  • To take out his/her fire extinguisher outside for firefighters to check

Non-Compliance Report

In case of non-compliances with municipal by-laws, a corrective actions report will be handed-out.

All information related to fire prevention is available for consultation online :

https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/prevention. You have questions or concerns, contact the fire prevention department at 450-424-8000 ext. 207.

Complete closure of a downtown section of Chemin Sainte-Angélique

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Monday, May 3, 2021  –  The City must proceed to the complete closure of a section of Chemin Sainte-Angélique, between Avenue Bédard and Rue Leduc, to hook-up services. Local traffic on either side of the work area will be possible. Please plan your trips accordingly and factor in delays if you are planning on going downtown, either to drop-off your kids at school or daycare, if you are expecting a local delivery or plan on using public transit (bus #51).

  • Street: Chemin Sainte-Angélique, between Avenue Michel and Rue Rozon (work in front of street no 2154 Chemin Sainte-Angélique)
  • Day: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
  • From: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Hindrance: complete closure
  • Reason: service hook-ups
  • Detour- going West: Avenue Bédard South, Rue de la Plantation to Rue des Cascades, then Chemin Sainte-Angélique.
  • Detour- going East: Rue Country, Rue Woodbine, Rue de la Haute-Ville and finally right on Avenue Bédard South which will take them to Chemin Sainte-Angélique.

Information

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


Grand opening of the Saint-Lazare Public Market on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10 a.m.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month until October 9, 2021 

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Thursday, April 29, 2021  –  It is with great enthusiasm that the City announces a brand new version of the local market. From now on, Saint-Lazare will bring together not only agricultural products but also local artisans’ products offering enthusiasts a wider range of local products!

Agricultural producers and craftsmen will be back in the parking lot of the town hall (1960 Chemin Sainte-Angélique) this year:

  • Every 2nd Saturday of the month and exceptionally on Saturday, June 26
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • May to October
  • In accordance with health regulations (masks must be worn).
  • Cancellation due to weather conditions will be posted the day of on the city’s Facebook page at : facebook.com/villesaintlazare and on the at: ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/marcheslocaux.

In the meantime, book the following Saturdays in your calendar!

  • May 8 – Grand opening
  • June 12
  • June 26 – exceptionally (Fêtes de Saint-Lazare)
  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 9

You are a craftsman? A producer? You would like to offer your products? Contact the coordinator Sofia Fuga by email at sofiafuga@videotron.ca for terms and conditions. Visit the Saint-Lazare’s artisans association Facebook page at: https://m.facebook.com/groups/195243165510033/..

Special newsletter of April 13, 2021

By-law 1095 on the protection of deep interior forests
Amendments brought

During the regular Council meeting of April 13, 2021, Council adopted By-law 1095. This by-law serves to replace Plan 9 referred to in section 449.1 of the zoning By-law 771 to ensure the protection of forest ecosystems on its territory.

As a reminder, the Council’s objectives in this regard are to:
  • Avoid fragmentation of large forest areas
  • Limit the impact of human activity in wooded areas deemed ecologically highly valuable
  • Protect our potable underground water sources
  • Improve our collective ability to adapt to climate change
  • Maintain wildlife and floristic habitats and natural green corridors
Effectively, By-law 1095 improves the measures for the protection of large forest areas established in 2020 without modifying the land uses already authorized by the regulations. The details of these measures can be found under article 449.1 of By-law 771 entitled Protection of the Forest Ecosystems, which essentially indicates the conditions of tree cutting within the forest ecosystems indicated on plan 9.

Public consultation
Given the rules imposed by the pandemic, the City held an online public consultation from February 18 to March 4, 2021. A large number of comments was submitted, which enabled elected officials to prepare the final version of the by-law adopted on April 13, 2021 to reflect the wishes of the overall population.

In short, elected officials noted a large majority of comments very favourable to the protection of forest ecosystems, and to the importance of such an initiative to protect biodiversity, potable water sources and to adapt to climate change for the benefit of present and future generations. They also noted that the majority of opponents to the proposed by-law were landowners who were primarily concerned about the impact of the by-law on future residential developments and the value of their land.

Amendments to the initial proposed by-law
As a result, some amendments were made to the initially proposed by-law. While it is important to note that a by-law prohibiting construction on private streets has been in place since 1986, Council has decided to amend the proposed by-law to authorize the tree cutting required to bring private roads up to municipal standards in light of the possibility of a future municipalization of the private portion of Sandmere and Oakridge. It is important to keep in mind that this by-law concerns tree cutting in forest ecosystems and not the issuance of construction permits on private streets. A municipalization project will still have to be put in place to allow construction on Sandmere and Oakridge streets.

Other minor adjustments to the proposed by-law were made which can be found on the City website under by-law 1095.

The Council is of the opinion that the adoption of this by-law, among the other by-laws adopted over the last three years, is an essential step that should have been taken a long time ago to implement the city’s Master Conservation Plan, which aims to protect and conserve wetlands and forests to ensure the sustainability of ecosystems, maintain the territory’s biodiversity and improve the quality of life of the citizens of Saint-Lazare.

If you have any questions regarding this by-law, please contact Lyne Mousseau, chef de division (environnement), by email at lmousseau@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca


Day camp for kids aged 5 to 12 years

Registration for Saint-Lazare and Les Cèdres residents starting Wednesday April 21, 2021

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Tuesday, April 13, 2021  -  Ville de Saint-Lazare will make day camp registration available to Saint-Lazare and Les Cèdres residents starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 for youth aged 5 to 12 at Saint-Lazare day camp.

Here’s a quick overview of the day camp information:

  • For kids aged 5 to 12 (calculated on September 30, 2021)
  • Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière)
  • Monday, June 28 to Friday, August 20, 2021 (break on July 1)
  • Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Daycare service from 6:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Places are limited
  • Registration by the week

Registration

  • Pre-registration rate for residents of Saint-Lazare and Les Cèdres until Sunday, June 13 at noon
  • Regular rate for all residents and non-residents starting at noon on Sunday, June 13, 2021
  • Online with a valid resident ID card : http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne

Health measures

The camp respects health regulations issued by the government.

For the complete information visit www.daycamp.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/

Survey of Saint-Lazare seniors

2021 edition of the seniors’ annual 5@7

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Tuesday April 13, 2021  -  The organizing committee is interested in exploring the interest of Saint-Lazare seniors, aged 50 and over, to participate in a 2021 edition of Les Sages branchés’ annual 5@7, an annual event whose objective is to welcome and integrate all seniors aged 50 + and to promote local and regional resources and activities offered to them and their caregivers.

Let’s recall the 2020 edition was cancelled because of the pandemic.

This short 9-question survey will take only 3-5 minutes to complete. The deadline to complete it is Friday, April 23 at 4:30 p.m. Answers will allow the committee to work on different scenarios and take ideas into account.

The data collected through this survey will only be used to develop the 5@7 programming.

Would you like to receive news about the event? Enter your email address at the end of the survey.Thank you for participating in large numbers! 

Link to the survey available on the website: http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/aines

2021 spring break in Saint-Lazare: registration as of Monday, February 22, 2021

Schedule of specific online activities during spring break

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Friday, February 19, 2021  –  During the week of March 1 to 5, most of the region’s students will be enjoying a well-earned breather! Ville de Saint-Lazare, having given its schedule of spring break activities a fresh twist to better meet public health instructions, invites you to check out the vast choice of fun and free activities for children, adolescents and families alike! You can register online, at ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/congescolaire as of Monday, February 22 and up until 48 hours prior to the start of the activity you wish to participate in (contingent on availability). Just remember to have your resident ID card handy. 

The winter caravan: last chance to participate on February 27 and 28
The winter caravan will, on the last weekend prior to spring break, set the tone for a week of fun and exciting winter activities that promise not to break the family bubble. Between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28, residents can make use of snowboards, fat bikes or snowshoes at parc Bédard.

Reservation required:

  • Use of the equipment offered free of charge.
  • Available to residents only (resident card mandatory).
  • Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. on February 25 for equipment rentals for Saturday, February 27 and at 8:00 a.m. on February 26 for rentals for Sunday, February 28. Reservations can be made:

The day of your rental:

  • Please show up 10 minutes prior to the time of your reservation.
  • Remember that rentals are for a period of 50 minutes.
  • Reservations may be possible onsite should equipment still be available. A resident card will be required.

Search and find - the trail version
From March 1 to 5, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., the team at parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare invites you to participate in a novel search and find game in the great outdoors. No registration required and the whole family is welcome! Nature lovers will revel in this game where hikers get to look for a series of items hidden along trail R1. The list of items is available on the  parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare’s Facebook page (facebook.com/lesforestiers) as well as at the site’s welcome centre. Will you be able to find them?

Get your blood flowing with a little help from Zoom
Tired of looking at the same old walls? Head outside so that your entire family bubble can get some fresh air! It’s as easy as getting dressed, grabbing your tablet, smart phone or laptop and heading outdoors to get moving. Between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, check out the city’s Facebook to participate in our Outdoor cardio activity. And while theoretically speaking, the activity is an outdoor one, it’s just as easy to practice indoors. Participation is free of charge and there’s no need to register ahead of time.

For homebodies and fans of seasons other than winter
Are you allergic to the cold and infinitely prefer exercising in your own home? We haven’t forgotten you! On Tuesdays and Thursdays, why not enjoy an hour of yoga or line dancing? The free sessions are open to everyone and offered on the city’s Facebook page between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. The event will be preceded by a session for those aged 50 years or more. This activity will take place between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. (also on Facebook) and is also free of charge.

Are you more of the manual or tinkering type? Then we’ve got something just for you!
We created a series of workshops, offered in French and English via Zoom, that will surely satisfy the curiosity of your family’s younger do-it-yourselfers and budding scientists. Free of charge, registration is nonetheless required. Every child or adolescent should find something to their liking, with activities that include an initiation to the world of comic strips, the creation of origami and kirigami art pieces, a customized Monopoly game (you read right!) and science experiments.

PJ storytelling hour: the adventures of Cyprienne
In the comfort of your own home, enjoy (for the first time or again and again...!) the illustrated story of Cyprienne on the city’s Facebook page. Available from February 21 to March 21, the event is free of charge and there is no need to register. Created for youth between the ages of 5 and 8 and told in a bilingual format, the story follows the very unusual and tiny mouse Cyprienne who goes off on an adventure, bags in tow.

Éducazoo workshop: for animal lovers
Éducazoo is a fun and educational workshop for children aged 6 to 13. The activity, lasting 45 minutes, will be held on Zoom and participants must register.  The event can accommodate a maximum of 15 families, and a single registration per family will be allowed. Book your spot!

After-dinner fun for the whole family
What better, after a heartwarming meal, than gathering the family around the table or in the living room to play a board or quiz game? We’re offering a 90-minute interactive quiz for the whole family, which can be played with nothing more than pencils and paper. Participation is free, but families (a maximum of 90, with a single registration per family) must register ahead of time. The activity will be held via Zoom on Mondays (in English) and Tuesdays (in French).

Workshop for apprentice chefs
Every Friday, between 11:00 a.m. and noon, a free (no registration required) cooking workshop will be held on the city’s Facebook page. On the menu? Pizza and a chocolate dessert! The list of ingredients for each workshop will be available one week ahead of time, on the city’s Web site.

DAFA (Diploma in Leisure, Sport and Recreational Leadership) offered via Zoom
Would you like to be a counsellor when you turn 16? Theoretical training is a prerequisite for being hired! The Diploma in Leisure, Sport and Recreational Leadership (DAFA) is a certificate that allows youth to take on the role and responsibilities of an activities counsellor for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Once this diploma is obtained, interested youth must complete practical training as a volunteer day camp assistant-counsellor during the summer (of 2021). This training must take place over a period of at least 70 hours. Details regarding DAFA training: campdejour.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/dafa. Cost: free for residents (of Ville de Saint-Lazare) and $40 for non-residents (must be paid prior to the training.). Registration must be done online, at  www.programmedafa.com  (choose Montérégie, then Ville de Saint-Lazare). Given that the number of participants (connections) is limited, priority will be given to residents.

For more details on the programs and activities offered: ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/congescolaire

COVID-19 measures and weather considerations
Ville de Saint-Lazare, by virtue of being in the MMC, is considered a red zone, which has required that we review and modify all of our activities, as well as those of our partners, to ensure compliance with all public health instructions. We suggest that residents visit the city’s Web site to learn more about those activities that are still being offered as well as all changes and cancellations. The city notably makes it a point of contacting both its residents and various partners whenever it receives new instructions or guidelines from public health authorities. Winter activities, moreover, can be impacted by weather conditions. We recommend that you check the weather forecast and conditions prior to leaving for an activity that did not require you to register. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Protection of deep interior forests

Draft By-Law no. 1095

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Friday, February 19, 2021 – During its session on February 9, 2021, the municipal council adopted the draft regulation 1095. This regulation seeks to replace plan 9 of zoning regulation 771, which indicates the area’s protected forest ecosystems.

Since By-Law 1079 came into effect on 13 March 2020, Council has been informed that, to ensure the protection of a deep interior forest, it is necessary to ensure the protection of the edge of the forest all around. The draft By-Law 1095 and the introduction of the new Plan 9 are consistent with the work undertaken by Council and By-Law 1079 to ensure adequate protection of forest ecosystems within its territory.

The Council’s objective in this regard is to:

  • Avoid fragmentation of large forest areas
  • Limit the impact of human activity in wooded areas deemed ecologically highly valuable
  • Protect our potable underground water sources
  • Improve our collective ability to adapt to climate change
  • Maintain wildlife and floristic habitats and natural green corridors

Draft By-Law 1095 is part of a series of by-laws recently adopted by Council to implement the Conservation plan adopted in 2014, but was never really introduced into our Town planning regulations until recently. Implementation of the Master Conservation Plan is a regional requirement. (www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/conservation).

It was noted that some of the information currently circulating within our community about Council’s motives for By-Law 1095 is not entirely accurate. For this reason, members of Council saw fit to set the record straight by publishing this information.

The protection of natural environments on our territory is a matter of general interest and contributes to maintaining quality living environments that distinctively set the Saint-Lazare community apart. In addition, with by-laws aimed at increasing the protection of the rich forest ecosystems existing on its territory, the City of Saint-Lazare tends to recognize the structuring role of the forest as an essential component of the environment to maintain ecological, social and economic balances. To this end, By-Law 1095 enhances the measures for the protection of large forest areas established by By-Law 1079 without modifying the land uses that are already authorized by the regulations.

The consultation process by the law is still ongoing with respect to Proposed By-Law 1095 until March 4, 2021 (https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/doc/APL/210210.pdf). As a result, the period of dialogue and exchange between the municipal government and the public continues and is certainly the best forum for all to express their concerns and interests about this proposed regulation. Moreover, following several exchanges, the elected officials are already considering an amendment to plan 9 in anticipation of the adoption of the final version of By-Law 1095. While a regulation has been in place since 1986 that prohibits construction on private streets, Council is considering various scenarios that would not compromise the potential municipalization of the private portion of Rue Sandmere without compromising the protection objectives of the deep interior forest to the south of this street.

Finally, by adopting these measures to protect forest ecosystems, City Council considers that the City of Saint-Lazare responds positively to the current challenges we all face in protecting biodiversity or adapting to climate change, for the benefit of the current population, but also for future generations.

The next step in the process is the adoption of the final version of By-Law 1095 before it is sent to the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. This adoption is scheduled to take place at a Council meeting in the spring of 2021. Watch for upcoming meeting agendas here www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/seances

Winter activities in Saint-Lazare in February 2021


Enjoy the great outdoors with LA CARAVANE DES NEIGES

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Thursday, January 28, 2021 – Starting this Saturday, February 6, 2021, subject to government health instructions, the curfew and favourable weather conditions, the City of Saint-Lazare is offering its residents a new version of outdoor winter activities! Under the theme La Caravane des neiges (winter caravan) these different activities and innovations will take place in a park near you! For activities that do not require registration, residents are encouraged to check for updates at https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/loisircovid19 before showing up.

Snowshoes, snow scooters and fat bikes

From Sunday, February 7 to Sunday, February 28, 2021, Saint-Lazare residents will be able to borrow, at no charge, snow scooters, fat bikes and snowshoes according to the schedule and park that suit them as follows:

  • At least 48 hours in advance, by filling out the form online at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne (citizen card required) or by phone at 450-424-8000, ext. 220 (during business hours).
  • By time slots of 50 minutes (arrive 10 minutes earlier on the day of your reservation)

The Winter Caravan will be present in the following parks from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Sunday, February 7:               Parc Westwood (2876 Chemin Saint-Louis)
  • Saturday, February 13:          Parc Saddlebrook (2448 Rue Woodbine)
  • Sunday, February 21:             Parc Westwood (2876 Chemin St-Louis)
  • Saturday, February 27:          Parc Bédard (1591 Avenue Bédard)
  • Sunday, February 28:             Parc Bédard (1591 Avenue Bédard)

Subject to equipment availability, on-site reservations will be possible upon presentation of the citizen's card.

Ice Sculptures

On Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 14, 2021, book a free block of ice to sculpt together as a family (residents only, living under the same roof). Have fun sculpting the desired shape (safe equipment provided), under the expert advice of the professional supervising the activity. Families will be able to reserve their block and equipment, at no charge, as follows, on the day and at the park of their choice:

  • At least 48 hours in advance, by filling out the form online at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne (citizen card required) or by phone at 450-424-8000, ext. 220 (during business hours).
  • By time slots of 50 minutes (arrive 10 minutes earlier on the day of your reservation).
  • Note: 10 blocks of ice are available every hour.
  • Participants aged 10 and up MUST wear a mask at all times during the activity (balaclavas and ski face-masks will be accepted).

The ice carving activity is offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the following days:

  • Saturday, February 6:            Parc Westwood (2876 Chemin Saint-Louis)
  • Sunday, February 14:             Parc Bédard (1591 Avenue Bédard)

Subject to equipment availability, on-site reservations will be possible upon presentation of the citizen's card.

Sculptor in action

On Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 1 to 4 p.m., bring your skates and come skate with the members of your family (living under the same roof) at Parc Bédard and admire a professional sculptor at work during a demonstration. No reservations required.

Introduction to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

Come enjoy the great outdoors, discover or rediscover one of the popular winter sports at our enchanting Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare and borrow cross-country skis and snowshoes at no charge (residents only).

Equipment must be booked:

  • At least 48 hours in advance, by filling out the form online at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne(citizen card required) or by phone at 450 424-8000, ext. 220 (during business hours).
    • By block of 50 minutes (arrive 10 minutes earlier on the day of your reservation)
    • You must leave a piece of identification during the rental.

For the following days at the Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière):

  • Wednesday, February 10: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (is cancelled since the curfew is extended)
  • Friday, February 12: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, February 22: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 24: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (is cancelled since the curfew is extended)

Drop-in skating - with entertainment

Come skate to the sound of music, light and video games on a giant screen! Free activity without reservation and according to the following schedule:

  • Friday, February 12:    6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Parc Bédard (1591 Avenue Bédard)
  • Friday, February 19:    6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière)
  • These 2 activities are cancelled since the curfew is extended

 

COVID-19, sanitary and weather conditions

Since the City of Saint-Lazare is part of the CMM and is on high alert (in red zone), it must review all of its activities and those of its partners, as per public health guidelines. Residents are invited to consult the city's Web site to find out which activities are maintained, modified or cancelled. The City will contact residents and partners as soon as new guidelines are received. Winter activities are subject to weather conditions (ice, storm, severe cold). Check the conditions before you come if the activity does not require registration. Thank you for your understanding and patience!

Saint-Lazare: measures due to new government requirements in times of health emergencies

COVID-19 – curfew and outdoor gatherings prohibited

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Friday, January 8, 2021 –  Given the most recent guidelines issued by the government, municipal services will be available by appointment only until further notice, and minimally until Monday, February 8, 2021 inclusively. Anyone who needs to meet with a staff member of any given municipal department may do so by appointment only.  

To do so:

  • Make an appointment with the department using the contact information available at  www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/heures.
  • Come to the appointment alone.
  • Respect all health guidelines (sign the attendance register, wash your hands, wear a mask and keep a distance of 2 metres away from others).
Whenever possible, use the following methods instead:
  • Make requests online (ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/enligne), by phone or by email  
  • Pay taxes through your financial institution  
  • The remittance of a payment made by cheque in the box located to the right of main doors of the Town Hall (1960 Chemin Sainte-Angélique)

Curfew, parks and outdoor gatherings prohibited starting Saturday, January 9, 2021

To comply with the curfew in effect as of Saturday, January 9, 2021, the opening hours of the parks are modified to close at 7:30 p.m. At Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare, hours are still extended on Wednesdays and Fridays, but modified to close at 7:30 p.m.

To the extent that outdoor and indoor gatherings are prohibited, various measures will be introduced in parks to promote individual and family bubble practice.

Here are the new schedules for parks that remain accessible:

  • Ice rinks with lighting: Saddlebrook, Westwood, Grand-Pré, Frontenac, Maple Ridge.
    • Open every day starting at 7:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting).
  • Saint-Robert Park (sledding)
    • Open every day starting at 7:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
    • Bring your own equipment
  • Bédard Park (sledding, skating, hockey)
    • Open every day starting at 7:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
    • Bring your own equipment
  • Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare (tubing, skating, cross-country skiing)

Rink conditions: https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/patinoires

Regulations and measures in effect for parks and sports facilities are posted on site.  

 

Library – reminder of methods for book/document loans:

 

The library staff is pleased to continue offering no-contact loan services, by appointment only. Please note, however, that hours of operation have changed and are also available on the City’s Web site at http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/heures.

  • Monday:                   Closed
  • Tuesday to Friday:  9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

 

How it works:

  • Pick-up by appointment (the library will call you)  
  • You can reserve a book/document:
  • One person at a time only
  • Library cards are validated by phone and/or email  
  • Proof of residence is required for expired cards
  • Book drop open 24 h
  • Expect delays
  • Overdue fines: overdue fines are calculated and visible in your file during the no-contact loan period.  They will be collected and must be paid once the circulation desk fully re-opens. 
  • New! Students can reserve a work/study space free of charge during regular hours of operation. See below for details on procedure to follow.  
  • To reserve a work/study space:

Outside of opening hours, dial 3-1-1 in the event of a watermain break, sewer backup, road hazard, collection of residual materials.

The Town of Saint-Lazare asks citizens to strictly comply with the recommendations put forth by the government authorities as part of a collective effort aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. The  cooperation of each and every citizen is absolutely essential.

Special newsletter of January 17, 2021

Winter storm

Saint-Lazare: Residents without electricity invited to warm up at the nature park

Saint-Lazare, Quebec, Sunday, January 17, 2021 – As a result of the ongoing power outages following the recent snowstorm, the City of Saint-Lazare is extending the hours of operation of its chalet at the Parc nature Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare.

Indeed, any family wishing to warm up can do so until 7 p.m. this Sunday, January 17, 2021 at the nature park chalet located at 2800 Chemin Lotbinière.

The City reminds that sanitary measures must be respected, that is to say family members living under the same roof remain together, wear a mask and stand 2 meters away from other families. A maximum of 35 people can be accommodated.

 

The curfew remains in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Allow sufficient time to return home.


Last updated: 09/14/2021
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