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April bulky items collections cancelled

Coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Monday, March 30, 2020 – Ville de Saint-Lazare would like to inform its residents that the collections of bulky items scheduled on April 1st (West side) and April 8th (East side) have been cancelled and will, upon confirmation, be reconducted in May.

Indeed, because of the health and safety issues surrounding to the recovery of such items and their possible contamination, Enviro-Connexions has advised the City it will devote its resources solely to the other collections which are considered essential services.

People who want to bring their items to one of the ecocentres are invited to visit the MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges website at As of March 30, the MRC’s ecocentre network was still open, however cash was no longer accepted there. If a fee is applicable, people must pay by card only.

We apologize for such a short notice.

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 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

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:

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:

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! 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 ( as well as Quebec’s plan ( 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!


Starting today, complete the survey available at 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


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 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  and to visit the website regularly at

Contact information for key City services

The following summarizes the Town’s contact information:

Town workshop


Public works: 450-424-8000, ext. 250 

Infrastructures (2nd floor)

450-424-8000, ext. 250


450-424-8000, ext. 260

Information and communication

450-424-8000, ext. 221

Online requests 

450-424-8000, ext. 221

Town management

450-424-8000, ext. 231


General questions: 450-424-8000, ext. 248

Tree cutting
450-424-8000, ext. 226 and 227


450-424-8000, ext. 221

Town Clerk and legal services

450-424-8000, ext. 266

Recreation and community life

450-424-8000, ext. 220

Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare

450-424-8000 - ext. 287

Public and fire safety services

450-424-8000, ext. 317

Urban planning, permits and inspections

450-424-8000, ext. 242



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

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

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:

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

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 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

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 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 and residents of Les Cèdres at: Non-residents will have access to registrations starting Monday, February 10 at: 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 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: Cost: free for residents of Saint-Lazare, $40 for non-residents (payable before training). Registration is required online at (select Montérégie, Ville de Saint-Lazare).

For the complete program line-up of activities, visit

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 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

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

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

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



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 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:

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:…/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 :

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.
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.
To follow the evolution of power outages, if any, click on the link:
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):
  • 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: 03/30/2020
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