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Press releases (2019)

Residual material collections and bulky items

Bulky items pick-up : starting February 2020, the 2nd bin will no longer be tolerated

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - As the holiday season approaches, Ville de Saint-Lazare appeals to citizens for a sound and responsible management of household waste. As planned in the collections’ calendar, The Town reminds residents that the 2nd bins will no longer be tolerated when collecting bulky items starting in February 2020.


Last dates for a 2nd bin

Please be advised of the last dates when the 2nd Bac will be accepted:


New 2020 collections calendar

Residents can expect to receive the new 2020 collections calendar by the first week of January 2020.



Map of collections by sector

You are new to Saint-Lazare and would like to find out the collections’ schedule in your sector? Consult the section Collections by sector (map) on the Town’s website at: https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/collectes

Ecological conversion of your 2nd bin
You don’t know what to do with your 2nd bin once it is no longer accepted during the bulky items collection? Here are a few ideas:

1. Collect:

  • Rainwater: replace the lid of the bin with a fine mesh (mosquito net type) and install it under the gutter. The collected water can be used to wash the car, water the flowerbeds, etc.
  • Returnable plastic cans and bottles. For convenience, put a compostable plastic bag in the trash
  • And store dead leaves in the fall for use in the spring as brown (carbon) material in your backyard composter (not in the brown bin!).

2. Store:

  • gardening tools, sporting goods, toys, seasonal items (roll-up your pool vaccum hose), snow fences and pickets, etc.

3. Transform:

  • Your galvanized steel garbage can for meat and fish!

4. Move it to the cottage
5. Sell it
6. Donate it during the community treasure hunt
7. As a last resort, if your bin is unusable, bring it to the ecocentre.


Reminder of bulky items accepted

Bulky items accepted

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

Materials not accepted (not considered bulky items)

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

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

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

Saint-Lazare: new opening hours to the public


SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Monday, December 16, 2019 – 
Ville de Saint-Lazare is changing its opening hours to the public. The following schedules will apply: 

In 2019, as soon as the weather are suitable to hold the activities

New opening hours to the public

Parc nature Les-Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare

Reception chalet

During the winter season:

  • Sunday to Saturday:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Friday: hours extended until 9 p.m. if the weather conditions are suitable

Euqipment rental chalet

During the winter season, if the weather conditions are suitable to hold the activities:

  • Sunday, Monday and Saturday:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  
  • Note: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: closed

Snow tubing

During the winter season, if the weather conditions are suitable to hold the activities:

  • Sunday, Monday and Saturday:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  
  • Note: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: closed

Starting January 3rd, 2020

New year-round opening hours to the public*

 

Town Hall

(1960 Chemin Sainte-Angélique)

Community centre

(1301 Rue du Bois)

Municipal workshops

(1875 Avenue Bédard)

Monday to Thursday

8 a.m. to noon

12:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

8 a.m. to noon

12:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. to noon

12:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday

8 a.m. to noon

8 a.m. to noon

7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Services offered

Council office

Town management

Environmental services

Department of urban planning

Communication services

Finance and Treasury Human resources services Town clerk and legal services

Recreation and community life services

Infrastructure services

 * The library schedules remain unchanged.

 

The Town of Saint-Lazare unveils its 2020 budget

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Tuesday, December 17, 2019. – On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, The Municipal Council of Saint-Lazare adopted its 2020 budget. Expenditures will be in the order of $32 million, revenues of $30 million and allocations of $2 million. The budget was prepared with the objective of maintaining a low tax rate.

Increase limit

Again this year, Council has chosen to allocate the anticipated 2019 surplus to the 2020 budget, limiting the tax increase to 1.9% on a fully serviced average residence ($386,000), an increase of $60. Thus, the general property tax rate (residual) increases by 1.75%. The cost or the waste water treatment was increased by $15 per household unit while the compensation for waste water treatment and residual materials remains stable.

Average home in Saint-Lazare (with sewer and aqueduct services)

Description

2019

2020

Average value of a home in Saint-Lazare

$386,000

$386,000

Tax rate (general property tax rate)

$0.6565 / $100

$0.6680 / $100

General property tax

$2,534.09

$2,578.48

Expansion of La Pinière ($0.0019 / $100)

$7.33

$7.26

Reconstruction of Chemin Sainte-Élisabeth ($0.0024 / $100)

$9.26

$9.46

Construction of the municipal workshops ($0.0061 / $100)

$23.55

$23.74

Construction of an artificial turf at Westwood ($0.0013 / $100)

$5.02

$5.10

Extension of the bike path network ($0.0012 / $100)

$4.63

$5.56

Construction of the fire station ($0.0031 / $100)

$11.97

$11.89

Sub-total – property taxes

$2,595.85

$2,641.49

Water (set amount/household unit)

$210

$225

Residual materials (set amount/household unit)

$165

$165

Waste water – treatment

$165

$165

 Upgrading of water treatment plants (set amount/household unit)

$50

$50

Total

$3,185.85

$3,246.49

Average increase (%)

1.21 %

1.9 %



Expenses out of the Town’s control

Every year, certain irreducible expenses have a major impact on the budget and the leeway for reducing property tax rates. This is the case for shares payable to the Sûreté du Québec, the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC as well as those paid for public transportation and adapted transport and paid to the Montreal Metropolitan Community.   

Description

2019

2020

Sûreté du Québec

$3,585,600

$3,810,000

Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC

$1,605,400

$1,658,000

Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM)

$930,000

$967,000

Montreal Metropolitan Community

$435,000

$453,000

 

Environment and services to citizens

Council is committed to services provided to its residents. Additional resources were added to better address climate issues and citizens' concerns about their impacts ($100,000). In addition, Council has provided funding for characterization studies on the city’s territory ($125,000), recharge zones for the aquifer ($70,000), hydrological characterization for the Bordelais bog ($30,500), a Sustainable Development Plan ($80,000) and all related regulatory amendments ($10,000).


Three-year expenditure program

Investments over the next year will total $38,834,000. Of this amount, only 11% is expected to be financed through overall borrowing by-laws and 52% will be subsidized. The other investments will be financed either by sector taxes or currently available town funds. Planned investments for 2021 and 2022 are $6,411,000 and $16,641,000 respectively.


Vallée-Chaline

The slope stabilization work in Vallée-Chaline will continue until 2020. The total investments are estimated at nearly $15.2 million, mainly subsidized by the Public Security Ministry and partially financed by the city’s funds. The Town’s final borrowing cost will be less than 12% of the total cost.

Financing method

Subsidy

      10 550 000   

Operating surplus

         2 910 000   

Loan

         1 711 000   

Estimated cost of work

     15 171 000 $


Detailed 2020 budget

All documents pertaining to the 2020 budget are available online at https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/budget.

Deadlines

Municipal taxes are payable in three instalments. Deadlines for payments are as follows:  

  •  1st instalment – Monday, March 16, 2020   
  • 2nd instalment – Monday, June 15, 2020
  • 3rd instalment – Monday, September 14, 2020

Tax bills will be issued on February 14, 2020.

 

Record attendance for this 4th edition

Saint-Lazare Christmas market

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Tuesday, December 10, 2019  –  A total of 3,273 visitors enjoyed the warm and festive ambiance during this 4th edition of the Saint-Lazare Christmas market held at the Community Centre on December 7 and 8, 2019.

In addition to the countless goodies and creations available for purchase, young visitors were treated to a wonderful face-painting stand and a special letter-writing workshop for Santa Claus. The presence of the Forest Hill Senior School choir as well as the children’s Christmas story delighted kids and adults alike.

With 1,800 visitors in 2016, 2,200 visitors in 2017, 2,550 visitors in 2018, the Christmas market has grown steadily year-over-year, welcoming an unprecedented 3,273 visitors this year, a record that far exceeded the organizers' expectations.

The 45 exhibitors at the market, made up of local artisans and producers, helped visitors pick out the perfect gifts and check off a few items off their Christmas shopping lists. As can be expected, practically everyone left the market with smiles on their faces and shopping bags full of fabulous finds.  

4nd edition of the Saint-Lazare Christmas Market

A friendly and family event 

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Monday, December 2nd, 2019 – Ville de Saint-Lazare is happy to present the fourth edition of its Christmas Market, which will take place at the Saint-Lazare Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 2019.

A perfect family formula, get the best of both worlds: discover local exhibitors while your children enjoy one of the many activities in store for them such as the Santa letter writing workshop.

Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and experience the magic of Christmas while you shop. The 45 exhibitors will provide you with sound shopping advice for your gifts, each more unique than the other, to spoil loved ones as the holiday season approaches.

The Saint-Lazare Christmas Market is reserved for artisans, producers, independent artists and food vendors who wish to offer original artistic items, regional products or food to ensure quality offerings at the market.

Consult the full programming and list of exhibitors at https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/marchedenoel.

Financial assistance for Saint-Lazare homeowners

Homes with cracked foundations: Submit your requests before March 15, 2020

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Friday, November 29, 2019  –  On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Saint-Lazare’s Municipal Council adopted By-law No. 1071 aimed at implementing the Rénovation Québec program for homes with cracked foundations in the Town of Saint-Lazare (2019–2020). The Town of Saint-Lazare would like to remind owners of homes with cracked foundations that all requests for financial assistance, filed under this By-law, must be submitted to the offices of the  Urban Planning Department, located at 1960 Chemin Sainte‑Angélique before Sunday, March 15, 2020. 

The Town of Saint-Lazare therefore invites all homeowners who wish to submit a request for financial assistance as part of the program, to immediately obtain information on the steps to be taken in order to renovate a building whose foundation has cracked as a result of settling due to soil instability.

This process most notably includes a visit from a member of the Urban Planning Department, who will confirm the presence of at least one crack in the foundation, a report from an engineer attesting to the need for installing at least one pylon, obtaining work estimates as well as two detailed quotations produced by specialized entrepreneurs who hold a valid licence with the Régie du bâtiment du Québec in this particular area of specialty.  

Note that the homeowner is responsible for all costs incurred for this process. Note that certain costs may be eligible for a homeowner whose request for assistance has been duly validated and authorized and for which an eligibility certificate has been issued, as long as funds provided for in the budget for this financial assistance program are available.


Below is an overview of the program eligibility requirements:

  • The building targeted by the request must be the property of a natural person;
  • The main building must be used for residential purposes and comply with municipal by-laws; 
  • The engineer’s written report must attest that the foundation’s settling is the result of soil conditions and confirm that at least one (1) pylon needs to be installed;  
  • The cost of the work to be done, confirmed by two (2) detailed quotations produced by entrepreneurs specialized in this area of expertise, must be at least $10,000 (taxes included);  
  • The homeowner shall cover 1/3 of the total cost of the project while the municipality shall cover another 1/3 and the Government of Quebec shall cover the remaining 1/3, subject to the clarifications provided below;
  • A maximum of $20,000 in financial assistance shall be granted (representing the amount of $10,000 granted by the City and $10,000 granted by the Government of Quebec);  
  • The financial assistance shall be paid out once repair work is complete if, and only if, all of the conditions were respected;
  • The funds available are limited; 
  • Should the number of requests outweigh the funds available, funds will be granted to eligible applicants on a “first-come, first-served” basis.  

Should you require more information, the Town’s Urban Planning Department invites you to provide your contact information (first and last name, address and phone number) by email at urbanisme@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca or by phoning Ms. Maude Baril, Project Manager (Urban Planning) at 450 424‑8000, extension 241.


About the Rénovation Québec program

Note that the Rénovation Québec program is a framework program that enables municipalities to develop residential revitalization programs for degraded sectors in their communities after entering into a management agreement with the Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ). The Town of  Saint‑Lazare has a budget of $49,000 that is matched by the Government of Quebec, for a total of $98,000.

Closure of Chemin Sainte-Angélique from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Service connection work

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Monday, November 25, 2019 – Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to inform motorists and business owners of a complete closure of Chemin Sainte-Angélique between Avenue Bédard and Rue Leduc on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Local traffic on both sides of the site 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).

Hindrance :

Street: 

Chemin Sainte-Angélique, between Avenue Bédard and Rue Leduc (in front of address no. 2131)

Day :  lTuesday, November 26, 2019
From :  7 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m.
Hindrance : Complete closure 
Reason : Service connection work
Detour- going West :

motorists will take the following streets successively; Avenue Bédard South, Rue de la Plantation to Rue des Cascades, then Chemin Sainte-Angélique.

Detour- going East :    

users will have to take Rue Rozon, then successively 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

Pour des questions concernant ces travaux, n’hésitez pas à contacter le Service des infrastructures au 450 424-8000, poste 235. Pour suivre ce dossier: http://www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/infotravaux

Winter reminders

Saint-Lazare completely cleared of snow 6 hours after the end of a precipitation

Saint-Lazare, Quebec, Thursday, November 21, 2019 – As the winter season begins, Ville de Saint-Lazare would like to remind you of the guidelines to follow for the smooth running of the snow removal operations this season. Your full cooperation will avoid delays and allow everyone to enjoy streets that are cleared of snow and secured with abrasives more quickly.

Let us remind you that the snow removal, which costs $808,000 plus taxes (abrasive cost not included), provides for:

  • 10 snow removal teams in operation when there is a 2.5 cm accumulation on the ground
  • A complete snow removal tour of the city in 6 hours or less after the end of a precipitation
  • The application of abrasives in 4 hours or less across the entire territory after the end of a precipitation

What the snow contract does not include

  • Snow crews do not raise their shovels at each of the 7,710 private entrances.
  • Unfortunately, we all need to re-shovel the snow when the “plow” returns


Overnight parking forbidden

Unless otherwise specified, overnight parking on public roads is prohibited between midnight and 7 a.m. from November 15 of a given year to April 1st  of the following year. The Sûreté du Québec and community patrol both apply this regulation.

Public roads cleared of all obstacles

Keep public roads clear of obstacles that may interfere with snow removal operations, including vehicles, snow pickets, sports equipment (hockey goal, basketball basket), collection bins, bulky items, etc. Your property and residues must be in your private driveway 1.5 m from the side of the road (5 ft.) not on the public road nor on the snow banks. Failure to meet permitted limits may result in damage to your facilities such as temporary shelters, plastic pickets (metal is PROHIBITED because it damages equipment).


Bins, bulky items and other residues

Place your bins, bulky items, Christmas tree in your private entrance (on the left side when facing your house) 5 feet (1.5 m) from the street (This position will prevent your bin from being overturned by snow removal trucks when they clear the street. Your bin will lean on the snow bank. 


Snow castles, igloos and tobogganing

As responsible parents, don’t let your children play by the curb. They can be hit by motorists and snow removal vehicles and can even be buried.


Fire hydrants must not be covered with snow

It is forbidden to obstruct or interfere with the access, maintenance, repair, snow removal, visibility and use of fire hydrants. Thank you for thinking safety for all at all times!


Your snow in your entrance

It is forbidden to shovel your snow or ice on public roads or any other public place.


Keep your address visible at all times

To locate you quickly in case of an emergency call, emergency teams must be able to read your address! Clear it!

Abrasives

The Town uses a mix of salt and crushed stones.

You prefer visual instructions?

Watch our videos at https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/deneigement

Problems?

To report a problem concerning snow clearing:

  • For emergencies outside of office hours: 3-1-1

  • (Emergency or not) during office hours: 450-424-8000, extension 250

Free trainings for existing and emerging businesses in Saint-Lazare


Saint-Lazare (Québec), Tuesday, November 19, 2019  –  
In collaboration with Ville de Saint-Lazare, the Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges Team (DEV) is proud to offer free training and support to existing and emerging businesses in Saint-Lazare.

Two 4-hour training blocks (in French) are offered to local businesses:

  • Les médias sociaux (social media): Monday, November 25, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Atelier de proposition de valeur (Value proposition workshop): Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Any questions asked during the training can be answered in French or in English.

In addition, DEV business councillors will offer personalized and individual support to those current business owners or emerging business owners who wish to Growth their business. Time slots are available on Tuesday, January 28, Wednesday, January 29 or Thursday, January 30, 2020. Reservations are required.


Registration / Reservation

To reserve your seat, please contact us by email at iairoldi@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca or by phone at 450-424-8000 ext. 231, specifying your name, telephone number and business name.

Leaf collection: a huge thanks to residents and another call for help

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Friday, November 15, 2019 – First of all, a big thank you to residents who took the time to add tarps under or on top of their leaf bags! This greatly facilitates collection and accelerates operations.

For those of you whose bags have not yet been picked up, it would be greatly appreciated if you could remove as much snow as possible, as snow removal from the bags slows down collection, especially when there are 50 bags or more per door. The longer it takes to collect, the more exposed your bags will be to the weather the more likely they will be trapped in ice and the less likely the contractor will be able to pick them up without tearing the bags.

Remember that only one contractor bid on our leaf collection… Let’s be kind to them!

Thank you again for your precious solidarity!

Weather and winter conditions : leaf collection postponed to Thursday, November 14, 2019

Leaf collection

Saint-Lazare, Quebec, Monday, November 11, 2019  –  Due to the snowfall forecast, the leaf collection will resume on Thursday, November 14, 2019 starting at 7 a.m.. Bags must be placed 1.5 m from the street, so as not to become an obstacle to snow removal operations.

Whenever possible, keep your bags in a dry place or cover them with a protective tarp to protect them from precipitations. The tarp will be removed by the collection team during the city tour.

You haven’t put your leaves on the street yet? We invite you to put a tarp under your bags to protect the bottom of the bag from moisture, and cover them with another. Please note that a second full city tour will be completed, as planned, as of Monday, November 25th, 2019, 7 a.m..

Reminder of the criteria to participate in the collection:

  • Are only collected if:
    • Sheets can be placed in compostable paper bags or in bulk in a garbage bin (lid open)
    • Compostable paper bags do not exceed 110 litres (35 gallons)
    • Only leaves, pine needles and green (garden) residues are accepted
  • Are not collected:
    • Heavy bags (more than 50 pounds)
    • Bags containing unacceptable materials such as crushed stone, gravel, bricks, branches, stumps and plastic

Branch collection

Strong winds of November 1st: broken branches and trees felled with emergency permits

Saint-Lazare, Quebec, Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - Following the strong winds on November 1, 2019, the Town will proceed with its current collection schedule in areas where branches have not yet been picked up and will return ONLY to make a final round in areas where branches have already been picked up.

For trees felled with an emergency permit, the usual rules apply, that is, the City will only pick up branches that meet the participation criteria. Trunks and stumps are the responsibility of the owner.

Please note the weather forecast announced in the next few days may slow down the collection. We thank you for your patience.

Reminder of the criteria to participate in the collection:

  • Are only collected if:
    • The pile of branches does not exceed 15 m long x 3 m deep x 1.5 m high
    • The bigger ends (diameters) of the branches are all placed facing the street
    • The diameter of the branches does not exceed 15 cm (maximum)

  • Are not collected:
    • Branches containing debris and waste (e.g. stones, metal pieces)
    • Logs
    • Roots
    • Stumps

Halloween in Saint-Lazare

Halloween remains on Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Saint-Lazare

SAINT-LAZARE, Quebec, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 -  Ville de Saint-Lazare has made the decision to maintain Halloween on Thursday, October 31 as every year. Security patrols and the Teen haunted house in Parc Bédard will also take place that evening. It should be noted, however, that the municipal candy kiosk in the mall parking lot is cancelled. Saint-Lazare invites citizens and road users to be more cautious.

For the programming, visit our website at https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/halloween.

 

Update on the presence of lead in the water treated and distributed by Saint-Lazare

Public Health – Water Quality

SAINT-LAZARE, Quebec, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - The Government of Quebec recently announced it will comply with Health Canada’s new guidelines, which lower the maximum acceptable lead concentration standard in drinking water to 5 µg/L (formerly 10 µg/L), a precautionary measure to protect public health.

In Saint-Lazare, the presence of lead in the drinking water distributed by the aqueduct network is mainly attributable to the water main pipes of buildings built before 1975, and more often before 1955. These buildings, registered on a municipal list, represent less than 10% of the buildings on the territory.

Single-family dwellings and family dwellings of less than 8 units

Each year, the City samples water directly from the tap of single-family residences, and residential buildings with fewer than 8 dwellings built before 1975, according to the sampling protocol of the Guide d'évaluation et d'intervention relatif au suivi du plomb et du cuivre dans l'eau potable du Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC). The most recent measurements show a maximum concentration of 1 µg/L.

Note it is the owner of the residence who is responsible to verify the condition of his/her residential water pipes. He/she may use a plumber to find out the composition of his/her pipes or joints. In the event the property does have lead service lines, he/she will be able to register the property to be sampled according to the guide. He/she will also be able to have his/her water tested, at his/her own expense, by an accredited laboratory, if he/she wishes to.

Facilities providing services to children 6 years of age or younger

Because of the services they provide to children under the age of 6, early childhood centres, primary schools, Family day care centres and hospitals are also covered by the Guide d'évaluation et d'intervention relatif au suivi du plomb et du cuivre dans l'eau potable du Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climate (MELCC).

In Saint-Lazare, the majority of these establishments were built after 1975. Any home-based daycare and CPE listed as having been constructed prior to 1975 are covered by the sampling protocol.

For more information, visit the National Institute of Public Health website: https://www.inspq.qc.ca/eau-potable/plomb.

Reduced speed limits on Chemin Sainte-Angélique and Côte Saint-Charles

New signage – be alert!

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Monday, October 28, 2019  -  Ville de Saint-Lazare announces the reduction of the speed limit on key sections of Chemin Sainte-Angélique and Côte Saint-Charles, effective Thursday, November 28, 2019.  This reduction in the speed limit is the result of a recommendation by the Traffic Committee to improve safety of road users. The implementation of signs, indicating the coming into effect, will begin this Monday, October 28, 2019.

The current speed limit of 70 km/h will be lowered to 50 km/h on the following sections:

  • Chemin Sainte-Angélique, zone located between Côte Saint-Charles and Rue Fox Grove :

  • Côte Sainte-Charles, zone located between Rue Sandmere and Rue Sanctuaire :


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

Bypass road to access Saint-Lazare’s snow disposal and abrasive storage site

Snow removal and abrasive loading operations

SAINT-LAZARE, Quebec, Friday, October 25, 2019 - The construction of a bypass route to allow snow disposal and abrasive loading trucks to circumvent the Cité-des-Papillons sector, more specifically Rue des Monarques, during snow removal operations, is expected to start the week of October 28, 2019.


The work will run until the end of December 2019. Residents can expect the usual inconveniences of increased heavy vehicle traffic, dust and noise between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Leaf collection starting November 4, 2019

Be respectful: farmers are those who collect your bags

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Friday, October 25, 2019 – Did you know more and more farmers no longer want to accept your bags of leaves? Did you know that even some employees no longer wish to come to work in Saint-Lazare during the leaf collection ?

The explanation is simple:

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

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

Notice of non-compliance

For these reasons, starting this year, Saint-Lazare residents will receive notices of non-compliance if they do not comply with the collection guidelines. Torn bags, heavy bags and bags containing non-compliant materials will not be picked up.

A copy of this notice of non-compliance was forwarded to all residences as an FYI. Please read and comply!

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

The blue bin is not a garbage bin, nor is the sorting centre a dump

Recycling 

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Friday, October 25, 2019 – If the public is quick to judge the performance of sorting centers, it would also be appropriate to review our individual behaviors. The blue bin is not a garbage bin, the sorting facility is not a dump.

Every piece of garbage you throw into the blue bin must be manually removed from the conveyor belt by an employee and transferred to another dump truck: this means more handling, more trucks going back and forth from Lachute to the landfill, more green gas, more waste of public funds.

According to the recycling contract, the Contractor must not pick up the bin if a non-compliance is apparent from his/her seat. He/she can also choose not to empty the bin if while lifting the bin the camera shows non-compliant materials (trucks have cameras).

Only cardboard, aluminum, glass and plastic containers ( and  only) and paper are accepted.

Notice of non-compliance

A copy of the notice of non-compliance was forwarded to all residences for information as an FYI. Please read it and sort your and comply!

Traffic hindrance to be expected on Côte Saint-Charles, north of highway 40, from Wednesday, October 23 to Friday, October 25, 2019


SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Monday, October 21, 2019 –
 Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to inform motorists of a partial closure on Côte Saint-Charles. Please plan your trips accordingly and factor in delays.

Hindrance:

Street :

Côte Saint-Charles, north of highway 40

between 3141, Côte Saint-Charles and Route 342

Day : 

from Wednesday, October 23 to Friday, October 25, 2019 *schedule subject to change depending on weather conditions*

Hour :   6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hindrance : One lane closure, one lane alternating traffic  
Reason :

Replacement of a culvert








Information

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

Information on the presence of manganese in Saint-Lazare's treated water

Public health – Water quality

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Wednesday October 9, 2019  -  In the light of concerns expressed by Saint-Lazare residents following the broadcast of Radio-Canada’s television program Enquête correlating high levels of manganese in the blood with the neurological development of children, the City wishes to inform the public that the water treated and distributed by its aqueduct networks does not have high manganese levels.

The analyses carried out several times a week confirm that the water treated and distributed by Saint-Lazare’s 3 aqueduct networks has a manganese level of less than 0.03 mg/L at all timeswhich is 4 times lower than the Health Canada guideline of 0.12 mg/L.

Let’s note it is important to distinguish between raw water directly drawn from a well, such as a private well that usually does not undergo any treatment, and water treated by a treatment plant. Raw water drawn from municipal wells is sent to one of the 3 treatment plants (Sainte-Angélique, Saddlebrook or Saint-Louis) where it is treated and analyzed several times a week to ensure it meets the various standards of the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte aux Changement climatiques as well as Health Canada recommendations.

The maximum level of manganese deemed acceptable by Health Canada for drinking water distributed by an aqueduct network is 0.12 mg/l; this is a guideline from Health Canada, not a standard. For more information, visit the National Public Health Institute https://www.inspq.qc.ca/eau-potable/manganese.

Private wells in Sainte-Lazare

According to the Town’s registry (2003-2019), 215 private wells (commonly known as “artesian wells“) provide water to Saint-Lazare homes. The water intended for human consumption must be of good quality and must meet the standards set in the Regulation respecting the quality of drinking water. The owner of an individual well or small private network (servicing less than 21 people) is responsible to ensure the water is of good quality and safe for human consumption.

The owner’s responsibilities are listed in the guide provided by the ministère de l’environnement et Lutte contre les changements climatiques: http://www.environnement.gouv.qc.ca/eau/potable/depliant/index-en.htm

For a list of possible water contaminations, residents can read  https://www.quebec.ca/environnement-et-ressources-naturelles/eau-potable/contamination-de-l-eau-potable-d-un-puits/.

Saint-Lazare’s Mega Walk 2019

On Sunday, October 20, 2019, I walk for an active lifestyle! 

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Tuesday, October 8, 2019  – 
 For the second year in a row, Ville de Saint-Lazare is joining the movement by offering everyone the opportunity to walk in an enchanting site.

Combining health and fun, walkers will be able to admire fall colours while discovering the trails of this enchanting site. On Sunday, October 20, 2019, you will be able to choose between 2 courses:

  • A 5 km course - approximately 1 hour
  • An accessible 1 km course – approximately 20 minutes (accessible to people with reduced mobility).

Although the event begins at 10 a.m., participants should arrive at 9 :30 a.m. to park, walk to the site, fill their water bottle and take part in the warm-up session. A surprise gift will be given to participants (until quantities last).

Important: the walk will take place on forest trails. Hiking shoes and a sports stroller (if needed) are required. Dogs are not allowed on the site and the course.

This free and « fast track » activity is part of the annual sports and active rendezvous program for the entire family J’y bouge, j’y vis. What a great opportunity to adopt a healthy lifestyle on a regular basis, so that healthy choices become the norm for future generations. In 2018, nearly 650 walkers took up the challenge and walked the trails of the Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare’s nature park.

Le Grand défi Pierre Lavoie

The mission of Le Grand défi Pierre Lavoie is to help Quebecers adopt healthy lifestyle habits in hopes that this will become the norm for future generations.  

Since September 2015, in partnership with the 9,500 family doctors who are members of the Fédération des omnipraticiens du Québec, a new type of prescription has been introduced—physical activity! The goal is to help sedentary adults gradually become physically active and give them the opportunity to take part in free group walking events.

Welcome, integration, networking and support for seniors 50 years of age or older and their caregivers

5@8 held by Les Sages branchés on Monday, October 7th, 2019

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Monday, September 30, 2019  –  Are you a senior who is new to Saint-Lazare? Are you a Saint-Lazare resident who wants to learn more about the recreation and support services available in town or the surrounding areas? Have you just turned 50 or are you a caregiver to a senior who requires support? Then, this second edition of the 5@8 held by Les Sages branchés (Saint-Lazare Elder Council) is just what you need! We look forward to seeing you on Monday, October 7, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Saint-Lazare Town Hall, located at 1960 Chemin Sainte-Angélique! 

The members of Les Sages branchés, in collaboration with the Town of Saint-Lazare, have brought together a variety of representatives under one roof and prepared a range of activities for you to enjoy: representatives from different recreation organizations, health, security and well-being kiosks, rooms for viewing information capsules and looping workshops.  

This year, two different workshops will be presented at different times :

  • Au volant de ma santé, presented by the SAAQ, to raise awareness and inform drivers and their caregivers about safe driving, health examinations required by the SAAQ and to address the concerns of seniors and caregivers.
  • The workshop entitled Parce qu’Ensemble nous sommes plus forts que la maltraitance !, (Because Together We Are Stronger Than Abuse!), presented by SAVA (Support for Abused Seniors), which aims to raise awareness and inform seniors and their caregivers about fraud, different forms of abuse, and caring.

Over thirty organizations will be on hand to speak about their social and community mission, available services such as food banks, meals on wheels, frozen meals available for purchase, rental of orthopedic devices, income tax services, friendly visits, medical transportation accompaniment, phone help lines, defence of individual rights, retirement homes and care centres, respite for caregivers, homecare, palliative care, activities, programs and group outings for the English-speaking community! You will even have the chance to win one of the gift sets for the provident, the sportsman, the technology nerd or the environmentalist in you in addition to meeting your chosen ones!

Below are some of the health, safety and well-being organizations that have already confirmed their presence:  

The following recreational organizations have already confirmed their presence:   



We look forward to seeing you there!

Activities of Service de la sécurité publique et de la sécurité incendie

Open doors at the Saint-Lazare Fire station

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Monday, September 30, 2019  -   Saint-Lazare’s Service de la sécurité publique et de la sécurité Incendie (1800 Avenue Bédard) will be holding it’s traditional open house to the general public on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of National Fire Prevention Week, October 6 to 12, 2019, under the theme « Le premier responsable, c'est toi! ».

On the agenda for the 2019 edition:

  • Turn your family members into firefighters and capture the moment
  • Take part in the traditional tour of vehicles and firefighting equipment
  • Meet Sparky the mascot and capture the moment in a photo
  • Introduce your toddlers to 8 fire safety prevention measures with the fire simulator
  • Attend one of the simulated extrications and first responder demonstrations throughout the day
  • Improve your life-saving skills at one of the Hero in 30 training sessions given during the day by firefighters first responders.
  • Test your fire prevention knowledge
  • Win one of many prizes (carbon monoxide alarms, portable fire extinguishers, 72-hour safety kits, first aid kits, etc.)!

The Saint-Lazare firefighters will be pleased to answer any questions you may have to remind you of the safe behaviours to adopt every day in order to prevent fires.

If you have any questions regarding fire prevention measures, please contact the fire reception at 450-424-8000, ext. 317 or by email at incendie@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca or visit our website at http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/protectionincendie.

Vallée-Chaline: drone inspections to resume as of September 18, 2019

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to inform Vallée-Chaline residents that H4G, the company mandated by the Ministry of Transport of Quebec (MTQ) will conduct drone flights from Wednesday, September 18, to December 13, 2019. These drone inspections are conducted in the sectors concerned by the stabilization work along the Quinchien River. These inspections will continue until the work is completed.

H4G will fly four (4) times, at different times, as part of its mandate. The weather and progress of the work will dictate the flight day. The objective is to document the various stages of the work using aerial photographs and videos to provide educational and training material for similar projects in the future. Shots where properties or people are recognizable will not be used. The drone flies as to not disrupt or disturb human activity and wildlife.

For all the information concerning this work, residents are invited to visit the website at ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/zonesdecontraintes, and to subscribe to the Vallée-Chaline online newsletter at ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/infolettres. Furthermore, residents, who wish to be quickly informed of any emergency situations on our territory or of situations which affect their quality of life, can subscribe, free of charge, to the Community alert system at ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/alertealacommunaute. Those registered will receive health and safety alerts based on their communication preferences, either by e-mail, text, mobile or landline, or all of these at once.

For any other question concerning these activities, Vallée-Chaline residents can contact the line which is dedicated to them at 514-250-0964.

Traffic hindrances to be expected in downtown Saint-Lazare from Tuesday, September 17 to Thursday, September 19, 2019

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Monday, September 16, 2019 – Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to inform motorists and business owners of partial and complete closures on Chemin Sainte-Angélique. 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).

Hindrance #1:

Street:             Chemin Sainte-Angélique, between Avenue Bédard and Montée Saint-Lazare
Day:                 Tuesday, September 17, 2019
From:              7 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m.
Hindrance:       Complete closure
Reason:           Water main repair
Detour:             Via Montée Saint-Lazare, Rue des Loisirs and Avenue Bédard


Hindrance #2:

Street:             Chemin Sainte-Angélique at the corner of des Cèdres and Chemin Sainte-Angélique
                       (Between Garage Blais and Restaurant La Belle Province)
Day:                From Tuesday, September 17 to Thursday, September 19, 2019
From:              8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hindrance:       One lane open (traffic alternating with a temporary traffic light)
Reason:           Sewer system inspection by the contractor

               

Information

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

Slope stabilization along the Quinchien River

Stabilization Work Schedule Update

Saint-Lazare, Quebec, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – Ville de Saint-Lazare has updated the stabilization work schedule on the map originally transmitted during the June 26, 2019 information evening. It should be mentioned that the work schedule depends on a number of factors, including weather, site conditions and safety standards.

To stay informed, residents are invited to use the various communication options at their disposal: 

  1. Vallée-Chaline newsletter: http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/abonnement
  2. Web site: http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/zonesdecontraintes
  3. Community alert system: http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/alertealacommunaute
  4. Phone line (514 250-0964)

Summer Camp Counsellors’ Day

Day camp staff recognized for their energy and enthusiasm 

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Monday, August 12, 2019  -  On August 7, 2019, as part of the Summer Day Camp animation appreciation day,  Ville de Saint-Lazare unveiled a commemorative plaque bearing the names of 13 summer camp counsellors as well as honoured day camp staff for their 4 consecutive years of service.

This year’s laureates are: Astro, Taz, Alpha, Thunder, Moka, Hollywood, Pumba, Snoopy, Pastel, Tattoo, Pop-Tart, Noisette and Coconut.

From left to right, Astro, Taz, Alpha, Thunder, Moka, Hollywood, Pumba, Snoopy, Pastel, Tattoo, Pop-Tart, Sabrina Addison-Thibault, Event and Culture Coordinator, Noisette and, Robert Grimaudo, Mayor of Saint-Lazare. Coconut was absent at the moment of the photo.

Summer Camp Counsellor’s Day is held once a year in the middle of summer. Its 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. Animators face new challenges every day and we wish 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.

Changes to the garbage and bulky items collections

Saint-Lazare garbage collection divided into 2 sectors starting Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Thursday, August 8, 2019 –
As a result of the labour shortage in the trucking industry, the garbage and bulky items collection must be revised in order to respect the level of service offered to Saint-Lazare residents. By adopting the same approach as the brown bin collection, i.e. by dividing the collection into 2 sectors, and by maintaining the collection on Wednesdays, the resident has the least impact, the Town meets the same environmental objectives and the supplier will be able to respect the level of service expected.

The garbage collection will therefore still take place on alternate weeks, as outlined below, starting Wednesday, August 21, 2019 (On Wednesday, August 14th, collection takes place for both sector - entire Town):

  • WEST SECTOR: the bi-monthly collection’s cycle is reset on Wednesday, August 21, followed by Wednesday, September 4, September 18, October 2, October 16, October 30, November 13, November 27, December 11 and so on.
    • Bulky items* for this sector will be picked up on: the 1st garbage collection day of the month in this sector – hence, on Wednesday, September 4, October 2, November 13, December 11 and so on.

Wednesday, August 21

Garbage collection

Wednesday, September 4

Garbage collection + bulky items*

Wednesday, September 18

Garbage collection

Wednesday, October 2

Garbage collection + bulky items*

Wednesday, October 16

Garbage collection

Wednesday, October 30

Garbage collection

Wednesday, November 13

Garbage collection + bulky items*

Wednesday, November 27

Garbage collection

Wednesday, December 11

Garbage collection + bulky items*

Friday, December 27

(because of the Christmas holiday on Wednesday, December 25th)

Garbage collection

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Garbage collection + bulky items* (LAST TIME a second bin can be placed during the bulky items pick-up)

* Important – starting February 2020

PROHIBITED: starting February 2020, a second bin will no longer be allowed during the bulky items collection

 

  • EAST SECTOR (including both sides of Du Bordelais and Montée Saint-Robert): the bi-monthly collection’s cycle is reset on Wednesday, August 28, followed by Wednesday, September 11, September 25, October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20, December 4, December 18 and so on.
    • Bulky items for this sector will be picked up on: the 1st collection of the month in this sector – hence, on Wednesday, September 11, October 9, November 6, December 4 and so on.

Wednesday, August 28

Garbage collection

Wednesday, September 11

Garbage collection + bulky items*

Wednesday, September 25

Garbage collection

Wednesday, October 9

Garbage collection + bulky items*

Wednesday, October 23

Garbage collection

Wednesday, November 6

Garbage collection + bulky items*

Wednesday, November 20

Garbage collection

Wednesday, December 4

Garbage collection + bulky items*

Wednesday, December 18

Garbage collection

Friday, January 3

(because of the New Year’s Day holiday on Wednesday, January 1)

Garbage collection + bulky items*

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Garbage collection + bulky items* (LAST TIME a 2nd bin can be placed during the bulky items pick-up)

* Important – starting February 2020

PROHIBITED: starting February 2020, a 2nd bin will no longer be allowed during the bulky items collection

 

Residents will receive a new calendar in the next few days/weeks. In the meantime, the new calendar and map of the sectors are available online at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/collectes.

Brown bin and blue bin collections remains unchanged.

Community alert

The Town will remind residents of the new schedule using the community alert system. If you are not already registered, please take the time to inform the Town how you wish to receive your notifications (landline, cell phone, text or email) by visiting www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/alerte.

Waste, recycling and compost collections

Once at the curb, your waste no longer belongs to you

SAINT-LAZARE, Québec, Thursday, August 1, 2019 – In light of comments circulating on social networks and concerns expressed by residents claiming the right to privacy in their bin, Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to clarify a few things and remind residents of important instructions concerning the collections.

ONCE PLACED AT THE CURB, bulky items and materials found in the brown, black or blue bins:

  • No longer belong to you. If a resident is still attached to his or her material, he or she should not put them at the curb
  • Materials can be recovered / reused / sold for profit by :
    • Local recyclers
    • Collection contractors
    • And yes, even a neighbor!
  • On occasion, a pedestrian may also dump his garbage in a roadside bin. Note that the brown, blue and black bins belong to the city and not to the residents.

Your private life should NEVER be:

  • In a waste bin, a recycling bin or compost bin (to absorb liquids)
  • It is strongly advised to shred all personal information and recycle shredded paper in a clear plastic bag in the blue bin
  • Every year, the Sûreté du Québec offers free shredding days (private documents -usually in Vaudreuil in May)
  • Remember anything you put in a bin will be seen on conveyor belts in sorting centres or other locations

INSPECTION of bin contents, opaque bags and even leaf bags

A closed bin (or a knotted bag, or the bottom of a bag) does not give anyone “carte blanche” to hide prohibited materials under the cover of anonymity or “privacy”. By concealing prohibited materials, residents are endangering the lives of employees, slowing down the sorting process, and contributing to increased waste processing costs. Farmers are sorting out residents' waste in leaf bags and employees in recycling centres are sorting out dirty diapers and their contents, dead animals, and a variety of waste that must be redirected back to another centre (more trucks, more $, more CO2, etc.) very irresponsible and counterproductive behaviors. 

City staff, collection contractors and their employees may inspect at any time the contents of municipal bins and opaque bags that may conceal prohibited materials, more specifically:

  • Hazardous wastes (In 2005, 2009 and 2010, garbage collectors in Saint-Lazare were seriously injured by hazardous materials concealed in the bins – chemical fumes, explosion of aerosol products, etc. during waste compression)
  • Organic matter in black bins (branches, grass clippings, leaves, etc. are prohibited)
  • Construction materials in black bins and as bulky items (also prohibited)
  • Branches, leaves, grass, dead animals, wood, garden residues, etc. in brown bins are prohibited
  • Gravel, sand, stumps, waste in leaf bags are prohibited
  • Green residues, food, soiled diapers, construction materials, all wired material (hoses, ropes etc. that damage equipment) are ALSO prohibited in the blue bin

Note that staff may also:

  • Check for an obstacle preventing the collection
  • Check the bin’s condition (strength/lifting capacity)
  • Check if the bin is empty (if 2 collection areas overlap)
  • Refuse to empty a non-compliant bin

Delays in the garbage collection

Due to the shortage of labour in the trucking industry, which Camo-Route expects will continue to grow over the next few years, the contractor must extend the garbage collection over more than a day. The City is aware residents are inconvenienced by this situation and is currently working on finding solutions it will present shortly to elected officials. We thank you for your patience.

Let us mention only one company bided on the garbage collection.

In case of doubt on materials accepted in the different collections, the Town invites residents to read the practical guide of collections at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/doc/pdf/GuidePratiqueDesCollectesEN.pdf

Water management: it’s everybody’s business!

Overconsumption of the outdoor use of water distributed by the Town’s aqueduct networks

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Tuesday, July 30, 2019  -  Over the past several days, resident’s drinking water consumption has peaked.

Because of the lack of rain and the low level of the groundwater, some municipalities have started decreeing complete watering bans.

To avoid having to decree a ban, the Town wishes to remind residents how important it is to respect the outdoor use of the water distributed by the aqueduct networks (By-Law 667) currently in effect. The Town has already put in place staff to increase its patrols in order to ensure that residents respect the watering schedules and regulations. Findings will be issued and fines of up to $2,000 could be give to repeat offenders.

The City encourages residents to adopt more ecological and economical watering habits every day, especially in the summer.

Inquire about subsidies offered for the acquisition or the construction of a rain barrel http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/baril.

A summary of the by-law is accessible on the website http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/eauaqueduc

Vallée-Chaline stabilization work

Stabilization work to be carried out on all sites

Saint-Lazare (Québec), le jeudi 18 juillet 2019  –  The Town of Saint-Lazare is pleased to announce that stabilization work will be carried out on ALL of the sites identified by the Ministère des Transports. The Town has obtained permission from all of the owners of property where work is required to be carried out.  

This stabilization work was conceptualized by the Ministère des Transports and is largely funded by the Ministère de la Sécurité publique in an effort to counter the very high risk of landslides in this sector.

About the project

The slope stabilization project along the Quinchien River and one of its tributaries aims to stabilize the Vallée-Chaline sector, an area exposed to large-scale retrogressive landslides due to the presence of several potential trigger zones located in the meanders of the Quinchien River. More than 127,000 m³ of excavated material will be transported to a disposal site in Saint-Lazare’s la Pinière and replaced by 27,000 m³ of rip-rap. The mass excavation will require 25,000 round trips, an average of 250 round trips per day. The project is estimated at $15.7M. To follow the project or obtain information, visit www.ville.saint-Lazare.qc.ca/en/zonesdecontraintes.

Day camp blood drive: Thank you to all 163 donors!

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Monday, July 15, 2019  -  The Town of Saint-Lazare wishes to thank Héma-Québec, the blood donors, day camp animators and volunteers who made the day camp blood drive possible. The event was held on Wednesday, July 10 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Since each donation can help up to four people, 652 patients will be able to receive the valuable units of blood product collected. Thanks to the 163 people who rolled up their sleeves during this drive.


A few of the dynamic animators from the day camp held at Parc nature Les-Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare .


Thank you to "Taz," one of the day camp animators present at the blood drive, for donating! 


About d’Héma-Québec

The organization must receive 1,000 blood donations per day in order to keep the collective blood supply at an optimal level. No matter what time of year it is, the need for blood donation is always a concern.

Héma-Québec’s mission is to efficiently meet the needs of the Quebec population for optimal quality blood and blood products, human tissues, cord blood, breast milk and cellular products; and to develop and provide expertise and specialized, innovative services in the field of human biological products. 

Next blood drive

Note that the next blood drive will be the Winter Blood Drive, held on January 20, 2020.

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

Slope stabilization project along the Quinchien River


Heavy vehicle traffic in Saint-Lazare and Les Cèdres until fall

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Friday, June 28, 2019 - A major slope stabilization project will begin during the first weeks of July, 2019 in the Vallée-Chaline sector in Saint-Lazare. This project, expected to last 15 to 20 weeks or more depending on the condition of the construction site and the weather, will cause nuisances including heavy vehicle traffic, delays, noise and dust.


Despite increased signage and the presence of flag persons in some locations, Ville de Saint-Lazare is asking residents of the area, as well as parents of children attending Les-Forestiers’ Parc nature day camp, and businesses owners and their customers, to be particularly vigilant around the street block shown below.


In the presence of heavy vehicles, motorists, pedestrians and cyclists should:

  • Adapt their driving
  • Keep a safe distance
  • Slow down when approaching heavy vehicle entrances and exits
  • Ensure to be seen by truck drivers whose visibility is reduced by many blind spots
  • Respect speed limits and signage
  • Slow down and keep a safe distance from zone flaggers to protect their lives


Remember that a loaded heavy vehicle takes twice as long to stop as an average vehicle, and twice as long to reach cruising speed. Let us note that truck drivers are paid by the hour and not truck loads for those preoccupied by speeding trucks.

Also, let’s recall this project aims to secure the lives and property of hundreds of people in an area exposed to large-scale landslides due to the presence of several potential trigger areas in the meanders of the Quinchien river.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

 

About the project

The slope stabilization project along the Quinchien River and one of its tributaries aims to stabilize the Vallée-Chaline sector, an area exposed to large-scale retrogressive landslides due to the presence of several potential trigger zones located in the meanders of the Quinchien River. More than 127,000 m³ of excavated material will be transported to a disposal site in Saint-Lazare’s la Pinière and replaced by 27,000 m³ of rip-rap. The mass excavation will require 25,000 round trips, an average of 250 round trips per day. The project is estimated at $15.7M. To follow the project or obtain information, visit www.ville.saint-Lazare.qc.ca/en/zonesdecontraintes.

 

The following roads will be used to transport excavated material to the disposal site located in La Pinière:

Heading to the site: rue Chaline, chemin Saint-Louis, chemin Sainte-Angélique, route de la Cité-des-Jeunes, chemin Saint-Dominique, chemin Lotbinière

Returning from the site: chemin Lotbinière, chemin Saint-Dominique, route de la Cité-des-Jeunes, chemin Legault, rue Duhamel, rue de Carillon

To learn more about this project and to access the videos and documents of the June 26th information evening : www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/zonesdecontraintes  

 

Saint-Lazare recognizes perseverance and academic success


Saint-Lazare (Québec), Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 
Saint-Lazare Mayor, Robert Grimaudo, had the opportunity to recognize the academic success of nine (9) Saint-Lazare senior high school students for their outstanding academic performance during their graduating ceremonies held by l’École secondaire de la Cité-des-Jeunes and Westwood Senior High school on June 7 and June 20, 2019, respectively.

Simone Drouin, Hayley Daye, Lauren Kowalski, Alex Laurin and Indiana Blinn all attending Westwood Senior High School were awarded $200 while Sara Létourneau, Eugénie Pilon, Eliane Desaulniers and Camille Bonjour of l’École secondaire de la Cité-des-Jeunes were each awarded $250. All were given a pen bearing the Saint-Lazare logo and a certificate of recognition signed by the Mayor. 

Every year, to acknowledge the performance, contribution or efforts of Saint-Lazare students attending any senior grade of any of the senior high schools belonging to la Commission scolaire des Trois-Lacs as well as the Lester-B.Pearson School Board, whether or not these schools are located in Saint-Lazare, the Town grants a maximum financial assistance of $1,000 per year per school.

For more information on this policy (028) or to apply for financial assistance, visit https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/soutienorganismes.

 Westwood Senior High school

Sur la photo  Alex Laurin, Indiana Blinn, Hayley Daye, Simone Drouin et Lauren Kowalski en compagnie de la professeur Alice Cristofaro et du maire Robert Grimaudo.

 

 

École secondaire de la Cité-des-Jeunes

Sara Létourneau - Math CST

Eugénie Pilon - Économie, médias et société


Eliane Desaulniers - 
Chimie


Camille Bonjour - Français

TD Summer Reading Club

On your marks, get set, read! 

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Tuesday, June 25, 2019  -  The Saint-Lazare Library team invites young people 13 years of age or under to register for the 2019 TD Summer Reading Club, headed by the Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) between Wednesday, June 26 and Friday, August 16.

The Club aims to promote a love of reading and help children maintain academic skills throughout their summer vacation. 

Prerequisite: Be a member of the library and have a membership card.


Registration dates

From Wednesday, June 26 and Friday, August 16, 2019, parents are invited to register their children between the ages of 6 and 13 by visiting their local library during regular hours. 

They can also register children between 0 and 5 years of age, if they agree to read to them.

Children who register will receive an official club notebook to keep track of the books they read. Library loan staff will stamp the notebook for every 5 books that are read.


End date and awarding of prizes

To close the 2019 TD Summer Reading Club in style, a special event will be held on Sunday, August 25 at 1 p.m. at the Saint-Lazare Community Centre. The event will feature a show entitled “La mystérieuse école”, hosted by magician Marc Trudel, a big draw that will reward those who respected their reading commitment over the summer. It’s a wonderful opportunity all of our young readers won’t want to miss!

Reservation required. Number of participants is limited.

Information: 450-424-8000, extension 260.

Last weekly garbage collection: Wednesday, July 3, 2019


Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – In an era where residents, young and old, are campaigning more than ever to save the planet,
Saint-Lazare residents are now being called upon to contribute, individually and daily, to the objectives of the action plan on climate change! Let’s us recall that in 2020, the Quebec Government will ban organic matter from landfills.

 

Collection every second week year-round

The brown bin and the numerous other collections now allow all residual materials to be recovered, eliminating the majority of wet waste from the black bin. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 will therefore be the last day of the “weekly” garbage collection in Saint-Lazare. After this date, the collection will occur every 2 weeks throughout the year. For the collection, please refer to the calendar.

 

Services that help residents save the planet!

Don’t forget that the Town offers Saint-Lazare residents at least 8 ways to reclaim residual waste:  

 

  • Brown bin
  • Branch collections
  • Blue bin
  • Christmas tree collection
  • Special cardboard collections
  • Ecocentres
  • Leaf and green waste collections
  • Community treasure hunts
 


Consult the practical guide on collections.

 

The best fertilizer for a plant is its own leaves, and for grass, its own clippings!

The best fertilizer for a plant is its own leaves, and for grass, its own clippings! It’s a nature-made solution that is perfectly eco-friendly and economical. Composting is another great solution for reclaiming waste right at home. Take advantage of financial assistance provided by the Town for the purchase of:

  • Mulching blades (refund of up to $25)
  • Lawnmowers (refund of up to $50)
  • Household compost bins (refund of up to $50)

 

Diapers, excrement and litter: a source of concern

For parents and pet owners, diapers, litter and animal excrements can be a source of concern when it comes to odour. However, based on the experience of other cities that have made the same changes to this collection, odour does not appear to be an issue: simply put, diapers and excrements don’t smell any worse two weeks later than they do the day they are disposed of in the black bin. To help prevent odours during warmer weather, simply follow the same tips given for the brown bin at https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/bacbrunqa. The occasional surplus of soiled diapers can be brought to the municipal workshops, Monday to Friday during regular hours of operation (Resident ID Card required).

To consult the complete collection calendar, click here

Community alert

Residents registered for the community alert will receive 2 notifications over the next few weeks by phone, email or text to remind them of important dates. Not registered? Don’t wait http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/alertealacommunaute.

Les Fêtes de Saint-Lazare

2019 event programming

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Thursday, June 13, 2019  –  Ville de Saint-Lazare invites residents to take part in the Fêtes de Saint-Lazare festivities organized as part of Quebec’s Fête Nationale and Canada Day: Let’s celebrate!


Fête nationale 

Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Équestre Park (1330 Montée Saint-Lazare)

8 to 9 p.m.

 «Paméla Boyer» show

9 p.m.

 Official opening ceremony

9:15 to 10 p.m.  

 «Paméla Boyer» show

10 p.m.

 Fireworks

10:15 p.m.

 Bonfire, Music and fire-eaters


Monday, June 24, 2019 at Bédard Park (1591 Bédard Avenue)

10 a.m.

 Ringing of the bells (Saint-Lazare Church)

11:30 a.m.

 Fête Nationale parade on Chemin Sainte-Angélique (between Saint-Robert/Bordelais and Des Cèdres streets)

Noon to 4 p.m.

  • Family entertainment day at Parc Bédard: inflatable structures, Zorb ball, Sports games, Water games, Games for little ones, Art exhibition, Balloon modelling, Classis car exhibition, Giant games, Foam obstacle course and Make-up.
  • Bring your swimsuit!
  • Hot-dogs and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase ($).


Contribution of the Government of Quebec and the Mouvement national des Québécoises et Québécois, June 23-24.


Accessibility

The Bédard washrooms will be open during the festivities and the Town will add dry toilets adapted to the Équestre park and Bédard park for the festive days.


Road closures

The following streets will be closed to traffic to ensure the safety of festivalgoers during the Fête Nationale celebrations:

From Sunday, June 23 at 6 p.m. until Monday, June 24 at 2 a.m.  

 Des Loisirs Street

Sunday, June 23, from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 Montée Saint-Lazare, from Chemin Sainte-Angélique to Route de la Cité-des-Jeunes

Monday, June 24 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

  • Montée Saint-Robert
  • Chemin Sainte-Angélique
  • Des Cèdres Street
  • Poirier Street
  • Denis Street


Fête du Canada


Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Bédard Park (1591 Bédard Avenue) * new schedule *

8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 « Freddie James Project » concert

9  p.m. to 9 :15 p.m.

 Intermission

9 :15 p.m. to 10  p.m.

 « Freddie James Project » concert

10 p.m.

 Fireworks

10:15 p.m.

 Music

Monday, July 1st, 2019 at at Bédard Park (1591 Bédard Avenue) * new! *

Noon to 4 p.m.

  • Family entertainment day at Bédard Park (1591 Avenue Bédard) : inflatables structures, circus workshop, obstacle and zip-line course, Native American animation, balloon modelling, circus entertainment, tiny train rides, sports games, water games, games for the little ones, archaeology workshop, eco-friendly craft workshop.
  • Bring a picnic and a swimsuit!


Road closures

The following streets will be closed to traffic to ensure the safety of festivalgoers during the Canada Day celebrations:

From Sunday, June 30 at 6:00 p.m. to Monday, July 1st at 2:00 a.m.

 Des Loisirs Street

Sunday, June 30 from 6:00 to 11:30 p.m.  

  • Montée Saint-Lazare
  • From Chemin Sainte-Angélique to Route de la Cité-des-Jeunes


Amusement rides – from June, 27 to June, 30 in Équestre Park (1330 Montée Saint-Lazare)

Visit Fun Show Amusement for the pre-sale of bracelets providing access to 2 days of rides or more and for 1-day bracelets.

https://www.funshowamusement.com/en/horaire-et-billeterie/

Thursday, June 27

4 to 11 p.m.

Friday, June 28

1 to 11 p.m.

Saturday, June 29

Noon to 11 p.m.

Sunday, June 30

Noon to Midnight

2019 Celebration Soccer Tour!

The Montréal Impact will practice on the Westwood Junior field on June 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Friday, June 07, 2019  –  Soccer fans will be thrilled to learn that the Montreal Impact football club will be stepping foot again on the Westwood Junior soccer field, located at 2876 St-Louis in Saint-Lazare, on Wednesday, June 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. As part of their public training tour, a group of 11 players from the Montreal Impact will play short soccer games with young players from the local soccer club as well as take time to meet fans and sign autographs under the partner tents. 

 

The activity, organized by the Saint-Lazare / Hudson soccer club, is sure to attract quite the crowd. As such, the Town invites participants to adopt a mode of active transportation (i.e.: walking or cycling) to make their way to the soccer celebration site. Residents, for their part, are invited to exercise extreme caution when driving alongside Westwood Park during the late afternoon and early evening of Wednesday, June 12. The main streets affected include Bordelais and Saint-Louis to the north, all the way up to Evergreen Elementary to the south as well as perpendicular streets, namely Westwood, Hunt, Nice, Sportifs and Érables, as shown on the map below:


For more information, you can visit the website of Saint-Lazare / Hudson at: http://slhsoccer.com/ and the website of The Montréal Impact at : https://www.impactmontreal.com/en/community/community-initiatives.

Courtesy and decency for better neighbourly relations

nsuring harmony in Saint-Lazare’s neighbourhoods

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Wednesday, June 5, 2019  –  The Town of Saint-Lazare reaffirms its position as a green town characterized by rural tranquility in an urban environment. As summer approaches, the Town launches its communications campaign aimed at reminding residents to demonstrate courtesy and decency in order to ensure and sustain good neighbourly relations.

As such, several of the articles included as part of Nuisance By-law 450 have been illustrated on posters to be displayed in town:

Article 18 of By-law 450

Article 21 of By-law 450

 Article 22 of By-law 450

Article 23 of By-law 450

Article 30 of By-law 450


Watch for these 4 x 8 posters, slated to be displayed at the Town entrances!

Questions and additional information

For more information on this topic or for any questions related to the application of By-law 450, visit the Town’s Web site at ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/nuisancesreg or contact the Urban Planning Department either by phone at 450 424-8000, extension 242 or by email at urbanisme@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca

«Chickens in a backyard » is full for June, 5, 2019

Book your seat for the 2nd workshop scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm at City Hall

Saint-Lazare, Quebec, Friday, May 31, 2019  –  The Ville de Saint-Lazare  would like to inform residents that the “Chickens in My Yard” workshop is already full for Wednesday, June 5! Given the great interest generated by this event, the Town has opted to offer a second workshop date on Thursday, June 13, 2019 starting at 7 p.m. in the Sainte-Angélique room at the town hall, if we receive a sufficient number of registrations (minimum of 15 registrations required). The maximum registration is 45 people per workshop.”

The registration form will be available online this Saturday, June 1, 2019.

You have questions? write us at  enviro@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca or call  450-424-8000, ext. 339. 

Cyclo-Tour Michel-Gauthier: free Express formula!

On your mark, get set, register… before Thursday, May 30 to enter the contest!

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Tuesday, May 28, 2019  –  Weekends too busy? You’re not alone! In fact, countless Saint-Lazare residents agree that their weekends are too short to get everything done! In response, this spring, we invite both young and old to shine up their bikes and get ready for the Express version of the Cyclo-Tour on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 leaving Parc Bédard at 10 a.m. Our objective: enable the greatest number of people to take a break and get some exercise in—without interfering with their plans for the rest of the day!

Pre-register for your chance to win…

Courtesy of the Town of Saint-Lazare, you have a chance to win a $400 bike shop gift certificate by registering online at https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/cyclotour or by phone at 450 424-8000, extension 220 before Thursday, May 30, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. The draw will take place just before departure and only those pre-registered and present at the event will be able to win the prize. Choose one of two cycling circuits: 15 km or 23 km, including water stations along the course. Participation in the route added to the pre-registration guarantee that you are automatically entered for the draw!

Not sure yet if you can join us for the event? Don’t worry! You can join the group the same day! All participants will be treated to a snack at the finish line!

Michel Gauthier Cyclo-Tour

In 2017, as part of Saint-Lazare’s policy relating to toponymic designation and odonyms, the Cyclo-Tour was named in honour of the late Michel Gauthier, Saint-Lazare resident, founder of the Cyclo-Tour in 1994, and outstanding volunteer for over 10 years. Appreciated by all, Mr. Gauthier shared his boundless passion for sport, writing and teaching. In 1993, his desire to create a unique and rallying family-focused sporting event became a reality with the Cyclo-Tour, which is now an annual not-to-be-missed event for the Saint-Lazare community. 

For more information about the Michel-Gauthier Cyclo-Tour, visit: https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/cyclotour.

Thank you to our sponsors !







Firefighters Blood Drive : Thanks to 140 donors!

SAINT-LAZARE, Quebec, May 17, 2019 – Ville de Saint-Lazare would like to thank Héma-Québec, the blood donors, and volunteers who made the firefighters blood drive possible on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Since each donation can help up to four people, 560 patients will be able to receive the valuable units of blood product collected. Thanks to the 140 people who rolled up their sleeves during this drive.

Pictured : Mrs Catherine Milard together with the staff from the Town of Saint-Lazare’s Service de la sécurité publique et de la sécurité incendie

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.

Next blood drive

Please note that the next blood drive will be for the day camp on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. For information on blood donation, visit www.hema-quebec.qc.ca.

17th edition of the Saint-Lazare Arbour Day on Tuesday, May 21 !

Get a tree seedling and meet Nature-Action Québec, Tricentris and Perfect swimming!

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Friday, May 17, 2019  –  Ville de Saint-Lazare invites residents to pick up a tree seedling at the Saint-Lazare Town Hall starting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will continue while supplies last no later than 7 p.m..

In addition to receiving a tree, residents will be able to interact with various stakeholders present at the Sainte-Angélique community hall and benefit from sound advice on environmental topics.

This is the perfect opportunity to come test your recycling knowledge with Tricentris’ dynamic presenter, to get answers to your questions about the collection of food residues with Nature-Action Québec and receive life-saving tips as well as an informative door hanger at the Lifesaving Society’s Perfect Bathing Booth.

We look forward to seeing you at City Hall on Tuesday May, 21, 2019!


Exposition artistique et prix « Coup de Cœur du Public » le 24 juin

Registration begins this Wednesday, May 15!
Art exhibition and Public’s Choice award on June 24
As part of the Fêtes de Saint-Lazare celebrations

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Wednesday, May 15, 2019  –  The Town of Saint-Lazare wishes to welcome a group of artists (visual arts) who will be presenting their works from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019 at  Bédard Park in Saint-Lazare. The clientele on hand, made up of some 5,000 visitors, will have the privilege of voting for the Public’s Choice.

This exhibition is part of the new activities introduced by the organizing committee in order to enhance the experience of festivalgoers who take part in the many family activities, classic car exhibitions and yearly parade.  

Registration

To be eligible, exhibitors must meet the following criteria and fill out the online form at  https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/fetes, following which they agree to:

A. Have someone present at their booth at all times;
B. Have at least 5 works of art to exhibit;
C. Register no later than Friday, June 7, 2019 and provide:

  1. Proof of valid insurance;

  2. A short biography (maximum 200 words);
  3. A photo of each of the works that will be displayed during the exhibition, each accompanied by a description (title, size, medium);
  4. A list of galleries, exhibitions or fairs in which the artist has exhibited his/her works over the last two (2) years;
  5. Proof of residence;
  6. Any other details deemed appropriate.  

The public will be invited to vote for their favourite work of art on Monday, June 24 between noon and 4:00 p.m., at the event site. The winning work of art will be awarded the Public’s Choice award at 4:00 p.m. the day of the exhibition.

Questions or additional information

If you have any questions, please contact Sabrina Addison-Thibault, Culture and Events Coordinator, by email at saddison-thibault@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca or by phone at 450 424-8000, extension 217.

Plan your domestic chicken coop

Chickens : soon to be allowed in Saint-Lazare under certain conditions

Saint-Lazare, Quebec, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – As soon as the Town receives its certificate of compliance from the MRC in the coming weeks, Saint-Lazare’s by-law will authorize chickens in non-agricultural zones under certain conditions, and upon obtaining a 25 $ permit.

To learn more about these small social animals, and to help those interested in preparing their domestic chicken coop in conformity with the Town’s by-law as well as becoming responsible owners, the City is hosting a free workshop on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Community Centre starting at 7 p.m. Seats are limited and registration is mandatory. 

Did you know that a chicken can live 10 to 12 years? That it stops laying eggs considerably after the first years of its life? That it must be sheltered from the cold during the long winter months? If your answer to these questions is “no,” if you’re still interested and you meet the regulatory requirements outlined below, then this workshop is for you!


Your property:

  • Your lot size must be 700 m2 or more
  • There must be a main building on the property for a domestic coop and an fenced-in outdoor pen

The domestic chicken coop and fenced-in outdoor pen: 

  • are mandatory
  • must be adjacent and connected, and detached from the main building
  • must meet established dimensions, location and construction standards

The chickens:

  • Must be a in a minimum number of 3 and a maximum of 5
  • No rooster allowed
  • Must be kept in the coop/fenced-in pen, i.e. cannot be free on the property, or in a cage or inside a dwelling for health reasons

Prohibited :

  • Any commercial activity related to keeping chickens, the sale of eggs, meat, manure or other substances from chickens
  • The euthanasia or the slaughter of a chicken is prohibited on a residential property and must be carried out in an approved slaughterhouse or by a veterinarian at his/her clinic;
  • No signs indicating the presence of chickens 

To register for the workshop : ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/enligne.

You have questions? write us at  enviro@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca or call  450-424-8000, ext. 339. 

Stabilization work: status of permissions received

SAINT-LAZARE, Quebec, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - The City of Saint-Lazare wishes to inform Vallée-Chaline residents that on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Council passed a resolution to confirm to the Ministry of Public Safety and the Ministry of Transport, the permissions received by the owners directly affected by the stabilization work.

With the exception of owners of 688 Rue Charbonneau, all authorizations were obtained.

Direct and indirect impacts
Permissions received will allow stabilization work to be carried out at all sites except site no. 18. Consequently, the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) confirms the following addresses will remain included in the area prone to large-scale retrogressive landslides::

 

1. 664 Rue Charbonneau 7. 696 Rue Charbonneau
2. 672 Rue Charbonneau 8. 699 Rue Charbonneau
3. 680 Rue Charbonneau 9. 704 Rue Charbonneau
4. 683 Rue Charbonneau 10. 707 Rue Charbonneau
5. 688 Rue Charbonneau 11. 712 Rue Charbonneau
6. 691 Rue Charbonneau 12. 550 Rue de la Cigale

Owners will have to continue to obtain geotechnical studies prior to doing any work in the protected strip of land including new constructions, extensions or the construction or addition of secondary buildings, of an isolated private garage, a shed, a garden gazebo, a septic system, an above ground, or in-ground or detachable, pool or spa as well as doing any excavation or backfill.

Travaux de stabilisation

It should be noted that the financial assistance provided by the Public Security Ministry for slope stabilization work is intended to protect property and persons and not to compensate owners.

  The relocation of a building, or the payment of compensation to an owner in exchange for the transfer of his/her property, are exceptional measures for flood and landslides victims on Quebec territory. The Vallée-Chaline project is managed according to the same considerations. Thus, in addition to the only two known cases, no exception measures are authorized by the Department of Public Security. In other words, no other acquisition approach will be considered in the Vallée-Chaline sector.

Next steps
On May 7, 2019, the City launched its call for tenders for the stabilization work. The next steps are:

Activity Date
Tender opening June 6, 2019
Tender review June and June 7, 2019

If everything proceeds as planned, stabilization work could begin as soon as the mid-June 2019. The City will invite all Vallée-Chaline residents to a pre-construction information meeting.

To stay informed on Vallée-Chaline, residents are invited to use the following communication tools put at their disposal:

1. Newsletter (e-notices)
2. Website
3. Community alert system
4. Dedicated phone line: 514-250-0964

Rue Chaline closure : April 29, 2019 update

Vallée-Chaline sector

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Monday, April 29, 2019 – he Town wishes to provide the following information to Vallée Chaline residents:

  • The close section of Rue Chaline is off-limits to pedestrians
  • The Town  :
  • Will regularly level Rue de Carillon with a grader to improve the comfort of motorists
  • Cannot mark lanes on Rue de Carillon because it is a gravel road and the street will be levelled regularly, which also prevents any semi-permanent installation
  • Asks motorists to respect speed limits
  • placed a call with Canada Post to temporarily move mailboxes. It is awaiting a decision from Canada Post. 

The Town will keep residents informed with weekly updates.

Community Alert System

The Town encourages residents who haven’t already subscribed to the community alert system to do so at  www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/alertealacommunaute in order to receive alerts by email, their landline, cell phones or by text messages.

The City will also use this method to inform residents of the reopening of Rue Chaline.



Let’s recall the Town closed a section of Rue Chaline between Chemin Saint-Louis and RueCondora/Place Cardin for safety reasons following a preliminary inspection of the Quinchien River carried out by the Ministry of Public Safety on Thursday, April 25, 2019, and at the request of the Ministry of Transport of Quebec. Rue Chaline will remain closed approximately until mid-July 2019.


The detour plan is available here www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/alertealacommunaute

Educational workshops on food waste and recyclables management

Can I (really) put it in my bin?

SAINT-LAZARE, Quebec, Friday, April 26, 2019 – You want to know which food waste you can drop in your brown bin? You’re actually wondering which recyclables (really) go in your blue bin? You feel guilty for dropping anything and everything in your bin? You’re letting others (or sorting centres) clean up your garbage? Don’t feel guilty anymore!

Starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2019, register for 2 free workshops that will allow you to better sort your materials, to become more selective at the source and even eliminate from your buying habits all those ultimate residues that harm our planet.

Workshop schedule

Two (2) ways to register for the workshops
Starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2019, participants can register for the workshops by filling out the online form at https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/foodresidences or by providing their complete contact information at 450-424-8000 ext. 214 (last name, first name, postal address, telephone).

Participation prize
The first 40 participants to register for a brown bin workshop will be offered 10 paper bags for the 80 L brown bin and 5 paper bags for the counter bin (only handed on the evening of the workshop). A maximum of one package per participant per family is possible for this workshop.

Several gift packages to be drawn among participants
Every night, pick up your draw coupon at the welcome table and get a chance to win 1 of 5 eco-friendly gift bags worth over $50, including Béa Johnson’s Zero Waste book and carefully selected promotional items that help reduce residues!


Securing of public utility services

Vallée-Chaline: work begins to relocate Hydro-Québec, Bell and Videotron networks on Rue Charbonneau

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Monday, April 29, 2019  -  Ville de Saint-Lazare wishes to inform residents of Vallée-Chaline that work aimed at relocating the public utility network as part of the measures for securing infrastructures, is slated to begin on Rue Charbonneau as of April, 29, 2019 and will take place from Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The project will be carried out over several months so that Hydro-Québec, Bell Canada and Videotron workers can install new wires on the street frontage and take down the existing network located in the back of properties.   

More specifically, the relocation work will consist of pruning the branches of trees in the path of the new network as well as moving electrical power and telecommunication lines, (both overhead and underground) including poles, braces, cables, wires, anchors and all other required accessories.

Une interruption de courant électrique planifiée est à prévoir au début du mois de juillet 2019, permettant à Hydro-Québec de transférer le réseau électrique existant vers la nouvelle infrastructure. Durant ce transfert, certaines résidences dont le branchement privé requiert une relocalisation vers le nouveau réseau, seront desservies temporairement au moyen d’une génératrice.

A planned service interruption is expected early in July 2019, to allow Hydro-Québec to transfer the existing power network to the new infrastructure. During this transfer, some residences whose private connections require relocation to the new network will be temporarily serviced by a generator.

The Vallée-Chaline slope stabilization project is progressing as expected. Required authorizations should be confirmed shortly.

For questions concerning these activities, Vallée-Chaline residents can use the project’s dedicated phone line at 514-250-0964. 

Hundreds of volunteers needed for April, 27 & 28, 2019

‼️‼️‼️ URGENT need of hundreds of volunteers this weekend. Thank you for sharing ‼️‼️‼️

In light of the latest weather forecasts and the anticipated increase in water flow to more than 10 400 m³/second at the Carillon Dam (compared to 9 500 m³/second in 2017), the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges invites EVERYONE, including members of SPORTS CLUBS and COMMUNITY GROUPS, to register on their volunteer platforms set up for the floods:

Website: https://viva-media.ca/inondations-de-2019/

or

Email: benevoles@inondationsvs.ca

Only 80 volunteers are currently registered. Several municipalities affected by the floods are, or will be, looking for volunteers this weekend for sandbagging and other needs.

Thank you for sharing!

Vallée-Chaline sector

Rue Chaline closed as a preventive measure

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Thursday, April 25, 2019 - Following a preliminary inspection of the Quinchien River by the Public security ministry and at the request of the Quebec Transport Ministry, the City has closed a section of Rue Chaline between Chemin Saint-Louis and Rue Condora/Place Cardin for security reasons.

The inspection revealed that the culvert under Rue Chaline requires additional verifications. These will be initiated as early as Friday, April 26, and an update will be provided to residents before the end of the day.

For now, this closure is indefinite. Below is the detour plan.

www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/zonesdecontraintes

Hero in Thirty training for senior safety

Registrations starts April, 16th

Hero in Thirty training for senior safety

Training course offered to seniors 60 +

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Tuesday, April 16th, 2019  –  Again this year, the Saint-Lazare Service de la sécurité publique et la sécurité incendie is offering free “Hero in Thirty” training courses to seniors aged 60 +.

Offered in French (with bilingual trainors), the training courses will be given at the fire station (1800 Avenue Bédard) in the morning on Thursday, May 23 and, or in the evening on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

 Registration begins on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 online at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/heros or by phone at 450-424-8000, extension 317.

To date, the fire department has trained over 1 350 residents and students. Don’t miss it!

Should the courses be too popular, additional sessions will be planned at a later date. The Fire Department will offer you the possibility to be added on a waiting list, if anyone cancels or additional training courses are offered.

For more information on the Hero in thirty training : https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/heros.

Branch collection start postponed to Monday, April 29, at 7 a.m.

Branch collection start postponed to Monday, April 29, at 7 a.m.

Saint-Lazare (Québec), on Tuesday, April 16 avril, 2019 –  Due to snow and ice remaining on the ground, Ville de Saint-Lazare will delay the start of its branch collection to allow residents time to collect, prune and place branches by the curb.

The city tour will begin on Monday, April 29 at 7 a.m. for the entire territory, with the exception of the Saddlebrook sector, which will begin on Monday, May 6 at 7 a.m.

Let’s recall that the collection, carried out by a municipal team, is free of charge and without registration and  takes about 3 to 4 weeks. The team will only do one tour of the city.

Let’s also recall the mandatory requirements to participate in this collection :

The Town will not pick up:

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

 

The following requirements must be met:

  • The pile of branches must not be bigger than 15 metres long x 3 metres deep and 1.5 metres high
  • The bigger ends of the branches must be positioned towards the street
  • Branches must not be bigger than 25 cm in diameter (maximum)
  • Branches must be placed by the side of the road:
    • No later than 7 a.m. on the day pick-up begins 
    • And NO MORE THAN 7 days before pick-up begins 

Mulch and wood chips

  • Residents are free to pick up mulch that is placed at their disposal in Parc Saint-Robert (far end of the parking lot)
  • Wood chips are made from several species of trees and can potentially be acidic 
  • Wood chips are used in municipal trails  

For more info on this subject, visit the website at http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/branches, contact the Town’s Public works division at 450-424-8000, ext. 250, by email at travauxpublics@ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca or using the online municipal form at http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne to follow your request.

Resignation of Pamela Tremblay, District # 2 Councillor

Ville de Saint-Lazare

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - The Councillor of District no. 2, Mrs. Pamela Tremblay, announced her resignation on April 16.

As provided for in the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, CQLR c. E-2.2., voters from District 2 will be able to exercise their right to vote on the same day as the by-election scheduled to replace the vacancy in District 3, on Sunday, June 9, 2019, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Voters in District 2 are encouraged to regularly check the City’s website and local newspapers for details.

Saint-Lazare business owners, entrepreneurs and self-employed workers

The Saint-Lazare economic development committee wants to brainstorm with you on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 7 p.m.

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), Friday, April 12, 2019 – Members of the Saint-Lazare Economic Development Committee are looking forward to meeting local business owners, self-employed workers and entrepreneurs at City Hall’ Council room (1960 Chemin Sainte-Angélique) on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 7 p.m. for an informal meeting to discuss their challenges and issues and share ideas, as part of an effort to ensure local businesses thrive and to develop the town’s future. Come in large numbers!

 

Notice to owners of temporary shelters in Saint-Lazare

Temporary shelters tolerated until Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Thursday, April 11th, 2019  –  The City of Saint-Lazare wants to reassure residents, that it will exceptionnaly tolerate temporary shelters until Tuesday, April 30th, 2019, because of the recent weather announcements for days to come.

Although the by-law stipulates temporary shelters (including their structure) must be removed on April 15 each year, the rather late spring and the snow precipitations announced for the days to come were taken into consideration for the implementation of this exceptionnal measure.

For more information on temporary shelters :  https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/abrisauto-info

Securing of public utility services

Vallée-Chaline: work begins to relocate Hydro-Québec, Bell and Vidéotron networks on Place Cardin

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Tuesday, April 9, 2019  -  The Town of Saint-Lazare wishes to inform the residents of Vallée-Chaline that work aimed at relocating the public utility network as part of the measures for securing infrastructures, is slated to begin on Place Cardin in mid-April (2019) and will take place from Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The project will be carried out over several weeks so that Hydro-Québec, Bell Canada and Vidéotron workers can install new wires and take down the existing network.   

More specifically, the relocation work involves moving electrical power and telecommunication lines, (both overhead and underground) including poles, braces, cables, wires, anchors and all other required accessories. The work to be done may also result in certain trees being trimmed or cut down.

The Vallée-Chaline slope stabilization project is progressing as expected. Required authorizations should be confirmed shortly.

For questions concerning these activities, Vallée-Chaline residents can use the project’s dedicated phone line at 514 250-0964. 

Notice to residents of Vallée-Chaline

Vallée-Chaline: drone inspections to resume week of April 8th, 2019

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), on Monday, April 8, 2019  -  The City of Saint-Lazare wishes to inform Vallée-Chaline residents that H4G, the company mandated by the Ministry of Transport, Urban Mobility and Electrification of Transportation of Quebec, will resume its drone inspections in the week of April, 8th, 2019 until June, 14th, 2019. These drone inspections are conducted in the sectors concerned by the stabilization work along the Quinchien River. These inspections will continue until the work is realized. 

H4G will fly at 10-day intervals, if the weather permits. Shots where properties or people are recognizable will not be used. The drone flies as to not disrupt or disturb human activity and wildlife.

For all the information concerning this work, residents are invited to visit the website at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/zonesdecontraintes, and to subscribe to the Vallée-Chaline online newsletter at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/infolettres. Furthermore, residents, who wish to be quickly informed of any emergency situations on our territory or of situations which affect their quality of life, can subscribe, free of charge, to the Community alert system at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/alertealacommunaute. Those registered will receive health and safety alerts based on their communication preferences, either by e-mail, text, mobile or landline, or all of these at once.

For any other question concerning these activities, Vallée-Chaline residents can contact the line which is dedicated to them at 514-250-0964.

“Spring Clean-Up” operation in Saint-Lazare

Saint-Lazare (Quebec), Monday, April 8, 2019 – Every Spring, when weather conditions are favourable, the Town of Saint-Lazare begins its spring clean-up operation. This year makes no exception to the usual calendar.

Road and bike path network

Calendar of road and path cleaning

The municipal team generally begins cleaning the road and bike path network when:

  • Snowfall is no longer expected (It is not uncommon for a last snowfall to hit Quebec in mid-April. Abrasives that are still on the roads help ensure vehicles can continue to travel safely).
  • Snow has melted in municipal rights-of-way (a municipal right-of-way is the portion of land alongside the paved roadway, between 1 and 9 metres deep depending on the configuration of the lot, and which must be kept free of all non-compliant obstacles, constructions or installations such as landscaping, decorative rocks or sprinkler heads).

The duration of the spring clean-up may vary depending on municipal priorities and the weather.  

The clean-up includes:

  • Running the mechanical broom over 67 km² of territory, including 400 km of municipal roads which translate into 500 streets along more than 7,000 properties and sidewalks in Saint-Lazare’s downtown area.  


The brooms:

  • collect any crushed stone remaining on the road, throughout the territory, excluding certain roads bordered by ditches and where the population density is low; 
  • are not designed to collect or vacuum crushed stone in municipal rights-of-way (property owners  who wish to remove the stone may gather it up into boxes and bring these boxes to the Vaudreuil Ecocentre where crushed stone can be disposed of).

Potholes:

The municipal team carries out several rounds throughout the road network in order to fill potholes:  

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

Parks and green spaces  

Once urgent situations have been addressed and streets have been cleaned, the team moves on to:

  • ensure that its parks and green spaces (approximately 30) are safe;  
  • re-install garbage receptacles and outdoor furniture (picnic tables, etc.)

 

Safety bollards

The team re-installs safety bollards:

  • over 18 km along its bike paths.  

Pavement marking

Pavement marking will be done on streets, pedestrian crossings and bike paths between now and June 28, 2019.


Spring pipe flushing  

Once urgent situations have been addressed and streets have been cleaned, the team will also initiate flushing of the network’s pipes:

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

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

 

Sainte-Angélique Community Room

Next special activity: chess workshop on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to noon

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Thursday, April 4, 2019  -  The Town of Saint-Lazare invites you to discover the features and attractions of the Sainte-Angélique Community Room while enjoying a chess workshop! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, come practice and learn a few tricks with the help of a teacher who can guide you through the wonderful world of chess!

Did you know? Chess is a great way to unconsciously develop your intellect, personality and strength of character. Chess remains one of the most popular games around, for all age groups! As an added bonus, the resulting brain stimulation helps to prevent memory loss.  

Join us on Wednesday, April 17, from 9:00 a.m. to noon! This workshop is offered to you free of charge. Registration required at: https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/activitesculturelles.

Feedback on the March 19 Brushstrokes and Tea workshop - Sainte-Angélique Room

23 participants were introduced to painting on canvas over the course of a lovely afternoon thanks to the helpful advice and watchful eye of their host, all while sipping on some delicious tea. Based on their own styles, tastes and colours, the participants had their own personal interpretations of the chosen subject and got to take home some very unique creations.

Intergenerational activities in the Sainte-Angélique Room

Would you like to meet other Saint-Lazare residents? Whether you are looking to take part in drop-in activities or hosted events, we invite you to stop in at the Sainte-Angélique Community Room to chat, read and have fun!

Inaugurated in January 2018 and located on the ground floor of Town Hall (1960 Chemin Sainte-Angélique), the Community Room is open to the public based on a set schedule of intergenerational activities. Complete activity programming as well as the schedule of drop-in activities are available at: https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/activitescommunautaires.

The fourth edition of the Saint-Lazare Christmas market will take place on December, 7 and December, 8, 2019


Invitation to artisans: register before Friday, May 31, 2019! 

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), April 1st, 2019 – Ville de Saint-Lazare is happy to present the fourth edition of its Christmas Market. This year, we intend to welcome more than 50 artisans at the Saint-Lazare Community Centre (1301, rue du Bois) on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Saint-Lazare Christmas market is a golden opportunity to promote local purchasing, to showcase local artisans and to make way for traditions with authenticity. Hurry up, the number of seats is limited! 

 

To register as an artisan, please fill the online form before Friday, May 31st, 2019 at: http://www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/marchedenoel.   

 

Here are some photos taken from last year 2018 edition: 

 

Food waste collection in Saint-Lazare

Food waste collection starting the 2nd week of May

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Tuesday, March 26, 2019  -  Starting this Tuesday, March 26, 2019, until April 30, 2019, residents will receive their brown bin, countertop bin, practical collection guide as well as a calendar outlining the dates for food waste collection, slated to begin the 2nd week of May. The collection will take place on Mondays for residents in the “eastern” sector of town and on Thursdays in the “western” sector.  




 

1st collection – Mondays or Thursdays

Contrary to other collections, the food waste collection will take place over two days. Mondays will be for residents in the “eastern” sector of town while Thursdays will be for those in the “western” sector, as shown on the map above.  

Residents in the “eastern” sector will therefore be able to place their bin at the curb on Monday, May 6, while those in the “western” sector will be able to do so on Thursday, May 9. A map of collection sectors is also available online at: ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/bacbrun.

Practical collection guide 

The information guide included in your bin outlines the materials that are accepted and refused as part of the food waste collection, the main objective of which is to keep waste that could be re-used out of the landfill. In an effort to inform residents and clarify certain beliefs that have been acquired over the years, the Town has chosen to review each of the other collections that take place within its territory—namely, the green waste collection and recovery, the recycling collection and the household waste collection.

 

Educational workshops: May 7 and June 4 mark the date on your agenda  

Need help figuring it all out? Educational workshops will be held for Saint-Lazare residents at Town Hall on Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. Registration for the workshops begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2019. Stay posted by reading the information available at: ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/bacbrun.

 

Food waste collection

Winners of the “The brown bin: let’s adopt it” photo contest

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Wednesday, March 20, 2019  -  
The winners of the “The brown bin: let’s adopt it”  photo contest were invited to pick up their prizes at Saint-Lazare’s Town Hall earlier last week.

Ms. Marie-Ève Cournoyer’s family will now act as brown bin ambassadors and have their photo used on certain posters displayed at the town’s entrance to announce the brown bin’s arrival in Saint-Lazare. The family also took home the special jury prize—an eco-friendly kit valued at over $50.

Ms. Marie-Ève Cournoyer received her special jury prize from Mayor Robert Grimaudo

Simon-Julien Elie, Anne-Marie Lepage, Geneviève Fortin and Maxime Labelle, for their part, were the randomly selected winners of an eco-friendly kit valued at over $20, featuring promotional items that will help them reduce waste.

Simon-Julien Elie Anne-Marie Lepage Geneviève Fortin Maxime Labelle


Recall that this particular contest aimed to promote the progressive delivery of brown bins to all Saint-Lazare properties, including businesses as well as small and medium sized institutions by April 30, 2019.    


Educational workshops: Mark your calendars for May 7 and June 4  

Educational workshops will be offered to Saint-Lazare residents at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Saint-Lazare’s Town Hall. Registration for the workshops begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2019. Watch for information available at ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/bacbrun.

Repair work planned

COMPLETE CLOSURE of part of Chemin Sainte-Angélique in downtown Saint-Lazare on Wednesday, March 20th due to a water main break

SAINT-LAZARE (Québec), on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019  -  Due to a water main break, the Town of Saint-Lazare must completely close Chemin Sainte-Angélique in front of the address number 1767, starting 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19th, 2019. The work should be completed by 4 p.m. on the same day.

Detour
Motorists will be invited to follow the detour signs on rue Denis, des Violettes as well as des Marguerites. 

Paving work
Once the repair work is complete, the paving work will be done at a later date, when the temperature permits.

Local deliveries and access to businesses
Businesses remain accessible. The Town encourages business owners and daycares to inform their suppliers should they expect the delivery of goods and services on that day.

Public transit – delays to be expected on circuit #51
Delays are to be expected. We encourage transit users to leave earlier that day.

Questions / preoccupations
For any question or preoccupation, do not hesitate to contact the Infrastructure department at 450-424-8000, ext. 250.

To follow this work: http://www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/infotravaux

Outdoor skating rinks closed

The outdoor skating rink season is now over  

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Wednesday, March 13, 2019  -  The City of Saint-Lazare wishes to inform residents that the outdoor skating season is now over. The warm weather that has been forecasted and the stronger sun announcing the arrival of spring mark the end of this magnificent season. The information has been updated on the Town’s Web site at https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/patinoires and a notice to users has been posted on the chalet’s entrance door.  

The Town wishes to thank all of those who have devoted their hard work and energy, most notably to maintaining these outdoor infrastructures, and who have contributed to improving the Town’s skating rink facilities for the 2018-2019 season.

Parc nature Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare

Winter sport enthusiasts are invited to visit Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare’s page for information on the conditions of its outdoor infrastructures, accessible at https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/pnf.

Resignation of Martin Couture, District # 3 Councillor

Town of Saint-Lazare

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Wednesday, March 13, 2019  -  The Councillor of District No. 3, Mr. Martin Couture, announced his resignation on March 12, 2019 by email. An election will be held, as provided for in the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, CQLR c. E-2.2.

Voters from District No. 3 are invited to regularly consult the Town’s Web site and local newspapers for information on the exact date of this by-election. As it stands, it is slated to take place in June 2019.

Registration required by Monday, March 11 for activites on March 30, 2019

Les Incroyables Chromosomes : places still available

SAINT-LAZARE, Quebec, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - Did you miss the February 28, 2019 admission deadline ? Not to worry! Seats are always available and open to all Vaudreuil-Soulanges residents.

Registration from now on!

You would like to register your child but missed the admission deadline of February 28, 2019?

From now on, you can fill out the Participant Questionnaire online at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/loisiradapte to provide information for analysis of the child’s situation including information on the disability or disabilities and his/her needs and interests as well as siblings (ages 6 to 17) that will accompany the child during the activities.Once a file has been opened (and admission confirmed) for the child living with disability (and his#her siblings), the parent will have the option the option of registering the child for all 10 periods of activity or one period at the time.

Anticipated calendar for periods of activity, and registration deadlines

First period of activites Saturday, March 30, 2019

Starting at 9 :00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, the first of 10 periods of activities adapted to a group of un to 15 child aged 6 to 17 living with disabilities and residents of Vaudreuil-Soulanges will take place. The young people will be able to participate, with their brothers and sisters aged 6 to 17, in the enchanting setting of Parc nature Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare à Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière)—free of charge!

Activities are overseen and supervised by specialized educators, support workers and animators for the participants’ siblings.The proposed activities—most notably adapted workshops, animations, trekking, outdoor games, a mini-farm, sledding and swimming—take into account both the different disabilities of participants and weather conditions.

Admission criteria for children with disabilities

To be eligible, the child must meet the legal definition of a person living with a disability, as set out in the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration (CQLR, c.E-Z20.1). Disabilities must be proven through a written evaluation prepared by a health professional.

In the event of cancellation or indisposition of a child with a disability

As we are aware of the daily and unexpected challenges that those living with disabilities and their parents are faced with, the Town will accept cancellations the morning of the activities.  At the same time, it is preferable to notify the Town as soon as possible in order to allow children on the waiting list to take part in the activities as replacements for those who cancel. This is greatly appreciated by parents whose children are on the waiting list.

If the child living with a disability is no longer able to take part in the activity, please note that siblings may not participate either. The program aims to foster the integration of children living with a disability and should not be seen as “daycare services” for their siblings.

Si un enfant en situation de handicap n’est pas disposé à participer à l’activité, la fratrie ne pourra pas y participer non plus. Le programme vise à favoriser l’intégration des enfants en situation de handicap et ne doit pas être utilisé comme « service de garde » pour la fratrie.

Questions ?

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

An initiative inspired by community

The new program created to meet the needs of a growing clientele, is inspired by the Vaudreuil Prenatal and Young Family Centre X Mom Project and is the result of consultations held with members representing individuals living with disabilities through the Municipal family policy and senior-friendly municipality approach follow-up committee.

The Town is privileged to be able to count on the expertise and participation of Parrainage Civique de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Zone Loisir Montérégie in this project. Recall that Les Incroyables Chromosomes program benefits from a generous contribution of close to $30,000 from the Fonds de développement des communautés de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, as well as a contribution of $3,000 from Zone Loisir Montérégie

Online question period starting March 12, 2019

New: Saint-Lazare council meetings now more accessible!

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Monday, March 4, 2019  –  With the intention of continually facilitating and fostering citizen participation, starting Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the municipal council will respond to questions asked using an online form, live during the meeting.

This particular project, created and launched as a pilot project, may be revised as needed in order to improve the process.  

Addition of a 2nd question period

The evening of a council meeting, residents may now transmit questions using an online form available only from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/seances.

As is the case with the on-site question period, questions asked online must be of public interest and be intended for the council overall, the Mayor, a specific councillor or a committee which one or more council members are part of. Note that questions of an “operational” nature can be asked anytime using online requests available at www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/enligne and will be responded to by a member of the municipal team.  

Questions asked online will be addressed in the order in which they are received—on a first-come, first-served basis. The council agrees to reserve a total of 15 minutes for online questions. This online question period begins after the 1st question period reserved for individuals who are physically present at the meeting. In short:

  • The 1st question period is reserved for individuals who are physically present at the meeting and begins at 7:30 p.m. When this period ends, the council members adjourn that portion of the meeting for a break.    
  • The 2nd question period, which begins immediately following the break, is reserved for questions asked online using a form. The council allocates a maximum of 15 minutes to respond to online questions. Questions that remain unanswered after the meeting will be forwarded to management and individually addressed.

In addition to general rules of conduct, other rules apply in the case of online questions, specifically with regards to the length of questions and contact information to be provided.

2019 summer day camp

Program for facilitated access to Saint-Lazare’s summer day camp

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - Back for the 20th summer season, the program for facilitated access to recreation aims to promote access to day camp services for Saint-Lazare children living with motor, hearing, visual or intellectual disabilities. The program fosters the integration of these children into day camp activities while ensuring that they receive proper monitoring based on their individual situations.

Program objectives

The program provides Saint-Lazare children living with disabilities the possibility of:

  • enjoying a positive integration experience at the Town of Saint-Lazare’s day camps;
  • being physically present and actively involved in social life by taking part in group activities and interactions;
  • Participating, taking on responsibilities and respecting the same rules as all other members of the group.

Eligibility

The program is open to Saint-Lazare children between the ages of 5 and 12 (calculated on September 30) living with disabilities and who also meet the following criteria:

 

Registration

Even if you child was registered for the program in previous years, you must still provide us with the duly-completed registration form if you wish to register him/her for the summer 2019 day camp. The registration form is available online at: campdejour.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/accompagnement

The registration period for the Program for facilitated access to recreation ends on February 28, 2019 at midnight.

Questions

For information, please contact:

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

New signaling

Pay attention to new stop signs at Exit 22 oh highway 40 !

Saint-Lazare (Québec), Wednesday, February 20, 2019  -  To facilitate alternate crossings, two (2) new stop signs were installed starting Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the corner of Exit 22’s exit ramp and Côte Saint-Charles.

The notice of implementation announcing this new signage has been in place since February, 14, 2019.

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

Les Incroyables Chromosomes

New adapted leisure activities at  Parc nature Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare !

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Tuesday, February 19, 2019  –  The Town of Saint-Lazare is extremely pleased to announce that it is receiving applications for the new program of adapted leisure activities—Les Incroyables Chromosomes—intended for young people ages 6 to 17 living with disabilities as well as their siblings between the ages of 6 and 17!

This new program, which benefits from a generous contribution of close to $30,000 from the Fonds de développement des communautés de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, as well as a contribution of $3,000 from Zone Loisir Montérégie, will provide 15 young Vaudreuil-Soulanges residents with the opportunity to take part in adapted activities in the enchanting setting of Parc nature Les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare à Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière)—free of charge! These youngsters can be accompanied by their siblings, for whom activities will also be organized. The number of participants accepted into the program is limited, and priority is given to the first Saint-Lazare residents who apply, followed by residents of Vaudreuil-Soulanges (once the application period is over).

2019 program

Les Incroyables Chromosomes program, which begins on Saturday, March 30, 2019, includes 10 periods of adapted activities from 9 a.m. to noon every last Saturday of the month (with the exception of December, during which the activity will be held on the 3rd Saturday). The proposed activities—most notably adapted workshops, animations, trekking, outdoor games, a mini-farm, sledding and swimming—take into account both the different disabilities of participants and weather conditions. Activities are overseen and supervised by specialized educators, support workers and animators for the participants’ siblings. The Town is privileged to be able to count on the expertise and participation of Parrainage Civique de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Zone Loisir Montérégie in this project.  

Step 1: program admission period – February 19 to 28

Program admission applications can be sent from Tuesday, February 19 to Tuesday, February 28, 2019. Parents must fill out the Participant Questionnaire. This particular form is intended to provide information for analysis of the child’s situation including information on the child’s disability or disabilities and his/her needs and interests as well as siblings (ages 6 to 17) that will accompany the child during the activities.

Parents will be informed of their child’s acceptance into the program (and the acceptance of his/her siblings) no later than Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Note that after this initial admission’s period, it will be possible to apply at any time and register on the waiting list, if applicable.

Important 

To be eligible, the child must meet the legal definition of a person living with a disability, as set out in the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration (CQLR, c.E-Z20.1). Disabilities must be proven through a written evaluation prepared by a health professional. 

Waiting list 

If the maximum number of applications is reached during the initial admission phase (step 1) from February 19 to February 28, all other applicants will be placed on a waiting list. If any spots are freed due to cancellations of specific periods of activity, individuals on the waiting list will be invited to join that particular activity.

Step 2: activity registration period starts March 11

Once a file has been opened (and admission confirmed) for the child living with a disability (and his/her siblings), the parent will have the option of registering the child for all 10 periods of activity or one period at the time, approximately one month before the date on which the period of activity is slated to be held. This approach provides parents with maximum flexibility.

Whether registering for the entire year or only for certain periods, each child that is a resident of Saint-Lazare must hold a valid Resident ID card (up-to-date). Children from Vaudreuil-Soulanges will receive separate instructions.

Anticipated calendar for periods of activity, and registration deadlines


In the event of cancellation

As we are aware of the daily and unexpected challenges that those living with disabilities and their parents are faced with, the Town will accept cancellations the morning of the activities.  At the same time, it is preferable to notify the Town as soon as possible in order to allow children on the waiting list to take part in the activities as replacements for those who cancel. This is greatly appreciated by parents whose children are on the waiting list.

Important 

If the child living with a disability is no longer able to take part in the activity, please note that siblings may not participate either. The program aims to foster the integration of children living with a disability and should not be seen as “daycare services” for their siblings.

Step 3: reception of instructions

The Wednesday before the scheduled period of activity, parents will receive instructions by email for that given Saturday, notably with regards to required clothing, access to parking and drop-off areas for those who need assistance with mobility, etc. 

Questions ?

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


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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.

Contest: The brown bin: let's adopt it!

Take part in The brown bin: Let’s adopt it! photo contest

To mark the arrival of the brown bin in Saint-Lazare between March 11 and April 30, 2019, the City is launching a contest called The brown bin: let’s adopt it!.

You could win the opportunity to be the ambassador(s) of Saint-Lazare’s brown bin, appear on the posters displayed at the Town entrance and win a gift bag filled with eco-friendly goodies worth over $50 or one of 4 participation prizes including a gift bag filled with $20 worth of promotional items that will help you reduce waste!

To participate, fill out the online form no later than Sunday, March 10, 2019 at midnight at https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/onladopte and make sure to include picture(s) of yourself taking part in one of the Town’s activities and featuring the brown bin (maximum 5 pictures per participating address).

Look for the brown bin when you take part in any of the events organized by the Town of Saint-Lazare between February 10 and March 10, 2019, and unleash your creativity as you snap a few pictures. Start looking for the brown bin as soon as this Sunday, February 10, 2019, during the Snow fest, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., to take part in the photo contest !

Participating form

Official press release

Contest Rules

Learn more about the brown bin

Event

Date

Location

Saint-Lazare Snow Fest – outdoor activities

Sunday, February 10 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

At the reception desk of the Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare – Resident ID card required (2800 Chemin Lotbinière)

La fête surprise d’Ari Cui Cui

Sunday, February 17 between 1:30 and 3 p.m.

Community Centre (1301 Rue du Bois)

Low Impact Fitness 50+

Monday, February 18 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  

Community Centre (1301 Rue du Bois)

Municipal council meeting

Tuesday, February 19 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  

Council meeting – Town Hall (1901 Chemin Sainte-Angélique)

Book club for seniors

Wednesday, February 20 between  9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Sainte-Angélique Hall – Town Hall

(1901 Chemin Sainte-Angélique)

Android tablet training course

Tuesday, February 26 between  10 a.m. and noon  

Sainte-Angélique Hall – Town Hall

(1901 Chemin Sainte-Angélique)

ViActive program

Thursday, February 28 between  10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sainte-Angélique Hall – Town Hall

(1901 Chemin Sainte-Angélique)

Intergenerational day – ages 7 and up

Monday, March 4 between 1 p.m. and  3 p.m.

Sainte-Angélique Hall – Town Hall

(1901 Chemin Sainte-Angélique)

CSSL drop-in activities

Tuesday, March 5 between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.  

Saint-Lazare Sports Complex (1850 Rue des Loisirs)

Family workout with Cardio plein air

Wednesday, March 6 between  9 a.m. and  9:45 a.m.

At the reception desk of the Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare – Resident ID card required (2800 Chemin Lotbinière)

Show: Mystéric et le secret brisé

Wednesday, March 6 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

Community Centre (1301 Rue du Bois)

Vernissage at Manon Labelle’s art school

Thursday, March 7 between  7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Town library (1275 Rue du Bois)

CSSL drop-in activities

Friday, March 8 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Saint-Lazare Sports Complex (1850 Rue des Loisirs)


January blood drive in Saint-Lazare: Thank you to our 125 donors!

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), January 30, 2019  -  The Town of 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 21, 2019 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 500 patients will be able to receive those precious units of blood product. Thanks to the 125 people who braved the cold and rolled up their sleeves to donate.  

Pictured: Judy Aro, couting over 100 blood donations. A faithfaul donor and seventyyear-old, Madame Aro was accompanied by her granddaughter, Kiira, aged 7.

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.

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


Last updated: 02/10/2020
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