City of Montreal acquires land to increase Rapides-du-Cheval-Blanc Nature Park

Last week, Montreal Executive Committee member responsible for green spaces, Réal Ménard announced the acquisition of almost 23,000 square metres of land to increase Rapides-du-Cheval-Blanc Nature Park.

The land in question was valued at $3,431,280 and is located in between Gouin Boulevard and rivière des Prairies on 5th Avenue.

“This acquisition will help us preserve a high-quality ecosystem on a panoramic site along rivière des Prairies,” explained Ménard. “This space offers huge potential when it comes to large regional parks.”

The newly saved land is part of the city of Montreal’s mandate to try and preserve 10% of the island green spaces.

“Montréal is preserving a viable ecosystem, as well as consolidating the Rapides-du-Cheval-Blanc Nature Park, by expanding the park and developing a pedestrian path along the shoreline to Île Roxboro, at the eastern tip of the park,” said Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Dimitrios Jim Beis.

Flags fly at half mast to honour Beaconsfield Mayor

The city of Beaconsfield has lowered the flags at City Hall to half mast in honour of the recent passing of former Mayor and councilor Edwin M. Briggs who passed away at the age of 90 on November 30th..

Mr. Briggs served one term as councilor from 1956 before serving as mayor for 22 years until 1982.

The former mayor is credited with several major projects for Beaconsfield including the fire station, city hall, library and Rec Centre.

Current Mayor Georges Bourelle expressed, on behalf of council, “our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Briggs, a mayor who had marked the history of Beaconsfield; a man committed to the betterment of the community.”

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