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“There’s a considerable gap between someone suffering from mental health issues alone with no help and them actually getting professional services,” says Paula Barbaresso, workplace mental health consultant. “That’s a gap that needs to be bridged,” she adds, “and that bridge is peer support …

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Until COVID-19 hit, a visit to the Dayscape Adult Activity Center was mostly fun and games for some seniors in South Florida. The Coconut Creek facility welcomed some 500 members for classes and organized animated activities each month.

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The city has launched a single access platform for subsidized housing searches. Accès Logement Laval was launched by Laval’s Municipal Housing Office (OMH Laval), the Federation of Intermunicipal Housing Cooperatives of Metropolitan Montreal (FECHIMM) and the Federation of Housing non-profit…

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Laval residents have gotten a lot of goodies in the last few years: New infrastructure, new housing developments, plans for a new central library, aquatic centre and bio-methane plant, securing the Quebec games and more. The only thing they didn’t get was a tax break.

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Nineteen industrial and commercial buildings in Quebec were recently recognized for their energy performance. The 4-year Building Energy Challenge launched by BOMA Quebec, the province’s largest association of commercial and property owners and managers, named Year 2 winners in the friendly …

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When Official Opposition Leader and city councillor Michel Trottier tabled a proposal to allow Laval kids to play freely on some residential streets four years ago, it was generally received as a great idea.

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In the midst of International Senior’s weeks (first 2 weeks of October), the Services Communautaires Canadiens-Italiens du Québec inc. has partnered with the provincial committee for awareness and prevention of elder abuse and is spreading an important message for English-speaking seniors.

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There were seven percent fewer building fires in Laval last year compared to 2018, and no fire-related deaths for the second time in three years, as Laval firefighters responded to 828 fires last year.

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While communities around Greater Montreal debate bike paths and plastic straw bans, Quebec’s third largest city has been putting its cash where its carbon footprint is, offering subsidies for purchases of electric vehicles and bicycles, furnace replacement, and is Quebec’s only city to have …

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A campaign has been launched to make a turnkey Black history teaching kit accessible and affordable for all Canadian students.

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While opposition councillors are unanimous in demanding a property tax freeze, independent Vimont councillor Michel Poissant says businesses also need a break and tabled a motion to debate the issue next month.

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Laval Police (SPL) are reaching out to families in the wake of a recent upsurge in violent events that have occurred involving mainly adolescents.

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Laval will nearly double its library network across the island as part of a master plan adopted at city council last week.

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The few English school board council election races that were to go ahead on November 1 have been postponed.

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With everything involved in creating a vaccine for a novel virus that has crippled the world economy and killed hundreds of thousands of people in just a few months, it’s ironic that the science is the least vexing of the challenge.

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Laval Police are searching for 17-year-old Marianne Larochelle. On October 6, she left her home for an appointment but did not return, and her family fears for her safety due to the nature of her contacts. She could be in Montreal.

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After announcements of large investments in public transit, daycare and particularly Quebec’s school infrastructure, Quebec City is now giving tourism-related businesses and operators a boost.