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Residential mill rate drops 3.3 cents to 84.1 per $100 valuation existing infrastructure ($180.2 million), economic and urban development ($96.2 million), development of parks Mill rate drops and acquisition of green spaces and Last year’s average residential tax natural areas ($26.7 million), implerate increase was a flat 1 per cent. The mentation of noise abatement meavariation for single-family homes this sures along the sides of Autoroute 440 year is an extra 0.1 per cent. Last year ($12.2 million, but only half paid by the the average single-family-home tax bill city) and improvement and expansion rose by $30. of roads ($11.8 million). The city maintains that the property Three items that stand out in capital tax bill for more than 70 per cent of works are $10 million that is being Laval homeowners is increasing at a set aside this year for the mammoth slower rate than inflation. Taking into cultural and sports complex to eventuaccount increased property valuations, ally be located in “downtown” Laval; the city is dropping the residential mill $6.2 million for the construction of an rate by 3.3 cents, from 87.4 per $100 of aquatic complex; and $4.1 million for a valuation to 84.1. large new fire station next year. The tax rate for buildings of six or Regarding the infrastructure work, more units is decreasing by 2.1 cents Laval is setting aside $79.2 million for to 95.9. For non-residential buildings, the reconstruction of various streets the rate is dropping by 5.5 cents to and boulevards, $61.2 million for refur$3.247. The rate for serviced vacant bishment and maintenance at three lots is dropping by 6.6 cents to $1,682. water treatment plants, $15.2 million The mayor also announced a freeze on to upgrade and maintain street, bicycle the water services and regional transit and pedestrian networks, and $7.9 miltaxes. The basic rate for the special tax lion to maintain arenas and other comfor water infrastructure renewal will munity facilities. stay the same at 3.8 cents per $100 of valuation.

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Some of the Laval city councillors who were on hand last Monday for the unveiling of the city’s budget for next year. PHOTO: Martin C. Barry • Newsfirst

More projects in 2012

What you can expect:

So what are residents getting for the $721.3 million the city is allocating for the coming year? Laval will be hiring 19 additional constables for the police department, and plans to distribute 3,000 costly wheeled recycling bins for small industries, businesses and institutions, thereby reducing the amount of waste going into landfill by 600 tonnes a year. The city also states that it will be increasing public transit services for $34.6 million. This includes the purchase of 44 buses, 36 of which will be hybrids. An “automated public communications system” in the next 12 months is also mentioned, so that the city can reach residents by phone, e-mail or text with public works or emergency services messages as quickly as possible. Stricter measures for the city’s procurement and contract management system are also planned, which “should generate savings that will compensate for the additional expenses,” according to the city.

Capital works projects

As part of its three-year capital works program, Laval plans to spend more than $390 million this year on projects ranging from the reconstruction of

As part of the administration’s relatively new but ambitious ÉvoluCité urban development project for Laval’s centre, the city is allocating $8.7 million to upgrade sections of the currently underdeveloped Daniel Johnson and du Souvenir boulevards – an area Laval hopes will eventually become more widely known as the Quartier de l’Agora once it is built up. The still very rural Saint-Elzéar Blvd. is slated for modernization in 2012, costing $5.3 million. Chomedey Blvd., which currently terminates in the north around the intersection of Saint-Elzéar, is going to be extended even further for around $1 million. Cycling paths will be developed in Sainte-Dorothée on Principale St. and Bord-de-l’Eau Rd. for $2.1 million, as well as at the eastern end of Laval between the Centre de la nature and the former Saint-Vincentde-Paul penitentiary for $500,000. In terms of social housing, Laval plans to create 233 new subsidized housing units and a further 178 units are under study. The city claims also to have earmarked funds to set up a new service centre for stray or unwanted pets and other animals, although the budget doesn’t state a specific amount.

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Renewed hope for a more efficient Canada-U.S. border

The new border security agreement to be announced the factory and processed more quickly at the border. The delays. The Canadian side apparently will need to make a on Wednesday by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and two governments have also begun a bilateral process of significant investment to set this up. Fine, but our governU.S. President Barack Obama is badly needed and should identifying regulations that can be harmonized to reduce ment must provide both itemized budget amounts and bring some relief to Canadian traders, travelers, and tax customs and other paperwork. benchmarks to allow Canadians to see whether we are, in payers. The fact of the matter is that this latest agreement builds fact, making progress on the border and whether we are Harper has managed to convince his American coun- on earlier accords and is not the invention of the current spending money wisely. terpart that the past 10 years of increased border security government. It is an improvement on the Smart Border and corresponding delays and bureaucracy - border thick- Accord of 2001 negotiated by Jean Chretien as well as the Border a costly bottleneck ening - has to stop and be reversed. Both governments are Security and Prosperity Partnership with Mexico and the The Canada-U.S. border is quite a costly bottleneck. proposing to do this by streamlining how we process the United States that Paul Martin joined in 2005. Losses in travel and tourism, commerce and trade, as well coming and going of people and by streamlining unnecThe new deal adds a coordinated entrance and exit sys- as taxpayers’ money to finance government expenditures essary commercial regulations on the products we make tem on the land border. Given that Canada and the United in administering border procedures and various security together. States share a 6,500 km border (not including Alaska) programs amount to tens of billions of dollars per year. which we do not want to turn into a military zone, it is There is no consistent data available to the public to track only reasonable to share data on people coming and going. year-by-year costs of border programs. Researchers can Overcoming “fortress America” Convincing the Americans to make the border more The Americans want to make sure that no terrorists slip only find snap shots of individual programs or pieces of streamlined is by no means a small feat. The Department into their country and there is little point in Canadian overall program spending. Keep in mind that, after 10 years of various border of Homeland Security and many members of Congress critics calling this concern paranoid. After all, national would like to build more fences and walls and make the security is no longer just about airplanes or missiles. One initiatives, actual costs have gone up while we are not border even more difficult and expensive to transit. So terrorist with a backpack or car full of deadly material can sure if any security gains have been made. Unless we can measure and evaluate them, border programs will expand Harper has wisely engaged the White House to put some cause a catastrophe. Canadians on the other hand want more efficient trade by their own bureaucratic momentum. Canadians are counter pressure to this ‘fortress America’ momentum. Although explicit details of the agreement are not yet access to the U.S. market. Given those two interests, the well-served by this new shared border vision but we need to demand that its objectives and expenditures be held to available, government sources indicate it contains provi- deal seems to offer both sides progress. Rather than crying over lost privacy, Canadians and account. sions calling for coordination of the entrance and exit of all people as well as additional security features to Americans need to keep their governments’ feet to the fire. Alexander Moens enhance trade whereby trucks or cargo can be secured at The plan promises a thinner border and less regulatory

The unhealthy consequences of the Canada Health Act When provincial and territorial health ministers recently of dollars to the provinces to finance health care services. required to pay a portion of the costs of the service that they met in Halifax to discuss the 2004 federal-provincial-territo- Between 1997/98 and 2006/2007, the feds provided $115.7 use through some form of copayment or user fee. rial agreement on health transfers, which is set to expire in billion in health transfers. This is $36 billion more than Indeed, several European countries achieve universal 2014, the resulting news reports simply reinforced the status needed to keep up with population growth and inflation health insurance coverage by requiring their citizens to quo. The provinces expect more money for health care from over the period. In 2004, federal-provincial-territorial first purchase private health insurance in a competitive market Ottawa. ministers agreed upon “a 10-year plan to strengthen health and subsidizing those who cannot afford it on their own. In It would have been refreshing to hear something differ- care” that increased existing federal health transfers by $41.3 contrast to Canada, patients in these countries have the freeent, some new ideas to ensure the sustainability of Canada’s billion in new funding, including an automatic escalator of dom to choose health care coverage that suits their personal health care system. The fact is, the pending expiration of six per cent annually to the new base of federal funding. or family’s medical needs. the health accord provides an ideal opportunity for the Yet none of the additional funding has led to improved provinces to demand sensible policy reform. Provincial access to medical services for Canadian families. Although Time for a time-out for the Canada Health Act Co-payments, user fees and competitive health insurance leaders need only look to other developed countries that the feds transferred $5 billion to the provinces to reduce wait have universal health care, but achieve better access and times, in 2010 Canadians waited 18.2 weeks on average from plans encourage patients to use the health care system more more sustainable growth in costs by incorporating practical referral by a GP to receiving treatment by a specialist. Last responsibly and incentivize providers to allocate resources economic incentives. year four million people - or 15 per cent of the population where they are most efficient and effective. Regrettably, one reason that our provinces cannot experiaged 12 and older - reported that they did not have a regular ment with these types of policies is because of specific family doctor. Health care spending outpacing An international comparison indicates that Canadians prohibitions in the Canada Health Act. The Act stipulates economic growth are getting poor value for money from their health system. that the federal government will financially punish provinces Total health spending in Canada is expected to reach $200 billion by the end of this year. Provincial health spending has In 2007, Canada had the sixth most expensive health care that allow user fees or extra billing by withdrawing federal grown faster than the economy since public health insur- system in the OECD, yet ranked between seventh and 21st transfer payments. Eliminating this federal restriction on ance was established. Between 1975 and 2009, government in 16 out of 18 indicators measuring availability of medical provincial policy freedom should be the focus of any future federal/provincial health agreement. health spending in Canada grew annually by 8.1 per cent on resources and services. When provincial premiers meet in January to begin negoIt’s time to accept the fact that simply injecting more average while GDP grew by 6.7 per cent. Over the past 10 tiating the next health accord, they should pressure the fedpublic money through federal transfers to pay for health years - averaged across the provinces - government health eral government to take a ‘time out’ on the Canada Health care services is not a viable solution. Provinces are increasspending has grown at an average annual rate of 7.5 per cent. This compares to the average annual growth rate of ingly faced with growing debts, and while many Canadian Act so that the provinces can experiment with sensible total available revenue (including federal transfers) of 5.7 per families are struggling during times of economic uncertainty, economic reforms that are currently practised throughout cent and the average annual growth of GDP of 5.2 per cent. increasing federal transfers through debt financing or raising the rest of the developed world. At this pace, six out of 10 provinces will be spending half of taxes to pay for future health care costs will clearly do more Mark Rovere their total available revenues on healthcare by the year 2017. harm than good. Governments play a significant role in health care financOntario and Quebec have already reached 50 per cent. This is despite the federal government transferring billions ing throughout Europe, but in most countries patients are The opinions on THIS PAGE reflect the consensus of Editorial Board.

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Biological control of mosquito certification

by S ava s f o r t i s

2011. The selections will be announced in mid-February. It should be noted that participation in these committees is done on a voluntary basis and there is no remuneration granted to board members. For the position of the advisory committee on art and literature applicants must be a Laval resident or representative of a literary or artistic organization Police training against biker recognized by Laval’s administration. For gangs applicants to the heritage and culture The Canadian Association of Police committee they also need to be either a Chiefs in association with the Canadian Laval resident or representative of a culConference of Investigators in Biker Gangs tural organization operating in Laval. Criminal Activity organized a special Applications should include a summary training workshop whose theme is fight- of their professional profile as well as a ing biker gang crimes. Considering that letter of intent explaining their reasons for the event is of a national scale bringing wanting to participate on the committee. together expertise from all over the coun- Both these letter should be no more than try Laval’s police management has asked one page in length. It is also important the executive to participate. Inspector to clearly identify the commission being Dany Gagnon represented Laval at the applied for; the Advisory Committee on conference which was held at Ottawa’s either Arts and literary or on Heritage Fairmont Chateau Laurier held this past and Culture. Applications can be mailed Renegotiation for the use of Grant for the producers of St. November 13th to 16th 2011. The cost of to the Office of Arts and Culture of the gymnasiums and auditoriums Rose en Blanc this presence was $1412.25 taxes included. City of Laval, 1395 boul. de la Concorde In 2001 by the executive committee resSt. Rose en Blanc is Laval’s largest winOuest, P. O. Box 422, Station St. Martin olution CE 2000/4223 an agreement was ter festival. The program themes for this Laval (Québec) H7V 3Z4 reached between the Sir Wilfrid School event vary and include outdoor winter fun Flu shots for Laval’s finest The executive has authorized the police Board and the city of Laval for the use as well as culture and heritage. This year’s department to engage the services of the Launch of the website of the of school board facilities in exchange for edition will be held between February 3rd help in securing financing for the renova- and 12th 2012. The festival has grown and medical service company Bayshore who Ombudsman tion of these facilities, namely the gym- for the last three years a non-profit cor- will be providing flu shots for the perIt is now possible to reach the Office sonnel of Laval’s police force. A walk in nasiums situated at Mother Teresa high poration ArtHist has taken the lead in the of the Ombudsman over the Internet. clinic will be set up and any employee of school. The city contributed $112,422.94 production of this winter fun fare. For this The Ombudsman’s office was created and towards the renovation of the gymnasium reason the community life service wishes the department, police officer or auxiliary staffed by the administration in 2011. The floors in exchange for use of the gyms by to once again partner with this organiza- staff, can present themselves for a flu vacmission of the office is to intervene or cine. The cost of this service is $3000. youth organizations recognized by the tion whose mandate and responsibilities investigate matters and complaints relatcommunity life service. will include; developing the programs, ed to local municipal affairs and how they The school board is planning a million seek out suppliers and artists, prepare Social Housing development affect the general public. It is often seen as dollar renovation for the installations at and sign contracts as well as promote the The executive committee has signed an a means of last resort for citizens who feel agreement in principle with the regional that their concerns were not satisfactorily housing board OMHL (Office municipal addressed by municipal authorities. The d habitation de Laval) providing them office has the authority to investigate matwith a lot located on Chateaux Street near ters on its own initiative or at the request Chomedey Boulevard upon which low of a person or group whenever a request cost housing units will be constructed. to do so has been deemed to have reasonThe OMHL wants to survey the property able merit. and test the soil in order to determine the You can now file a request using the suitability of the site for a multiunit hous- form provided for that purpose on the ing project. The executive has provided internet site of the Ombudsman. The written consent authorizing the housing Ombudsman will examine the admissibilboard or their appointed representative to ity and the merits of your complaint or proceed with the initial surveys and tests. your request for intervention, and inform this high school and has inquired if the municipality is interested in participating in the financing half of the project in For several years the administration exchange for a fifteen years lease. Due has mandated private enterprises to proto the increasing demand for space and vide a biological control of the mosquito facilities the community life service has population on island. GDG Environment been mandated by the executive to open Enterprises has been engaged in recent negotiations with the school board repyears to provide this service. Quebec’s resentatives. ministry of the environment and durable development issues certificates for enterprises providing this service authoriz- Holiday wishes from the mayor ing the use of their biological products. and executive Before the certification can be awarded Every year the community life, culthe entrepreneur must demonstrate that ture and communication service has the the service offered does not contravene responsibility of producing and procuring any municipal regulations pertaining to Christmas cards and their envelopes for biological pesticides. The executive has use by the Mayor and the executive. This been asked by its environment service to year an estimated 2650 cards have been provide this attestation to the minister so ordered. The printing contract has been that the services provider can receive its awarded to VDL Printing Inc. at a cost of certification for operations in 2012. $2919.19 taxes included.

Gilles Vaillancourt Maire / Mayor

La période des fêtes est propice aux réjouissances et au partage. C’est également l’occasion de prendre des résolutions afin de réaliser ses objectifs. Au nom du conseil municipal, je vous souhaite un très heureux temps des fêtes et que l’année 2012 vous apporte joie, santé et bonheur. The holiday season is an ideal time for festivities and sharing. It’s also an opportunity to make resolutions in order to reach our goals. On behalf of City Council, my best wishes for the holidays. May 2012 bring you joy, health and happiness.

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event. In order to offset costs associated with their mandate the city will offer grant of $30,000 to ArtHist with $20,000 paid in 2011 and the $10,000 balance in 2012. This agreement is exempted from public tender as it is a speciality service provided by a non-profit corporation.

Nominees wanted for two cultural advisory committees

The City of Laval has extended an invitation to its citizens interested in serving on one of the two advisory committees responsible for overseeing the development of the arts and literature or culture and heritage programming and infrastructures in Laval. The advisory committee on arts and literature oversees the local development of the visual arts, music, choral singing, dance, theater, creative writing, media arts and film. The advisory committee on heritage and culture involves issues affecting the evolution of the city archives, libraries, museums and scientific culture. Both these committees have vacancies that need to be filled. The primary function of members is to assist the administration by providing advice and making recommendations with regards to the local growth and development of the respective fields of interest both for individuals as well as public consumption. The appointment of members shall be managed by a selection committee formed from Laval’s Council of Culture which will accept and review all nominations that are received no later than December 23rd

you in writing of its decision. The Ombudsman office is composed of “commissioners” who work as volunteers. They live in Laval and have credentials and expertise that allows them to examine the relevant issues before them. The City Council at its November 7th 2011 meeting approved the appointment of commissioners Jacques Bisaillon, Josée Pebbles, Claude Cartier, Yvette Gagnon, Josée Gaulin, Andre Labelle, Ronald Lapierre, Liette Lecavalier, Francois Lemay, Danielle and Diane Lemelin Sormany. Note that Diane Lemelin will serve as president of that office. In addition, for two days a week, a general secretary hired by the City of Laval will support the Office of the Ombudsman in office. Individuals or groups wishing to file a petition to the Office of the Ombudsman can do now by mail at the Office of the Ombudsman of the City of Laval, 1 Place du Souvenir, C. P. 422, and Station St. Martin, Laval (Québec) H7V or email ombudsman@ville.laval.qc.ca. The commissioners and secretary general of the Office of the Ombudsman respect the confidentiality of any information made known to them in the performance of their duties. The offices telephone number is (450) 978-6888, poste 3699.


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Nearly a year after the City of Laval announced the creation of an Ombudsman’s Bureau to deal with residents’ complaints about municipal departments and services, last week four members and two executives of the new office were introduced to local media.

While the Ombudsman’s Bureau basically owes its existence to city council which passed a resolution to set it up in December last year, the bureau’s commissioners, as they are known, maintain they are completely impartial. The Ombudsman’s Bureau will be dealing only with problems involving departments and services and will have little or no contact with city council. According to the city council resolution that was passed to create the Ombudsman’s Bureau, there can never be more than 12 members on the commission and each is appointed and approved in a vote by council. The commissioners’ mandate lasts from two to three years and a commissioner cannot serve more than two mandates.

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While the Ombudsman’s Bureau has already started work on some cases, president Diane Lemelin noted that the bureau is not mandated to arbitrate anything that has to do directly with city council. “We are restricted to review any act that might be performed

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Les cotes de consommation de carburant sont établies selon des méthodes d’essai approuvées par Transports Canada. ∞Cette offre est en vigueur du 1er décembre 2011 au 31 janvier 2012 seulement et s’adresse aux résidants canadiens membres en règle de Costco, en date du 30 novembre 2011 ou avant. Profitez de cette offre aux membres de Costco de 1 000 $ CAN de rabais à l’achat ou à la location de la plupart des véhicules Ford 2011 et 2012 neufs à l’exception des véhicules suivants : Fiesta, Focus. Cette offre n’est valable que chez les concessionnaires participants et est assujettie à la disponibilité des véhicules, et peut être annulée ou modifiée en tout temps sans préavis. Une seule offre est applicable à l’achat ou à la location d’un (1) véhicule admissible par membre admissible de Costco, jusqu’à concurrence de deux (2) véhicules par numéro de membre de Costco seulement. Les taxes s’appliquent avant la déduction de 1 000 $ CAN. ΩLe programme sera en vigueur jusqu’au 3 janvier 2012 (la « période du programme »). Pour se qualifier pour le programme, le client doit amener un véhicule de l’année-modèle 2005 ou plus ancien qui est en état de fonctionner (capable de démarrer et de rouler et auquel aucune pièce ne manque), était immatriculé et assuré au cours des 3 derniers mois (les « critères »). Les clients admissibles obtiendront une remise de [500 $] / [1 000 $] applicable à l’achat ou à la location d’un véhicule Ford 2011 ou 2012 neuf parmi les modèles suivants : [Fiesta (à l’exception de la version S), Focus (à l’exception de la version S)] / [Fusion (à l’exception de la version SE)] (chacun étant un « véhicule admissible »). Les taxes sont exigibles avant la déduction de la remise. 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Commissioners gear up for work at new Ombudsman’s Bureau

Will field complaints about municipal services, but not city council

From the left, the new members of Laval’s Ombudsman’s Bureau: André Labelle, Claude Cartier, secretary general Carole Leduc, president Diane Lemelin, François Lemay and Jacques Bisaillon. PHOTO: Martin C. Barry • Newsfirst

council,” she said emphatically. “We are completely independent from the political side of the municipality, nor can we review their acts. So we are dedicated to reviewing any civil service act or omission or work, except for the exclusions.” The other commissioners with the Ombudsman’s Bureau also insist they’ve never had any previous political contact with members of city council.

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Service providers now legally bound to report online child porn Bill C-22 is Tory government’s latest salvo against exploitation C-22 after the provinces and territories agreed that the legal response to child M a r t i n C. B a r r y pornography could be more effective Bill C-22, the Conservatives’ latest if federal legislation were to estabinitiative to reverse a rising tide of lish mandatory reporting of on-line child pornography on the Internet, is child pornography by ISPs. It applies to probably not the last word Canadians all Internet services, including e-mail, will hear from this government on the online content hosting and social netmatter. working sites. In an exclusive phone interview with The law requires ISPs to report tips Newsfirst Multimedia the day after Bill they receive regarding web sites where C-22 came into force last week, Justice child pornography may be publicly Minister Rob Nicholson noted that it available to the Canadian Centre for was the Mulroney Conservative gov- Child Protection. They are now also ernment that brought in the first law required to notify police and safeguard in 1993, making it a crime to possess evidence if they believe that a child child pornography, which was becom- pornography offence has been coming available in large amounts for the mitted using an Internet service they first time over what was then the rela- provide. tively new World Wide Web.

Reporting mandatory

On Dec. 8, Nicholson announced that Bill C-22, an Act respecting the mandatory reporting of Internet child pornography by persons who provide an Internet service, had come into force. Bill C-10, the Tories’ recent and controversial omnibus crime legislation, also contains definitions that make it illegal for persons to conspire to exploit children sexually. The government came up with Bill

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Offences up 30 per cent

“Canadians are rightfully concerned that in 2010, child pornography offences were up by more than 30 percent,” Nicholson said in a statement on announcing the new measures. “The sexual exploitation of children by Internet sexual predators is a very serious crime and our Government is committed to taking tough action against it.” The Conservatives also recently introduced the Safe Streets and Communities Act, which proposes

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increasing penalties for sexual offences against children, while cracking down on conduct that could lead to the commission of a sexual offence against a child. Regarding similar initiatives in the future, Nicholson said, “I never close the door on these things.” While Bill C-22 makes no provision for jail terms, fines range from $1,000 for an individual on a first offence, up to $50,000. “There’s no jail time, that’s not what we’re about in this particular instance,” the Justice Minister said. “What we’re saying to these Internet service providers is that when you get information with respect to child pornography you have to act on it. A few of them do this now anyway, but it’s not

enough to have a moral responsibility. You have to have a legal responsibility.”

Penalties increasing here

Currently in many state jurisdictions throughout the U.S., the legal response to child pornography has become so intense that virtual life sentences are now doled out based on the number of child porn images an individual is convicted of possessing. While acknowledging that Canada is nowhere near adopting such a stance, Nicholson said, “We are increasing the penalties, including mandatory penalties, for those who are involved with either downloading or creating child pornography and all aspects of child sexual exploitation.”


Despite difficult economic conditions worldwide,

TOP RATED Ville de Laval has been rewarded with a higher credit rating by Standard & Poor’s credit rating agency, for its financial performance and economic growth. (Report on Ville de Laval, November 2011)

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CSSS’s new service centre to open this spring in western Laval CISPLOI to focus on chronic care in area where population is growing M a r t i n C. B a r r y Fabre Liberal MNA Michelle Courchesne, who is also the minister responsible for the Laval region in the Charest cabinet, helped unveil one of the latest additions to Quebec’s public health system last week – the new Centre intégré de services de première ligne de l’ouest de l’île de Laval (CISPLOI), which will be opening next spring on Dagenais Blvd. where a development boom is underway in western Laval.

Chronic care model

The new CISPLOI is based on a Chronic Care Model of medicine, which focuses on maximizing medical help for persons with long-term illnesses. A complementary concentration at the centre will be family medicine. The new CISPLOI building, in which CSSS de Laval is the main tenant, was built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) environmental specifications, which is considered more conducive to a healthy lifestyle. “This new point of service will help to better serve the population in the western part of the territory of our health and social services centre,” Courchesne said. “This is an area that is growing.

A view of the exterior of the new Centre intégré de services de première ligne de l’ouest de l’île de Laval (CISPLOI) on Dagenais Blvd. in Laval West. PHOTO: Martin C. Barry • Newsfirst

It was therefore essential to make services available here. The centre will be working in close proximity with medical clinics in the area, strengthening in an important way the services that are available.”

From the left, Claude Desjardins, president and executive-director of the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Laval, Stéphane Drouin, director of services at CSSS de Laval, Michelle Courchesne, Fabre MNA, Treasury Board president and Minister responsible for the Laval region, Luc Lepage, executive-director of CSSS de Laval and Gaston Joly, chairman of the board of the CSSS, cut the inaugural ribbon of the new Centre intégré de services de première ligne de l’ouest de l’île de PHOTO: Martin C. Barry • Newsfirst Laval (CISPLOI) on Dagenais Blvd. in Laval West.

tre is interdisciplinary in its approach and brings together various professionals, including nurses, social service experts and special rehabilitation personnel. It’s also been made clear that the CISPLOI will be operating in a manner that takes into account the Interdisciplinary The CISPLOI will be dealing with increasingly multilingual population of patients who are considered more vul- western Laval. “This is a community that we want nerable, such as those with loss of autonomy, as well as those experienc- to provide more service to. The idea is ing mental health problems. The cen- that we will be closer to the population,”

CSSS de Laval executive-director Luc Lepage said in an interview with the Laval News. “This is something new, which goes together with everything else at the CSSS, but especially with the medical clinics, the family medicine groups, but also other clinics. The idea is that a doctor will be able to refer patients here for tests, or for chronic illnesses, or for seniors’ problems, or for mental health problems.”

With the Holidays approaching, we offer you our best wishes during this special season so you may find yourself amongst family and friends.

We wish you a new year filled with tolerance, hope, love, health and prosperity.

Alain Paquet Député de Laval-des-Rapides Ministre délégué aux finances MNA for Laval-des-Rapides Minister for Finance Tel. : 450 668-6077

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Basile Angelopoulos

Conseiller municipal â&#x20AC;˘ City Councillor Chomedey Vice-prĂŠsident du ComitĂŠ exĂŠcutif Executive Committee Vice-president

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Conseillère municipale â&#x20AC;˘ City Councillor Souvenir-Labelle Membre du ComitĂŠ exĂŠcutif Executive Committee Member

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Madeleine Sollazzo Conseillère municipale - City Councillor Val-des-Arbres

Yvon Bromley Conseiller municipal - City Councillor Marc-Aurèle-Fortin

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Social service workers attend half-day substance abuse conference Many community-based groups now focus on these problems et des services sociaux de Laval in conjunction with the Centre le Maillon de M a r t i n C. B a r r y Laval treatment centre and the Centre Support workers from the social ser- jeunesse de Laval, the event provided vices sector in the Laval region heard a podium for Le Maillon psycholothe advice of two motivational speak- gist and rehab councillor Stéphane ers during a half-day conference on Bujold, and Pierre Lavoie, founder of the impacts of substance abuse and the Grand Défi multi-disciplinary fitdependency held at the Château Royal ness challenge. on Nov. 23. Substance abuse and dependency have apparently become so widespread A growing problem in Laval that there are now many comSponsored by the Agence de la santé munity-based groups in the area now

that deal primarily with these types of problem.

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Among those who sent representatives to the conference were Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, the Maisonnée Paulette Guinois (which deals in alcohol, drug and gaming dependence), Un foyer pour toi (a disintoxication centre), Travail de Rue Île de Laval (which deals with street people), OASIS (for intervention with

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teens and young persons), l’Îlot (a crisis intervention service), and le Grand Chemin.

Collective effort

“Dependency is not the business of just one establishment or even of just one team, but is a collaboration of several partners,” said CSSS de Laval executive-director Luc Lepage, commenting in a statement on the various groups and organizations that are working together on the situation. According to statistics compiled for 2008, an estimated 4,500 men and 1,600 women in Laval are dependent on alcohol, 2,000 men and 1,000 women are hooked on illegal drugs, and more than 5,000 people in Laval have problems related to gaming and gambling.

Stéphane Bujold of Le Maillon de Laval substance abuse treatment centre addresses social social services workers from Laval who attended a half-day substance abuse conference. PHOTO: Martin C. Barry • Newsfirst

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City of Laval hosts launch of ‘Magic Recorder’ I Magiki Flogera bumped Justin Bieber on Greek radio Koufalis and Socrates Educational Foundation vice-president Demetrios Yantsulis were among the more than 50 On Dec. 9, the Laval city council guests invited for a special presentation chamber was the venue for the local hosted by Laval executive-committee launch of I Magiki Flogera (The Magic vice-president Basile Angelopoulos. Recorder), a new Greek language chilMemorable experience dren’s book and recording of a clas- “The Magic Recorder is sure to sic children’s story. It made waves in be a memorable event for all parGreece by briefly displacing Justin ticipants, children and adults alike,” Bieber on the radio. Angelopoulos said. “The wealthy citiLeaders from the Montreal Greek zens of the village may have needed community, including Hellenic a supernatural intervention to learn Under the direction of Dimitris Ilias, Children perform part of I Magiki Flogera at Community of Greater Montreal presi- their lesson, but talented children of Laval city hall on Dec. 9. PHOTO: Martin C. Barry • Newsfirst dent Billy Balabanos, HCGM Secretary the production here today needed only of Education Zoi Batsis, Hellenic a little bit of literary magic and a dash of cross-cultural collaboration to learn Congress of Quebec treasurer George all about the pleasure of working with their international peers.” I Magiki Flogera is a classic story of German origin which tells a tale about ingratitude, greed and compassion. It is based on the folk tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, which goes like this: Hamelin is a rich city. Its inhabitIt is traditional at this time of year to ants, however, are indulgent and selfish. count your blessings. When we do, When winter comes, Hamelin fills with thousands of mice, eating its residents we always put you at the top of our list. out of house and home.

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The # 1 way to avoid post holiday financial blues With just over a week left before Christmas - many Canadians are feeling the pressure to run to the malls for last minute purchases. Whether you have everyone on your holiday shopping list checked off and are roaming the malls for additional stocking stuffers and decorations, or you have left everything till the last minute and will bravely face the holiday crowds, our financial experts advise that the number one way to ensure a successful holiday season without the added stress come January is to make a budget - and stick to it!

“I have bought presents for everyone on my list and am on budget - but now I can’t stop shopping!”

Recent surveys indicate Canadians are going to be spending more than ever this holiday season; a trend that Jeff O’Rourke, a Certified General Accountant (CGA) says is worrisome. “Are Canadians really going to ‘spend more’ this season, or are they simply going to be using their credit cards and running up their balances?” he asks. “Spending should be defined as money Canadians use to purchase items without incurring debt or negative wealth. If negative wealth is being created by Canadian’s shopping patterns, this should be defined as ‘debt financing holiday spending,’” he said. O’Rourke adds that Canadians are using debt as an extension of their annual income - they borrow outside their means and have a difficult time making repayments. “If you’re on budget and are finished shopping - that’s great,” O’Rourke said. “Now, put your credit card away and resist the impulse to buy more items. Just because you have a $2000 limit on your credit card - that does not mean you have $2000 to spend!” “I have saved a little…but will use my credit card for a lot of my holiday expenses.” To avoid going into debt this holiday season, O’Rourke says Canadians must include the holidays in their monthly

budget. “By developing their budget, Canadians can see what they have to spend on their monthly expenses, plus add in the cost for the holidays,” he said. “A budget can help ensure that all priorities are met before additional holiday expenses are taken into account. The most important thing is to make sure one’s own needs and the needs of their family are met.” “Ideally, the Christmas budget is planned months in advance of Christmas,” said Carol Nent, CGA. “The longer you wait, the more you’re prone to make impulse purchases, and blow your budget. Holiday spending is typically a large sum of money spent in a short period of time, so regular monthly saving towards that holiday budget will take the stress away, and will leave you bill-free in January,” she said.

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Whitney, our inborn desire to bond to our parents is so strong, many people cannot overcome it, no matter how cruel a parent might be. So they block out the despicable and remember only the few good times. This also causes them to invent excuses for their parent’s bad behavior. What your mom went through as a child can’t be undone by you. You asked only one question, is it wrong to hate my grandfather? The answer is no. You can feel as you feel. But you don’t need to tell your mom that you hate your grandfather. You know what you feel about him and that is perfectly all right. You can hate him for her. Eventually, though, you will want to turn hatred into something good. You can decide not to allow alcoholism to hurt your life, your husband’s life or

your children’s lives. You can break the cycle, and that is the best anyone can do. Wayne & Tamara

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My son who is in the military recently divorced. His wife was always respectful to me and my husband. I personally do not hold any animosity towards her. It is just not in me. I would like to send her and her family Christmas cards because they were part of the family for 10 years. My son is totally against it. He wants nothing to do with his ex-wife because she hurt him so bad. I honestly do not have any details on what happened, just that I received a call one day from my son telling me he and his wife were parting. She never called or tried to explain what happened. I never called her either because I felt it was not my business. I love my son and support him in all his decisions, but not all mothersin-law are cruel, wicked or mean. I truly loved my daughter-in-law, and I am very sad for both of them. Catarina Catarina, respect your son’s wishes. If what happened is so bad your son won’t talk about it, he must find it humiliating. Perhaps she cheated on him. At any rate, you don’t have enough information to make any other choice. If you send cards without knowing the circumstances, it may appear you side with your daughter-in-law. Why risk your relationship with your son over what he is at this time unable to share? Show you trust his judgment, and it will make him feel he can talk to you. Your desire to send a card doesn’t outweigh your bond to him. A year from now this situation may be clear, and you can decide whether to send a card next year. Wayne & Tamara


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The Laval Police believe they have effectively broken up a small intimidation ring that was operating out of École le Virage in Laval’s Pont-Viau sector. According to police spokesman Franco Di Genova, on Nov. 30 four male teenagers accompanied by a fifth who was acting as their leader approached a guy who had on a set of nice headphones. Someone in the gang pulled out an exacto knife and demanded the headset. After surrendering the gear, the victimized teen made a complaint at the school office. Summoned to the school to investigate, constables Laberge and Christopoulos proceeded to a classroom where they arrested the first of the suspects. One by one over a period of two days, that first suspect and the others denounced each other, until all were arrested. The weapon used was located, as was the stolen headset. According to Di Genova, all five were immediately expelled following the notification of their parents. They were later released on condition to show up later for court appearances. Another condition was that they cannot be within 200 metres of the victim, which means they can no longer attend the high school. All the suspects have now been relocated to five different schools. Since the suspects are all minors, they’re facing charges in youth court. The high school’s administration as well as senior staff on the Laval Police force are said to have been highly impressed by the swiftness with which constables Laberge and Christopolous were able to deal with the problem.

Woman stabs man in Fabreville

On Dec. 6 around 10:30 p.m. on 43rd Ave. in Fabreville, the Laval Police received a phone call from a man claiming to be the ex-companion of a woman who had just stabbed her new male friend. When officers arrived at the scene in two squad cars, the ex-companion was outside. He had had children with the woman and those kids were inside the

directly towards the truck. Although the flatbed driver tried again to avoid the Cavalier by moving onto the grassy section of the shoulder, the car continued straight into the truck’s path and impacted at a speed estimated to be as high as 100 km/h. The driver of the Cavalier, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died minutes after being taken to hospital. Di Genova said investigators are looking at the hypothesis that the driver of the Cavalier wanted to commit suicide, although an autopsy might also determine if she had some sort of health issue which may have incapacitated her leadKudos for Insp. Chabot Laval Police chief inspector Pierre ing up to the accident. Other possibiliChabot happened to be monitor- ties are that she was texting or talking on ing the two-way radio in his car on a cell phone, or even that smoking might Dec. 12, when calls came in about two have been a temporary distraction. But in the meantime, according to armed robberies in dépanneurs at 4655 Di Genova, there have been five deadly des Laurentides Blvd. and 2050 René accidents on that stretch of the 335 in Laennec near Dagenais. Hearing the first call while he was off the last six or seven years, and on the Laval territory, Chabot decided to react sides of the road five memorials with when the second one came in notifying wooden crosses attest to the dead. While about a robbery in Vimont, which he the posted speed limit along the stretch realized wasn’t far. From his unmarked where the A19 narrows to a two-lane vehicle, Chabot saw the suspects and highway is 90 km/h, he admits most people don’t respect it and the road is arrested one right there. The second was located within min- very straight. utes with the assistance of the force’s canine squad. A weapon was found at Fraud and theft suspect sought The Laval Police department is seeking the same time: a pellet gun. The suspects the assistance of the public in identifywere both in their mid-20s. ing an individual suspected of having committed fraud and armed robbery. 335’s a deadly highway On Nov. 28 around 5:30 p.m., a woman Highway 335 in Laval, which is the was parking in a garage. Before the autocontinuation of Autoroute 19 north of mated door could close completely, the Dagenais Blvd. where it also becomes Papineau St., is the scene of a fairly large suspect entered, approached her and number of high-speed car accidents, stole her purse. Around a half-hour later he used her according to Laval Police spokesman Di debit and credit cards to make transacGenova. tions. The suspect is caucasian, around In one of the latest on Dec. 12 around 25 to 30 years of age, 5’11” tall, around 11:45 a.m., a woman driving northward in a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier smacked 160 lbs. He was wearing a dark winter head-on into a flatbed tow truck loaded jacket and a fur-lined hat at the time of the thefts. Anyone with information with a car. For reasons the police still don’t about him can call the Laval Police’s understand, the woman crossed into the confidential info line at 450-662-INFO southbound lane, prompting the flat- (4636), or 9-1-1. The file number is LVL bed’s driver to move to the road’s shoul- 111128 078. der, although she continued travelling home where the stabbing incident had taken place. The children aged 8 to 11 years were found to be safely sleeping in bedrooms. They were dressed by some of the officers and turned over to the father. The victim was found to be slightly injured from a knife laceration on his upper left chest which required three stitches. The woman was arrested for armed assault in conjunction with conjugal violence. The victim, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, was also arrested. Excessive alcohol appears to have been the cause.

Cell phone thieves busted

The Laval Police say they have successfully rounded up three more suspects in connection with a recent series of cell phone thefts. In addition to the arrest of Alla Edinne Mokrane, 18, reported in the last edition of the Laval News, the police have now also arrested Mehdi Lebied, 19, Gabriel ProvostJarry, 21, and François Hogue, 20. The four were arraigned at Laval’s Palais de Justice. They face charges of armed robbery which allegedly took place in July and August in Laval and Terrebonne.

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tripLe ‘a’ days in aCtion

By Rhonda Steiner (LJHS teacher)

Triple ‘A’ in ACTION is a concept that was created at Laval Junior and Laval Liberty High Schools in 2005 as a student-centered model to engage young people in the daily learning environment. Our Triple ‘A’ in ACTION system uses the student’s passion for Academics, Arts and Athletics as tools to help drive the students to reach their goals. The Triple ‘A’ system inspires lifelong learning Triple ‘A’ Days take place on a board-wide pedagogical days for Cycle 3 students from elementary schools. Laval Junior and Laval Liberty teachers, support staff, leaders and elite artists and athletes work together to fully engage each leader through each Triple ‘A’ Day. On October 7th, grade 6 students spent the day at our school. They had the opportunity to participate in an “AMAZING RACE DAY”. These students participated in a full day of “AMAZING RACE” activities themed in First Nations culture while exploring science and soccer skills. The second Triple ‘A’ Day took place on November 24th. Students participated in a full day of challenges and activities that push the mind, body and soul. They also had the opportunity to play in a ball hockey challenge. A great time was had by all of those who attended. There are still two more days for students to look forward to. The “Winter Olympiad” will take place on February 13, 2012 giving the students an opportunity to participate in a full day of Olympic style activities while exploring citizenship and volunteerism. On May 18, 2012, students will partake in a full day of outdoor activities while exploring drama and the creative arts.


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n November 23rd, Laval Liberty High School put on their 3rd Annual Benefit Concert. My Band, The Basement Superheroes had the pleasure of taking part in this important tradition. The Benefit Concert not only showcases talent within the school, it also helps raise funds for a good cause. Playing live on stage is always fun, but it is especially enjoyable when you’re playing to help those in need. Right on time for the Holidays, all proceeds from the show went toward Agape, a local organization that helps those less fortunate. The show had an interesting collaboration of bands. My band went on first, performing our very own pop rock material. Chair Warriors, a band that is known for their assortment of progressive and soft rock, were the second act. Third on the docket was The Rise of the Sirius, an experimental metal band. Adriana Georgoussis and Brandon Mignacca then performed a cover of Adele’s hit single, “Someone Like You”. Although the crowd had mellowed out by that point, they were in for a startling wake with progressive death metal band, The Sublimest. Ending the show with an energetic performance of pop punk tunes was Don’t Ask Why. All the bands were exhilarated after the show and it was great to hear all the positive feedback from the spectators as well as other performers. It was also reassuring to hear kind words of praise from teachers and staff that were present. I am always glad to see new bands emerging from Laval Liberty. Being in a band is great fun and it is a fantastic extracurricular activity to take part in. It teaches us self discipline and motivates us to become better musicians and song writers. All in all, the Benefit Concert was an exciting experience, and I will definitely partake again. Laval Liberty would like to thank everyone who attended, and we look forward to putting it on again. By: Alex Izzo – Secondary 4 Student

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esides learning the romantic language, culture, geography, and regional beauties of Italy, students ranging from four to sixty-four, attending the weekly Saturday classes get to the roots of Italian tradition when it comes to celebrations, on this occasion, Christmas festivities. The Italian Christmas is an entire season of festivities that begins December 8 with the Immaculate Conception, a Roman Catholic holy day (90 percent of Italians are Roman Catholic), and ends on January 6 with the Epiphany. Various saints’ days are also celebrated throughout the Italian Christmas season, all relating to the birth of Christ and the arrival of the Wise Men. And, of course, traditional presepi (nativity scenes) are on display in the majority of the towns throughout the Christmas season. The Italians have many fun traditions during this period including an assorted variety of delicious food, however, the Epiphany is central to the Italian Christmas. It is on this day that the children receive their gifts from La Befana, a nice old witch that flies around on her broomstick and leaves gifts for all the good children. Legend has it that La Befana was told about the birth of Christ and went to find him but got lost and has wandered in search of him ever since, leaving presents at every home, in the hope that He might be inside. She’s still flying around! This story would be told in Italian at the Italian language center at Laurier Senior for the children to enjoy. Per oggi, basta. Romolo Chiarella, Director of the Italian Language Center at Laurier Senior High, teachers and students extend their sincere wishes to the community for a Merry Christmas, wonderful holidays, and a fantastic 2012. By: Renata Isopo Buone Feste!


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Mother Teresa Junior High School Community Breakfast helps spread the HOLIDAY SPIRIT!!! MTJHS welcomes students and their family to an annual Community Christmas Breakfast On December 21st, bring your holiday cheer as you share a breakfast with other members of the MTJHS community! For $4, enjoy a family breakfast with music, fun and games and, if you have been good this year, a picture with Santa!! All profits are given to the Missionaries of Charity and Dans la Rue, two organizations who help families in need.

Season’s Greetings from Mother Teresa Junior High School Staff! WHAT: Community Christmas Breakfast WHEN: Wednesday, December 21st from 7:15 to 9:00 WHERE:Mother Teresa Junior High School’s Cafeteria; 2323 Daniel-Johnson boulevard, Laval, Qc. HOW MUCH: $4 per person Tickets can be purchased at the Secretarial office. For more information, please contact Mrs. Rose Huss at 450 686-6333.

Celebrating talent at MTJHS

Fly Standing on a cliff edge fear running through her veins She dives, She falls, She does a flip She soars back up again She glides above the mountain tops She pushes the clouds aside She laughs and sings and suddenly She falls out of the sky She plunges into the ocean So clean, so cool, so blue As the water around her touches her face She knows the feeling is true She floats gently in the waves, She hums a melody Her clothing are soaked but she doesn’t care As she washes up on a beach She tucks away her flying wings, She rings out her soft brown hair The sand caresses her worn feet She breathes the salty air.

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(TLN) Laval resident Romina Gabrielle Avelino has successfully made it as one of the top 12 finalists in the prestigious Miss Quebec 2012 competition, which will be held in January. She joins other young female Quebecers who have competed for the Miss Quebec title, including Danielle Ouimet.

include two video capsules, photoshoots, chronicles and her personal profile. She will also be featured in two local newspapers in the city of Laval as the only Laval resident to represent her city in the Miss Quebec pageant.

Made the finals

Romina was chosen from hundreds of aspiring candidates from all over the province and has made it through several elimination stages since last July. She was the only Asian and the only anglophone to make it to the finals. During the final eliminations in October, she charmed and astounded the judges and audience with her unique but charismatic French accent, which won her some of the loudest applause among the semi-finalists.

First runner-up

Romina was the first runner-up from the Miss Teen Famas Montreal 2011 competition, held last March. In it, she also bagged many of the special awards, including Miss Photogenic, Miss Talent and Miss Congeniality. As a Miss Quebec finalist, she will be able to participate as one of the official candidates for Miss Canada 2012 and will also have the chance to take part in other international pageants to be sponsored by the Miss Quebec organizers in Barbados, Guatemala and Las Vegas.

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Finding Fido under the tree provides many tools and advice to help families make sure they’re ready for a dog, how to pick the right one and how to make sure it’s from a caring, reputable source. The website will help you decide whether you should look for a puppy, an adult or maybe a senior, and how to find the right Fido for your lifestyle. Be sure to answer Fido’s 15 questions! There are thousands of wonderful dogs, cats and other animals at humane societies, SPCAs and rescue groups just waiting to be adopted into their forever homes. You’ll find pupMost children ask for a pet at some dog, because she needs a lot of time, pies, adolescents, mature dogs and point in their lives – very often a training and a regular routine. But if puppy, and very often at Christmas. everyone in the household supports purebreds too. The expert staff at a They plead with Mom and Dad for a the idea of getting a dog and is will- shelter will be able to tell you a bit puppy and promise they’ll feed him ing to contribute, parents can wrap a about a dog’s temperament such as and walk him and take care of him. dog toy, bowl and a leash to put under if the dog is good with children, gets The novelty usually wears off after a the tree. The family can then start along with cats, is full of energy or few weeks or sometimes months, and researching what kind of dog would prefers to relax all day. All of this information is invaluable in helping Mom and Dad become the full-time be suitable and where to find her. you make the right decision. feeders and the walkers and the poop A great place to start is www.findIf you really want to buy from a scoopers for the next 10-15 years. ingfido.ca, a new website launched by The chaos of the holidays is general- the Canadian Federation of Humane breeder, you must do your homework ly not a good time to introduce a new Societies (CFHS). This fun website to make sure you don’t unknowingly support a puppy mill or backyard

breeder. A puppy mill is a breeding operation where dogs are mistreated and kept in horrendous conditions. Such places thrive on people making impulse and uninformed decisions. FindingFido.ca provides the specific advice you need and the questions you should ask to be able to distinguish caring, ethical breeders from disreputable and downright cruel operations. The bottom line is you must always visit a breeder before agreeing to buy a puppy, and don’t rely solely on websites. When people make a smart, informed decision to get a dog, their new friend will enrich their life in so many ways. But when people make uninformed or impulse decisions, the result is often heartache, expense and guilt for the people, and suffering or abandonment for the dog. FindingFido.ca will help you do it right. So think carefully, choose wisely and love deeply.

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Labour shortage of nearly one million people by 2020 in Canada Solution: older workers in the workforce

CNW/ - In a discussion paper released today, Incenting Seniors to Continue Working, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce reinforces the argument that retaining older workers in the workforce is part of the solution to avoid the skills crisis Canada is on the verge of experiencing. The time is right to look at removing disincentives that discourage seniors from working. The paper examines key concerns that need to be addressed in order to pave the way for retention of older workers. “By the start of the next decade, people old enough to leave the labour force will outnumber those old enough to join it. In Canada, we predict a labour shortage of nearly one million people by 2020”, said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “We have been talking about this challenge for years, it’s time to start looking at concrete solutions” he added. Seniors represent a constituency that needs to be better integrated into the workforce. They possess the essential skills employers need. Many want to con-

2011 Holiday Schedule: FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES Bureaux municipaux lavallois (BML), the Multiservice Counter, the municipal court counter (55 boul. des Laurentides) and the majority of municipal services Closed from Friday, December 23 at noon, until Tuesday, January 3 inclusively. The regular schedule will resume on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

tinue working and view work as an important part of their life balance. In order to draw more attention to the seriousness of the demographics issue, last October the Canadian Chamber of Commerce released a report entitled: Canada’s Demographic Crunch: Can underrepresented workers save us? Today’s report provides some answers. The Canadian Chamber believes that a new business culture aimed at retaining, rather than replacing, senior Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce workers is the correct approach to pursue. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the vital families across Canada with a network of over 420 connection between business and the federal gov- chambers of commerce and boards of trade, repreernment. It helps shape public policy and decision- senting 192,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of making to the benefit of businesses, communities and the economy and in all regions.

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Garbage and recycling collections

Carried out as usual

311 and Multiservice Counter

Starting at noon, December 23, until January 3 inclusively, service representatives will be answering phone calls only (no requests in person nor any e-mails).

Neighbourhood police stations (PDQ)

Closed on December 24-25 as well as December 31 and January 1, 2012. Municipal pound Open according to the usual schedule, except for December 24, 25, 31, as well as January 1, open only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Construction & demolition debris sites

District 2 - 1527 rue Cunard Open December 28, 29 and 30, and closed on December 24-25-26-27-31 as well as January 2-3, 2012. District 4 - 4026 boul. Dagenais Ouest Closed December 19 - January 3 inclusively.

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Le Balthazar, a hot new spot for beer lovers at the Centropolis (TLN) Something new and exciting happened on November 30 in Laval at the Centropolis. Pub Le Balthazar, a unique place for those who love beer and the great food that accompanies it, opened with a flourish. With a selection of over 50 of the best Quebec beers, Le Balthazar is sure to become one of the most popular spots of its kind in the Laval region. The first Le Balthazar, which opened in December 2009 in Joliette, quickly acquired a reputation for its great collection of local beers, but also for its warm atmosphere. Following this success, it seemed like a great idea to take it to the next level: an urban style bar, which is also a franchise. It was an opportunity for 14 young entrepreneurs (David Beaulieu, Raphael Bouchard, Mario Champagne, Dany Deschênes, Martin Gagnon, François Lemay, Mathieu Lemay, SimonAntoine Del Vecchio-Lemay, Claude Levesque, Audrey Marion, Vincent Sirois, Pierre-Luc Therriault, André Tremblay, Werner Wepfer, along with Executive Chef Alain Goyer), to combine their strengths and their passion for beer at Le Balthazar and to form an incredible team. “There is a whole wonderful world

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December’s looming tax deadlines: Tax dos and don’ts before ringing in the New Year CNW- As 2011 comes to a close, Canadians are wise to be mindful of looming tax deadlines and should take some available downtime during the holidays to tackle year-end tax planning. Before ringing in the New Year, there are key tax deadlines to meet before Dec. 31 as well as tax strategies to think about for 2012. The following are three areas with tax implications Canadians should be aware of. This is a crucial time period to maximize tax reductions for the current year, while avoiding the scramble that leads up to April’s income tax deadline.

Charitable donations

The holidays are a charitable time of year and for those hoping to make a donation to count towards a tax deduction for 2011 must do so before Dec. 31. Individuals should also consider donating stocks instead of cash—a generally unexplored tax break. Donating publicly-traded securities is a tax effective way of charitable giving as donors don’t have to pay capital gains tax on the accrued value. Savvy investors could even buy the same securities on the market with the money they saved from donating stocks instead of cash. In the last federal budget, the government curtailed the use of flow-through shares for charitable planning. The legislation limits the capital gains tax exemption so it is best to check with your accountant if this applies to you.

Investments

The deadline to contribute to a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) for 2011 is Dec. 31. For withdrawals, consider doing so before the end of 2011 instead of early 2012. Amounts withdrawn are not added to your TFSA contribution room until the beginning of the following year after the withdrawal. For stock exchanges, the final trading day to settle a trade is likely Dec. 23 for Canadian-listed securities to count as a 2011 sale. The early deadline allows for extra processing time for the three business days it takes to settle the transaction over the holiday period. Consider delaying mutual fund purchases to January 2012 or consider selling mutual funds before year end to minimize your allocation of taxable income for 2011. Before the rush hits in the New Year, also evaluate whether you’re taking full advantage of RRSPs and RESPs for the 2011 tax year. Year-end is also an ideal time to research how to set up a tax efficient investment portfolio for the next year. Be aware of tax implications that vary by province as this may influence your choice of investment mix. Depending on where you live, eligible dividends may be taxed at a lower rate than capital gains.

Tax credits and deductions

There are a range of credits and deductions that exist to help individuals and families reduce their taxes. However, many aren’t aware they exist, what qualifies and the tax deadline. Final payments for most tax credits, including child care and child fitness expenses, moving expenses and tuition fees are due Dec. 31. Don’t forget that in 2011 there is a new federal children’s art tax credit that you may be eligible to claim. Before the deadline, evaluate if you qualify for the credits and remember to obtain receipts. Individuals with money to invest and a spouse in a lower tax bracket can benefit from income splitting. A prescribed rate loan arrangement is one relatively

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Aries March 21-April 19__________________

Relationships fill Sunday/Monday. So do contracts and negotiations, opposition and serious attraction. Life’s circumstances tumble across us and form our path. Sometimes another tumbles down the same channel. The beneficial relationships appear after noon Sunday, not before. Be careful with money and investments Tuesday/Wednesday. Thursday/Friday’s international, legal, cultural or intellectual interests form an entry to ambition. A month of ambitions starts Wednesday—it would be a good time to start projects, but a partner/client (a “permitter”) must be freely onside. Go slow.

Taurus April 20-May 20___________________

Deal with chores, employment matters, health and nutrition Sunday/ Monday. You can beneficially invest in your job Sunday afternoon, Monday. Relationships become front and center Tuesday/Wednesday, just as a month of love, understanding and wisdom start. The weeks ahead hold success in higher education, legal matters, far travel, culture, intellectual endeavours, publishing, religion, and love. This week, your personal efforts succeed, especially midweek. But retiring or dealing with the government, holds problems. Thursday/Friday’s mysteries contain an echo of earlier December.

Gemini May 21-June 20___________________

You could fall in love Sunday/Monday, but if you do, make sure it’s after Sunday noon (PST). Tackle chores and health concerns Tuesday/ Wednesday – avoid background activities, collusion or unethical temptation. (Even innocent government-related actions could incur the criticism of “legal hawks.”) Relationships bless you Thursday/Friday (and can solve any problems that arose Tuesday). But a surprise awaits, too, one that could spur you to alter your social plans/outlook. Midweek begins a lucky month of financial action, accurate hunches, sexual urges, research, secrets and mysteries.

Cancer June 21-July 22___________________

Get everything done on the home front Sunday/Monday, because midweek begins a month of opportunities, excitement and fresh horizons – you’re going to want the freedom to act on new openings, especially in romantic and social zones. Tuesday/Wednesday spark romantic urges, creative talents, pleasure and speculative success. The month ahead does feature opportunities, but opposition and challenge also – be flexible, diplomatic. If single, you could meet true love in a work-related group (Saturday?) but he/she will be deeply stubborn inside, so make sure you want “the whole package.”

Leo July 23-Aug. 22______________________

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22_____________________

Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and timing are tops Sunday/ Monday. Sunday morning might present a problem, or an insight into a soon-to-occur action. (This action/event could be purchase of a residence, a home move, children’s programs, or a gardening or soul project.) Chase money Tuesday/Wednesday (but be careful with purchases). Wednesday begins a month of rest and family, domestic, security, property, retirement concerns. A major venture (investment, home purchase, surgery, lifestyle change, intimate affair) has stalled since August: soon it will move forward, swiftly.

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21___________________

Lie low, rest, contemplate and plan Sunday/Monday. Your energy returns Tuesday/Wednesday – others notice you, try to please you. Chase money Thursday/Friday, buy/sell – but don’t buy machinery, computers, electronics, etc., until Friday afternoon/eve. Friends, news or a short trip give you good ideas Saturday. Midweek begins a month of reports, paperwork, communications and travel. One friendship might ebb for awhile, but your home and family will more than fill the gap, as they show affection now into mid-January. Soon, an anticipated opportunity or relationship will “start.”

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21________________

Your energy and charisma stay high, Sage, but midweek (to late January) shifts your focus to earnings, purchases, possessions, and sensual urges. Optimism and popularity fill Sunday/Monday – a wee wish will come true. Retreat to catch a second wind Tuesday/Wednesday. Contemplate two things: the few weeks ahead, and a project or idea that arose in the late spring or summer, then stalled. This project will likely speed forward over the next six months – plan how to re-launch it. It involves work, machinery, health or money. Shift to a lower gear in pleasure, love, for awhile.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19_________________

Be restful Sunday to Friday – you’re about to emerge (Wednesday, though you won’t really feel it until Saturday) into a 30-day phase of heightened energy, alertness, effectiveness and charisma. Sunday/Monday nudge you to ambition – all’s smooth, you communicate well. Your hopes and general joy rise Tuesday/Wednesday. A flirtation, even a developed love, is fruitful/lucky, almost in a hidden way. Rest deeply Thursday/Friday. You might need to split with a family member, which can close a source of money. (Just as well.) A stalled romantic or creative venture will revive soon.

Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18__________________

This is a fine, happy week, although romance, adventure and pleasure are winding down. (Still, you’ll give and receive love messages for weeks to come – perhaps from your kids.) If you’ve started a love relationship since November 25, look at it carefully Sunday: is it worth continuing? Is there a major potential flaw which you might be ignoring (e.g., she likes society and you live in a backwoods cabin)? Love relationships in 2011 tend to mingle with ambition, which can leave love in second place. Midweek’s restful. The month ahead brings work. Love, not temper, Friday a.m.!

Don’t shop before noon Sunday. This day and Monday bring a sweet, mellow mood and a broader understanding – of life, society, religion’s role, etc. Be ambitious Tuesday/Wednesday – all’s smooth. You might stumble upon a lucky break in home, property, retirement, security or similar zones. (This week is a good time to quit a job, if you’ve been planning to do so.) A month of rest, retreat, of spiritual quietude, charity and perhaps government-related chores, begins Wednesday – but it doesn’t affect you until Saturday. Thursday/Friday brings hope and an uncomfortable friend.

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22____________________

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20__________________

You’ve had a nice long rest, Virgo, a “down home” time. That ends midweek, when a month of romance, creativity, adventure, pleasure and speculation begins – you’ll ride a winning streak, one that could bring a potential life mating. (To some; most Virgos will meet their big love 2012 to 2025.) A lucky mid-2011 to mid-2012 trend nudges you to settle in a foreign country, or to combine idealistic love with a nesting instinct. Either of these could bring major action soon (Wednesday/Thursday bring clues.) Chase money Sunday/Monday. Midweek’s restless – follow your curiosity.

You might have figure out a mystery (of finances/investment, or of love, of emotions, of commitment and consequence) Sunday/Monday. Realize investments made now will be merely okay (unexciting returns). Midweek brings profound thoughts, gentleness and love. A money relationship might hit an unexpected barrier; a rather new personal link grows, a friendship begins to form. Be ambitious all week, especially Thursday/Friday. Show higher-ups what you can do. Be eager, social, a team player. An exciting month of social delights, optimism, popularity and flirtation starts this week!

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In accordance with section 474,3 of the Cities and Town Act, we are publishing hereinafter a summary of the three-year capital expenditures program for the year 2012 - 2013 - 2014, adopted by City Council in December 2011.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES New projects 1) Sewer and aqueduct 2) Water treatment - plants and stations 3) Road, bicycle and pedestrian systems 4) Economic development 5) Parks and community areas 6) Buildings 7) Vehicles and related equipments 8) Computer equipment, furniture and fixtures and other equipment 9) Health and safety 10) Professional fees and other expenses Sub-total

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13 365 190 548

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77 135 13 979 429 065

Tax Property tax Basic - residual Non-residential immovables Immovables of 6 dwellings or more Serviced vacant land Non-serviced vacant land Special taxes - water infrastructures Other taxes Water services Disposal of snow Public transit regional Emergency call services Others Payments in lieu of taxes Other revenue of local sources Services rendered Duties on transfers of immovables Fines and penalties Interest Others Grants TOTAL

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( -100 775 )

81 097 ( 622 ) -13 67 475

81 761 ( 433 ) -14 67 328

8 267 (-4 227 ) 42 394 (-10 454 ) 35 980

9 967 (-7 708) 37 211 (-14 524 ) 24 946

721 300

690 700

17 864 413 49 111 17 800 17 200 1 910 21 559 17 039

EXPENDITURE BY FUNCTION

Refection 1) Sewer and aqueduct 2) Water treatment - plants and stations 3) Road, bicycle and pedestrian systems 4) Parks and community areas 5) Buildings 6) Vehicles and related equipments 7) Other Sub-total

79 172 61 218 15 232 4 208 7 945 11 292 1 162 180 229

TOTAL

370 777

FINANCED BY : Taxes Real estate developer compensations Grants Other revenues Cash payments Long term liabilities: collectible from users collectible from all taxpayers TOTAL

12 619 79 909 48 762 1 625 16 339 9 723 500 169 477

17 353 32 380 34 991 1 050 13 290 7 111 500 106 675

25 31 641 117 926 577 94 765

Expenditure Administration Public safety Police Fire safety Others Transportation Road network Snow removal Public transport Environmental health Water and sewers Waste removal and recycling Others Health and welfare City planning and territorial development Recreation and culture Financing charges ELEMENTS OF RECONCILIATION FOR TAX PURPOSES Fixed assets Depreciation Financial activities Principal reimbursements Long term financing contributions

67 377 58 466 370 777

Suzanne Deshaies, CA Director of Finances and Treasurer

Assignments Investments activities Surplus Financial reserves and reserved funds Amount to be provided

December 17, 2011 TOTAL

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LATE SHOWS FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS MEGA-PLEX MArCHÉ-CENTrAL 18 (514) 385-5566 MArCHÉ-CENTrAL - 901 CrÉMAZIE bLVd W.

W W W.CINEMASGUZ ZO.COM MEGA-PLEX SPHErETECH 14 (514) 745-5566 COMPLEXE SPHErETECH - 3500 CÔTE-VErTU ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS:CHIPWRECKED(DIGITAL)-1,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-12:55-3:00-5:05-7:10-9:15 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:20 Fri-Mon 7:10-9:15 tueS 7:10-9:15 Wed-thu 12:55-3:00-5:05-7:10-9:15 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS:CHIPWRECKED(DIGITAL)-2,(G) Sat-Sun 12:40-2:45-4:50 Wed-thu 12:40-2:45-4:50 ARTHUR CHRISTMAS(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-12:45-2:50-4:55 Wedthu 12:45-2:50-4:55 HAPPY FEET 2(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-12:50-3:00-5:10 HUGO 3D,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-1:05-3:35-7:05-9:35 LS(Fri-Sat)-12:00 FriMon 7:05-9:35 tueS 7:05-9:35 Wed-thu 1:05-3:35-7:05-9:35 JACK AND JILL(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 7:20-9:20 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:20 Fri-Mon 7:20-9:20 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST PROTOCOL(DIGITAL), (13+) BeGin tueSdaY tueS 7:05-9:45 Wed-thu 12:50-3:30-6:50-9:30 MY WEEK WITH MARILYN(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 1:05-3:10-5:15-7:209:25 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:30 Fri-Mon 7:20-9:25 tueS 7:20-9:25 Wed-thu 1:05-3:10-5:15-7:20-9:25 NEW YEAR’S EVE(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 1:05-3:30-7:05-9:30 LS(FriSat)-11:55 Fri-Mon 7:05-9:30 tueS 7:05-9:30 Wed-thu 1:05-3:30-7:05-9:30 SHERLOCK HOLMES:A GAME OF SHADOWS(DIGITAL)-1, (G) Sat-Sun 12:55-3:30-6:55-9:30 LS(Fri-Sat)-12:00 Fri-Mon 6:55-9:30 tueS 6:559:30 Wed-thu 12:55-3:30-6:55-9:30 SHERLOCK HOLMES:A GAME OF SHADOWS(DIGITAL)-2 , (G) Sat-Sun 7:10-9:45 Fri-Mon 7:10-9:45 tueS 7:10-9:45 Wed-thu 7:10-9:45 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 3D,(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-1:00-3:20-7:00-9:20 LS(FriSat)-11:40 Fri-Mon 7:00-9:20 tueS 7:00-9:20 Wed-thu 1:00-3:20-7:00-9:20 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-1:10-3:30-7:10-9:30 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:50 Fri-Mon 7:10-9:30 tueS 7:10-9:30 Wed-thu 1:10-3:30-7:10-9:30 THE DESCENDANTS(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 1:05-3:25-7:05-9:25 LS(FriSat)-11:45 Fri-Mon 7:05-9:25 tueS 7:05-9:25 Wed-thu 1:05-3:25-7:05-9:25 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO(DIGITAL),(13+) BeGin tueSdaY tueS 7:00-10:00 Wed-thu 12:45-3:50-6:55-10:00 THE MUPPETS(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 10:30-12:55-3:05-5:15 THE SITTER(DIGITAL),(13+) Sat-Sun 1:20-3:20-5:20-7:20-9:20 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:20 Fri-Mon 7:20-9:20 tueS 7:20-9:20 Wed-thu 1:20-3:20-5:20-7:20-9:20 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN(DIGITAL) , (G) Sat-Sun 7:00-9:25 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:50 Fri-Mon 7:00-9:25 tueS 7:00-9:25 Wed-thu 7:00-9:25 TOWER HEIST(DIGITAL),(G) Sat-Sun 7:25-9:35 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:45 Fri-Mon 7:25-9:35 YOUNG ADULT(DIGITAL), . Sat-Sun 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15 LS(Fri-Sat)-11:15 Fri-Mon 7:15-9:15 tueS 7:15-9:15 Wed-thu 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15

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On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. the Girl with the drAGon tAttoo 13+ | 2 hrs 38 mins | Thriller |

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Tuesday 6:45pm-8:15pm or Saturday 9:30am-10:55am........................ $74 karate advanCed

Saturday 8:30am-9:25am .............................. $74

Yoga nidra

Thursday 7pm-7:45pm (2 spaces left) ........ $74

kiddie Yoga 5-12 Years old

Saturday 11:30amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;12:25pm ......................... $74

ZumBa

Monday 7pm-7:55pm, Wednesday 7:30pm-8:25pm or Friday 7pm-7:55pm ........ $74

soCCer 4-5 Years old

last ChanCe aquatiC (9 Weeks)

soCCer 6-8 Years old

aquaFitness Plus Monday 7pm ................. $80 essential 1 (55 min.) Thursday 8pm.......... $80

Saturday 11am-11:55am (2 spaces left) ........ $74 tennis 6-8 Years old

Saturday 1pm-1:55pm .................................$113 tennis 9-11 Years old

aquaJogging (55 min.) Monday 8pm..... $80

tennis 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15 Years old

Saturday 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2:55pm ................................$113 Saturday 3pm-3:55pm .................................$113 Saturday 4pm-4:55pm .................................$113

starFish (With Parent) Saturday 9am .... $75 otter Fish (With Parent) Sunday 9:30am ... $75 turtle (With Parent) Tuesday 6pm ......... $75

ZumBatomiC 4-7 Years old

Saturday 1pm-1:25pm ..................................... $60 ZumBatomiC 8-12 Years old

Saturday 1:30pm-1:55pm ................................. $60

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Contact Susie Nemes 450-688-8961 ext. 226

Sports & Swim (5-12 years old) Sunday 8:15am - 10am..... $158 Social skills (5-8 years old) Sunday 10:15am - 11:45pm .... $149 Social skills (9-12 years old) Sunday 1pm - 2:30pm .......... $149 Hatha Yoga (5-12 years old) Sunday 12pm - 1pm .............. $176 Wheelchair Yoga (18 yrs old+) Monday 10:30am - 11:30am . $110



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BellY danCing Beginners level 1 & 2

Ballet (Classes Begin Jan. 22nd)

Wednesday: 7pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:25pm Price: $62 - 9 weeks

Sunday 9am-10am (Beginner 3-5 years old) Sunday 10:15am-11:15am (Beginner-Intermediate 6-12 years old) Price: $90 - 9 weeks

latin danCe Beginners level 1

Monday: 6:30pm-7:55pm Price: $83 - 9 weeks line danCing Beginners level 1

hiP hoP

Thursday: 7pm-7:55pm or Wednesday 7:00pm-8:25pm Price: $83 - 9 weeks

Saturday 11am-11:55am (6-8 years old) Saturday 12pm-12:55pm (9-14 years old) Price: $90 - 9 weeks

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Beginner Level 1: Monday 7pm-9pm Intermediate Level 1: Friday 7pm-9pm Price: $113 - 9 weeks FrenCh Conversation* Beginner Level 1: Monday 7pm-9pm Intermediate Level 1: Thursday 7pm-9pm Price: $113 - 9 weeks sPanish Conversation

Beginner Level 1 Wednesday 8pm-9:25pm Beginner Level 2 Wednesday 6:30pm-7:55pm Price: $98 - 9 weeks Beginner/Intermediate Level 1: Friday 10am-11:55am OR Friday 7pm-8:55pm Price: $113 - 9 weeks art the art oF draWing on Water

Wednesday: 6pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:55pm Price: $128 - 9 weeks

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BellY danCing Beginners level 1 & 2

Saturday: 1pm-1:55pm Price: $90 - 9 weeks

sPanish For travel

tennis 16+

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aquaFitness Monday 11am, Wednesday 11am or 7:30pm, Thursday 11am, Friday 11am ................. $80 aqua ZumBa (55 min.) Wednesday 8:30pm .. $90



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aerial CirCus 16+ advanCed

Yoga morning 55 minutes



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CaPoeira 9-11 Years old

aerial CirCus advanCed (8 Weeks)



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Wednesday 7pm-7:55pm .............................. $96



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Thursday 8pm-8:55pm ................................... $80

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Contact Susie Nemes 450-688-8961 ext. 226

musiC time With mike (9-36 months) Monday 9am - 10am $150

little van goghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art time 8 Weeks JanuarY 10th - FeBruarY 28th (18-30 mths) Tuesday 9:30am - 11am $94

* Beginner level 2 evaluation exam mendatory

Thursday: 6:30pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7:25pm Price: $62 - 9 weeks language (material inCluded) english Conversation

Beginner Level 1: Monday 5pm-6:55pm Beginner Level 2: Thursday 5pm-6:55pm Price: $113 - 9 weeks FrenCh Conversation*

Beginner Level 1: Wednesday 5pm-6:55pm Price: $113 - 9 weeks art CraFt Creations (material inCluded)

Beginner: Tuesday 6pm-6:55pm Price: $90 - 9 weeks musiC (must have Your instrument) aCoustiC guitar 8 Yrs old & uP

Beginner Level 1 & 2: Tuesday 6pm-6:55pm Price: $90 - 9 weeks eleCtriC guitar 8 Yrs old & uP

Beginner Level 1 & 2: Thursday 6pm-6:55pm Price: $90 - 9 weeks reCorder

Beginner: Monday 5pm-5:55pm Price: $90 - 9 weeks

Registration continues until classes are full. Annual membership fees are 19.50$ (non-refundable) - No refunds after the second course. -A 10% administration fee will be charged on the total amount of the course(s) paid. The Laval News â&#x20AC;˘ www.lavalnews.ca â&#x20AC;˘ December 17, 2011 â&#x20AC;˘

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