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Council meeting: January 28, 2013

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.



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The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor.

A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.

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Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof in CSL

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Côte Saint-Luc, January 8, 2013 – The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is holding auditions this month for its production of Fiddler on the Roof.

Auditions are open to all. They take place on Thursday, January 17 and Friday January 18, 2013 at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.  For more information or to book an audition, contact 514-939-9845 or csldramaticsociety@gmail.com.

The production of Fiddler on the Roof is scheduled for May 2013.

The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is a community theatre initiative for all ages that began in 2011. It brings together actors, writers, and musicians and other artistically minded community members to produce theatrical works in an inclusive environment. Its first major production of Grease last winter played to six sold-out audiences. That was followed up with the dark comedy Office Hours by Canadian playwright Norm Foster.

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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, City of Côte Saint-Luc, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

First five bilingual municipalities adopt resolutions opposing Bill 14’s provisions on removing bilingual status

Côte Saint-Luc, December 18, 2012 – The first five municipalities with bilingual status adopted resolutions yesterday affirming their desire to retain their bilingual status and opposing Bill 14, which would give the Quebec government the power to unilaterally remove this status against the will of the municipality or borough concerned.

The municipalities that adopted the resolution yesterday include the City of Côte Saint-Luc, the Town of Hampstead, the Town of Montreal West, the Town of Mount Royal and the Village of Senneville. It is anticipated that cities, towns and boroughs with bilingual status across the province will adopt the resolution prior to the legislative hearings on Bill 14.

“If the bill becomes law, more than half of the 84 municipalities and boroughs that have bilingual status might lose it,” said Mayor Anthony Housefather of Côte Saint-Luc. “It is unconscionable that the Parti Québécois government amended the legislation in 2000 to define who is an English-speaker in the narrowest possible way and now wants to use those misleading numbers to unilaterally remove bilingual status.”

Since 1977, it have been illegal for municipalities to, among other things, send a bilingual tax bill, erect bilingual signage, or send a bilingual memo to city workers. However, an exception was made under Section 29.1 of the Charter of the French Language, commonly referred to as bilingual status, for municipalities where a majority of residents spoke a language other than French. In 2000, another Parti Québécois government adopted Bill 171, which drastically changed the criteria to obtain bilingual status from a majority of residents of a municipality or borough who spoke a language other than French to a majority of residents whose mother tongue was English.

This revised criteria was imposed without consulting municipalities and boroughs, and adopted the narrowest and most inaccurate definition of the English-speaking communities.

“The criteria for who is English-speaking is ridiculously restrictive,” said Mayor William Steinberg of the Town of Hampstead. “You could live in English, speak to your kids in English, consider yourself to be English-speaking. But if 50 years ago your mom spoke to you in Italian, or Yiddish, or Greek, when you were a toddler, then the government says you are not English speaking when it comes to a municipality or borough being eligible for bilingual status.”

Bill 14, tabled by the new Parti Québécois minority government, would allow for the potential removal of bilingual status from municipalities or boroughs by decree--and against the will of the municipality or borough concerned, its duly elected council and its residents—if less than 50 percent of residents are mother tongue English speaking.

“We believe the proposed law is an attack on the fundamental rights and intrinsic character of all municipalities and boroughs that currently possess bilingual status,” said Mayor Philippe Roy of the Town of Mount Royal.

Of the 1,476 cities and towns and boroughs in Quebec, only 84—or 6 percent—have bilingual status. 

The cities who passed resolutions affirmed that they view bilingual status as fundamental to the character of the municipality and as a testament of the historical presence of both the English- and French-speaking communities in the municipality.

Copies of the resolution are available at CoteSaintLuc.org.

 

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For more information, contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org

 

Special council meeting: Dec. 17, 2012 at 8pm

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

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A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

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Special council meeting: Adoption of the budget, Dec. 17, 2012 at 7pm

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

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The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor.

A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.

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Council meeting: December 10, 2012

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.



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City of Côte Saint-Luc Council Chamber

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor.

A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.

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Cat identification tags now available in Côte Saint-Luc

Côte Saint-Luc, December 7, 2012 – Owners of outdoor cats in Côte Saint-Luc can now buy cat identification tags, which are required by a new by-law adopted in October.

By-law 2394 requires owners of outdoor cats must register them to obtain a cat identification tag, which the cat must wear when outdoors. Tags are available at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd. weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Owners must provide a certificate from their veterinarian stipulating that the cat has been spayed or neutered. This only applies to cats age six months or older. 

The annual registration fee is $10 for an outdoor cat that is spayed or neutered and that bears a microchip or a tattoo, or $15 for an outdoor cat that is spayed or neutered, but does not bear a microchip or tattoo. The cost is $20 for an outdoor cat that is not spayed or neutered as a result of a medical exemption, such as a feline that is age 10 or older or one that has a medical exemption from the veterinarian attesting to the fact that it cannot be spayed or neutered. Fines for not registering one’s cat start at $40.

During the initial registration period, the cat identification tags will be valid until June 30, 2014.   

City Councillor Mike Cohen, the city’s official liaison to the Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee (CSLCC), is urging the owners of outdoor cats to respect the by-law and buy the cat identification tags. 

“The cat committee captures abandoned cats, so the identification tag is the only way to know if the cat belongs to someone,” Councillor Cohen said.

Councillor Cohen is also sending out a plea to animal lovers to send donations to Educhat, the CLSCC’s partner in the Trap, Neuter and Release/Adopt Program. 

“As the calendar year draws to a close we have become overwhelmed with calls to trap homeless cats,” Councillor Cohen said. “With the cold winter approaching, we want to capture as many as possible. Our regular budgetary allocation has run out and we are asking the public to lend a hand.”

Donations can be made online at www.educhat.ca or by mail: PO Box 212, 6897 Côte St. Luc Road Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec, H4W 1J0.

“The committee has just come across a situation whereby an elderly woman who was feeding 12 homeless cats in her backyard moved,” Councillor Cohen said. “Because the cats are familiar with the area and will not seek food anywhere else, the committee has recruited a team of volunteers to go feed these cats daily. The committee is also seeking individuals who are willing to adopt or foster homeless cats, many of which are baby kittens.”

For more information call 514-485-6800 ext. CATS or log on to www.cotesaintluc.org/cats.

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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, City of Côte Saint-Luc, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

 

The Mythmaker’s Journey: a new art exhibit at the library’s Art Gallery in Côte Saint-Luc

Chiri yama by Catherine BolducCôte Saint-Luc, December 5, 2012 – The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is presenting a series of meticulously-detailed ink drawings by Catherine Bolduc entitled The Mythmaker’s Journey from December 6, 2012 to January 27, 2013 at the library’s art gallery.

These abstract drawings are inspired by places she’s visited including Egypt, Turkey, Japan.

“The artwork celebrates the triumph of imagination over reality,” Bolduc said. “The essence of the works is accumulating and juxtaposing motifs in order to create artificial landscapes or fantastic cities where steep mountains, flying carpets, starry skies, volcanoes, castles or exotic palaces become recurrent figures.”

Bolduc obtained her MFA from l’Université du Québec à Montréal. She has contributed to numerous group shows as well as solo exhibits. Catherine took part in two international residencies and is the author of the book Mes Châteaux d’Air et Autres Fabulations.

Her current artworks can be viewed at www.catherinebolduc.ca.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org.

  

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For more information, call 514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or dbelanger@cotesaintluc.org.

 

Light classical music in Côte Saint-Luc on December 6, 2012

Côte Saint-Luc, November 30, 2012 – Violinist Marcel Roscovan and pianist Maya Rand will perform on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7 pm in another Candlelight Concerts event presented by the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library.

Roscovan and Rand are members of the Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra. They will be performing works by Mozart, Brahms, Elgar and Schumann. This event is free of charge. 

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org. 

 

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For more information, contact: Danielle Bélanger, 514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or dbelanger@cotesaintluc.org.

 

2012 Maisons Fleuries Garden Beautification Contest winners

2012 Maisons Fleuries winnerThe Maisons Fleuries garden beautification contest is held yearly by Côte Saint-Luc. The city awards prizes to residents who create attractive green spaces with blossoming trees, flowers and shrubs. A panel of judges views the gardens and selects the winners and runners up in the various categories.

Residents can enter the garden of their single-family home, duplex or townhouse in the contest. All apartment buildings, commercial and public buildings, seniors' residences and community gardens are automatically entered in the contest and will be judged separately. In addition, residents who enter in the current year and who have received awards for their gardens twice within the past three years will automatically be entered in the Elite category. Gardens in the Elite category are judged separately and compete for a distinct prize. Each district will have three winners in each category. Judges will assess front gardens according to the cleanliness of the property, the appearance of plants and flowers, and general landscaping.

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Dr. Schwarcz’ Book Launch in Côte Saint-Luc

Côte Saint-Luc, November 16, 2012 – The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library will be hosting the book launch of Dr. Joe Schwarcz’ latest book, The Right Chemistry on Monday, November 26 at 7 pm.

Best-selling author and lecturer Dr. Schwarcz will be expanding on his monthly program Science Demystified by offering insight into the world of chemistry and how it relates to all aspects of our lives. As a chemist, he’s particular interested in showing chemistry in a positive light.

Dr. Schwarcz is director of the McGill University Office of Science and Society, where he teaches courses on nutrition and the applications of chemistry to everyday life. Dr. Schwarcz is the host of a weekly radio show on CJAD in Montreal, writes a weekly column for The Gazette and regularly lectures in the City of Cote Saint-Luc. 

This event is free of charge.


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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org, 514-485-8905.

Hot off the Press at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

Côte Saint-Luc, November 16, 2012 –The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is offering two news-oriented programs in November and December.

First up, Hershey Dwoskin will discuss the story behind the story in world news. Dwoskin holds a B.A. from McGill in anthropology and political science as well as an M.A. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in Asian and African studies and has taught for over 30 years. The four-part series, In the Headlines, takes place on Friday afternoon at 2 pm on November 16, November 23, November 30 and December 7, 2012.

Next, Côte Saint-Luc Mayor Anthony Housefather will analyze the year’s top stories at The Year in Review on Thursday, December 14, 2012 at 2 pm. Mayor Housefather holds two law degrees from McGill University and an MBA from Concordia University and will provide his own unique insight into the headlines.

These events are free of charge.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.elcslpl.org.


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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org, 514-485-8905.

Fitness Room at the Aquatic and Community Centre closed for maintenance

The Fitness Room at the Aquatic and Community Centre will be closed from Monday, November 19 to Friday, November 23, 2012 for maintenance work. 

It will reopen on Saturday, November 24 at 8 am.

Hydro Quebec expects work on Fleet to be complete by November 23

Hydro Quebec has informed the City of Côte Saint-Luc that it expects to have completed its urgent repair to its electrical chamber at the intersection of Fleet Rd. and Alpine Ave. by Friday, November 23, 2012. Côte Saint-Luc has been in constant contact with Hydro Quebec and its subcontractor at every stage to ensure that the work is progressing as quickly as possible. 

Council meeting: November 12, 2012

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.



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City of Côte Saint-Luc Council Chamber

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor.

A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.

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Brief to Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Quebec

Logo of Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for QuebecThe City of Côte Saint-Luc is presenting a brief this morning to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission forQuebec regarding proposed changes to the electoral boundaries of theMount Royal electoral district. The brief focuses on three issues of great importance to the City Council of Côte Saint-Luc and to its residents:

  1. The entire City of Côte Saint-Luc should remain in the electoral district of Mount Royal/John-Peters-Humphrey.
  2. The proposed boundaries of the electoral district of Mount Royal/John-Peters Humphrey should maintain its existing character. The population of the existing riding is much more of a natural community with a common identity and interest than the proposed revised boundaries.
  3. The historic name of the electoral district should not be lost and the name of the municipality of Côte Saint-Luc, the largest single municipality in the riding should be included within the riding name.

>> Download the brief (PDF)

Illuminating evening of cello music in Côte Saint-Luc

Quatuor PonticelloCôte Saint-Luc, October 26, 2012 – The cello quartet Quatuor Ponticello will perform at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 7 pm.

This acclaimed cello quartet will perform music from a variety of different musical periods ranging from the baroque to an arrangement of Moussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. The concert is presented by the Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée and the library.

“If you loved the sounds of Marin Marais from the movie All the Mornings of the World or Tous les matins du monde, then you’ll truly appreciate this concert,” said Music Librarian Farah Mohammed.

Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at the library’s main circulation desk.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org.

 


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Media contact: Darryl Levine, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

Council meeting: October 22, 2012

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.



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City of Côte Saint-Luc Council Chamber

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor.

A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow up question.

Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.

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Update on Hydro Quebec work on Fleet Rd.

Hydro QuebecLast week, the Hydro Quebec project on Fleet Rd. was put on hold when their sub-contractor discovered a ruptured high voltage cable in the excavation. The Quebec workplace health and safety board (CSST) ordered the work to stop until the situation has been fixed.

Work resumed on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. We have asked Hydro Quebec to make up lost time and they have agreed to add additional manpower in order to have all the work complete by November 30, 2012.

Also, we expect to be able to re-open an additional eastbound lane (towards Décarie Blvd.) by Monday, October 29, 2012. 

Update on Hydro Quebec work on Queen Mary Rd.

According to an announcement by the Town of Hampstead, the work to repair several underground high tension electrical chambers on Queen Mary Rd. between Finchley Rd. and MacDonald Ave. should be completed by Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

The new chambers have already been installed at several sites and the work to connect wiring to the electrical network will be completed the next two weeks. Once finished, Hampstead will repave the surface so that it matches the resurfacing work done on the rest of Queen Mary Rd. earlier this summer.

Upon completion of the electrical and resurfacing work, on-street parking will be restored on Queen Mary Rd. between Finchley and MacDonald, and Hampstead will coordinate with the STM transit authority to restore the 51 bus route.

A cultural tapestry of programs at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

 

Côte Saint-Luc, October 17, 2012 – The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library will be offering three diverse cultural programs in the coming weeks.

First, on Thursday, October 18 at 7 pm, a new playreading will be presented. Aviva Ravel will direct her latest play Always and Forever, a contemporary love story starring Nat Rabinowitz, Stanley Unger and Linda Moss. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at the library’s main circulation desk.

Next, on Wednesday, October 24 at 7 pm, museum guide Grace Powell from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, will give a sneak peek of the museum’s current exhibit, A History of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.

Tickets can be purchased for $3 in advance at the library’s main circulation desk or $5 on the day of the lecture.

Finally, bestselling author Eva Stachniak will be at the library on November 1 at 7 pm to discuss her latest novel The Winter Palace, this year’s selection for Côte Saint-Luc Reads: One City, One Book. First launched in 2008, this community-wide reading initiative was created to promote a love  for books in our city. This event is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served prior to this event, starting at 6:30 pm. As a special treat, light classical music will be performed by two members of the Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra, Marcel Roscovan (violin) and Maya Rand (keyboard) from 6:30 pm to 7 pm.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.elcslpl.org. 

 

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Media contact:  Darryl Levine, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org. 514-485-8905.

 

 

 

 

 

Siren sounds on Thursday at 10am at railway yards

Canadian PacificCanadian Pacific (CP) will be conducting an evacuation exercise in the St. Luc rail yard on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at about 10 am. The exercise will include the sounding of a siren for about two minutes. 

Public Libraries Week in Côte Saint-Luc features used book sale, electronic petting zoo and more

Used book saleCôte Saint-Luc, October 12, 2012The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is holding a two-day book sale on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 11 am to 5 pm—one of several events to mark the fourteenth annual Quebec Public Libraries Week.

The public can donate lightly used books on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26 at the main library branch at 5851 Cavendish Blvd.

The public can also meet library director Janine West and the councillor responsible for the library Sam Goldbloom on Sunday, October 28 from 11 am to 1 pm and ask questions about the library, share feedback, or say hello. Light refreshments will be served.

The Electronic Petting Zoo will take place on Sunday, October 28 from noon to 1 pm. The public can see how different electronic devices work, such as e-book readers.

Also during Public Libraries Week, the Library Express branch at the Aquatic and Community Centre (5794 Parkhaven Ave.) will provide a library crossword. Complete the crossword correctly for a chance to win an e-book reader and a one-hour training session. Only one entry per person. Completed puzzles may be returned to either the Library Express or the main library branch.

Quebec Public Libraries Week runs from October 20 to 27, 2012. For more information, visit semainedesbibliotheques.com.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org.

 

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Media contact: Darryl Levine, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintlluc.org.

 

Côte Saint-Luc selects Sidney Margles as volunteer of the year

Sidney Margles awarded trophyCôte Saint-Luc, October 12, 2012 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc awarded its volunteer of the year award to former radio news broadcaster and business executive Sidney Margles at a volunteer appreciation event on September 23.

Margles, who was a councillor in Town of Mount Royal for 12 years in the 1980s and 1990s has lived in Côte Saint-Luc since 2005 and has become actively involved in local community. He currently is serving his second two-year term as President of the Côte Saint-Luc Senior Men’s Club. He was also among the first volunteers in the city’s successful vCOP neighborhood-watch-on-wheels program in 2006. During the planning and construction of the $18 million Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre, Margles acted as an unpaid consultant to the city, sharing his knowledge and experience in a variety of areas.

“Sid is an outstanding resource for Côte Saint-Luc because of his professional experiences in broadcasting, communications and municipal affairs,” said Mayor Anthony Housefather, who announced the awarding of the Edward J. Kirwan Trophy to Margles. “I have known Sid since I was an infant and I have always respected his dedication to community affairs. He has always been one of my most important mentors.”

Margles, who was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2009, began his radio career at CJAD in 1959 during his third year at university. He broadcast news live at the scene, which was a new concept at the time. He covered many of the major events in Montreal during the 1960s and 1970s. He eventually shifted to management and administration duties. He retired from Standard Broadcasting in 1997.

“I have always felt that you should give back something to the community in which you live, and that is why I became involved in the Men’s Club,” Margles said . “I was taken by total surprise and never expected the recognition, although it is much appreciated.”

As President of Côte Saint-Luc Senior Men’s Club, Margles has launched a summertime series of operas and movie nights, created caps and t-shirts to promote the club, expanded summertime outings including theatre trips to the Segal Centre, Upper Canada playhouse in Morrisburg, Ontario, and trips to Ottawa and Quebec City.

Côte Saint-Luc awards the Edward J. Kirwan Trophy to volunteers who have made an exceptional contribution to the Parks and Recreation programs. The award is on display at the Aquatic and Community Centre.

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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesainluc.org 

Modulations: a new art exhibit at the library’s Art Gallery in Côte Saint-Luc

Modulations exhibit artworkCôte Saint-Luc, October 10, 2012 –The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is presenting a series of colourful acrylic paintings by Wil Murray entitled Modulations from October 11 to December 2, 2012 in the library’s art gallery.

This eclectic collection of privately owned paintings represents and reflects Wil Murray’s time in Montreal. These vibrant acrylic artworks were created in the artist’s studio in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district, where he worked for six years. Many of these works were acquired by friends who have had a lasting influence on his artistic style. Abstract in nature, these three-dimensional works highlight a collage-like technique.

Wil Murray was born in Calgary. He studied painting at the Alberta College of Art and Design. He has exhibited across the world, including The National Gallery of Canada, as well as in the United States and in Germany.

His current artworks can be viewed at www.wilmurray.com.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10am to 10pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org.

 

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For more information, call 514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or dbelanger@cotesaintluc.org

 

ADD and ADHD: Your questions answered

ADD and ADHD posterCôte Saint-Luc, October 1, 2012 - Parents can learn about attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on Tuesday, October 16 at 7 pm at the the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library, 5851 Cavendish Blvd. 

Teacher and academic coach Robin Bernstein will host the Understanding ADD and ADHD seminar. Bernstein is the director of Brightside Learning (brightsidelearning.com), which provides academic coaching, ADHD coaching and literacy programs to students in elementary school, high school and CEGEP. Bernstein is an ADHD coach with more than 10 years experience helping parents and children deal with ADD and ADHD. 

Bernstein will provide facts about ADD/ADHD and share strategies to help children achieve success at school, at home, and socially. Coffee and tea will be served.

This event is free of charge. For more information contact 514-485-6900 ext. 4111 or childrendept@cotesaintluc.org.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. For more information, cal the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org.

 

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Media contact: Darryl Levine, 514-485-6800 ext. 1802, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

 

A Russian Rhapsody at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

 

Winter PalaceCôte Saint-Luc, October 1, 2012 – The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library will be offering three exciting Russian-themed programs this Fall.

First, on Thursday, October 4 at 7 pm, Duo Romantika will be performing four-hand piano repertoire by some of Russia’s greatest composers such as Rachmaninov and Borodin. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at the library’s main circulation desk.

Next, Professor Lars T. Lih will give three lectures dealing with topics spanning more than 1,000 years in Russian history on Friday afternoons at 2 pm on October 12, 19 and 26. Tickets can be purchased for $3 in advance at the library’s main circulation desk or for $5 on the day of the lecture.

Finally, bestselling author Eva Stachniak will be at the library on November 1 at 7 pm to discuss her latest novel The Winter Palace, this year’s selection for Côte Saint-Luc Reads: One City, One Book. First launched in 2008, this community-wide reading initiative was created to promote a love  for books in our city. This event is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served prior to this event, starting at 6:30 pm

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.elcslpl.org. 

 

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Media contact: Danielle Bélanger, 514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or dbelanger@cotesaintluc.org.

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc looking for more volunteer patrollers

vCOP logoCôte Saint-Luc, September 28, 2012 –The Côte Saint-Luc volunteer Citizens on Patrol are recruiting new members for the largest municipally based public safety program in Quebec.

Residents interested in joining vCOP should come to an information session on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7 pm at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.). They should bring identification and a completed copy of the application form available at www.CoteSaintLuc.org/vCOP.

"Côte Saint-Luc was the first city in Quebec to implement this neighbourhood-watch-on-wheels program," said Mayor Anthony Housefather.

"Members work in teams patrolling city streets, parks, playgrounds and buildings at any hour of day and night," said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, the council member responsible for Public Safety. "They are also present at community events and available to assist at major emergencies."  

Since the program was launched in July 2006, volunteers have patrolled 170,000 kilometres—which is half the distance between Earth and the moon, and logged more than 30,000 hours. The volunteer force now number 83 people. Volunteers are given training to spot potential problems and to notify Côte Saint-Luc Public Security or the police.

The vCOP fleet includes four minivans, four electric scooters, two electric bicycles, and two regular bicycles.

Volunteers are required to make a minimum commitment of six hours per month although many patrol much more. While vCOP members are 18 years of age and over there is a cadet program for 16 and 17 year olds. There is a one-time membership fee of $75 to defray the costs of uniforms and accessories. Training in patrol techniques, radio communications, first-aid, CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator are provided.

For more information or to join the vCOP program, please call 514-485-6800, send an e-mail to vcop@CoteSaintLuc.org, or visit www.CoteSaintLuc.org/vCOP.

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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications,  514-485-8905, dlevine@CoteSaintLuc.org

Urgent work by Hydro Quebec on Fleet Road

Hydro QuebecWe know that many residents and motorists are curious about the work on Fleet Rd. that started on Thursday, September 27. In short, Hydro Quebec is doing urgent work to replace an underground electrical chamber in the intersection of Fleet Rd. and Pinedale Ave., near the border between Côte Saint-Luc and Hampstead. 

According to Hydro Quebec, the underground electrical chamber was suffering from serious deterioration and needed to be urgently replaced. The electrical chamber concerned helps deliver power to many parts of Côte Saint-Luc and Hampstead. Were it to collapse, it is our understanding that many residents in the area would lose power and significant harm would also be done to the road and adjacent infrastructure.. Although, we recognize the serious inconvenience to residents and visitors to the area and apologize profusely for the complete lack of advance notice , Côte Saint-Luc felt that it had no choice but to permit Hydro Quebec to undertake this urgent work. Here are answers to questions you may have about the work.

 

How long will the work last?

The work is expected to last approximately six weeks, but could take a few weeks longer if rain causes work to be delayed. Côte Saint-Luc is asking Hydro Quebec to take all steps possible to complete the work more quickly, if possible.

 

What is the effect on lane closures?

Unfortunately, the Hydro Quebec electrical chamber is below the south side of Fleet Rd., so at least one and probably both eastbound lanes will have to be closed. Therefore, we have reconfigured the road to allow one eastbound lane and one westbound lane on the other side of the median. Hydro Quebec has advised us that CSST rules related to the space between the work and cars traveling do not allow us to keep more than two lanes opened. Côte Saint-Luc is trying to find a way for Hydro Quebec to open an additional lane so that morning rush hour traffic eastbound and afternoon rush hour westbound traffic will have two lanes available, but we have no idea if we will be successful in finding a solution to allow this at this point.

 

What steps is Côte Saint-Luc taking to improve the flow of traffic?

Côte Saint-Luc will be stationing a Public Security agent on Fleet Rd. near the narrowing of the road during the morning rush hour to help move traffic more efficiently. We are also posting detour signs to inform motorists about alternate routes, such as using Côte Saint-Luc Rd. to access Décarie Blvd. We are working closely with the Town of Hampstead and Station 9 police to coordinate a traffic plan and will be communicating any and all updates on our website at www.cotesaintluc.org. Please keep a close watch on this site. In the meantime we highly recommend that all motorists seek alternative routes to Fleet Rd. at rush hour.

We wanted to let you know what is happening so that you can be aware the situation and plan accordingly. If you have any questions please contact the Department of Public Affairs and Communications at 514-485-6800 ext. 1802 or dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

CSL honours Red Fisher

Red Fisher at Côte Saint-Luc libraryCôte Saint-Luc City Council has formally honoured legendary hockey writer Red Fisher by naming the sports section in the non-fiction portion of the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library after him. Mayor Anthony Housefather, members of city council and library director Janine West formally unveiled the section at a small ceremony with Mr. Fisher in attendance on Monday, September 24, 2012.

Councillor Mike Cohen spearheaded the initiative, working specifically with Mayor Anthony Housefather, Janine West, and councillors Sam Goldbloom who is the council member responsible for the library and Allan J. Levine, who is the district councillor where Mr. Fisher lives. Mr. Fisher, who has lived in Côte Saint-Luc for 56 years, said he was flattered by the honour. He noted that he spends a lot of time in the library, something he may even do more of  now that he has retired as the hockey columnist for The Gazette, having covered the Montreal Canadiens for 58 years.