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Special council meeting: February 25, 2013 at 7 pm

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, February 25, 2013 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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EMS rapid response and training help save two lives in January

EMSCôte Saint-Luc, February 13, 2013 — Quick action from Côte Saint-Luc Emergency Medical Services (EMS) first responders in January helped two people survive cardiac arrest—two incidents that highlight the skills and professionalism of the volunteer service.

On January 17, 2013, the Côte Saint-Luc EMS crew responded to a call for someone reported to be having convulsions. They  found a 30-something female in cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart develops an arrhythmia that causes it to stop beating. They delivered one electrical shock with their defibrillator and administered CPR before the Urgences-santé arrived on scene. The Urgences-santé crew delivered more shocks while en route to hospital. The patient was conscious in hospital and it is believed the patient will will suffer no long term effects from the incident. She was released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

On January 23, a 70-something male collapsed outside a food shop on Westminster. The primary Côte Saint-Luc EMS crew was busy on a pediatric trauma call, so another first responder was dispatched. When he arrived, the patient had no pulse. He delivered one electrical shock with a defibrillator and Urgences-santé arrived shortly thereafter. The patient regained a pulse and was breathing on his own. He was transported to hospital and has since been released to convalesce at home.

Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, who is responsible for the public safety portfolio, thanked the first responders for providing exceptional services to the residents Côte Saint-Luc and visitors.

"Their quick action and sharp skills mean the difference between life and death," Councillor Nashen said.

Côte Saint-Luc EMS is a volunteer service that provides emergency response services to residents of Côte Saint-Luc, and has since 1990. More than 95 volunteers offer superior quality pre-hospital emergency medical care to the residents of and visitors to Côte Saint-Luc. Côte Saint-Luc EMS responds to more than 3,000 emergency calls each year,  arriving on scene in the critical first minutes of an emergency and often making the difference between life and death.

 

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

 

Statement from the mayor on the death of former Hampstead City Manager Bill Remington

I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Bill Remington. During the first six years I served on a municipal council, Bill Remington was City Manager and his incredible knowledge that he passed on to me helped me learn how to properly run a municipality. He was a man of great integrity and he will be sorely missed.

- Mayor Anthony Housefather

 

>> Read the obituary notice at the Town of Hampstead website

 

Momentum building as more than 50 municipalities across Quebec adopt pro-bilingual status resolutions

Côte Saint-Luc, February 13, 2013 — The city councils of more than 50 municipalities and boroughs with bilingual status have adopted resolutions stating their desire to keep their bilingual status irrespective of whether their mother tongue English-speaking population falls below 50 percent.

Each resolution declares the city or borough’s opposition to the provisions set out in the Parti Québécois’ proposed Bill 14 which would allow for the status to be removed against the will of the local elected council.

“The speed at which municipalities have adopted and continue to adopt these pro-bilingual status resolution illustrates how important this issue is to the cities, towns, and boroughs concerned,” said Mayor Anthony Housefather, who has played a leading role in this movement together with his fellow mayors at the Association of Suburban Municipalities, or ASM. “We’re optimistic that these resolutions along with calls to Members of the National Assembly from mayors, councillors, and the general public, is having an impact.  We intend to present them at the public hearings.”

Bill 14, or An Act to amend the Charter of the French language, the Charter of human rights and freedoms and other legislative provisions, was tabled by the Parti Québécois minority government in December. The National Assembly Committee on Culture and Education will be holding hearings starting in March. Mayor Housefather and Town of Mount Royal Mayor Philippe Roy will speak on behalf of the ASM, but will also be representing the position of other municipalities and boroughs with bilingual status, including parts of the south shore of Montreal, the north shore of Laval, the Eastern Townships, the Gaspé, the Magdalen Islands, the Laurentians and the Outaouais.

“We encourage the public to e-mail or tweet their Member of the National Assembly and, in particular, the leaders of the Liberal Party of Quebec and Coalition Avenir Québec,” Mayor Housefather said. “These e-mail and Twitter addresses are listed at BilingualStatus.com and StatutBilingue.com.”

There are 83 municipalities and three boroughs with bilingual status in Quebec, which is just 6 percent of all municipalities in Quebec.

 

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

Council meeting: February 11, 2013

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8 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.

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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Côte Saint-Luc urges Montreal to proceed as quickly as possible with the construction of the new compost centre for the west end of the island

Côte Saint-Luc, February 7, 2013 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc is very pleased with the report issued today by the City of Montreal’s public consultation office recommending the construction of a new compost-treatment centre in St. Laurent. 

A new compost-treatment centre will allow Côte Saint-Luc and other west end and West Island cities and boroughs to send their mixed food and garden organic waste to be treated and converted to quality earth compost that could then be reused on the island. Côte Saint-Luc urges Montreal to proceed as quickly as possible with this project.

“Since Côte Saint-Luc is the first city on the island of Montreal to have introduced door to door collection of organic waste, we are very anxious to increase our output and to ensure that our organic waste is treated responsibly on the island,“ said Councillor Dida Berku, who is responsible for the environmental portfolio.

The model in Côte Saint-Luc has proven that residents are open to accepting organic waste collection, that it was relatively easy to implement and that we are very close to the provincial target among participating homes. Currently, we are piloting organic waste collection in a few multifamily buildings and would like to expand the program to more condos, townhouses and apartment buildings but cannot until new treatment sites are available. The city cannot achieve the provincial target of 60 percent organic waste diversion city-wide without having organic waste collection in multifamily dwellings.

“The new compost-treatment centre will reduce travel costs for the waste trucks, and will allow more cities and boroughs to divert, collect and send their organic waste to a centre where it will be properly treated,“ said Councillor Steven Erdelyi who is responsible for the public works portfolio.

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

 

City of Côte Saint-Luc to present Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to Dr. Marc Afilalo and Roy Salomon

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee MedalCôte Saint-Luc, February 7, 2013 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc has nominated and will present Dr. Marc Afilalo and Roy Salomon with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals at the start of the council meeting on February 11, 2013 at 8 pm.

Dr. Marc Afilalo has been nominated for this award for his contribution in the field of emergency medicine. Chief of the Emergency Department at the Jewish General Hospital for the past 27 years, Dr. Afilalo has become a reference in the field of overcrowding, use and misuse of the Emergency Department, acute asthma management, pain control, treatment of unstable angina and myocardial infarct. He is also largely credited for the recognition and development of emergency medicine as a specialty in Quebec.

Roy Salomon has been nominated for his long time involvement with Maccabi Canada, from player to eight-term president of the organization. Mr. Salomon has received numerous awards for his volunteer contribution to the sports community. He is this year’s Honourary Co-President of the Maccabiah Games in Israel. He has also been Vice-President and Honourary President of the YM-YWHA, received the Norah and Joe Rubin Leadership Award for 50 years of involvement with the organization, and is a 2001 recipient of the prestigious Yakir Maccabi Award. In 1995, he was inducted to the Montreal Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

“We are proud that these two deserving individuals are Côte Saint-Luc residents,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “They are both uncontestedly leaders in their respective fields who have realized significant contributions and achievements.”

Côte Saint-Luc will also be acknowledging Councillor Dida Berku who has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her community service and her initiatives in helping preserve the natural environment. Councillor Berku was nominated for this medal by Senator Judith Seidman.

“I’ve known Dida since 1994 and she is a worthy recipient of this medal,” said Mayor Anthony Housefather. “It is rare to find someone who combines the precision of an attorney, the political smarts of an elected representative, and the passion of an environmentalist.  She is someone whose advice and counsel I rely upon.”

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne. The medal is intended to honour individuals who have given selflessly in service of their communities. During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians will be recognized. Côte Saint-Luc was invited to nominate two recipients.

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

 

Côte Saint-Luc to honour Jackie Robinson on Human Rights Walkway

Jackie RobinsonCôte Saint-Luc, January 31, 2013 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc will induct Jackie Robinson to the city’s Human Rights Walkway on July 1, 2013 during the Canada Day celebrations at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park.

“Although the understanding of racial equality has advanced a great deal since Jackie Robinson broke the major league colour barrier, his achievements in advancing tolerance and understanding through the world of sport deserves to be honoured,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said.

Although there had been African American baseball players as late as the 1880s in the professional leagues, the teams that made up professional baseball eventually agreed unofficially to stop using black players. In November 1945, the Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey broke with convention and signed Robinson to a contract. Robinson played for Dodger’s triple-A team, the Montreal Royals in 1946. He debuted with the Dodgers in 1947 and was selected as the Rookie of the Year. Robinson was the National League’s Most Valuable player in 1949, and helped the Dodgers win the World Series in 1955. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

“Having been involved in the sports world all of my life I cannot remember a time when black athletes did not make up a high percentage of major leaguers,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, who will co-chair the event with Councillor Allan J. Levine. “But you only need to go back 60 years to know a time when there were no black players in Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinson changed history in a tangible way.”

Councillor Levine said he hopes that local schools will find a way to bring Robinson’s inspiring life story part of the classroom curriculum, beginning in February, which is Black History Month in Canada. The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library will present a formal display of books about Jackie Robinson during the month of February.

Hollywood will also pay homage to Robinson this year with the release in April of the motion picture “42”, starring Harrison Ford as Dodgers owner Branch Rickey and Chadwick Boseman as Robinson.

Former Montreal Expo Warren Cromartie, and president of the Montreal Baseball Project, will partner with the city to honour Robinson. He is scheduled to attend the ceremony on July 1, 2013. More details on the event will be released as the event approaches.

Inaugurated in September 2000, the Côte Saint-Luc Human Rights Walkway is dedicated to those men and women who, by their steadfast commitment to mankind, have held high the torch of human rights and let it light the world. Previous inductees include René Cassin, John P. Humphrey, Raoul Wallenberg, Jules Deschênes, Maxwell Cohen, Mary Two-Axe Early, Helen Suzman, Antonio Lamer, Miep Gies, Human Rights Activists for Oppressed Jews in ForeignLands, and Aung San Suu Kyi.

 

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

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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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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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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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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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.

More, including the 2012 winning entries

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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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.