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Côte Saint-Luc unveils new Aquatic and Community Centre on Sunday, August 28, 2011

Côte
Saint-Luc, August 22, 2011
– After breaking
ground on the future site of the Aquatic and Community Centre, or ACC, in early
October 2010, the City of Côte Saint-Luc has completed construction of the
facility and is welcoming the public to an open house on Sunday, August 28,
2011.

The ACC Open House is being combined with a Fun Day at the adjacent
Cote Saint-Luc outdoor municipal swimming pool which will admit all comers free
of charge that day with fun activities taking place for people of all
ages.

The ACC Open House is
from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The ACC is located at 5794 Parkhaven Ave. (corner
Mackle Rd.). There will be music and entertainment for kids at 12:30 pm, a
ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 pm, and water polo and synchronized swimming
exhibitions 1:30 pm to 3 pm. Also, the public will be invited to tour the
building from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Following their tour of the building
people are encouraged to join the Fun Day at the outdoor swimming
pool

“Getting the ACC
built on time and on budget is a tremendous accomplishment for our city
council,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “I have no doubt that this
facility—both the aquatic side and community side—will become a community hub
together with the adjoining gymnasium and outdoor pool. I certainly plan on
spending a lot of time there myself.”

The ACC will open for
business on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Regular building hours will be weekdays
from 6 am to 11 pm, and weekends from 8 am to 10 pm.

The $18 million ACC
took just 11 months to build. The ACC was designed to promote and facilitate
active lifestyles and promote wellness, in the holistic sense of the term.
People will be able to benefit from an indoor competition pool, an indoor
recreation pool, a fitness room, a teen lounge, a games rooms, a kids room and
babysitting service, a large rentable space for parties and conferences, a dance
and aerobic studio, senior lounges, a library branch, an art studio and
more.

The governments of
Quebec and Canada gave Côte Saint-Luc grants totaling up to a maximum of $11.57
million, which equals two-thirds of the costs of building the facility. The City
of Côte Saint-Luc funded the other third. The City of Côte Saint-Luc appreciates
its partners who worked closely with council and staff on the ACC. MHPM Project
Managers Inc. oversaw this building project and design plans for the new
building. Pomerleau was the design builder and the architects were Rubin &
Rotman Associates, and Martin, Marcotte/Beinhaker.

 

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

Aquatic and Community Centre Open House

You’re invited to the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre Open House

Sunday, August 28, 2011
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
5794 Parkhaven Ave. (corner Mackle)

  • Music and entertainment for kids at 12:30 pm
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 pm
  • Tour of the building from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Water polo and synchronized swimming exhibitions 1:30 pm to 3 pm
ACC Open House

 

Household hazardous waste collection on Sunday, August 21, 2011 in Côte Saint-Luc

Côte Saint-Luc, August 18, 2011 – Residents can dispose of old paint cans, batteries and other household hazardous waste (HHW) on Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Public Works Yard, 7001 Mackle Rd.

“Many products we use in an around our homes are dangerous to human health and the environment if disposed of improperly,” said Councillor Dida Berku, the council member responsible for environment issue. “Compact fluorescent bulbs, old televisions and computer monitors contain mercury and shouldn’t be thrown away in the regular trash.”

The following are some additional examples of household hazardous waste: paints, solvents, varnishes and stains, pesticides, dry-cell batteries, car batteries, propane tanks, aerosol cans, products marked toxic, and corrosive, reactive or flammable.

Resident who can’t attend this special collection can visit the Public Works Yard weekdays or the Côte-des-Neiges Eco-centre at 6925 Côte-des-Neiges Rd.

For more information on disposal options and lists of household hazardous waste, visit www.CoteSaintLuc.org/en/hhw.

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

Special council meeting: August 17, 2011

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Wednesday, August 17 at 6 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

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the mayor.

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Jewish themes explored in Côte Saint-Luc art exhibit

Côte
Saint-Luc, August 15, 2011 -
A group exhibit at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library art gallery by three local artists examines Jewish themes from three distinct and very personal perspectives.

In her series, Ancestors,
Bertha Shenker employs a variety of different media, including tin
etchings, to explore the theme of Jewish ancestry throughout ancient and modern
history. Some of her pieces include images of ossuaries and cave burial sites
dating back to 1 BCE Jerusalem,
and chimneys which became a recurring theme and a specifically Jewish statement
-- a provocative and very unfortunate historical symbol of modern Jewish
ancestry.

A professional chemist and devoted artist for the past 40
years, Phil Kurtz has focused many of his works on Jewish themes. Kurtz uses a
decoration practiced by the Celtic Monks of the 8th to 10th century in his painting Shoferot
(plural for Shofar in Hebrew).

Raphaël Benisty uses bright colours and abstract forms to
examine the theme of light in Judaism. One of his pieces, And there was Light, illustrates the separation of light from
darkness on the first day of creation, while Hanukah depicts how the light of good behaviour is reflected back
to us in blessings from above.

Together, the works of these artists give us an intimate
look at their unique relationships to Jewish art. The exhibit is on display from September 1 to October 9, 2011.

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.elcslpl.org.


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Special council meeting: August 15, 2011

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, August 15 at 6 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

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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: August 8, 2011

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, August 8, 2011 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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Special council meeting: July 25, 2011

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, July 25, 2011 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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Côte Saint-Luc art exhibit has a dual nature

Dual (Pushkina), 2010Côte Saint-Luc, July 13, 2011 - Large-scale works of exquisite charcoal drawings of northern animals by Toronto artist Amanda Burk are on display at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library from July 21 to August 28, 2011.

The drawings represented in two almost identical mirror images examine ideas about symbiotic relationships. Burk adds a playful twist by naming each drawing after a famous duel. For example, Dual (Pushkina), 2010, depicts Russia’s national animal, the bear. The image was titled after Natalya Goncharova Pushkina, wife of the famous Aleksandr Pushkin. He and his brother fought a duel over Natalya, in which Pushkin was mortally wounded.

Burk’s art practice is rooted in drawing, although she draws on everything from the usual paper to mylar to painted wooden balls. She received her MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2003 and her Honours BA Fine Arts Specialization from the University of Waterloo in 2001. Her work has recently been exhibited in Switzerland, Chicago, New Orleans, and Toronto. She is an assistant professor at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario.

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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Chef Elliott Cohen presents tastes that tantalize in Côte Saint-Luc

Chef Elliott CohenCôte Saint-Luc, July 12, 2011 – Chef Elliott Cohen will be offering a hands-on cooking demonstration at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library on July 21, 2011 at 7 pm.

”We will highlight the ease and simplicity of fresh summer cooking through the use of quality seasonal ingredients, a key element needed to produce optimal results,” said Cohen, who has prepared meals for Hollywood celebrities including Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio.  Cohen will present three appetizers: mango gazpacho, goat cheese and fig pinwheels and quinoa salad.

Cohen attended the New England Culinary Institute in 1994 and completed his internship at the five-star Inn at Spanish Bay resort in Pebble Beach, California. In addition, he pursued studies in Napa Valley. He has worked in restaurants, catering, private homes as a chef/buyer, and on several motion picture sets.

“Come to the library to sample three delectable treats and learn to re-create them in your own kitchen,” said Janine West, Assistant Manager of the library. “If you want to expand your cooking repertoire, the library boasts an enviable collection of cookbooks and culinary magazines.”

Tickets cost $5 in advance and $7 the day of the event. They can be purchased at the library's main circulation desk. A limited number of tickets is available for this program.

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

Council meeting: July 11, 2011

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

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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
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Aung San Suu Kyi to be honoured by Côte Saint-Luc and U2 in July

Aung San Suu Kyi to be honoured in Côte Saint-LucCôte Saint-Luc, June 30, 2011 – A week before U2 honours Aung San Suu Kyi at its concerts at the Hippodrome, the City of Côte Saint-Luc will unveil a plaque honouring the Burmese opposition leader on the city’s Human Rights Walkway.

The presentation by Côte Saint-Luc takes place as part of the city’s Canada Day celebration on Friday, July 1 at 5:30 pm at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park (6975 Mackle Rd.).

“Like others we have honoured, Aung San Suu Kyi put herself in danger to help bring about democratic change,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “We are honoured to unveil the plaque. We are also thrilled that she recorded a video message thanking us, which will be posted at CoteSaintLuc.org. Audio from that message will also be played at the event.”

At the U2 concert on July 8 and July 9, the band will show a video message from Aung San Suu Kyi before the performance of the song "Walk On", which was originally written for her. An excerpt of the lyrics from “Walk On” appear in the plaque being unveiled in Côte Saint-Luc.

The Human Rights Walkway, inaugurated in 2000, is located at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park (6975 Mackle Rd.), and is dedicated to men and women who have promoted human rights. The co-chairpersons for this year’s event are councillors Ruth Kovac and Glenn J. Nashen.

The public can learn more about the past honourees at www.CoteSaintLuc.org/en/Walkway.

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

Côte Saint-Luc launches Emergency Response Team

Côte Saint-Luc, June 28, 2011 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc has launched its Emergency Response Team, or ERT, to help respond to reports of fire, mass casualty incidents, or other confined incidents.

The ERT will include first responders from Côte Saint-Luc Emergency Medical Services, Public Security agents, and volunteer patrollers from the city’s vCOP program. The ERT members will wear a special identification to easily identify them on scene, worn over top of their regular uniform.

The ERT will be led by David Sasson, a veteran of the Emergency Measures Organization, or EMO, which was the predecessor of EMS. Sasson recently completed a 23-year career at Urgences-santé and is an active EMS driver-medic. Sasson will report directly to and work closely with the Director of Public Safety, Jordy Reichson.

“When responding to an incident, ERT members will assist affected residents in coping with the situation, helping them make arrangements, advocating on their behalf with other services and responding to any pressing concerns,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, the council member responsible for public safety and traffic issues. “Once activated and on scene, the ERT will usually assume command of the on-scene city resources, liaising with the fire department, police department and Urgences-santé incident commanders.”

ERT members will be chosen based on availability, experience, knowledge and capacity to deal with complex, stressful situations. All members are volunteers and there will be no compensation for this service.

The announcement of an ERT follows the March 2011 adoption of an emergency preparedness plan by Côte Saint-Luc. The city is also planning the creation of a Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, in 2012 or 2013. CERT will involve people from the community with special skills or equipment.

The ERT is a division of the Côte Saint-Luc Public Safety Department, which also includes Emergency Medical Services, Public Security, Volunteer Citizens on Patrol, and the Emergency Communications Centre.

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

Special council meeting: June 29, 2011

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 5 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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Côte Saint-Luc launches bicycle paths

Côte Saint-Luc, June 27, 2011 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc launched a bicycle route along an 10-kilometer stretch in the northern half of the city, as part of an initiative to encourage residents to stay active.

The route will mostly be on-street with sections through some parks. It will follow Mackle Rd., Blossom Ave., Wavell Rd., and Marc Chagall Ave., and some additional connecting roads. In addition, the route will go through Shuster Park and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park.  

No parking spaces will be lost to the new bicycle route. About 115 chevrons have been painted at 100 meter internals on the road surface to warn motorists to look out for bicyclists and small directional signs will point the way for cyclists. On some stretches of the route, there will be parallel lines to mark a reserved bicycle lane.

The bicycle route is the beginning of a five-year plan creating the “Vélo CSL Cycles” bicycling promotion and safety initiative. In addition, the city will also be making it safer to for bicyclists to use the three underpasses on Cavendish Blvd., Côte Saint-Luc Rd., and Westminster Ave.

“We’re making is safer for cyclists who want to use the sidewalk at the three underpasses,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, the council member responsible for public safety and traffic issues. “The route will be mostly on street and still requires vigilance but hopefully will provide a safe and enjoyable loop around the Luc.”

"Of course helmets are a must," Nashen said. In 1992, Côte Saint-Luc passed a by-law requiring the wearing of bicycle helmets, making it the first municipality in Canada to do so.

The bicycling promotion and safety initiative was recommended by a sub-committee of the Public Safety and Traffic Committee, which is chaired by Councillor Nashen. The next phase will seek to link the route with the one in NDG, including the de Maisonneuve Blvd. bike path and the Lachine Canal bike path.

For a map of the bicycle path and more information about the bicycling promotion and safety initiative, visit www.CoteSaintLuc.org/en/cslcycles.

Special council meeting: June 20, 2011

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, June 20 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

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How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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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Council meeting: June 13, 2011

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, June 13, 2011 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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Juno-nominated pianist Matt Herskowitz to perform a free concert in Côte Saint-Luc

Matt Herskowitz concert on June 16, 2011 in Côte Saint-LucCôte Saint-Luc, June 9, 2011 – Pianist Matt Herskowitz will perform on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 7 pm at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library.

Matt Herskowitz is a multi-talented pianist who is versatile in classical, jazz, pop and world music. Herskowitz is also a composer, songwriter and arranger. His newest album, Jerusalem Trilogy, features original compositions and a mix of classical and contemporary jazz styles. Herskowitz is known for incorporating an original jazz twist on traditional classical pieces.

The performance of Herskowitz on the soundtrack of the Grammy-nominated film The Triplets of Belleville has earned him much popular and critical acclaim. His 2007 solo piano release Matt Herskowitz Plays George Gershwin was nominated in 2009 for Quebec’s prestigious classical music Prix Opus award. His album Jerusalem Trilogy was nominated in the category of Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards. A graduate of the Juilliard School in New York and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Matt is originally from Albany, New York and has made Montreal his adopted home of 12 years.

“We are very pleased to offer this concert free of charge to the public,” Assistant Library Director Janine West said. “This concert is an excellent opportunity to hear a wonderful mix of classical, jazz and Jewish-themed music.”

A limited number of free passes are available. There is a maximum of one free pass per person.

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.elcslpl.org.

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Special council meeting: May 30, 2011

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 7 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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Acclaimed author Edeet Ravel will speak in Côte Saint-Luc

The Last Rain, by Edeet RavelCôte Saint-Luc, May 27, 2011 – Israeli-Canadian author Edeet Ravel will speak about her latest novel The Last Rain on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 2 pm at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library.

The Last Rain focuses on the emergence the kibbutz Eldar, a collective community in northern Israel soon after the country’s independence. The story is told through the eyes of a six-year-old girl, Dori, as well as through documentary fragments that take the reader on a labyrinthine journey through the characters' collective past. The publisher, Penguin Canada, describes it as a coming-of-age novel of a young girl and a country in the first fraught years of its existence

Ravel is the author of the Tel Aviv Trilogy, which includes Ten Thousand Lovers (finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award), Look For Me (winner of Hugh MacLennan Prize), and A Wall of Light (finalist for the Regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize and winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award).

Ravel spent her first seven years on Sasa, an Israeli kibbutz, and the next 10 in Montreal. She returned to Jerusalem in 1973 to study at Hebrew University. She earned a BA and MA degree in English, followed by an MA in creative writing and a PhD in biblical exegesis from McGill University. She currently lives in Guelph, Ontario.

Copies of The Last Rain will be available for purchase, courtesy of the McGill Bookstore. This event is presented free of charge, in collaboration with the McGill Bookstore and Penguin Canada.
 
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.elcslpl.org.

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Special council meeting: May 25. 2011

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 7 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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Complete the census to help keep CSL bilingual

Census of CanadaThe Census of Canada has always provided a portrait of our people and the places in which we live. The 2011 Census, which you have received, will continue this tradition.

Census information is important for your community and is vital for planning services such as schools, daycare, police services and fire protection.

All residents of Canada are legally required to complete the census questionnaire.

Statistics Canada is bound by law to protect the confidentiality of the information respondents provide in the census. Only Statistics Canada employees have access to census questionnaires.

However, as you may be aware, the Parti Québécois (PQ) proposes to change the rules related to bilingual status of municipalities. This would allow the Office Québécois de la Langue Française to revoke a city’s bilingual status.

Currently, the law does not permit the Government of Quebec to revoke a municipality’s bilingual status unless requested by the municipality itself.

The law currently states that bilingual status is only granted to those cities which have more than 50 percent of their residents that declare English as their mother tongue. This is a very unfair criterion. One should be using the language people speak at home, or the official language that people most often use, in order to determine bilingual status.

But, the Quebec government has made this very restrictive and the new tools the PQ wants to grant the OQLF would see many communities potentially lose bilingual status. Even a community with as many English-speaking residents as Côte Saint-Luc would be in jeopardy.

We must ensure that as many people as possible fill out the census and identify "English" (honestly, of course) as their mother tongue language. Note that if you no longer speak your mother tongue you can indicate "English" if it is your language first learned and still understood.

The ramification of not indicating English as your mother tongue, if indeed it was one of them, is huge should the next PQ government act on its proposals. Please be very careful when answering the questions on language to indicate your English language preference and history.

Magillah in concert at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

Côte Saint-Luc, May 11, 2011 – Magillah (formerly The Merovitz Project) will perform on Thursday, May 19 at 7pm at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library.

This event is presented in partnership with Le Conseil des arts de Montréal en tourneé and Musique-Multi Montréal.

Magillah is a Yiddish/Klezmer band directed by Montreal accordionist-arranger Henri Oppenheim and featuring lead singer Michelle Heisler. Julie Triquet plays the violin, Mathieu Deschenaux is the bassist and Eric Breton is on percussion. Magillah performs the Hebrew and Yiddish vocal repertoire of eastern European Jews through traditional Klezmer melodies and original compositions.

In 2009, Magillah received the Prix Etoiles-Galaxie de Radio-Canada prize.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to hear Jewish music at its best by first-rate Montreal Klezmer musicians, “ said Music Librarian Farah Mohammed.

Tickets for this program are $5 in advance and $7 the day of the event.  

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.elcslpl.org.

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

 

Council meeting: May 9, 2011

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 8pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

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How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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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Community pitches in to help clean greenspaces in Côte Saint-Luc

ôte Saint-Luc, May 6, 2011 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc is looking for volunteers to help tidy-up four green spaces on Sunday, May 15 during Côte Saint-Luc Clean Up Day.

Clean Up DayVolunteers can visit Yitzhak Rabin Park, Nathan Shuster Park, Donald Fletcher Park, or Bialik field to assist in the clean up between 10 am and 1 pm. They will receive gloves and garbage bags. Every volunteer will also receive a voucher for a free slice of kosher pizza or falafel.

“We think it’s important to give people a way to take part in a group activity that combines ecological and community aspects,” Councillor Steven Erdelyi said. “I think people who participate in a clean up day are less likely to litter and more likely to say something to their friends who litter.”

The event is sponsored by Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Montreal.

“This is the first time we’ve ever sponsored a program like this in Montreal,” said Ed Rudick, President of JNF of Montreal. “Our regional office is based in Côte Saint-Luc and it was natural to partner with the city on an environmentally-based initiative like this.”

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) began in 1901 collecting coins in blue boxes to purchase land and return the Jewish people to their homeland. Today, the JNF is recognized as the ‘Caretakers of the land of Israel for over a century’ for their environmental work and development of the State of Israel.

For more information about all the Côte Saint-Luc Clean Up Day, visit www.CoteSaintLuc.org/en/SpringFair2011.

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Côte Saint-Luc, B’nai Brith Canada-Quebec, and Congregation Beth Zion co-sponsoring candidates debate in the Mount Royal riding

Côte Saint-Luc, B'nai Brith Canada-Quebec, Congregation Beth ZionThe City of Côte Saint-Luc, B’nai Brith Canada-Quebec, and Congregation Beth Zion are co-sponsoring candidates debate in the Mount Royal riding

Côte Saint-Luc, April 15, 2011 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc, B’nai Brith Canada-Quebec, and Congregation Beth Zion are co-sponsoring a debate on Thursday, April 28, 2011 between candidates wishing to represent the Mount Royal riding in the House of Commons.

The debate takes place that evening from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at Congregation Beth Zion, 5740 Hudson Avenue, corner Kildare Avenue.

The candidates participating in the debate are: Irwin Cotler, Liberal Party of Canada; Jeff Itcush, New Democratic Party of Canada; Brian Sarwer-Foner, Green Party of Canada; and Saulie Zajdel, Conservative Party of Canada.

A portion of the debate will be devoted to written questions from audience members. The debate is being moderated by Anthony Housefather, Mayor of Côte Saint-Luc, and Beryl Wajsman, editor of The Suburban newspaper.

The federal general election takes place on Monday, May 2, 2011. Visit www.elections.ca or call 1-800-463-6868 for information on voting eligibility.

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For more information:

Heidi Oppen, Quebec Director, B’nai Brith Canada-Quebec, 514-733-5377 extension 23; cell: 514-295-8748

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

Council meeting: April 11, 2011

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 8pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd

 

Council agenda

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How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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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Programs abound this April at the Cote Saint-Luc library

Concert in Côte Saint-LucCôte Saint-Luc, March 25, 2011 - Facebook, religion, Tudor-era portraits, bullying, a
Caplet musical concert, and a Neil Simon play will all be presented or
discussed in April at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library.

Professor
Robert Tittler, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Concordia University,
will present a two-part lecture series on English portraiture during the Tudor
period: Portraits of the Tudor Kings and Queens.
 Part 1, Portraying Henry VIII, takes
place on Friday, April 1 at 2 pm.  Part 2,
Portraying Elizabeth I, takes place on Friday, April 8 at 2 pm. Tickets
for each lecture are $5 in advance or $7 the day of the event.

On Wednesday, April
6 at 2 pm librarian Kathy Conroy will instruct a Facebook workshop where she will demonstrate the basics
of the popular social networking website. Tickets are $10 for Côte
Saint-Luc residents or library members and $15 for others.

On Thursday,
April 7 at 7 pm Dr. Kees Maas,
a psychologist at Batshaw Youth and Family Centres will present Let's Talk About Bullying, a lecture
geared to parents. A discussion will follow. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5
the day of the event.

On Thursday,
April 14 at 7 pm the Conseil des arts de
Montréal en tournée
and the library present Les Cordes Célestes, a concert
with Quatuor Claudel-Canimex and harpist Valérie Milot, which features early
20th century Caplet music. Tickets
for this concert are $5 in advance and $7 the day of the event.

On Thursday,
April 28 at 7 pm the Performance Playreading Ensemble stars in the
comedy The Sunshine Boys written by
Neil Simon and directed by Aviva Ravel. Tickets
are $5 in advance and $7 day of the event.

Lastly, on
Friday, April 29 at 2 pm Professor F.X. Charet, Ph. D., will launch his
five-part history lecture series: The
Challenge to Belief in God and the Traditions of Judaism, Christianity and
Islam
. The five lectures take place on Fridays at 2 pm from April 29 to May
27. Tickets for each lecture are $5 in advance or $7 the day of the event.

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.elcslpl.org.

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For more information, contact: Mona Turner,
514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or mturner@cotesaintluc.org.

 

 

Seeking Côte Saint-Luc crime prevention volunteers

Côte Saint-Luc, March 23, 2011 – The Côte Saint-Luc volunteer Citizens on Patrol are recruiting new members to join the 70 other volunteers who participate in this neighbourhood-watch-on-wheels program.

Residents interested in joining vCOP should come to an information session on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 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/en/vcop.

”Our volunteers patrol in marked vehicles, on electric scooters, bicycles and on foot and have logged more than 21,000 hours and 116,000 kilometres since the program was launched in July 2006,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, the council member who founded vCOP and is responsible for public safety issues. “These volunteers are trained to spot potential problems and to notify Côte Saint-Luc Public Security or the police.”

Volunteers are required to make a minimum commitment of six hours per month. 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.

Côte Saint-Luc was the first city in Quebec to implement this neighbourhood-watch-on-wheels program. Similar programs have been established in communities throughout Canada and the United States.  

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/en/vcop.

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

 

Special council meeting: March 21, 2011

City of Côte Saint-Luc Council Chamber

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 8pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

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