Western Laval High School
Western Laval High School was a junior and senior high school in Laval, Quebec. It was a part of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Western Laval High School moved from its original location at 5075 Chemin du Souvenir, opened in 1972 to its final campus at the former Chomedey Polyvalent High School in 1994. In 2005 it was split into two schools, with lower secondary levels forming Laval Junior High School and the upper secondary levels forming Laval Liberty High School. During 1983, the senior classes of Western Laval High School and Chomedey Polyvalent High School were amalgamated into Chomedey Polyvalent High School, thus creating WHLS as a Junior High School and CPHS as its senior counterpart. The current building of Laval Liberty and the second incarnation of Western Laval Hight School was founded in 1962 as Chomedey Protestant, but two years was christened Chomedey Polyvalent High School. Western Laval High School at the Wayback Machine
The Îles Laval are an island grouping in the Rivière des Prairies in southwestern Quebec, part of the Hochelaga Archipelago. An independent municipality, they became part of the city of Laval on August 6, 1965. Located northeast of Île Bizard between the Island of Montreal and Île Jésus, they include Île Bigras, Île Pariseau, Île Verte and Île Ronde, they are served by the Île Bigras station of the Deux-Montagnes commuter train line which crosses the islands. A road bridge links the islands with the Sainte-Dorothée district of Laval, on Île Jésus. There is no bus service on the islands. Hochelaga Archipelago List of crossings of the Rivière des Prairies City of Laval, official website
Administrative divisions of Quebec
The province of Quebec is divided into units at the regional and local levels. The primary types of subdivision are administrative regions, regional county municipalities, metropolitan communities, the Kativik Regional Government, unorganized territories, northern villages, Cree villages, Naskapi villages, a variety of local units which may collectively be referred to as local municipalities and boroughs. In English versions of provincial statutes, English names are used for the generic names of government bodies and administrative subdivisions and French ones in proper names, except when the body itself is bilingual. In such cases the existence of an official English name is the result of a specific legal provision to that effect. For example, official nomenclature is "ten regional county municipalities", but "An Act respecting the Municipalité régionale de comté du Bas-Richelieu". On the other hand, "Kativik Regional Government" is used in English because the legislation that created it provides for English and Inuktitut names alongside the French one.
The use of acronyms is divided, however, as the acronyms corresponding to the English generic terms are not always in use. Thus one writes "ten RCMs", "the MRC du Bas-Richelieu", "five regional conferences of elected officers" and "five CREs"; the highest level of organization is the administrative region. Quebec has 17 administrative regions, they serve to organize the provision of provincial government services, most the allocation of regional economic development funding. Local municipalities are organized into three kinds of supralocal units: regional county municipalities or RCMs, metropolitan communities or CMs and regional government. Most municipalities belong to an RCM. However, some municipalities urban, northern or Aboriginal, do not. While CMs may overlap with various administrative regions, RCMs are each wholly contained within a single region, as is the sole regional government, the Kativik Regional Government. RCMs and CMs may overlap. In addition to local municipalities, unorganized territories or TNOs may fall under the jurisdiction of an RCM or of the Kativik Regional Government.
Although they are not municipalities, TNOs will be considered "local municipal units" for the purposes of the discussion below. There are 47 non-Aboriginal local municipalities in Quebec which do not belong to an RCM, of which the majority are cities or suburbs of cities; these include 21 of the 82 local municipalities making up the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal and 4 of the 28 municipalities of the Communauté métropolitaine de Québec. In particular and Quebec City themselves do not belong to any RCM; the 29 local municipal units of various descriptions under the jurisdiction of the Kativik Regional Government do not belong to any RCM. Their total population in 2001 was 10,420. There are a further 47 Aboriginal local municipal units which do not fall under the jurisdiction of an RCM. Indian reserves differ from Cree and northern villages in the greater role played in the former by the federal government, as opposed to the provincial one, in many areas ordinarily of provincial jurisdiction such as education and local government organization.
In all, Quebec has RCMs. RCMs deal with issues requiring coordination between neighbouring local municipalities such as waste management and public transportation. RCMs have responsibility for a number of issues of local interest, including territorial planning, realty assessment for property taxes, waste management, emergency planning, local economic development and employment assistance as well as local financing of the local development centre or CLD; the powers of the RCM are exercised by the RCM council. It is composed of the mayors of each of the member municipalities and other elected municipal officials as well as a warden. Depending on the RCM, a warden can either be appointed by the council or elected by universal suffrage; the voting strength of each municipality on the council is determined in part by its population, but a formula is used to prevent a small number of large municipalities from making decisions unilaterally. There are two metropolitan communities or CMs in Quebec, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal or CMM and the Communauté métropolitaine de Québec or CMQ.
CMs have responsibility for areas of common interest to their constituent municipalities such as urban planning, economic development, promotion of international trade and cultural development, public transportation and waste management. Each CM has specific areas of jurisdiction defined by the legislation governing it; the CMM comprises 82 local municipalities in all, of which 21 do not belong to any RCM, including Montreal itself. The CMM further encompasses the entire territory of four parts of another six RCMs; the CMQ consists of some 28 local municipalities, of which four do not belong to an RCM, including Quebec City itself. The CMQ covers all of MRC de L'Île-d'Orleans and parts of La Côte-de-Beaupré and La Jacques-Cartier RCMs; the Kativik Regional Government or KRG, located in the Nord-du-Québec region, serves a Inuit population. In addition to the usual
Service de police de la Ville de Laval
The Service de police de Laval is the municipal police force of the city of Laval, north of Montreal. The service consists of 500 officers; the force has suffered two high-profile officer deaths in the line of duty in recent years. Constable Valerie Gignac, 25, was shot and killed shortly after arriving on the scene of an argument in Laval-des-Rapides on December 14, 2005; the suspect, François Pépin, had a history of mental illness, owned a hunting rifle despite the fact he was under a firearms ban. He was known to police and had been charged before the incident with stalking another female constable. Pépin was charged with first-degree murder in accordance with Canadian law, which stipulates this as the automatic charge in response to killing a police officer. At his trial in 2008, he plead guilty to second-degree murder and received an automatic life sentence. On March 2, 2007, the force suffered a second loss when Constable Daniel Tessier was killed while executing a drug raid in the city of Brossard.
Tessier, a 17-year veteran of the force, had joined the drug squad a few days prior to his death. His alleged killer, Basil Parasiris, was charged with first-degree murder but maintained that he was unaware it was a police raid and that he was acting in self-defence, he was acquitted on June 2008, for reason of self-defence. In 2012 the Service de Police de la Ville de Laval purchased 22 automated external defibrillators which saved 14 lives in less than 2 years; the Service de Police de la Ville de Laval acquired an additional 48 AEDs. These combined 70 AEDs allow for an AED to be placed in every patrol car and community police centre; the head of the force is Chief Pierre Brochet. The rank structure and current strength is: Chef de police Brigadier en chef principal Brigadier en chef There are six postes de quartier situated across the city of Laval: CPS/PDQ 1 - Saint-François, Saint-Vincent-de Paul and Île Duvernay CPS/PDQ 2 - Pont-Viau, Laval-des-Rapides CPS/PDQ 3 - Chomedey CPS/PDQ 4 - Laval-West, Laval sur le lac and Sainte-Dorothée CPS/PDQ 5 - Sainte-Rose and Fabreville CPS/PDQ 6 - Vimont et Auteuil Service de police de la Ville de Montréal "Suspect surrenders after Quebec police officer slain," CBC News, December 14, 2005.
"Laval police officer shot during drug raid dies," CTV News, March 2, 2007. "Woman cuffed for not holding escalator handrail," Globe and Mail, May 16, 2009
Vimont station is a commuter rail station operated by Exo in Laval, Canada. It is served by the Saint-Jérôme line; the station is in Fare Zone 3 and has 200 parking spaces. There was a Canadian Pacific Railway station called "Petite-Cote" at this location; the station was opened on October 18, 2006 by the former Agence Métropolitaine de Transport following growing demand for service following the collapse of the De la Concorde overpass in Laval. The station has since become a permanent stop on the line. Between 2011 and 2013, the double track was extended north through the station, requiring the construction of a second side platform. On June 1st, 2017, the AMT was dissolved and replaced by two new governing bodies, the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain and the Réseau de transport métropolitain; the RTM took including service at this station. The station will be made permanent once the City of Laval completes the extension of boulevard Dagenais between boulevard des Laurentides and boulevard Industriel.
The new station calls for 300 permanent parking spaces and ride spaces, a bus loop. After completion of the first phase, the ARTM will evaluate the long-term needs of the station, which could call for up to 600 parking spaces, plan for the second phase, if required. Official RTM website Vimont Commuter Train Station Schedule Interactive STL map STL 2011 map
Vimont is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Communes of the Calvados department INSEE statistics