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Council meeting: Monday, November 17, 2014

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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: Monday, November 17, 2014

Council Meeting

Special Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:54 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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.


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

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Three local authors speak about their work at the Côte Saint-Luc Library

Authors Elaine Kalman Naves, Myra Giberovitch, and Sima Goel will be speaking about their books at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 pm during the Library’s Local Author Salon event. 

All three local authors have recently published books and will be sharing short excerpts with the public. Admission is free of charge.

Elaine Kalman Naves will be sharing from her book Portrait of a Scandal: The Abortion Trial of Robert Notman (Véhicule Press), which tells the story of a scandal in the famous Notman photography family and how it shook up Montreal society in the 1860s. Naves is a prize-winning writer, journalist, teacher, and broadcaster and was literary columnist for The Gazette for many years. 

Myra Giberovitch will read from her book Recovering from Genocidal Trauma: An Information and Practice Guide for Working with Holocaust Survivors (University of Toronto Press). Her book is a guide for readers of diverse backgrounds who live or work with people affected by the Holocaust. Giberovitch, an adjunct professor at McGill University, is a social worker who is internationally recognized for her work providing services to Holocaust survivors.

In her memoir Fleeing the Hijab (General Store Publishing), Sima Goel recounts her experience as a Jewish woman fleeing Iran for Canada. Her book tells the story of her difficult journey through two countries and cultures and how she ultimately fulfilled her dreams in Montreal. Goel is a chiropractor in Montreal who writes and gives workshops on health and wellness.

For more information about the Local Author Salon on November 12, visit www.csllibrary.org/programscalendar/library-lectures or send an e-mail to rgrantner@cotesaintluc.org.

Côte Saint-Luc honours volunteers during volunteer recognition evening

The City of Côte Saint-Luc gave awards to 15 volunteers on Saturday evening at the city’s Volunteer Recognition Evening held at the Côte Saint-Luc Gymnasium.

“We thank the hundreds of women, men, teens and kids who volunteers for Côte Saint-Luc 365 days a year,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “Volunteers touch the lives of so many residents, whether it’s our Emergency Medical Services first-responders, our library delivery service to shut-ins, our volunteer Citizens on Patrol, our sports coaches, our parents who travel with teams to outside events, or so many others.”

The list of winners and photos from the event is available at CSLVolunteers.ca. The event co-chairs were Councillors Ruth Kovac and Mitchell Brownstein.

Amos Sochaczevski was awarded the Ambassador of the Year Award, which honours the Côte Saint-Luc resident best portraying charitable qualities and serving the community at large. Sochaczevski has a longstanding history of involvement in community affairs. He was a member of the Côte Saint-Luc Community Leisure Council and volunteered with many sports programs. He bought The Suburban newspaper in 1986 and has used it to promote programs and activities in our community. He has served on the boards of many organizations including B'nai Brith Canada. But his pride in joy is the The Jewish Unity Partnership, an organization he established to coordinate the annual Israel Anniversary Rally which attracts up to 10,000 people each spring. He heads the committee and funds the event entirely. When the new Consul General for Israel, Ziv Nevo Kulman, arrived in town in September, Amos and his wife Judy had him stay at their home over Yom Kippur and brought him to their synagogue, Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation. Amos Sochaczevski is unquestionably a true ambassador for our city.

Victor Waisgrus was awarded the Edward J. Kirwan Award, which Honours the Volunteer of the Year for exceptional contribution to the community Parks and Recreation programs. Waisgrus has been an active member on the sports side of the community for more than a decade. Victor was on the executive of the baseball program. But he’s best known as being president of the Minor Hockey Association for more than a decade. Most people stop volunteering once their children have left a program. Not Victor. His commitment and dedication has been admirable and a true example of volunteerism at its best.

Jack Budovitch was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Budovitch is one of the founding members of the Côte Saint-Luc Men's Club and was president from 1993 to 1996. A veteran of the Second World War, he’s a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and very active in the poppy campaign. He also volunteers at Federation CJA, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Sun Youth, and MADA.

Irving Schok was awarded the William E. Kesler Memorial Trophy, which recognizes a volunteer for their exceptional contribution to the Côte Saint-Luc Parks and Recreation special events programs. Schok has volunteered at many special events over the past few years including Canada Day and the Mega Garage Sale. He's also a member of the volunteer citizens on Patrol. The Valentine Dance, however, been his passion. He was a founding committee member. In 2014, Schok personally sold more than a third of all tickets to the event.

Alexandra Cohen was awarded the Royal Canadian Legion Brigadier Frederick Kisch Branch 97 Award, which recognizes the Youth Volunteer of the Year and a leader of tomorrow for outstanding efforts in making a difference in Côte Saint-Luc. Cohen is an outstanding young leader. She produced a nationally recognized video about the Côte Saint-Luc Trap, Neuter, Release/Adopt Program for homeless cats. She takes this film to schools to teach about the humane treatment of animals and responsible pet ownership. She socializes abandoned kittens before adoption and helps coordinate and performs at the annual benefit concert in support of the Cats Committee. Cohen also volunteers at the MacKay Centre School and Free the Children. She created the Marianopolis “Singers for a Cause” volunteer group, where she directs vocal performances for various charitable causes. She’s a student ambassador at Marianopolis and has been awarded the Director General’s Student Life Scholarship because of her strong academic record, leadership skills and community service. 

Shayamera Navaratnam was awarded the Socio-Cultural Award, which recognizes a volunteer for their exceptional contribution to socio-cultural programs in Côte Saint-Luc. Navaratnam studies science at CEGEP but finds time to volunteer in Côte Saint-Luc. She helps with the Game Time programs, Fancy Nancy Tea Party, and the Cats Committee. Her biggest influence might be helping kids become confident readers at the Reading Buddy program. She’s patient, kind, and makes kids smile.

Sid Rath was awarded the Special Recognition Award. Rath wears many hats at the Côte Saint-Luc Tennis Club: promoter, organizer, fundraiser. He does it all and devotes countless hours. He helps recruit new members. He organizes tournaments. And last year he helped raise $12,000 for the Montreal Neurological Institute.

Lewis Cohen was awarded another Special Recognition Award. Cohen is always ready to respond at the drop of a hat, whether for an emergency call out with vCOP, at a major event, or simply to help keep our volunteer Citizens on Patrol program moving. A vCOP volunteer since the program's inception in 2006, Cohen serves as the Senior Supervisor and gives countless of hours of volunteer service to the community, both on patrol and behind the scenes.

Paula Shuster was awarded the Hazel Lipes Award, which recognizes a volunteer for their exceptional contribution to the Community Services Programs. Shuster runs the Good Food Box program. She delivers books to homebound library patrons. She volunteers at the Côte Saint-Luc Farmers Market. She’s a library ambassador, and is involved in one way or another with lots of library initiatives like the annual book sale, the launch of the demonstration garden and much more. She’s a retired teacher who continues to give back to her community.

Robert Rousseau was awarded the EMS Award for Excellence in Operations. Rousseau has demonstrated a strong level of commitment and dedication to EMS. In addition to volunteering many hours every week, he revamped the driver training program and oversees the scheduling of hundreds of volunteers working around the clock.

Jasmit Heera was awarded the EMS Award for Excellence in Training. Since taking over responsibility for the EMS recruiting program, Heera has overhauled the process to ensure that the best and the brightest join EMS. Heera is also involved in planning social events for the EMS volunteers throughout the year.

Elaine Meunier was awarded the vCOP Award. Every organization needs strong people behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly. For vCOP, that person is Meunier. As the volunteer responsible for administration, she keeps other volunteers on their toes and makes sure that everyone completes their tasks. You can also find her patrolling in a vCOP van or scooter.

Ron Aberback was awarded the Sports Award, which recognizes a volunteer for exceptional contributions to the community sports programs. Aberback has volunteered for the Côte Saint-Luc Minor Hockey Association for many years. He dedicates hundreds of hours a year to the program even though his children are no longer playing. Aberback has served in different roles on the executive, most recently as vice president of hockey operations. Aberback’s involvement makes the program run as smooth as the ice surface after the Zamboni resurfaces it.

Alexandre Grant was awarded the Stewart Mankofsky Memorial Trophy, which is presented to the athlete and volunteer who best exemplifies the qualities of dedication, sportsmanship, and love of competition. A Beaconsfield native, Grant ranks among the top swimmers of his age in the province. Despite a rigorous training regimen during the 2013-2014 season, he managed to maintain top grades and found time to volunteer at the 2014 Quebec Games. He gave freely of his time to coach the Lac St-Louis Special Olympic athletes.

Laurence Orefice was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award for Aquatics Programs. Throughout the year Laurence has given freely of her time as an official at all five swimming events held during the 2013-2014 season. She has gone above and beyond what is expected of parents within our swim team. Since the ACC opened, she has not only been on hand at home meets, but has also represented the team at competitions held in other pools. She’s provided an exemplary image of the team and Côte Saint-Luc as a whole. 

 

Photos from the event are available at www.cslvolunteers.ca/volunteer-awards.html.

Côte Saint-Luc launches fundraiser to help purchase baby grand piano

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library has launched the 88 Keys to Music fundraising campaign to raise money to buy a baby grand piano for the Harold Greenspon Auditorium of the Bernard Lang Civic Centre.

Music lovers can sponsor one of the 88 keys of a piano keyboard. Each donation will be recognized on a plaque that will be permanently mounted at the entrance of the Harold Greenspon Auditorium. The cost to sponsor a key is $88. Corporate sponsors will also be recognized on the plaque for $500 contributions.

The baby grand piano will be used for programs held at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium, including Library concerts, Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society, and other groups.

“This is an opportunity to add your name or that of a loved one on a unique and permanent plaque,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, who holds the library and culture portfolio on council. “We also encourage businesses to be part of this initiative.”

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will also direct funds from the annual library book sale to help fund the baby grand piano.

“The new baby grand piano will be well-used and will enhance so many programs,” Library Director Janine West said. 

Donors can complete a donation form at the circulation desk of the library or download the PDF form at csllibrary.org/donations. The form includes space to add the name or names to appear on the plaque.

The completed form and cheque made payable to the City of Côte Saint-Luc can be returned to the circulation desk of the Library (5851 Cavendish Blvd.) or sent by mail to: 88 Keys to Music Campaign, Attention: Justin Burnham, 5851 Cavendish Boulevard, Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec, H4W 2X8. Tax receipts will be provided for donations.

Côte-Saint-Luc to receive more than $9 million for priority infrastructure projects

Transfer of a portion of the federal Gas Tax Fund revenues and the Government of Quebec's contribution

Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, the Honourable Denis Lebel, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier and Member of the National Assembly for D'Arcy-McGee, David Birnbaum, on behalf of Quebec's Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Pierre Moreau, are pleased to announce that Côte-Saint-Luc and Hampstead will receive $11,632,609 over the next five years under the new federal-provincial Gas Tax Fund agreement and from the Government of Quebec's contribution for priority infrastructure projects. Côte-Saint-Luc will receive $9,524,982 and Hampstead, $2,107,627.

 

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Council meeting: Monday, October 27, 2014

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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.


Council agenda

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Côte Saint-Luc launches an information campaign to inform residents on how to deal with ash trees infected by the emerald ash borer

The City of Côte Saint-Luc is launching an information campaign to inform its residents on how to treat their ash trees that have been infected with the emerald ash borer (EAB). The EAB is a tiny metallic-green insect that attacks ash trees causing them to die within 3 to 5 years.

Côte Saint-Luc has produced and mailed a flyer to all its residents in single family homes and duplexes. The flyer, Emerald Ash Borer, A guide for Côte Saint-Luc residents with ash trees on their property, provides guidelines to help identify ash trees and explains how to deal with ash trees that are slightly infected or more heavily infected.

Copies of this flyer are also available in all municipal buildings and the information is available on line at CoteSaintLuc.org/EAB. Residents are encouraged to attend an information session, where they will be able to ask questions, on Monday, October 27 at 7 pm at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall (5801 Cavendish Boulevard).

“The first step is for residents to identify if they have an ash tree on their property,” said Councillor Dida Berku, the council member responsible for public works and environmental issues. “By attending the information session residents will be better equipped to determine if indeed they have an ash tree on their property and they will learn of the different treatment options that are available to them. It is important to treat infected trees, because left untreated the insect continues to spread to other ash trees and the tree itself becomes a danger to the public. Sadly, we are now seeing the effects of the EAB in Côte Saint-Luc.”

The EAB native to Southeast Asia was first detected in North America in 2002 and has now spread to our area. The EAB attacks only ash trees by getting under the bark of the tree and disrupting its ability to transport water and nutrients and causing trees to die within 3 to 5 years of the attack. Although, the tree may seem to appear healthy, it may be seriously damaged under its bark. When the signs of EAB infestation become apparent to the naked eye, it’s usually too late to save the tree. Côte Saint-Luc invites all its residents to get informed about appropriate treatment and felling techniques.

Council meeting: Monday, October 20, 2014

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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.


Council agenda

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School Board Elections November 2, 2014 - Information for voters

School board elections will take place on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at which time voters in the territory of the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) will elect commissioners in 10 wards  and vote directly for the position of Chairman. 

Any parent who has a child registered in an EMSB youth sector elementary or high school as of September 30, 2014. In addition, any elector who made a choice prior to the November 2007 elections and had his/her name entered on the EMSB electoral list is included. These individuals would have signed a special form. If you do not recall doing so, you can verify whether your name appears on the list during the upcoming revision process by calling 514-483-7200 ext. 8800 (EMSB election oce). It must either be mailed or brought to the EMSB Administration Building in person as an original signature is required.


How to get on the electoral list?

Step 1: Call 514- 483 7200 ext. 8800 to find out on which list you are registered

Step 2: Fill out this form http://www.emsb.qc.ca/emsb_en/pdf_en/governance_en/ELECTORALLIST.pdf

Step 3:  Make sure it arrives by mail or in person by Tuesday, October 14 before 10 p.m at EMSB Head Oce, 6000 Fielding Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3X 1T4 Or from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8 and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 10 at one of these four locations:

Lester B. Pearson High School in Montreal North

11575 P.M. Favier, H1G 6E5

John F. Kennedy High School in Villeray 

3030 Villeray, H2A 1E7 

LaurenHill Academy in St. Laurent 

 2505 Cote Vertu, H4R 1P3 

Westmount High School 

 4350 Ste Catherine Street West, H3Z 1R1 

 

Meet-the-candidate evening for EMSB election

A debate is scheduled on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 8 pm at Merton School, 5554 Robinson Ave. 

The candidates for Ward 4, Syd Wise and Warren Budning, will be there. Ward 4 represents the territory of Côte Saint-Luc.

>> Learn more about the election

Passing of former City Councillor Henry Marcovitz

Henry MarcovitzThe City of Côte Saint-Luc mourns the passing of former City Councillor Henry Marcovitz, who passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at the age of 92.

Mr. Marcovitz was a city councillor from 1970 to 1990. He represented District 3.

The funeral service will take place at Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at noon.

 

 

CP to perform evacuation exercise of St. Luc rail yard Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Exercise will include the use of sirens and alarms.

CP will be executing a practice evacuation exercise of our St. Luc Yard on Tuesday, October 14, between 10:00 and 11:00 AM EST.

This exercise will mimic the same steps taken should a real emergency occur. As such, the use of sirens and alarms are necessary. These sirens are quite loud and may be heard in nearby communities, particularly Côte Saint-Luc and Hampstead. Nearby residents are asked not to call 9-1-1 if sirens are heard coming from the rail yard during this evacuation exercise.Questions can be directed to CP’s Community Connect line prior to or during this exercise at 1-800-766-7912 or by email at Community_Connect@cpr.ca. 

In the case of a real emergency, the best point of contact is 9-1-1.

Thank you for your participation in helping us continue to be a leader in rail safety and emergency preparedness.




Côte Saint-Luc Volunteer Citizens on Patrol looking to recruit a few more patrollers

The City of Côte Saint-Luc is looking for new recruits and will be holding an information session on Tuesday, October 14 at 7pm at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.).

Prospective volunteers should be residents age 18 or older. They should bring identification and a completed copy of the application form available at CoteSaintLuc.org/vcop. There is a one-time membership fee of $75 and volunteers are required to make a minimum commitment of six hours per month.

Since its inception in July 2006, vCOP volunteers have worked alongside public security, police, fire and EMS services to add to Côte Saint-Luc's substantial safety initiatives and have logged more than 42,000 hours.

More than 80 volunteers patrol the streets of Côte Saint-Luc in marked vCOP vans, scooters, on foot and on bicycles. The volunteers notify local agencies about emergency and non-emergency situations as they act as observers throughout the community. Volunteer patrollers also help out at all community events, check smoke detectors in homes in partnership with the fire department and assist with residents at major fires and other large incidents.

Côte Saint-Luc was the first city in Quebec to implement this neighbourhood-watch-on-wheels program in 2006. 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 CoteSaintLuc.org/vcop.

 

 



Côte Saint-Luc to distribute free compost on October 14, 2014

Residents of the City of Côte Saint-Luc can collect free compost at the bi-annual Compost Giveaway on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 2 pm to 8 pm at the Public Works Department Building, 7001 Mackle Rd.

Côte Saint-Luc is distributing 25 tons of compost. Every household is entitled to 120 litres. Residents can bring their own empty 40 litres buckets to help cart away the compost. Bags will be available for residents without buckets. Residents should bring a utility bill or some other official document showing they live in Côte Saint-Luc.

The compost comes from the St. Michel Environmental Complex, which distributes it to communities. The compost is made from leaves. 

If there is compost left towards the end of the day, residents may return to take away more. For more information, contact the Côte Saint-Luc Public Works Department at 514-485-6868 or bnewman@cotesaintluc.org. The Public Works Department Building is located at 7001 Mackle Rd. 

Starting October 1st, free paper bags for residents for leaf and garden waste

To help encourage residents to put garden waste at the curb, the City of Côte Saint-Luc is offering five free extra large paper bags to every household. Starting October 1st, 2014, paper bags will be available at City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.) weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm and at the Public Works Department (7001 Mackle Rd.) weekdays between 8 am and 4 pm. Proof of residency is required.

Residents can also place yard waste in their brown bins or cardboard boxes.

Residents should place paper bags and/or cardboard boxes alongside their brown bin on organic waste collection day.

 

 




Côte Saint-Luc launches mass notification system to alert residents about emergencies

The City of Côte Saint-Luc announced yesterday the launch of its CSL Alert Mass Notification System, which allows people to opt-in to receive emergency notifications via phone, text message, or e-mail.

The system will be used to notify people about imminent threats to health and safety,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “If you have a home phone, mobile phone, or email address, we’ll be able to send you information in an emergency. It is very important for residents to add their contact information to the alert system database.”

The city added all public phone numbers in Côte Saint-Luc to the system, such as the ones listed in the phone book. Therefore, most people who live in Côte Saint-Luc will get notified of an emergency by phone without having to sign up for anything.

However, for those whose home phone number is not listed, or who prefer to be notified by mobile phone, text message, or e-mail message, they must add that additional contact information to the system. Visit CoteSaintLuc.org/Alert and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to add contact information to the system.

“Not only can you receive emergency notifications in different ways, but you don’t even have to live in Côte Saint-Luc to receive notifications,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, the council member responsible for emergency preparedness. “If your parents live in Côte Saint-Luc but you live in, say, the West Island, Toronto, or Florida, you can nonetheless sign yourself up to get notifications that affect your parents’ address.”


>>Presentation of the Emergency and Disaster plan



For more information or to add your phone numbers and e-mail address to the system, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/Alert.

Ballroom dancing championship coming to Côte Saint-Luc

For the fourth consecutive year, the Canadian Amateur Open Dancesport Championships will be at the Côte Saint-Luc Gymnasium (7500 Mackle Rd.) on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 1 pm to midnight.

The Canadian Amateur Open Dancesport Championships is presented by Danse Sport Québec. It allows ballroom dancers to compete for the title of Canadian Open Amateur Champion.

Tickets to this event are $40 for people age 16 and older or $25 for people 15 and younger and can be purchased online at www.dansesportquebec.com or offline by filling in the ticket order form and sending it with your payment information :

E-mail: claudette.martin@dansesportquebec.com

Fax: 450 222-2305

Mail: Danse Sport Québec, 380 rue Lafond, St-Calixte (Québec) J0K 1Z0.

Dancers of all ages and from all regions of Canada, the United States, and possibly Europe will perform their best efforts in both Latin and standard styles of dance for judges and spectators. Dancers will be dressed in ball gowns and tailcoats and as they perform the Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep. They will also dance to Latin music including the Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive.

Danse Sport Québec has a number of dancers from Côte-St-Luc who will be introduced at the competition.  Danse Sport Québec extends an invitation to its spectacular event to all dance lovers.

For more information, please visit www.dansesportquebec.com or call 1-800-474-5746.

 

Missing 14-year old found safely

The missing 14-year was found safely at Longeuil metro station on Wednesday evening. Thanks to all those who spread the word to help find the boy.

>> Read the tweet from the boy's father

Owners of outdoor cats in Côte Saint-Luc must purchase licence tags

Owners of outdoor cats are required to buy a licence for their cat, which includes a tag worn around the neck that can be used to help reunite lost cats to their owners.

“I implore cat owners to license their outdoor cats,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, who is responsible for the animal protection portfolio. “We have had some recent success stories about outdoor cats who got lost but were found and reunited with their owners thanks to the tags.”

In late August, Lydia Ghazal, a member of the Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee (CSLCC), trapped a cat that had been hanging around her house for some time. The cat was terrified, starving but had a collar and tag around its neck. Diane Liebling, who oversees the CSLCC’s fostering program, took the cat in while Shelley Schecter from Educhat spoke with the city who was able to provide the contact information of the cat owner and they were reunited.

A few days later, the CSLCC was alerted that someone’s Siamese cat had left the home and not returned. Because the owner had purchased a license, it was easier for the CSLCC to assist in the search. Fortunately, the cat came back on its own.

“Personally, I have always had concerns about people who have outdoor cats,” Councillor Cohen said. “I have seen the pain and anguish experienced by some of my own neighbours, whose cats went out at night and never returned. The fact is, if you do insist upon having an outdoor cat then please purchase a license and make sure they are micro chipped by the local veterinarian. It is a small price to pay to significantly increase the odds if your cat goes missing.”

Outdoor cats in the City of Côte Saint-Luc need a cat licence following By-law 2394 that came into effect on November 1, 2012. Owners of outdoor cats must have them registered at City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.) and obtain a cat identification tag, provide relevant information required to process the registration of the cat, and produce a certificate from their veterinarian stipulating that the cat has been spayed or neutered, provided the cat is 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, $15 for an outdoor cat that is spayed or neutered, but does not bear a microchip or tattoo, and $20 for an outdoor cat that is not spayed or neutered as a result of a medical exemption. The latter alludes to a feline 10 calendar years or older or one that has a medical exemption from the veterinarian attesting to the fact that it cannot be spayed or neutered. Fines will be issued to cat owners not complying with the by-law. They range from a minimum of $40 to a maximum of $1,200.

 

For more information about licensing, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/PetLicenses. For more information about the Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/cats.




Photographs of journalist-turned-artist on display at the Côte Saint-Luc Library art gallery

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is presenting Illuminations, an exhibit of iridescent photographs of Montreal-based photographer André Boucher in the Library’s Art Gallery from September 30 to November 23, 2014.

Boucher will be at the Art Gallery on Tuesday, September 30 at 7 pm to discuss his work during a free Meet the Artist event. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibit features photographic works from six different series. The common theme, aside from mirroring effects, is that none of the photos has been digitally altered or retouched.  

Boucher prints his photographs on a variety of surfaces such as glass, stainless steel and paper, which he says allows him the flexibility of altering visual perceptions and keep the viewer guessing.

Boucher was born in Chicoutimi in 1950. He developed his talents as a photographer early in life. A graduate in communication studies, Boucher worked as a reporter for the newspaper Le Soleil and later founded Groupe Image, a project he directed for several years. He became a freelance photographer and then made a move towards contemporary art. He currently lives and works in Montreal. Boucher’s work has been shown throughout Quebec, and can be found in numerous private and museum collections.

His current artworks can be viewed at AndreBoucher.com.


The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm except statutory holidays when it is open 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org.


City to unveil highlights of disaster plan on Monday, September 15

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will unveil a summary of its emergency plan to the public on Monday, September 15 at 8pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

“We have updated our plan this year and our city council, staff, and volunteers are trained on what to do in case of a disaster or major emergency,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “We want to give residents an overview of the plan and explain how it would be used in an emergency.”

Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, the council member responsible for emergency preparedness will also discuss how residents can prepare for the first 72 hours of an emergency.

“Even with the best disaster plan and the best execution of that plan, it may take emergency workers some time to get to you because they have to prioritize who needs the most help,” Councillor Nashen said. “In the event of a major emergency, residents need to be prepared, too, with enough bottled water, canned foods, medication, and anything else you require.”

 

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For more information on how to prepare for an emergency, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/EmergencyPreparedness.

Council meeting: Monday, September 8, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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.


Council agenda

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Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

 

 

 

Grand re-opening of Nathan Shuster Park on September 14 at 11 am

Nathan Shuster Park re-opens on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 11 am after a $1.02 million renovation that includes some of the most innovative new equipment for kids on the Montreal island.

“The play equipment we have installed for both younger and older kids at Nathan Shuster Park will make it unique on the island,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “In order to plan the park, council and staff, and residents engaged in place-making exercises. Place-making is the process of making public places that will attract people and promote their health, happiness, and well-being.  I am confident the revamped Park will succeed admirably in doing so.”

District 8 Councillor Ruth Kovac says the park will be well used because of its unique features.

"I am very proud of the way the process that led to the rejuvenation of the park," Councillor Kovac said. "We engaged, discussed, debated and in the end have a great park. I think parents and grandparents will have a lot of great memories here."

The park is located between Collins Ave. to the south and Wallenberg Ave. to the north. It is near the northern-most part of Cavendish Blvd. The park now includes a zip-line, tube slide, enhanced nature walk trail, and other items for kids. Given that the Park sits together with a protected forested area, many of the items play on the forest theme with benches that look like logs sliced in half and a play equipment that looks like a treehouse.

“We think Nathan Shuster Park will attract people from across Côte Saint-Luc who want to experience something different,” said Councillor Mitchell Brownstein, the council member responsible for parks and recreation issues. “We think it will become a favourite destination in Côte Saint-Luc, not just for people in the area but from all over our city.”

Nathan Shuster Park was originally inaugurated on June 14, 1990. It is named in honour of the late Nathan Shuster who was a city councillor in Côte Saint-Luc from 1964 to 1989. He passed away in 1989 before the end of his term of office. Nathan Shuster’s children have been invited to the event and are expected to attend the grand re-opening.

 

To learn more about Nathan Shuster Park, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/NathanShusterPark.




Gravy on the Side: Cancelled this Saturday evening, August 23 at 8:30 pm

 

Please take note that Gravy on the Side, the Côte Saint Luc Dramatic Society variety hour, is cancelled for Saturday, August 23 at 8:30 pm. 

We apologize for any inconvenience 

The Association of Suburban Municipalities and Bill 3

The Association of Suburban Municipalities issued a press release today on the issue of Bill 3. 

>> Read the press release

 

Maison Fleuries Garden Beautification Contest

The annual Maisons Fleuries garden beautification contest recognizes the lovely landscapes across Côte Saint-Luc.

We’ve simplified the process this year by automatically entering all gardens into the contest. You no longer need to register.

This summer, a panel of judges will view all the front gardens in Côte Saint-Luc and select the winners and runners up in many categories including:

  • residential properties
  • apartments
  • condominiums
  • seniors residences
  • commercial buildings
  • public buildings 
  • community gardens 

If your garden is selected to be honoured, we’ll notify you and invite you to the reception this fall.

For more information, call 514-485-6806.




Council meeting: Monday, August 11, 2014

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.


How to ask a question at the city council meeting

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.


Council agenda

View the PDF


Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

 

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc encourages residents to donate funds towards a mobile shelter for its sister city of Ashkelon

In 1975, Côte Saint-Luc became the sister city of Ashkelon, the southernmost city of Israel on the Mediterranean shoreline with a population of 110,000. Since hostilities began in early July, Ashkelon has been hit by more than 500 rockets. It is largest city within 20 km of the Gaza border.

“Many residents have approached the City Council to ask what can be done to help the people of our twin city,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “After discussions with Federation CJA, we believe a donation by our residents for a shelter is a concrete and visible way to help the people of Ashkelon and to let them know that the people of Côte Saint-Luc are thinking about them.”

Contributions designated to the mobile shelter can be made via the Israel Relief Fund of Federation CJA at www.federationcja.org/ashkelon or by calling 514-345-2600. Local officials in Ashkelon have identified an area next to the Ashkelon science school as the eventual location of the mobile shelter. The mobile shelter costs $20,000. 

To designate your donation for the Ashkelon mobile shelter, please include “IRF 2014 / Ashkelon” on the memo area of the front of the cheque. If donating by phone, please mention “IRF 2014 / Ashkelon” to the agent. If donating online, use the following address: www.federationcja.org/ashkelon.

 

The history of Côte Saint-Luc and Ashkelon

The City of Cote Saint-Luc and Ashkelon have been twin cities since 1975 when Mayor Samuel Moskovitch traveled to Ashkelon for a twinning ceremony. Since that time, Côte Saint-Luc has welcomed many delegations from Ashkelon. The green space behind the Côte Saint-Luc library was officially named Ashkelon Gardens, in honour of our sister city, on April 22, 1988.

 

For more information, contact Councillor Dida Berku at dberku@cotesaintluc.org or 514-485-6945.


Côte Saint-Luc EMS recruiting sessions this Thursday and Sunday

Côte Saint-Luc Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is looking for new members to join its team of volunteer medics.

A Côte Saint-Luc EMS recruiting sessions take place at the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre on Thursday, August 7 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, Sunday, August 10 at 9a m to 10:30 am, and again at 1 pm to 2:30 pm.

“Members must be active, eager to get involved, ready to learn and enjoy taking on challenges and making a difference in the community,” said Councillor Sam Goldbloom, the council member responsible for Public Safety services. “No previous first-aid training is required.”

EMS courses are offered twice during the year. Students complete in-class sessions and an on the-road apprenticeship, where they respond to real calls and put into practice the skills they learned in class. Members are encouraged to perform at least one shift per week.

[New location] Family movie night

Please note that Family movie night previously scheduled to take place at the ACC on Saturday, August 9 at 7 pm, is now being held in the Harold Greenspon Auditorium in Côte Saint-Luc City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.).

Come see Wreck-It Ralph with your family. It’s free to attend but it’s recommended to reserve your spot by calling 514-485-6900, ext. 4111.