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May 15

Newsletter from the MRC d'Argenteuil

 

Read the complete newsletter here.

newsletter MRC_20200515

 

 

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April 16

AUTOMATED CALL SYSTEM - CITY OF LACHUTE

Important message from the City of Lachute about the COVID-19 pandemic

 

In these difficult times for all, the City of Lachute wishes to encourage you to persevere in the application of the protection instructions given by the Government of Quebec.

Our region is currently one of the least affected in the Laurentians and this is due to our collective efforts to protect each other.

We would like to remind you of important telephone numbers of resources that can help you get through this pandemic period.

• If you are a senior or need help with running errands, want to know about the different services in the community or just want to talk to someone, contact the Argenteuil Volunteer Center at 450-562-7447.

• If you think you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, contact 450 644-4545 or 1-877-644-4545 immediately. You can also find all the information regarding COVID-19 at quebec.ca/coronavirus

• If you want to make a report for non-compliance with the safety instructions, contact the Sûreté du Québec at 310-4141 or by cell phone at *4141.

• If you have any questions about municipal services during the pandemic period, do not hesitate to contact us at 450 562-3781.

This situation, although painful, is temporary. Let's continue our good work taking care of ourselves and others.

It's going to be fine!

 

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April 9

CISSS des Laurentides’ maternity wards andbirthing centre remain open for expectant mothers andthe person accompanying them

Saint-Jérôme, April 9, 2020 – The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) desLaurentides would like to offer this reassurance to the region’s expectant mothers who are due to deliver inthe next few weeks: teams in the maternity wards and the birthing centre remain ready to receive you forthe births. The other parent or the significant person chosen to accompany the expectant mother will alsobe admitted for the delivery and for the postnatal stay.

However, here are some of the measures in place for the protection of pregnant women and their newbornbabies:

• No visitors are allowed during pregnancy-monitoring appointments. This includes spouses, childrenand accompaniers.

• The second parent or the significant person is allowed to attend the delivery and to remain duringthe postnatal stay if they do not present any risks of infection or symptoms related to COVID-19.

• All parents must remain in their room during their stay and cannot circulate freely.

• Meals are provided for the mother and, under these exceptional circumstances, to the personaccompanying her, as leaving the room is not allowed.

• No visitors will be permitted during the stay.

• Women who do not present any risks of infection or symptoms related to COVID-19 can bemonitored by the midwifery service.

CISSS des Laurentides takes this opportunity to wish all the families awaiting a birth in the next few weeksa period of much happiness and discovery.

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Source:

Direction des affaires corporatives, des affaires juridiques et des communications

Service des communications et des relations publiques

450-432-2777, ext. 22898

Toll-free 1-800-363-2507, ext. 22898

 

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Newsletter for Argenteuil seniors 70 years or older

 

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PRESS RELEASE -

The Government of Québec limits access to the MRC d’Argenteuil region as a preventive measure

Lachute, April 1, 2020 – In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Québec adopted Ministerial Order 2020-013 today aimed at limiting travel to and from four new regions of Québec, including the MRC d’Argenteuil. As of noon today, checkpoints have been set up around and within the MRC d’Argenteuil.

According to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and the Sûreté du Québec, travel should be limited to trips for medical reasons and work when teleworking is not possible. Roadside checkpoints will reduce travel into and out of certain regions and territories that are more vulnerable and help contain the spread of the virus.In the case of the MRC d’Argenteuil, these control measures are aimed at preserving the low infection rates currently found in the region. To keep these rates as low as possible, the MRC d’Argenteuil reminds the population that it is more important than ever to follow self-isolation and social distancing measures and to apply government directives to the letter. This is not the time to relax our efforts!

The MRC d’Argenteuil Council applauds this decision by the Government of Québec to set up checkpoints along the roads leading to its territory. “We are aware that these are restrictive measures, but in the current context, we must redouble our efforts to protect the public. Everyone’s cooperation is essential,” said MRC warden Scott Pearce.

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Source : MRC d’Argenteuil

For information : Lucie Lafleur, Communications Advisor

MRC d’Argenteuil450 562-2474, ext. 2306 | llafleur@argenteuil.qc.ca

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Paying municipal taxes – 1st instalment


The City of Lachute would like to inform the population of the procedure for paying the first tax instalment due on April 1.

In accordance with the Cities and Towns Act, the City of Lachute is maintaining the April 1, 2020 due date for the payment of the first instalment of municipal taxes. However, the City will change the interest rate for late payments. The new rate will be set at 0% for any delay in the payment of property taxes, supplemental taxes and transfer tax (welcome tax) so as not to impose an additional financial burden on persons or businesses who have suffered a loss of income. The implementation of this measure is equivalent to, and has the same impact as, the postponement of the payment date. It is important to remember that citizens who are able to pay their taxes must do so in order to ensure the continuity of our municipal services.

The City wishes to remind citizens that, while it will not be possible to pay taxes directly at City Hall, there are several other payment options available:

  • though the online services of most banking institutions;
  • through your mortgage company;
  • by cheque or money order sent by mail or deposited in the mailbox at City Hall (see image below).

 

Please note that due to bank delays and the fact that the municipal administration is operating at reduced staff levels due to the current situation (COVID-19), there may be a slight delay in cashing cheques.

Given the uncertainty of the situation, the City will keep you informed of the procedure for paying the July and October instalments.

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION

COVID-19: Update as of Tuesday March 17

Lachute, March 17, 2020 – In the current context, the City of Lachute would like to provide an update on the maintenance of municipal services and a reminder of preventive measures and health recommendations, in addition to other related information.

Administrative measures and municipal services

In accordance with the directives of the Government of Québec, all City of Lachute municipal buildings will be closed until further notice.

The following services are suspended until further notice:

  • The Ecocentre;
  • The Jean-Marc-Belzile Library;
  • All municipal recreational activities at the Kevin-Lowe­-Pierre-Pagé Arena and at the indoor pool are cancelled until further notice;
  • The spring registration period is postponed for the time being;
  • Border services at the municipal airport are also closed.

 

We would also like to inform you that due to the suspension of all municipal activities, the spring/summer edition of the Municipal Bulletin will not be published in mid-April as scheduled.

 

On the other hand, many municipal services are available online or by phone:

  • Some permit applications can be made through the Voilà! application. For the issuing of building and burning permits, no appointments with inspectors will be possible. However, you can contact us at 450-562-3781 to find out how to apply. The issuing of event or public assembly permits will be suspended for an indefinite period;
  • Municipal taxes can be paid at most banking institutions or by postdated cheques, sent by mail or left in the mailbox at City Hall;
  • Violation tickets can be paid online through the Constats Express service on the Lachute website.
  • Dog tag renewals will be possible as soon as the municipal offices reopen;
  • Library books can be renewed on the library’s website.

 

Please note that no penalties will be imposed on citizens because of delays caused by these limitations on services.

 

In addition, the next municipal Council session, scheduled on Monday April 6, will be held behind closed doors. The session will be broadcasted by the TVC d’Argenteuil.

 

We also want to reassure the public that the drinking water distribution network, which is the essential service of the municipality, is completely safe and that contamination of the water is impossible.

 

Please also note the following:

  • All unnecessary gatherings are prohibited;
  • All outdoor gatherings are prohibited;
  • Door-to-door solicitation is strictly prohibited on the territory of Lachute;
  • Please limit social interactions.

Municipal services can still be reached by phone at 450 562-3781 and on the City’s website. The City of Lachute will keep you regularly informed as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

 

Preventive measures and voluntary isolation

We ask the population to follow the prevention recommendations issued by the Government of Québec. To this effect, the City wishes to remind the population of the following guidelines provided by Public Health to limit the spread of the virus:

  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds; this is the most important and effective measure for preventing the spread of a virus;
  • Use hand sanitizer (Purell) only if it is not possible to wash your hands with soap and water;
  • Avoid touching your face;
  • Avoid shaking hands;
  • Cough into your elbow;
  • Avoid contact with others if you are ill;
  • Stay at least one metre away from any individual with symptoms such as coughing or sneezing;
  • If you go outside to walk, please respect the advised distance of 1 to 3 meters between people.

 

Be particularly attentive to the following symptoms:

i)       Cough

ii)      Fever

iii)    Difficulty breathing

 

If you believe you have been exposed to or are at risk of contracting COVID-19, or if you are experiencing any of its related symptoms, call the Coronavirus Hotline at 1 877-644-4545. If you have symptoms, please remain in isolation at home and limit all social interactions.


We also remind you that more information about COVID-19, prevention measures and means of transmission is available on the quebec.ca/coronavirus website.

 

“The City of Lachute is in communication with all partners in the community, including the CISSS, the Sûreté du Québec, schools and community organizations. Many organizations have assured us of their complete collaboration. We want to reassure the public that all measures are being put in place to ensure everybody’s safety, and to slow the spread of COVID-19. In addition, we are aware that the population of Lachute is particularly vulnerable since it includes a large proportion of seniors. We wish to exercise great caution in these circumstances, in consideration of this population at risk, so that our community is affected as little as possible. With this in mind, we are appealing to the public for solidarity. I would also like to thank the City of Lachute employees for their dedication and hard work in maintaining quality services for the population, despite the circumstances”, commented City of Lachute Mayor, Carl Péloquin.

Thank you for your understanding and your collaboration.

 

City Of Lachute

450 562-3781

 

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Tax Bill 2020

We are pleased to present this leaflet which will allow you to better understand yourtax bill.

 

Tax Bill 2020

 

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