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COVID-19: The City welcomes mandatory face coverings

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Starting Saturday, July 18, face coverings will be mandatory for everyone aged 12 and up in all enclosed public places, all across Québec. Châteauguay Mayor Pierre-Paul Routhier is pleased with the provincial government’s announcement, the details of which can be found here

Thursday, July 16: COVID-19 mobile walk-in testing clinic

A COVID-19 mobile WALK-IN testing clinic will take place on Thursday, July 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 55+ Centre (27 boulevard Saint-Francis). This clinic is free and is intended for Montérégie-Ouest residents only, which includes Châteauguay.

People are invited to come to the site at the start of the clinic. After showing proof of residency, they will be given a number and will be called back to find out the time of their test.

A total of 500 tests can be done during the day.

Fall 2020 : Dismantling of power line towers in Châteauguay

Over the next two years, Hydro-Québec will dismantle 131 towers over 20 km of the 120-kV Beauharnois-Aqueduc power line. The line crosses Châteauguay, Kahnawake and LaSalle. The project will go ahead as per the agreement reached with the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake.

The presence of a nearby 315-kV transmission line that connects to the 315-kV grid on the island of Montréal has made the dismantling possible.

New visual identity and Facebook page for the Bibliothèque Raymond-Laberge

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Ville de Châteauguay is pleased to unveil the new visual identity for the Bibliothèque Raymond-Laberge, which was officially renamed last year.

To clearly mark this new chapter in the life of this important cultural and social institution, the City wanted to come up with a strong image that represents library users and attests to the sense of belonging they feel toward this warm, open, welcoming place. 

Tips and measures to take in extreme heat

In light of the ongoing heat wave and the extreme heat warning issued by the Direction de santé publique de la Montérégie and still in effect, we would like to pass along some advice to help tolerate the heat: 

•  Drink regularly, without waiting to feel thirsty.

•  Reduce physical effort as much as possible.

•  Spend a few hours each day in a cool or air-conditioned place.

•  Take a cool shower or bath as often as necessary or cool yourself off with a damp towel.

Suspicious individual identifying himself as a police officer

The Service de police de Châteauguay would like to inform the public that a person is approching boat owners on Lac Saint-Louis near Saint-Bernard Island in Châteauguay and falsely identifies himself as a police officer.

Citizens reported two similar events that occurred in mid-June.

The individual is believed to be travelling in a beige motorboat of approximately 12 feet, with a front window. He is believed to be a caucasian male, with long brown hair, a long brown beard, and he would speak French. He would be wearing a jacket with the word POLICE on the back.

Opening of the Aide-logement housing helpline from the MRC de Roussillon

Saint-Constant, June 12 2020 – The Roussillon Regional County Municipality (MRC), in partnership with the Office municipal d’habitation de Châteauguay and various local stakeholders, is opening the Aide-logement housing helpline to support Roussillon residents concerned by housing issues that have been exacerbated this year by the Covid-19 situation.

Wednesday, July 1: Canada Day show on Facebook and YouTube

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On Wednesday, July 1st, Canada is in the spotlight with a virtual show featuring our local artists, organized in collaboration with the Chateauguay & Valley Irish Heritage Association.

Châteauguay-Lachine river shuttle starts up

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The Châteauguay-Lachine river shuttle – a major tourist attraction on île Saint-Bernard in the summer – started up its operations!

Linking the cities of Châteauguay and Lachine, the shuttle ferries cyclists and walkers to the Lachine marina after a pleasant journey on Lake Saint-Louis and the Châteauguay River. The crossing takes about an hour. The shuttle will operate on Saturdays and Sundays until September 13, in addition to summer statutory holidays (July 1 and September 7).