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A new laundry service in Saint-Marc

A laundry service just to make a return in the most economically deprived area of Shawinigan. Monday morning, Benoit Denis proceeded with the official inauguration of the Laundry room Saint-Marc. After having acquired the building located at the corner of the avenue Saint-Marc and rue Frigon in may 2017, the business man has found that the tenants did not have facilities for washers and dryers nearby. The service is open since the beginning of April, and residents in the neighborhood appreciate it more and more. The investment of $ 90,000 has been made possible thanks to the collaboration of the City of Shawinigan and the Company to aid the development of communities in the Centre-de-la-Mauricie.

Crosses of conduct

The major project of upgrading drinking water infrastructure continues to Shawinigan. In an extraordinary meeting on 23 April, the city council has awarded a significant contract for the crosspiece of a driving under the Saint-Maurice river.

It is the company Marathon Drilling Co of Saint-Lazare who has achieved this mandate, for the sum of 4 348 720 $. Only two bidders had submitted a proposal in the framework of this call for tenders.

This contract will be funded from the settlement of debt of $ 58.5 million adopted for the upgrade of drinking water facilities, in April 2016.

At the same time, the elected officials have decided to forgo a period of 30 days provided for in the Law on the protection of agricultural land and agricultural activities, following the receipt of a report of the preliminary guidance of the Commission de protection du territoire agricole du Québec. This last has decided to accept the use for a purpose other than agriculture lots that will be affected by the work around the development of driving under the Saint-Maurice river, on the side of the sector, Shawinigan-Sud. Given this orientation, the City waives the 30-day period to submit its observations in order to accelerate the process.

May 17,
The municipal council of Shawinigan has recently adopted a resolution to proclaim may 17 as the international Day against homophobia and transphobia. At this time, a flag of arc-en-ciel will be hoisted on a mast at the town hall. The city council intends to launch a message of tolerance, openness and hope.

At the same meeting, the elected officials have proclaimed the week of may 7 to 13 “mental health Week in the city of Shawinigan”. They wish to remind the municipalities of Quebec contribute to the positive mental health of the population.

Acting director
Following the retirement of the director of the Department of recreation, culture and community life, Robert Desjardins, the city council has appointed Denis Brodeur as acting director of the same department.


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