The cities of Saint-Augustin and L’Ancienne-Lorette have decided to close their municipal services, unlike their neighbor in the urban area, Quebec.
In a message sent to the media during the day, the mayor of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Sylvain Juneau, had first announced that the services would remain open. But, in the evening, the decision was changed. After discussions between the members of the council, we chose to close rinks, libraries, swimming pools and all other municipal facilities, confirmed to the Newspaper the mayor.
The City ensures that essential services will be maintained: collection of residual materials, distribution of drinking water via the water network, snow removal and emergency services.
Friday, late afternoon, the management of the municipality of L’Ancienne-Lorette decided to close all its facilities. “This measure is taken in an attempt to protect citizens and employees from the spread of Covid-19,” she said in a statement.
“All the activities planned at the Élise Marcotte Aquagym, at the Marie-Victorin library, at the point of service, at Community Center 1 (room of the Knights of Columbus), at La Hutte, as well as all the room rentals managed by the Ville are suspended for the next two weeks, until Sunday, March 29, 2020. ”
At the Multidisciplinary Sports Complex, all activities are suspended. Exceptions remain: private activities such as garage league hockey. The leisure service activities are canceled.
The City maintains its services at the town hall, but asks sick citizens and those returning from abroad to avoid frequenting the building and the municipal garage.