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Vaudreuil-Dorion has chosen to offer a pdf version of a few general-interest publications.

Environmental policy

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion is beginning a process of public consultations to find out more about its population’s priorities in an effort to draw up an environmental policy.  

Survey

Understanding your priorities when it comes to the environment enables us to set out the guidelines and objectives of our future environmental policy. As such, you are invited to complete this short survey before April 28, 2017. 

Evening consultation meeting

An evening consultation meeting in the form of facilitator-guided round-table discussions will take place at Centre Multisports on April 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. All Vaudreuil-Dorion residents are welcome to attend!

In order to establish the number of facilitators and the material required for the meeting, we ask that you register by contacting the Environment Division by phone at 450 455-3371, Option 1 or by email at environnement@ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca.

Submitting briefs

Organizations and citizens who wish to share their challenges and priorities with relation to the environment are also invited to submit a brief by email at environnement@ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca. before April 28, 2017.

Parking at Centre Multisports : Long-term zone to be added

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion has decided to establish a long-term zone in the parking lot of Centre Multisports, close by the Vaudreuil train station. “Since last Monday, we have been studying the volume of traffic at the Centre Multisports parking lot and we see that we can free up space for users of the station. We are aware that the most difficult months are December, January and February when snow obstructs the space and takes up many parking places. Starting today, we will be providing 55 long-term parking spaces. This will not solve everything, but we are fully aware of the problems faced by our residents,” stated Mayor Guy Pilon.

On March 13th, Mayor Guy Pilon held a press conference to announce a new regulation for the Centre Multisports parking lot, namely a maximum stay of four consecutive hours. This decision resulted from numerous complaints filed by Centre Multisports users in recent months.

“While we’re waiting for the station parking lot to be finished, shuttle buses or a valet parking service like Saint-Lambert are a possibility for next winter. The AMT and the MTQ have to solve the problem. The number of people using the commuter train and the A-40 is constantly increasing. The Centre Multisports clientele is also growing and there have been numerous complaints about the lack of parking space since January. We can’t ignore this very legitimate request, as the parking lot belongs to Centre Multisports. Commuter train users also have their own space. The MTQ has the power to arrive at a solution. I will make sure that they don’t forget their commitment,” added Mayor Guy Pilon.

A meeting is scheduled between the AMT and Mayor Guy Pilon at City Hall on April 13th. The Mayor will discuss parking problems and measures to ease the situation.

French status

Vaudreuil-Dorion is a unilingually French city, a status that was determined by the Government of Québec.

In order for a municipality to offer services in both official languages, half of its population must be residents whose mother tongue is English, which is not currently the case for Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Because of this status, the Charter of the French language requires that only French be used in posting, writing and publishing documents, except where health or public safety also requires the use of another language.

Tiques/maladie de Lyme

La maladie de Lyme peut être transmise par la piqûre d'une tique infectée. En Montérégie, le nombre de personnes infectées augmente progressivement. En 2010, seuls 4 cas de maladie de Lyme avaient été confirmés dans la région tandis que 71 cas ont été répertoriés en 2014. Des populations de tiques sont maintenant établies dans la région. Elles se trouvent principalement dans les forêts, les boisés et les herbes hautes.

Comment se protéger

Le risque de se faire piquer est plus élevé entre les mois de juin et d'août, mais il faut rester vigilant du printemps à l'automne. Les adultes et les enfants faisant des activités de plein air dans les boisés (randonnée à pied ou à vélo, coupe et ramassage de bois, camping, chasse et jardinage à proximité d'une forêt) risquent davantage d'être exposés aux tiques. Certains travailleurs (voirie, moniteurs de camps d'été) sont aussi plus exposés aux tiques.

De simples moyens de prévention vous protégeront des piqures de tiques, dans les endroits où elles sont présentes :

  • Porter des pantalons longs, des souliers fermés et des bas, et appliquer un répulsif contenant du DEET en suivant les instructions indiquées sur l'étiquette du produit.
  • Prendre une douche dès le retour à la maison.
  • Inspecter sa peau à la recherche de tiques et les retirer le plus rapidement possible, compte tenu que le risque de transmission est très faible avant 24 heures et augmente avec le temps.
  • Consulter un médecin si vous présentez des symptômes (fièvre, maux de tête, fatigue et une éruption cutanée mesurant au moins 5 cm) dans les 30 jours suivant une piqure de tique. Les antibiotiques sont efficaces pour traiter la maladie.
  • Éviter que les tiques s'installent près de votre domicile en tondant la pelouse régulièrement, en ramassant les feuilles et les débris, et en créant un écart entre les aires d'activités et de jeux et les zones boisées.

Pour plus d'information : www.maladiedelymemonteregie.com