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Updated: January 8, 2021

This page provides a range of useful information for residents and details about municipal services in the context of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

This pictogram gives an overview of the most recent changes and additions.

Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville is now at Level 4 – Maximum Alert (Red) by order of the Québec Government. To learn more about alert levels, go to quebec.ca/coronavirus. Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville is one of the 82 municipalities of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) (Montreal metropolitan community) and is, therefore, subject to the directives applicable to the entire greater Montreal area.

New government measures: Impacts on the City’s services

PRESS RELEASE – Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, January 8, 2021 – In accordance with directives from the government of Quebec and the Direction de la santé publique issued on January 6, the City of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville will continue to offer its administrative services remotely until February 8, inclusively. Public Works is continuing its operations.

It is possible to contact the City by phone at 450-653-2443 or by email at information@stbruno.ca. Opening hours can be consulted at all times at stbruno.ca.

City council meetings will be maintained since they can be held without the presence of the public and are broadcast live on the City’s YouTube channel. The next meeting will be held on January 19 at 7 p.m.

Buildings

To comply with the new measures, the Michael-Bilodeau arena will be closed from January 9 to February 8.

In addition, as was done this fall, the following buildings will be closed to the public until February 8, inclusively:
City hall;
Vieux Presbytère exhibit hall;
Centre Marcel-Dulude;
1605 Rue Montarville pavilion (recreation and human resources);
Technical pavilion.

The ecocentre remains open, according to the regular schedule. The community centre also remains open, however only upon request for organizations whose social mission is helping people.

Library
Following the government announcement, starting January 11, the library will give access to 15 workspaces, including computer stations, to allow students to do schoolwork. A maximum of 25 users will be permitted inside the building. The contactless reservation loan service is maintained, as is the return of books exclusively via the outdoor chute. Access to the bookshelves remains closed and no user services will be available on site.
Up to February 8, the schedule will be as follows:
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Recreation activities

The winter Recreation and Cultural Program activities, all virtual, will be maintained. It is possible to consult the program on stbruno.ca. Registration begins January 12, at 12:15 p.m.

The Yannick de Martino (January 16), Olivier Martineau (February 5), Ludovick Bourgeois (March 21) and Billy Tellier (April 10) shows held at the Centre Marcel-Dulude have been cancelled. The City will contact ticketholders soon to inform them of the reimbursement process.

Outdoor activities

As indicated by the government, outdoor sports remain permitted, provided they are practiced alone or within a family bubble (people living at the same address).

On outdoor sports facilities, residents must comply at all times with the:
– maximum number of people allowed;
– specific instructions posted or stated by employees;
–  physical distance of 2 metres between them and other family bubbles.

If the weather forecast remains unchanged, neighbourhood rinks will open during the weekend of January 9. Check their status at any time on the stbruno.ca/patinoires page. Only free skating will be permitted until 7:30 pm. Hockey or organized activities will not be permitted.

As for the Parc Duquesne sliding hill, new measures are coming into effect. In order to avoid heavy traffic, sliding will only be permitted using the City’s tubes, which residents can borrow upon presentation of proof of residence. In order to allow residents and employees to comply with the curfew, tubes must be returned to the chalet by 7 p.m. Residents are invited to consult the stbruno.ca/glissades page to find out about all the measures in effect, including the mandatory wearing of masks.

Please note that the chalets and toilettes in the parks will be closed.

The dog park remains open.

Need help?

The City of Saint-Bruno is also maintaining its support line to offer support to its residents. Employees taking calls will direct callers to the appropriate resources. Support line: 450-441-8399, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A reminder that a community worker works for the City. This person is available full time to offer listening, assistance or support to seniors living in Saint-Bruno, by telephone or by email. The service is free and confidential: 514-234-2369, tmvr@live.ca.

Finally, the PAIR program, available on the City’s territory, offers seniors a personalized service of automated calls to verify their health status. This service is offered free of charge to any resident who is retired, sick or lonely. To subscribe, they can contact the Centre d’action bénévole (CAB) Les p’tits bonheurs at 450-441-0807.

Stay informed

  • To find out which activities are cancelled or postponed, what services are available, and any other information on the status of COVID-19, the City of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville invites residents to consult the stbruno.ca/coronavirus page, which is updated regularly.
  • We also invite you to consult the Quebec government’s web page: Confinement in Québec.

How to keep up on the latest news from the Municipality?

How to keep up on the latest news from the Municipality?

COVID-19 – Official Information Websites

Inform yourself about the rules and measures in effect as well as the healthcare resources available to you on the Québec government website.

quebec.ca/coronavirus

Also see the Government of Canada website.

canada.ca/le-coronavirus

Whistle-blowing

The Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil (SPAL) (Longueuil agglomeration police department) asks citizens to call 9-1-1 for all emergencies, for any situation requiring the presence of the police or to report a violation of COVID-19 rules.

Reminder of basic hygiene measures

See Full list of Health Recommendations for Everyone

Fraud Alert!

Watch out for fraud and misinformation. For more details, see the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

 

CLSC

Since May 21, 2020, all blood tests and other tests performed at the test centres and the CLSC are by appointment with the CISSS de la Montérégie-Est. You can make an appointment online. It is also possible to make an appointment by phone at 1 844 448-6826, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Testing Clinic, CISSS de la Montérégie-Est

Keep an eye out for new dates. The Direction de santé publique de la Montérégie encourages people who have COVID-19 symptoms or who have been in contact with a sick person to get tested. Tests are free and no appointment is needed. More information

Municipal Buildings 

The Town prioritizes online service : 450 653-2443 or information@stbruno.ca

The wearing of masks is mandatory inside all municipal buildings from 10 years of age and over.  

Town Hall – Closed for an indefinite period. Services are still offered by telephone or email, according to the regular schedule. Deposit boxes are on-site near doors for the payment of taxes and receipt of other documents.

Technical Building – Closed for an indefinite period. Services are still offered by telephone or email, according to the regular schedule. Certain conditions apply.

Pavillon 1605 Montarville – Closed for an indefinite period. Services still available by phone or email, according to regular schedule.

Library – Following the government announcement, starting January 11, the library will give access to 15 workspaces, including computer stations, to allow students to do schoolwork. A maximum of 25 users will be permitted inside the building. The contactless reservation loan service is maintained, as is the return of books exclusively via the outdoor chute. Access to the bookshelves remains closed and no user services will be available on site.
Up to February 8, the schedule will be as follows:
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Community Centre – Open exclusively for organizations providing help services. Masks are compulsory (age 10 and over). Meetings, classes, workshops, conferences and courses offered by the municipality on the premises are suspended, Employees are on the job and will handle your requests during regular hours by phone or email: 450 441-8399, centre.communautaire@stbruno.ca.

Municipal Shops (Public Works and Supplies) – Handling requests by phone or email is the preferred method. Contact information

Centre d’exposition du Vieux Presbytère – Closed to public for an indefinite period. Employees will handle requests by email and telephone during regular administrative office hours.

  Michael-Bilodeau Arena – To comply with the new measures, the arena will be closed from January 9 to February 8.

Centre Marcel-Dulude – Closed. Activities suspended for an indefinite period, except for community organizations the mission of which is to provide help services. See these pages for more details: tickets and room rental.

Écocentre – The ecocentre is open during its regular hours. Residents are asked to comply with social distancing rules when in the presence of personnel and other users.

Various Services

Life Certificates – Maintained. Call us at 450 645-2999.

Tree-Care Consulting Service – Program available. Please note that social distancing must be respected between residents and the forestry engineer when trees are being evaluated.

Room Rental – See below under Recreation and Culture.

Essential Municipal Services to residents are maintained and operating normally.

Parks and Outdoor Facilities

We ask you to wash your hands before and after each visit, or to bring a bottle of hand sanitizer.
It is important to comply with physical distancing and hygiene rules.

Parks remain open. Chalets and toilettes are closed.

The dog park is open. Maximum number of people authorized on-site : 15 people

As indicated by the government, outdoor sports remain permitted, provided they are practiced alone or within a family bubble (people living at the same address).

On outdoor sports facilities, residents must comply at all times with the:
– maximum number of people allowed;
– specific instructions posted or stated by employees;
–  physical distance of 2 metres between them and other family bubbles.

Neighbourhood rinks: Check their status at any time on the stbruno.ca/patinoires page. Only free skating is permitted until 7:30 pm. Hockey or organized activities are not permitted.

Parc Duquesne sliding hill: new measures are coming into effect. In order to avoid heavy traffic, sliding will only be permitted using the City’s tubes, which residents can borrow upon presentation of proof of residence. In order to allow residents and employees to comply with the curfew, tubes must be returned to the chalet by 7 p.m. Residents are invited to consult the stbruno.ca/glissades page to find out about all the measures in effect, including the mandatory wearing of masks.

Indoor Facilities

Suspended. Including activities at Michael-Bilodeau arena (closed).

Activities and events by the Municipality and Organizations

See section below Recreation and Culture

Activities and Events

Recreation and Cultural ProgramWinter 2021 program is now available. Online activities.

Events Program – See the calendar of events on website for upcoming activities. Given that the situation can change from day to day and that compliance with government hygiene and physical distancing measures is essential, it is impossible for us to announce all events in advance.

Shows at Centre Marcel-Dulude – See details on Spectacles théâtre, humour et musique and Spectacles Jeune public. The Yannick de Martino (January 16), Olivier Martineau (February 5), Ludovick Bourgeois (March 21) and Billy Tellier (April 10) shows have been cancelled. The City will contact ticketholders soon to inform them of the reimbursement process.

Most activities offered by organizations are suspended, with the exception of help services. 

Room Rental

New reservations for municipal rooms are suspended until further notice. It is still possible for organizations whose mission is to provide help services to reserve rooms for their activities. These organizations must comply with the health rules issued by the public health department.

You need help? Telephone Helpline 

You’re looking for resources? You need food assistance? You feel isolated? We’re here for you and can refer you to the suitable resources. Helpline: 450 441-8399, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You can also consult a list of resources compiled by the Les p’tits bonheurs centre d’action bénévole (CAB) (volunteer action centre). See the list on this page.

Resource for Saint-Bruno Seniors

A grant has enabled the Town to hire a social worker for our municipality exclusively. The social work is available full time to provide Saint-Bruno seniors with listening, assistance, support and accompaniment, by phone and by email. The service is confidential and free: 514 234-2369 or tmvr@live.ca. This project is supported by the Canadian government’s Emergency Fund for Community Support and the Foundation of Greater Montreal.

The PAIR program, available on the City’s territory, offers seniors a personalized service of automated calls to verify their health status. This service is offered free of charge to any resident who is retired, sick or lonely. To subscribe, they can contact the Centre d’action bénévole (CAB) Les p’tits bonheurs at 450-441-0807.

How You can Help

The Town encourages all residents to act in solidarity during this difficult time by supporting the Centre d’action bénévole (CAB) Les p’tits bonheurs which offers such programs as Meals on Wheels and food assistance for residents in need. You can help by making a money donation using the secure link on their website at www.cabstbruno.org, under the “Dons” tab.

Other Ways to Help

Encourage buying local

You can also offer to help an elderly person with their grocery shopping, walking their dog or other assistance, all the while being sure to comply with government health guidelines.

Make a money donation to the Proanima shelter (animal services for the South Shore).

Conjugal and Family Violence is Everyone’s Business

If you hear or see any signs of conjugal or family violence, call 911. More information and resources.

DELDEL is Here for Saint-Bruno Businesses

Développement économique Longueuil (DEL) is offering accompaniment free of charge to businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis, as well as financing and tools. As the situation changes, new resources are added regularly. See the website at www.delagglo.ca.

achat local

I Buy Local! Saint-Bruno Guide

The Municipality encourages resident to buy locally to help support the local economy and workers. See the guide to businesses and restaurants active during the pandemic at stbruno.ca/j-achete-local.

If you wish to add your business or make changes to the information about your business, write us at information@stbruno.ca.

Please be reminded

Not to put disposable wipes in the toilet. They must be put in the trash. They also don’t go in your recycling bin or organic waste bin.

Not to put facial tissues (handkerchiefs) in your organic waste bin. They must be put in closed containers or garbage bags and go in the trash, the same as masks, wipes and soiled gloves.

For glass recycling, we ask users to wear gloves when disposing of pots and bottles, to make sure they stay 2 metres away from others (physical distancing) and to wash their hands as soon as possible.

See RECYC-QUÉBEC recommendations.

Ecocentre is open.

Garage Sales are cancelled until further notice.

The Ville de Saint-Bruno is closely monitoring the situation

The Town is in constant contact with the Direction de la santé publique de la Montérégie, the Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec and the regional directorate of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation to monitor the evolution of the situation and ensure the safety of residents.

The Town continues to implement the measures provided for in its civil security plan including the activities of its emergency measures coordinating committee, in order to ensure the ongoing provision of essential services.

The Town is aware that the measures put in place can cause inconveniences and that the situation demands many sacrifices for everyone in Saint-Bruno. Accordingly, it wishes to thank all Saint-Bruno residents, employees and suppliers for their understanding and their invaluable collaboration.