Montreal, September 20th 2022While negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement continue, the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery Office Employees Union has announced that its members will be on strike as of September 20th.
Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery is attracting an increased number of families this year. Since January 2022, more than 2,410 families have chosen the cemetery as the burial place for their loved ones, an increase of 11% compared to 2021. In addition, the number of families who have acquired a lot at the Cemetery has increased by 23%, and the total area of lots acquired is up by 48%.
For the second year of implementation of the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery's green plan, the Union des artistes and the Artists’ Foundation announce their support for and association with the cemetery’s objectives of reducing its impact on the environment and maximizing its contribution to the development of biodiversity on Mount Royal.
In an article published on July 20 in Le Devoir, it is suggested that the Green Plan for Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery is a "show-off". After nearly three years of work and investment, we believe that a clarification is necessary.
Every year on the first Sunday of June, the Last Post Fund visits Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in order to pay tribute to the deceased who died honourably for our freedom.
We have informed you on a number of occasions since last March to present the challenges facing our cemetery and to share our vision.
Located on the Mount Royal Heritage Site, the Cemetery has the privilege of hosting a portion of the Escales découvertes, an initiative of the City of Montréal in celebration of its 375th anniversary. The project aims to help visitors discover the richness of the Heritage Site's landscape. Composed mainly of 3D maps, stops and clues, the Escales découvertes offer a playful and intuitive way to experience the site. They provide an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the mountain, particularly in terms of its importance in the urban landscape of Montréal.
We are proud to announce that we are now partners of the nonprofit Leave No Trace Canada, an organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible use of natural areas.
The cemetery, like the rest of Mount Royal, is home to many animal species, such as groundhogs (Marmota monax), also known as woodchucks.
Today, we pay tribute to Mrs. Ana S.L., who was interred yesterday afternoon under the first tree of Remembrance Grove. She thus inaugurates a new chapter at Notre Dame des Neiges, a chapter in her image: in harmony with nature.