Ice Storm Damages | Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery

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Ice Storm Damages on site

Despite our work to repair the damages and clean the site, trees and branches still block many of the cemetery's 33 kilometres of roads.

Ice Storm Damages on site

April 18th, 2023

Thousands of trees were broken by the ice storm and wind on April 5th, and, despite our work to repair the damages and clean the site, many of the cemetery's 33 kilometres of roads are still blocked by trees and branches that present a significant danger to visitors. In addition, several branches broken by the ice, threaten to fall at any time, posing additional risks to visitors.

This situation truly saddens us.

We have invited, via the conciliator, the union representing our operating employees to accept a truce in their strike to make the site safe and allow the deceased's families to return. Unfortunately, our proposal was declined by the union.

Given the exceptional damage caused by this ice storm, we continue to invite our union partners to help us to reopen the cemetery for the families of the deceased as soon as possible.

We continue to welcome bereaved families by appointment for cremation and crypt burial services, but casket burials in the ground are postponed.

We will announce the reopening of the cemetery as soon as the site is secure.

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