Living conditions have taken a turn for the worse for dozens of residents living in Laval.

A narrow stream that meanders for two kilometres near the backyards of single-family homes in the Vimont district, has become overgrown with trees, grass, and shrubs.

The water, that once naturally flowed, is now stagnant and has become a breeding ground for mosquito larvae, rodents, and other bugs.

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“You can’t be out in the yard in the evening or at dusk because of the mosquitoes or the other insects that are spawning in the swamp area,” Michael Borrelli, a homeowner in the area, told Global News.

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