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Flags Will Fly at Half-Mast in Champlain in memory of the Victims of COVID-19

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 12:30 AM

Champlain, March 10, 2021 — On March 11, the Township of Champlain will lower its flags to half-mast for the National Day of Observance of COVID-19. At 1:00 p.m., the Township invites all citizens to observe a minute of silence to honour the victims.

“COVID-19 pandemic will remain in history and will leave an important scar in the lives of our residents. The Government of Canada designated March 11, 2021, as a National Day of Observance to commemorate the people who lost their lives because of...

Champlain Township Public Library Building Condition

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:15 PM

Champlain, February 24, 2021 – In 1984, the Township took ownership of the building at 94 Main Street East, now known as the Champlain Public Library, originally built in 1856. Restoration work has been done over the years and masonry work was completed to the east side of the building’s exterior wall in 2019. The Township’s asset management plan requires an assessment of all its buildings by July 2023. Consequently, the Township mandated an engineering firm to assess the condition of the building.


Budget 2021

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2021 08:00 PM

A 2021 Budget Focused on Roads and Economic Development


Champlain, February 10, 2021 – The Township of Champlain’s 2021 budget has been approved. On January 14, 2021, council voted to accept an investment of $6,078,660 in capital projects and $14,490,820 through the operating budget that provides the day-to-day delivery of services and programs to Champlain residents.

For 2021, the property tax rate is increased by 1.65%.

For a house with a property assessment of $200,000, the increase represents...

$3 million Investment for L’Orignal Wastewater and Storm Water Systems

Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2021 09:15 PM


More than $3 million in funding will be invested in the long-needed storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water main improvements for King Street in L’Orignal.

We would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to the governments of Canada and Ontario for this strategic infrastructure investment in our community, namely:

  • The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure & Communities,
  • The Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure,
  • Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament...

UCPR and VIA Rail Canada extend the lease of the Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail

Posted on Sunday, December 20, 2020 07:15 PM

L’Orignal, December 17, 2020 – The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) are pleased to announce that it has agreed with VIA Rail Canada to a mutual contract amendment to extend the current lease of the Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail for an additional six months, until June 30, 2021.

The purpose of the contract extension is to provide leeway for both parities to come to an agreement early in 2021 for the sale of the Prescott and Russell Recreational Trail (also known as the Montreal...