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Residents Urged to Take Precautions: Poor Air Quality Conditions Due to Wildfire Smoke

Posted on Friday, June 16, 2023 04:48 PM

Eastern Ontario Health Unit - June 16, 2023

Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change have issued a Special Air Quality Statement for the Eastern Ontario region, as smoke from wildfires is causing poor air quality. The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is advising residents to avoid strenuous outdoor activities while the statement is in effect, as they may cause respiratory symptoms such as coughing and shortness of breath. Wildfire...

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LIFTED: Fire Permit Hold

Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2023 10:03 AM

Fire Permit Hold Lifted - June 15, 2023

The fire permit hold is now lifted.  Please refer to our Fire Permits page for important information on guidelines, regulations and to apply for a permit. 

Always check the fire rating before starting a fire. You can subscribe to the Fire Permits page to receive updates when the fire rating changes.

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Notice:Poor Air Quality Conditions

Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2023 02:26 PM

Eastern Ontario Health Unit - June 6, 2023

Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Poor Air Quality Conditions

Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change have issued a Special Air Quality Statement for the Eastern Ontario region. When the outdoor air quality health reaches level 7 or higher (high to very high risk level) on the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI), you should take precautions for yourself and those you care for. The Eastern...

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Flags Will Fly at Half-Mast in Champlain in Honour of Chief Bruce Barton

Posted on Monday, June 05, 2023 03:28 PM

Flags Will Fly at Half-Mast in Champlain in Honour of Former Fire Chief Bruce Barton

Champlain - June 5, 2023

It is with profound sadness that the Township of Champlain has been informed of the passing of Bruce Barton, former Fire Chief of Station 1, on May 31, 2023.

Born and raised in Vankleek Hill, Mr. Barton began his career with the Township in 1967 as a volunteer firefighter for Vankleek Hill and rose through the ranks to become Fire Chief in 1987.  Bruce served his community with honour and...

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June is Senior's Month in the Township of Champlain!

Posted on Friday, June 02, 2023 09:00 AM

June is Senior’s Month in the Township of Champlain!

Did you know June is Seniors Month in Ontario? It is an opportunity to acknowledge and recognize the amazing seniors and the positive impact they have made in our lives.

This year, the theme for Seniors’ Month is Working for Seniors, which recognizes the importance of seniors keeping active, well, and safe in their communities. The Township of Champlain will be naming its chosen senior as Senior of the Year 2023 at this month’s regular Council...