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Township lowering flags for 215 hours to honour 215 children found at Kamloops residential school

Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2021 03:00 AM

Township of Champlain flags have been lowered to half-mast from Monday, May 31, 2021, to June 9, 2021, in memory of the 215 children whose remains were discovered on the site of a former Kamloops, B.C. residential school on May 28, 2021.  This period of mourning is reflective of one hour for every child whose life was lost.

On May 28, Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc Chief Rosanne Casimir announced that with the assistance of a specialist in ground-penetrating radar, the remains...

Semi-Annual Hydrant Flushing

Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 03:15 AM

SEMI-ANNUAL HYDRANT FLUSHING

Flushing of the municipal water system will begin on Wednesday, May 26 and continue during the next few weeks. This procedure will remove accumulated rust from the watermain that may have formed on the pipe walls. The water flow is increased and the water is flushed through the hydrants. Operations are performed using predetermined flushing routes that facilitate a better cleaning. This procedure is essential to ensure optimal system performance and excellent drinking...

New Training for Farm Workers

Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 02:45 AM

New Training for Farm Workers in Prescott and Russell

 

L’Orignal, May 12, 2021 –  The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) in partnership with the Prescott-Russell Employment Services Centre (PRESC) and Groupe Convex Prescott-Russell will offer Farm Assistance Training to support the skills development of local Agricultural Workers, starting in September 2021. 

“Agricultural businesses are an important economic pillar for our region, and they are currently facing significant...

Call to governments to support the Gig Project to bring Fibre to the Home

Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2021 01:15 AM

MAYORS, REEVES, WARDENS CALL ON FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS TO SUPPORT THE EORN GIG PROJECT TO BRING FIBRE TO THE HOME

On May 4, 59 heads of Council from across eastern Ontario gathered for a virtual meeting and voiced overwhelming support for the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) Gig Project, which aims to connect homes and businesses across the region with ultra-fast internet speeds. 

These municipal leaders are joining the Chairs of EORN, the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC)...

Grill safely this barbecue season

Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2021 09:00 PM

GRILL SAFELY THIS BARBECUE SEASON

Champlain Township, May 5, 2021 - With the barbecue season under way across Ontario, Champlain Fire Department recommends taking a few safety precautions before grilling that first meal this summer.

“Barbecuing is one of the great pleasures of summer and the fire service wants to make sure everyone enjoys the season safely,” said Ghislain Pigeon, Director of Fire Services. “Before you fire it up for the first time this year, check and clean your...