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12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety

Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 07:30 PM

With the holiday season and winter weather upon us, the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) is reminding everyone about the importance of fire safety as Ontarians get together with friends and family to celebrate.

“As we look forward to the holiday season, it is important that we each take steps to ensure our homes and loved ones are safe,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. “Fire safety experts remind us that household activities can result in fires. To reduce the risks facing families and communities,...

Control of Emerald Ash Borer and Elm Disease

Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 03:15 AM

Many of our residents have noticed that we have cut down many trees in our parks over the past two year. Trust us, we don't cut trees unless we have to. These trees had Ash and Elm disease and must be removed immediately. Don't worry, we have plans to replant some healthy native species in the fall!

What is the Emerald Ash Borer?

The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a species of metallic wood-boring beetle native to East Asia, including China and the Russian Far East. Most species of...

Burning grass and green waste is prohibited

Posted on Friday, April 16, 2021 02:30 AM

The Champlain Township Fire Department would like to remind the population that it is forbidden to burn grass and green waste. Open air fires can only be conducted with permission from municipal authorities and in accordance with specified safety rules.

“With spring outdoor cleanup starting, we know some folks choose to burn brush and yard debris on their property,” explained Ghislain Pigeon, Director of Fire Services, but remember that it is prohibited and dangerous!  “Open air burning,...

Champlain Flags Flying At Half-Mast In Honour Of Prince Philip

Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 03:30 AM

Champlain Flags Flying At Half-Mast In Honour Of Prince Philip

Champlain, April 12, 2021—Flags at all Champlain Township buildings will fly at half-mast this week, in honour of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on April 9, 2021. Husband to Canada’s Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh is recog­nized for his nearly 70 years of service as British consort to the sovereign.

“Champlain Township joins fellow members of the Commonwealth in mourning...

Major Investments in Green Infrastructure

Posted on Sunday, December 20, 2020 07:30 PM

 Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Jim McDonell, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Member of Provincial Parliament for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Stéphane Sarrazin, Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell; and His Worship Normand...