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Plan a Record-Breaking Escape

Posted on Sunday, October 09, 2022 10:00 AM

Ghislain Pigeon, Director of Fire Department is challenging everyone in Champlain to develop their own home fire escape plan and “Plan a Record-Breaking Escape” as part of Fire Prevention Week 2022.

Champlain Township, October 9, 2022– The 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week runs from October 9-15 and the Champlain Fire Department is urging everyone in Champlain to “Plan a Record-Breaking Escape”!

By law, every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every...

Jacques Lacelle portrait

Passing of Councillor Jacques Lacelle

Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2022 02:38 PM

Champlain Township, October 6, 2022 - It is with great sadness that the Township of Champlain announces the passing of Councillor Jacques Lacelle on October 3, 2022 at the age of 71.

“On behalf of Council and all Champlain staff, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to his friends and family,” said Mayor Normand Riopel. “Jacques was a valued member of Council and a true community leader. His presence will be missed throughout the community by friends, family and residents.”


Township Administration wearing orange

Champlain Township Wears Orange for National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2022 12:48 PM

The Township of Champlain recognizes September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (National Orange Shirt Day).

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day to honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Learn more about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on the Government of Canada's website.

The administration and the Mayor of the Township of Champlain wore an orange shirt on Friday, September 30 in an effort...

Champlain Christmas Parade

Champlain Township to Host Christmas Parade

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2022 04:47 PM

Champlain Township, September 22, 2022 - After several years of successfully organizing the Vankleek Hill Parade of Lights, Excellent Events has turned over the Christmas Parade to the Township of Champlain. The Township is very excited to organize this event and to bring it back after a two-year absence. The parade will not change its date nor its route. It will take place on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 6:30 p.m., depart from the Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute (VCI) and proceed on Perreault...

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CN Railway Safety Week

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2022 06:00 AM

Champlain Township, September 19, 2022 – On August 11 regular meeting, municipal Council approved to support National Rail Safety Week to be held from September 19 to 25, 2022. During the National Rail Safety Week, CN Police Service (CNPS), along with many CN colleagues, will continue to spread the important message about rail safety in communities across CN’s network. It is in the public’s interest to raise citizens’ awareness of the dangers of ignoring safety warnings at level crossings and trespassing...