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Covid-19 EOHU Important update

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020 04:30 AM

Eastern Ontario Health Unit
April 23, 2020

EOHU Urges Residents: Stay Home, Continue Physical Distancing, Self-Isolate if Sick

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is reminding the public that in order to continue slowing the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to keep practising physical distancing, and to stay at home as much as possible. With COVID-19 circulating within the community, it also means self-isolating for anyone feeling unwell.

“After more than a month of physical distancing and staying...

Creation of an innovative food hub

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:15 AM

The UCPR announces the creation of an innovative food hub in Eastern Ontario

L’Orignal, April 22, 2020 – The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) today announced the creation of an innovative food hub in Eastern Ontario. In partnership with the private sector, the UCPR will build a federal slaughterhouse, with food processing and distribution capacities, in order to meet the needs of regional and national markets.

This $36-million project will create 65 jobs and will be located in one of...

New funding available for Businesses

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 09:45 PM

On April 17, 2020, the Government of Canada announced $250 million in funding for the Innovation Assistance Program (IAP) to assist Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

IRAP IAP provides a wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks.

SMEs pursuing technology-driven innovation who have been unable to secure funding under the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) are eligible and can apply for financial assistance under IRAP IAP.

See all details on Government of Canada website:  

Important clarification about Fire Ban

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:00 AM


In Champlain, the Fire ban is still in effect and open fires are prohibited.

On April 14, the Township amended the full fire ban to permit campfires and burning in a container.

View the press release here.

Here are some important clarifications about CAMPFIRES as per the Municipal By-Law:

  • Campfires are defined as an open fire that is no greater than one (1) meter in diameter, which is set and maintained solely for the purpose of cooking food, providing warmth and...

Flags to half-mast

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2020 10:45 PM

Flags at Champlain Township Hall and Construction Building have been lowered to half-mast to honour the victims in the tragic shooting in Nova Scotia.

This symbolic gesture expresses the solidarity of the members of the municipal council, municipal employees and the entire population of the township towards the communities affected by this terrible event.

Our hearts go out to the families of the victims as well as to all residents of Nova Scotia in this tragedy.