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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...

10 trees a year - a young Champlain resident's initiative

Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 09:00 PM

CHARLIE'S TREES

Wednesday, April 28 - Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Burroughs had the great pleasure to meet 7-year-old Charlie Kazak, accompanied by his family bubble, on Tuesday, April 27 at Mill Park. With his shovel, fertilizer, potting soil and tree, Charlie came ready to plant a tree at the municipal park in Vankleek Hill. With the help of family members, Charlie dug, cleaned and prepared the ground for his beautiful pine tree.

Charlie Kazak, 7 years old, recently moved to Champlain from...