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Road Closure - St-Pierre

Posted on Friday, July 19, 2024 01:24 PM

Please take note of the following road closure.

  • When: Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 7:00 a.m. until Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: St-Pierre Road, between St-Guillaume Road and Route 200
  • Why: Culvert replacement
  • Important Info: Issue is located at 273 St-Pierre Road. Emergency vehicles and local traffic can access on each side but cannot pass through.
  • Detour: St-Guillaume Road to Route 200 to St-Pierre Road.

Detour Information: Please see the map from for detour...

Two Grants from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2024 09:00 AM

For immediate distribution

Russell Township Fire Services Receives Two Grants from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada

These grants are part of more than $3.7 million given by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada to public safety organizations across Canada.

RUSSELL, ONTARIO – Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada announced the award of two grants to Russell Township Fire Department to ensure first responders have the necessary equipment to keep...

2024 Municipal By-Election

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 03:22 PM

Register as a Candidate

Residents in the Township of Russell may register as candidates for the office of Councillor (one elected at large) in the 2024 Municipal By-Election. Candidates have until August 16, 2024, by 2:00p.m. to file or withdraw their nomination.

The office for nomination is:

  • Councillor – one elected at large

To submit your name as a candidate you must file the following with the Municipal Clerk:

  • a completed Nomination Form (Form 1) and the nomination fee
  • a completed Endorsement of...

Route 400 Culvert Replacement

Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 09:28 AM

Please note that work is starting on a culvert replacement on Route 400.

Alternating Traffic:

  • When: July 11, 2024 at 7 a.m. to July 15, 2024 at 7 a.m.
  • Where: Route 400 (311m to 420m Northeast of Groves Road)
  • Why: Culvert repair. Alternating traffic, please drive carefully.

Road Closure:

  • When: July 15, 2024 at 7 a.m. to July 18, 2024 at 8 a.m.
  • Where: Route 400 (2m Northeast of Groves Road)
  • Why: Culvert repair. No emergency vehicle access.
  • Detour in place: St-Andre Road at Route 400, to Marionville Road,...

Partial Road Closure - Felton Cr

Posted on Tuesday, July 09, 2024 01:40 PM

Please take note of the following road closure.

  • When: July 9th at 6 a.m. to July 22nd 2024 at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Felton Cr (entire length)
  • Why: Asphalt resurfacing. Local traffic only.

Please see the map from for detour information, if any apply. 

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Become a Junior Firefighter

Posted on Monday, July 08, 2024 11:30 AM

Russell Township Fire Services would like to announce a great opportunity for young people in Russell Township. We are looking for 3 people who would like to work with fire personnel at the Russell Fair this year. Candidates would assist in giving presentations to the public using the Fire Safety Trailer and the Grease Fire prop. Please see the following information, we look forward to including you as part of our team.

Russell Township Fire Services is asking residents between the age of 10-17...

Partial Road Closure - Cloutier Drive

Posted on Monday, July 08, 2024 09:46 AM

Please take note of the following lane reduction with alternating traffic.

  • When: July 8th to July 22nd 2024
  • Where: Cloutier Drive (from Ste-Therese to Ste-Therese)
  • Why: Asphalt repairs. Partial closure. Local traffic.

Please see the map from for detour information, if any apply. 

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Invitation to Meet Me on Main Street - Marionville

Posted on Tuesday, July 02, 2024 04:30 PM

The 2024 edition of the Marionville Meet Me on Main Street event will take place tomorrow, Wednesday July 3, 2024.  The Township of Russell will be there, and we invite you to participate in this community event.

The event takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Grégoire Road, in front of the community Centre in Marionville.

Featuring the Green Martini Band, local craft breweries:  Tuque de Broue, Smokie Ridge, Kings Lock and food vendors:  Big Byte Resto; Iron Forge; Country Kitchen and...

By-Election to be Held September 30, 2024

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024 11:19 AM

A by-election will be held on Monday, September 30, 2024, to fill the vacant Councillor seat. This seat will be for the remainder of the 2022-2026 term ending on November 14, 2026.

More information will be share when available on nomination period and process.

Voter Registration

Residents can take the first step and make sure they are on the voter’s list by visiting Use this application to maintain your information for provincial, municipal, district social services...

Council Meeting Highlights – June 24, 2024

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 10:26 AM

Here are some highlights from the June 24, 2024, Council meeting. For more information on these and on the other topics discussed at this or other meetings, the meeting schedule, agendas and minutes are available on our website.

The video of the full meeting can be viewed here.

The next Council meeting will be Monday, August 26, 2024, at 6:00p.m.

Lawn Signs Available to Residents

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024 09:00 AM

To promote safer streets and encourage drivers to slow down, the Township of Russell is offering free “Slow Down” lawn signs to residents. These signs serve as a visual reminder for drivers to be mindful of their speed and to prioritize community safety.

Important Details:
  • Availability: Lawn signs are limited in number and restricted to one per address.
  • Confirmation: Once your request is processed by our team, you will receive a confirmation email. Please wait for this email before coming to pick up...

Russell Public Pool Opens June 26

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024 10:30 AM

The Centennial Public Pool officially opens Wednesday, June 26th, 2024, for the summer season!

Public swim sessions will be available:

  • Wednesday, June 26 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 27 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 28 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 29 from 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 30 from 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 1 – Closed for Canada Day
  • Starting, July 2 – As per regular schedule

Registration is open online until June 24th for swimming lessons or our Barracudas Swim...

Invitation to Meet Me on Main Street

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024 11:00 AM

We invite you to participate in the Meet Me on Main Street event Thursday August 1st, 2024, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This year’s event will take place at 901, Notre-Dame Street in Embrun, at the start of the recreational trail and on a portion of Blais Street. The Township of Russell is organizing this event where the community will gather in the street and support local businesses and organizations.

Admission to this community gathering is free. Food & beverage kiosks, local music, craft breweries...

GoHere Washroom Access Program

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:15 AM

The Township of Russell has joined the GoHere Washroom Access Program. City Hall, the Sports Dome and the Russell Public Library now proudly share this decal at their entrance showing that washroom facilities are available for use, no questions asked.

A primary lifestyle concern for the 300,000 Canadians living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis is accessing washrooms when they are away from home. Living with Crohn’s or colitis is a daily challenge. Faced with the anxiety of an accident...

Road Closure - St-André Road

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 08:00 AM

Please take note of the following road closures:

  • When: Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 7:00a.m. to Friday, June 21, 2024 at 5:00p.m.
  • Where: St-Andre Road from 62m South of Perras Drive to 116m South of Perras Drive
  • Why: Bridge rehabilitation, emergency access only.
  • Please follow signs for the detour on Notre-Dame Street and Route 400.

Detour Information: Please see the map from for detour information, if any apply.


Cooling Centres Open Tuesday to Thursday

Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024 04:18 PM

With the expected high temperatures coming in the next few days, the Township of Russell will have daytime cooling centers to provide relief from the heat to residents in need on Tuesday June 18th, Wednesday June 19th and Thursday June 20th, 2024.

Sports Dome
  • Located at 150 Sportsplex Street in Embrun.
  • Tuesday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Township of Russell Library - Russell Branch
  • Located at 1053 Concession Street in Russell.
  • Tuesday & Thursday from 10 :00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday from...

Next Steps for the Recreation Complex

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 03:58 PM

Following last night’s Council meeting, the administration and Council members wish to thank residents who attended to show their support and to those involved in wanting the best possible recreation complex for our community. We listened to your concerns and were able to provide additional information to explain the reasons behind certain design decisions.

During the presentation, Township administration reassured residents that our architects have extensive experience, having developed over 90...

June is National Indigenous History Month

Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2024 10:25 AM

It is an opportunity to learn about the unique cultures, traditions and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It's a time to honour the stories, achievements and resilience of Indigenous Peoples, who have lived on this land since time immemorial and whose presence continues to impact the evolving Canada.

Local Group

The purpose of the Embrun Friendship Circle is to offer the Indigenous community as well as non-Indigenous allies of Embrun and surrounding areas the opportunity to...

2024 Russell Township Photography Expo

Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2024 09:00 AM

Open Call for Photographers

We invite hobby, amateur, and professional photographers to submit their images for the 2024 Township of Russell Photo Expo!

Every person who submits will have at least one of their artworks printed and exhibited during the Autumn in the Country Art Festival. Additionally, they will receive a gift certificate to The SPAO Centre to further their photographic passion. An independent jury will look at all the images submitted and select 4 winners that will be printed and...

Transportation Master Plan Update

Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2024 08:00 AM

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study
Transportation Master Plan Update for Russell Township

Notice of Public Information Session

Public Notice - First Published on June 5, 2024

Public Information Centre Details:

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: Council Chambers, Township of Russell Office - 717 Notre-Dame St, Embrun, ON K0A 1W1

The Township of Russell has initiated the update of the Transportation Master Plan. This will be an important document, guiding the...

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