Water Ban In Effect for the Township of Russell June 11, 2021

Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021 04:47 PM

As of Friday, June 11th 2021, the Township of Russell has water ban in effect due to urgent maintenance work. For updates on this water restriction, register for our email notices.

Water Ban Update 1

June 12, 2021 at 11:25:04 AM

Yesterday morning, a watermain break was identified in the City of Ottawa. That watermain feeds our pumping station that then feeds Russell Township’s reservoir. For a period of time yesterday, the amount of water supplied to the Township was limited. The full capacity...

Lease or Help Construct the Recreation Complex: Express Your Interest by June 18, 2021!

Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021 01:21 PM

The Township of Russell is planning the construction of a new Recreation Complex!

Local Businesses: Would you lease in the Recreation Complex?

We want to know if there is local business interest in leasing square footage in the new facility. Read more on how to express interest here. No proposal or pricing is required at this time. Deadline to express your interest is June 18, 2021.

Local Construction/Supplier Companies: Are you interested in building the new recreation complex?

Notice of Environmental Assessment Addendum for 417 Industrial Park Water And Sanitary Servicing

Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021 08:40 AM

Notice Of Filing Of Environmental Assessment Addendum

Township of Russell has completed a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study Addendum to select a preferred method to provide the Highway 417 Industrial Park (“Industrial Park”) with water and wastewater servicing. This project is part of the Township of Russell Water and Wastewater Master Plan Update (2016). In 2019, The Township completed a Schedule ‘B’ Class EA to provide the Industrial Park with water...

Check your Mailbox for the Spring 2021 Newsletter!

Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 12:05 PM

The Township of Russell delivers a printed newsletter to residents four times a year. The newsletter provides key project updates, important changes to services, and deadline reminders.

Residents will receive the Spring 2021 Newsletter in their mailboxes this week. The newsletter is also available online on our Newsletter webpage.

If you have not received the latest Township Newsletter, please contact us to request a copy.

Counties of Prescott-Russell Are Getting Together for Canada Day Celebrations

Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2021 09:39 AM

Prescott-Russell, June 1st, 2021

Each year, thousands of residents and visitors come together on July 1 to celebrate Canada Day in different locations in Prescott-Russell. This year, for the first time ever, all municipalities and CAPRAC are getting together to offer Canada PR 2021. All counties are happy to have their municipal teams join forces to offer a unique event to their citizens and are inviting the community of Prescott-Russell to gather virtually to celebrate Canada’s 154th birthday, in...

Expression of Interest: Host a Learn to Connect Workshop

Posted on Monday, June 07, 2021 10:18 AM

What is Learn to Connect?

After a year of social and physical distancing due to COVID-19, the feeling of connection within the community has changed.  We want to help rebuild those community connections.

Do you have a skill, passion, or hobby you could share with others? Learn to Connect is an initiative for you to provide a free workshop in your area of interest to other members in the community.

  • Any resident, business, or organization can volunteer to run a workshop through Learn...

Large Recycling Bins Available for Purchase

Posted on Friday, June 04, 2021 01:41 PM

Following the removal of plastic bags to collect recyclables, residents were reporting issues with overflowing bins and keeping their recyclable items inside their bins on windy days. Council directed staff to purchase larger recycling bins and to sell them at cost to residents.

The Township of Russell now has large recycling bins for sale. The larger bins:

  • Have a capacity of 121 litres
  • Have a lid to keep recyclable items contained during windy days
  • Have wheels
  • Are sold at-cost to residents...

Notice: Special Council Meeting on June 8, 2021

Posted on Friday, June 04, 2021 09:59 AM

Notice is hereby given that the following Special Council meeting will be held by electronic participation:

  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 6:00p.m.
  • Subject: Recreation Complex Update

The link to the live meeting is available in the Public Meetings and Events Calendar.

Road Closure: Route 200 starting June 1, 2021

Posted on Friday, June 04, 2021 09:23 AM

2021-06-04 9:20:42 AM
Update: The road is open to traffic as of 9 a.m. today, June 4. Work will resume next Monday morning.

Please be advised that starting June 1, 2021, Route 200 is closed from Hamilton Road to North Russell Road for road construction. Detour signs are in place. Local traffic only.

Subscribe to Road Closure Notices for email alerts.

Take the 2021 Citizen Satisfaction Survey!

Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2021 04:00 PM

Since 2016, the Township of Russell has run an annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey. Your feedback will help us look at our services from your perspective and know where we could improve.

Take the 2021 Citizen Satisfaction Survey

The 2021 Citizen Satisfaction Survey is available for public participation from June 1 until August 15, 2021.

To request a paper copy of the survey or accessibility support, please contact or 613-443-3066 extension 2342.

Position Available on the Public Library Board

Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2021 03:45 PM

A position is available on the Public Library Board. Details are published on our Committee's webpage. Apply before 4:00 p.m. on Thursday June 17, 2021.

Flags at Half-Mast in Memory of 215 Children in Kamloops

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 12:09 PM

Flags will be half-masted on all municipal buildings and properties in the Township of Russell from sunrise to sunset effective Monday, May 31 to Tuesday, June 8, 2021, to honour the lives and memories of the 215 children found in a mass grave at a residential school in Kamloops.  The flags will remain lowered for one hour for every child whose life was taken

It's Not Too Late to Complete the 2021 Census!

Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 09:33 AM

Did you know that census data helps us make important decisions on programs and services? As our demographics change, so do the needs of families, neighbourhoods and businesses in our community. We encourage you to complete the 2021 census questionnaire. Visit the Statistics Canada website.

COVID-19: Provincial Reopening of Outdoor Recreational Amenities on May 22, 2021

Posted on Friday, May 21, 2021 11:03 AM

As of Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., the following outdoor recreational amenities will be open :

  • Tennis and pickleball courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Soccer fields
  • Baseball diamonds
  • Horse shoe court
  • Skate parks
  • Boat launch

The play structures, including the splash pad, and the recreational trail will remain open. The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has confirmed that stand-alone splash pads, like ours, are similar to play structures; thus, they should remain open. Splash pads that are part of a pool...

New 40km/h Speed in Residential Zones

Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2021 03:09 PM

Earlier this year, Council approved an amendment to the Traffic and Parking By-law to reduce the speed limit to 40km/h within residential areas.

Each subdivision will soon have signs at their entrance and exit to designate the area as a 40km/h zone instead of 50km/h. Speed reductions will be in effect once the signs are installed. 

The installation of signs will start in this afternoon in Limoges, and continue over the next few weeks in Embrun, Russell, and Marionville. There will be a...

Splash Pad Now Open for the 2021 Summer Season!

Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2021 02:29 PM

The Splash Pad at Yahoo Park, 2 Marcel Street, Embrun is now open.

Visit any day of the week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit our Splash Pad page for more information.

Please respect COVID-19 regulations.


Notice: Special Council Meeting on June 21, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 03:26 PM

Notice is hereby given that the following Special Council meeting will be held by electronic participation:

  • Monday June 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Subject: Presentation of the draft development charges rates.

The link to the live meeting is available in the Public Meetings and Events Calendar.

Notice of Study Completion: EA Route 300 Intersection and St-Guillaume Road Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 08:30 AM


Map showing study area

Russell Township has conducted Environmental Assessment (EA) Studies for intersection improvements at five (5) intersections along Route 300: a Schedule A+ EA at the intersection of St-Thomas Road for the addition of turn lanes; and a Schedule B EA for intersection improvements at St-Guillaume Road, St- Pierre Road, St-Augustin Road and Limoges Road. In addition,...

COVID-19: Waste Limit Increase to 2 Bags Extended to June 4, 2021

Posted on Monday, May 17, 2021 11:02 AM

The waste limit increase to two (2) bags instead of one will be extended until Friday, June 4, 2021. This temporary measure adopted by Council will help accommodate our residents during the Provincial stay-at-home order due to COVID-19. Remember to have your garbage and recycling items at the curb before 7:00a.m. to not miss your collection.

FAQ / Fact Sheet

What if the stay-at-home order is extended?

If the Province extends the stay-at-home order past June 2, 2021, The Township will review...

Day of Action Against Anti-Asian Racism: May 10, 2021

Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021 09:00 AM

Council supports the proclamation below from the City of Burnaby BC dated April 26, 2021 and recognizes May 10, 2021 as the “Day of Action Against Anti-Asian Racism”. Read the City of Burnaby's proclamation below.

City of Burnaby Proclamation

Whereas Burnaby RCMP reported a 350 per cent increase in anti-Asian hate crimes during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 15 (1) states that Every individual is equal before and under the law and...

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