National Drowning Prevention Week

Posted on Monday, July 19, 2021 09:43 AM

National Drowning Prevention Week is the Lifesaving Society’s annual drowning prevention awareness event. With over 400 Canadians drowning in preventable water-related incidents annually, drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death among Canadians under 60+ years of age.

Key messages you need to remember are:

  1. Prevent Drowning. Over 400 Canadians die in preventable water-related incidents annually. Even one drowning is one too many.
  2. Supervise Children. Always directly supervise...

Important Fire Safety Message: Remove Tape from Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021 03:18 PM

It has been brought to our attention that the red tape that seals smoke and carbon monoxide alarms during construction is not always being removed before occupancy.

For your and your family’s safety please verify that there is no tape (tape shown in the photo) or any other covering on any of the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home. The tape that seals these smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will prevent the units from functioning as intended.

The tape can easily be removed by any member...

COVID-19: Sports Dome Reopens July 19, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 11:53 AM

We are proud to announce that the Sports Dome will reopen as of Monday, July 19. An email will be sent to members in the coming days with all the details.

A reservation will be required for members of the gym and for courts and fields. Reservations will be open as of Friday, July 16 online or by phone at 613-443-9272.

For all details regarding the re-opening, please visit the Sports Dome webpage.

The first inter-municipal show, Canada PR 2021 was a great success

Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 10:46 AM

Prescott-Russell, August 8, 2021 — All eight municipalities of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and the Prescott-Russell Arts Council (CAPRAC) are very pleased with the first virtual edition of Canada PR 2021.

The Canada PR 2021 virtual show was live-streamed on Facebook, YouTube and TCV22 on July 1st, and featured music, poetry, magic, dance and comedy by local performing artists. Considering the pandemic restrictions, the municipalities united their efforts to offer an interactive virtual...

Donate to the Jonathan Pitre Accessible Park Fundraiser

Posted on Monday, July 05, 2021 12:34 PM

A virtual fundraiser will be open from July 5 to September 5, 2021 via a GoFundMe page for Jonathan Pitre Park. Help us reach our goal of $100,000!

Make a Donation

This fundraiser is hosted by the Township of Russell to help build an accessible playground named in honour of our butterfly boy, Jonathan Pitre. More information about the park is available on our project page.

Jonathan Pitre was a resident of the Township of Russell who fought a difficult and long battle with Epidermolysis bullosa (EB)...

Flag Raising – Pride Week 2021

Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 02:32 PM

In recognition of Pride Week, the Township of Russell will raise the Pride flag in recognition of the diverse community residing in our villages from August 21 to 30, 2021. This will coincide with Ottawa’s Capital Pride Week.

A ceremony will be held at Townhall on August 21 at 10:00 a.m., respecting Covid-19 guidelines in place at that time.

Thank you to Richard Thain and the Kin Club of Russell for submitting this flag raising request.

Fireworks in the Township of Russell

Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 10:28 AM

The Township of Russell Noise By-Law (31-1997) prohibits fireworks year-round, even if they are sold in nearby stores. There are many ways to celebrate this year, including the first ever #CanadaPR2021 virtual show with local artists performing virtually!

For the safety of residents, properties, and pets, we thank you for celebrating responsibly.

The virtual Canada PR 2021 Event will be streamed live on Facebook on July 1st starting at 6:30p.m.


Council Adopts a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

Posted on Friday, June 25, 2021 03:22 PM

On June 21, 2021, Council adopted a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, as part of the strategy to “Foster Health and Inclusive Communities” in the Township 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. The Community Safety and Well-Being Plan identifies actions to help reduce health and well-being risks, focusing on mental health, substance use, health and well-being, social determinants, violence, and justice.

Read more about the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.

Flags at Half-Mast for Unmarked Graves at Former Saskatchewan Residential School

Posted on Friday, June 25, 2021 02:57 PM

Flags at Town Hall will be lowered to half-mast until further notice, following the recent discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. We stand by the Indigenous community during this difficult time.

Public Pool Opens June 26, 2021

Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 02:36 PM

The Centennial Public Pool will be opened as of June 26, 2021! A reservation is required for the public swim and the lane swim. Visit our Public Pool and Swimming Lessons webpage for details.

The public pool is located at 288 Castor Street, Russell. 

Notice: Special Council Meeting on August 31, 2021

Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 10:00 AM

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

  • Tuesday, August 31 2021 at 6:00p.m.
  • Subject: Presentation from Colliers Project Leaders for the Recreation Complex Plan.

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

Road Closure: Route 200 from Eadie Road to St Guillaume Road as of Monday, June 21st 2021

Posted on Friday, June 18, 2021 10:53 AM

Please be advised that starting Monday, June 21st 2021, Route 200 is closed from Eadie Road to St Guillaume Road for road construction. Detour signs are in place.

Visit our Paving and Capital Projects page for road construction taking place in 2021.

Subscribe to Road Closure Notices for email alerts.

Canada PR 2021 - A line-up full of variety and talent!

Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2021 03:44 PM

Prescott-Russell, June 17, 2021 — With Canada Day just two weeks away, the Canada PR 2021 Event Committee encourages the population to celebrate by gathering virtually on July 1st. Although citizens would have liked a physical event, nothing prevents small gatherings, in backyards and on patios, to enjoy this showcase of local talent!

Hosted by the comedy-improv duo Les Ptit’s Cousins, namely Jonathan Dion and Miguel Martin, the event will feature artistic performances from across the region. We’ve...

Water Restrictions Lifted as of July 5, 2021

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

As of Monday, July 5th 2021, The Township of Russell has lifted the water restrictions for residents of Embrun, Russell and Marionville communities, which are served by the Township of Russell's water distribution system.

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...

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