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Waste Collection Cancelled January 17, 2022 Due to Winter Storm

Posted on Monday, January 17, 2022 09:26 AM

There will be no curbside garbage or recycling collection today, Monday, January 17, 2021. Collection will remain as scheduled for the rest of the week. Next Monday, January 24, 2021, two bags of garbage will be allowed to compensate for today’s cancelled collection, with no tag needed for the second bag.

This cancellation is for the safety of residents and collection crews during the major winter storm.

Five positions available on the Russell Namesake Rededication Committee

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 03:37 PM


  1. Must be 18 years of age or older;
  2. Must be a Canadian Citizen;
  3. Must be a resident of the Township of Russell;
  4. Preferably bilingual (English/French);
  5. Must participate as an individual and not represent any organization or special interest group; and
  6. Must be available to attend meetings and other activities of the Committee.

Term: Ends after a new namesake has been approved by Council.

Remuneration: Not applicable.

Mandate: The committee’s purpose is to receive incoming...

Impacts to Municipal Facilities and Services due to COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2022 09:41 AM

As of Wednesday, January 5, 2022, Town Hall and recreation facilities including the sports dome, arenas, and community centres will be closed to the public. The recreational trail will remain open. Read the full notice for details.

COVID-19: Town Hall and Municipal Facilities Closed Due to Province’s Omicron Restrictions

Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2022 11:53 AM

As of Wednesday, January 5, 2022, Town Hall and our satellite offices are closed to the public until further notice. In-person services are through appointment only. Staff are available by phone and email.

Indoor recreation facilities including the sports dome, arenas, and community centres, are closed to the public until further notice.

Outdoor rinks are not yet open for the winter season.

As recreation programs begin at the end of January, registration remains open. Participants who register will...

Mayor's 2021 Christmas Wishes

Posted on Friday, December 24, 2021 11:55 AM

December 22nd, 2021

As we approach Christmas 2021, I want to take a moment to reflect on how lucky we are in Russell Township. All of us can agree that these past 20 or so months have been unprecedented.  Our routines and traditions have been turned upside down, and we needed to adjust accordingly; new work models, new business models, new schooling models, overall new life models, but this has not stopped us!

Mayor Pierre Leroux

In Russell Township, we have seen incredible growth, both on the residential and non-residential...

Fireworks in the Township of Russell

Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 03:50 PM

New Year’s Eve is a week away, and you might be planning some fireworks after hearing about the new Fireworks By-Law in the Township of Russell.

Only "consumer fireworks" are now allowed during specific days and times of the year in the new Fireworks By-law. 

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The category of “consumer fireworks” means your fireworks are low hazard and only reach a maximum height of three (3) meters from the ground when they are set off or explode. If you want firework explosions taller than three meters...

Tree Removal Near Embrun Roundabout

Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 02:05 PM

Starting the week of December 20th, residents may see some tree removal activity on the small municipal lot of greenspace next to the roundabout in Embrun. This is a former section of the recreation trail.

A contractor will perform the work, which includes removing trees and notching stumps, over the next few weeks.

There have been concerns about the decision to have trees and bushes removed from the lot. Due to its prime location next to commercially zoned lands, this 0.8-acre of municipal property...

Register to vote in the 2022 Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections

Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 02:05 PM

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for collecting the information of residents in Ontario (name, date of birth, citizenship and school support) in order to create a Preliminary List of Electors for municipal and school board elections. Municipalities will use the Preliminary List of Electors to prepare their Voters Lists for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.

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Township of Russell Appoints Interim CAO

Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 08:43 AM

Richard Godin has been appointed as the interim Chief Administrative Officer for the Township of Russell effective January 5, 2022.

Township of Russell Council appointed the interim CAO at the regular meeting of December 20, 2021 following the imminent departure for retirement of current CAO, Jean Leduc.

Richard Godin has been with the Township of Russell as the Director of Finance/Treasurer for over seven years.


Township Launches "Shop" Local Shirt Campaign

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021 02:01 PM

Shop Local Logo

Short Sleeve black t-shirt with Russell written on itLong sleeve crewneck with Russell written on itBuy a shirt to support our local businesses! We are excited to announce our newest Shop Local Campaign. These shirts are available as a crewneck sweater and a t-shirt.

Show your support for our local businesses by proudly wearing your shirt. If you post on social media, be sure to add the hashtags #MunRussellTwp and #SupportLocal so we can see it!


  • Crewneck sweater: $40 + HST
  • T-shirt: $30 + HST

Order while limited quantities...

Russell Fire Department Awarded Critical Lifesaving Resources from Firehouse Subs

Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2021 03:30 PM

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Russell, Ontario, December 8, 2021 – The nonprofit has provided more than $1.7 million to hometown heroes to date.

The Russell Fire Department has been named a 2021 grant recipient by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada. Russell Township is safer than ever thanks to the Foundation providing important funding in the amount of $10,712.

The grant will be used to purchase a Williams gear dryer and ResQmax line launcher rescue device for the department...

Holiday Hours 2021-2022

Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2021 04:14 PM

The hours of operation at Town Hall will be modified in December and January:

  • Friday, December 24, 2021 - Open 8:30a.m. to 12:00p.m. (Noon)
  • Monday, December 27, 2021 - Closed
  • Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - Closed
  • Wednesday, December 29, 2021 -  Open (Regular Hours)
  • Thursday, December 30, 2021 - Open (Regular Hours)
  • Friday, December 31, 2021 - Open 8:30a.m. to 12:00p.m. (Noon)
  • Monday, January 3, 2022 - Closed
  • Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - Closed
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022 and Beyond - Open (Regular...

Print your 2022 Waste Collection Calendar

Posted on Monday, December 06, 2021 03:24 PM

Want to know the dates for hazardous waste, leaf and yard waste, and other special collections for 2022? Download the 2022 Waste Collection Calendar on our Garbage and Recycling page or get a printed copy at Town Hall.

Notice of the Passing of a Development Charges By-law

Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2021 08:41 AM

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Township of Russell passed Development Charge By-law No. 2021-114 on the 15th day of November 2021, under Section 2 of the Development Charges Act, 1997.

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal under Section 14 of the Act, in respect of the Development Charges By-laws, by filing with the Clerk of the Township of Russell on or before Monday, December 27, 2021, a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the By-laws...

Take-out Delivery App Now Available in the Township of Russell!

Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 08:57 AM

Great news! The Township has collaborated with "Valley Eats" to offer mobile food delivery to your door.

Valley Eats Logo

This app is similar to Uber Eats, but serves rural communities like ours.  You can find the free app on Google Play or in the App Store.

The app features participating local restaurants only. Don't see your favorite restaurant on the app? Ask them to register!

If you are a restaurant owner, contact Valley Eats to sign up.

The Township collaborated with Valley...

Enbridge Gas helps Russell Township Fire and Rescue Services Reduce Fire and Carbon Monoxide Deaths

Posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 08:50 AM

News Release

Municipality of Russell, November 15, 2021 – Today, Enbridge Gas, the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council and Russell Township Fire and Rescue Services announced they are working to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero.

The Russell and Embrun Fire Departments received 192 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through Safe Community Project Zero–a public education campaign that will provide over 16,600 alarms to residents in 70...

Road Closure - St Andre Road, 109m South of Seguin Street

Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021 11:16 AM

Please take note of the following road closure.

  • When: Monday, November 15, 2021 to November 25, 2021
  • Where: St Andre Road, 166m South of Seguin Street
  • Why: Bridge repair 

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

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Gazebo at Jonathan Pitre Park - Help Support the Township's Grant Application!

Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2021 08:54 AM

We need your help! Your Township has applied for a grant to add a Gazebo to the Jonathan Pitre Park. A gazebo would be a great place to rest after exercising or for shade while enjoying the park.

To support our grant application, we need the community to share positive stories and comments about the Jonathan Pitre Park project on Commonwell's grant webpage!


  • a quick story or comment about Jonathan Pitre;
  • a positive comment about the park; or
  • what it means for your community.

Flags at Half-Mast for Remembrance Day

Posted on Monday, November 08, 2021 11:47 AM

Flags will be half-masted at Town Hall and at A.G. Bourdeau Park in the Township of Russell from 11:00a.m. until sunset on Thursday, November 11, 2021, to mark Remembrance Day.

Lest we forget.

Overnight Winter Parking Pilot Project Extended

Posted on Friday, November 05, 2021 02:20 PM

Press Release
For immediate distribution

Embrun, Ontario, November 5, 2021 - The pilot project allowing residents to park overnight in designated areas in the villages of Embrun and Russell has been extended for the 2021-2022 winter season.

Designated parking areas are available every night from November 2, 2021 to April 1, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. In Embrun, vehicles can park in the parking lot area in front of the skate park. In Russell, vehicles can be parked in the eastern part of the...

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