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...

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 (Re-Opened) Route 200 Between Hamilton and North Russell

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

Please be advised that Route 200 is open between Hamilton Road and North Russell Road.

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.

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.


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