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Closure of the Michel Malboeuf Tennis Court August 15th-29th

Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2020 12:00 AM

UPDATE - AUGUST 28, 2020 - The closure is extended until September 8, 2020, due to poor weather conditions. The repairs require adequate dry time with no rain. The new reopening date is subject to change if the weather is not cooperative. We thank you for your understanding.



Effective from Saturday, August 15, 2020, to Saturday, August 29, 2020. This closure is for finalizing the court resurfacing and painting. We encourage residents to use the Russell Tennis Courts at 988 North Russell Road or book...

Fire Ban Lifted as of July 24th 2020

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2020 12:00 AM

Our Fire Chiefs are lifting the Fire Ban as of Friday, July 24th 2020.



Please remember to follow regulations as set out in our Fires and Open Air Burning Bylaw (102-2013), and continue to respect health guidelines in relation to COVID-19.



Apply for a Fire Permit

Fire permits are not required for recreational/cooking fires. Fire permits are required for all other Open Air Fires, including Farm/Rural Open Air Fires.



At this time, you may apply for a fire permit by contacting our Public Safety & Enforcement...

Culvert Replacement on Route 300 Begins

Posted on Friday, July 10, 2020 12:00 AM

Materials are now in for the culvert replacement on Route 300. Crews began on Monday and are working to complete construction over the next few weeks.



This culvert replacement is part of the capital projects budgeted for 2020. Route 300 between St-Augustin Rd and St-Pierre Rd has been closed since May, (instead of July as was initially planned), due to emergency safety issues with the culvert. Since materials could not be delivered before the project start date, the road has remained closed over the...

(Lifted July 24th) Fire Ban In Effect July 7th 2020

Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2020 12:00 AM

Update: The fire ban from July 7th 2020 is lifted as of July 24th 2020.






Due to the dry weather conditions, our Fire Chiefs have implemented a total fire ban in the Township of Russell. All open-air fires are prohibited until further notice. This includes backyard campfires and even those with a fire permits. Barbecues, natural gas and propane outdoor fireplaces with a gas shut off are allowed.

Township To Keep Russell Name

Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2020 12:00 AM



PRESS RELEASE


For Immediate Release



RUSSELL TOWNSHIP TO KEEP NAME AND REDEDICATE NAMESAKE TO A NEW “RUSSELL”



Embrun, July 7, 2020 – The Township of Russell will be keeping its name, and will rededicate the honour of the name “Russell” to a new candidate who better represents the community’s ideals.



This no-cost initiative comes from a motion by Mayor Pierre Leroux at the Special Council Meeting of Monday, July 6th 2020, after community debate over the Township’s current namesake, Peter Russell.



The village...

Cooling Centre Open Week of July 7th 2020

Posted on Monday, July 06, 2020 12:00 AM

A heat warning is in effect. The Township of Russell will open a daytime cooling centre to provide relief from the heat to residents in need Tuesday July 7th 2020 from 10am to 7pm in the upstairs hall of the Embrun Arena (6 Blais Street, Embrun).



The cooling centre will be open everyday the week of July 7th until the heat warning is lifted.

Route 300 Resurfacing Completed

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2020 12:00 AM

Route 300 is now resurfaced! A double surface treatment was completed 1.4 km east of St-Thomas Road ($120,000). Thank you for your patience during the construction. We look forward to providing progress updates on other 2020 road projects in the coming weeks.

Recreational Trail at Roundabout Closed Starting June 25th 2020

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:00 AM

A section of the recreational trail will be closed from Thursday, June 25th to Wednesday, July 8th at the Embrun roundabout (between the section that connects the Notre Dame Street sidewalk and the entrance of Embrun Ford).


This 2-week closure is necessary for the relocation of the recreational trail as part of our Improved Pedestrian Crossing project, which will have flashing beacons to improve pedestrian safety at this intersection.



If you are planning a bike ride or a walk, please plan your route...

Waste Limit Returns to One (1) Bag per Household the Week of August 4th 2020

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:00 AM

Waste Collection & Bag Limit



Starting the week of August 4th, 2020, the waste limit for Township of Russell residents will return to the regular ONE (1) BAG LIMIT PER HOUSEHOLD. Extra bags at the curb without tags will not be picked up.



The waste limit was temporarily increased to 2 bags per household in March to accommodate our residents during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Township is re-adjusting changes made to municipal services as the Province moves forward with Stage 1 and 2 of re-opening.



Residents...

Cooling Centre Open June 22nd & 23rd 2020

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020 12:00 AM

The heat warning is still in effect. The Township of Russell will open a daytime cooling centre to provide relief from the heat to residents in need today, Monday June 22nd and tomorrow, Tuesday June 23rd 2020 from 10am to 7pm in the upstairs hall of the Embrun Arena (6 Blais Street, Embrun).

Cooling Centre Open June 19, 20 & 21st 2020

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:00 AM

The Township of Russell has opened a cooling centre to provide relief from the heat to residents in need Friday June 19th, Saturday June 20th, and Sunday June 21st 2020 from 10am to 7pm in the upstairs hall of the Embrun Arena (6 Blais Street, Embrun).

Cooling Centre Open May 28th 2020

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:00 AM

The Township of Russell has opened a cooling centre to provide relief from the heat to residents in need Thursday, May 28th 2020 from 10am to 7pm in the upstairs hall of the Embrun Arena (6 Blais Street, Embrun).

Cooling Centre Open May 27th 2020

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:00 AM

The Township of Russell has opened a Cooling Centre to provide relief from the heat to residents in need today May 27th 2020 1pm to 7pm in the upstairs hall of the Embrun Arena (6 Blais Street, Embrun).

Leaf and Yard Waste Pickup Saturday, June 6th 2020

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:00 AM

REMINDER: There is a municipal leaf and yard waste pickup on Saturday, June 6th 2020. Make sure to have your bags/bins and bundles at the curb before 7 a.m. to not miss the collection.



Yard waste and leaves must be packaged in paper bags or in reusable garbage containers.



Plastic bags will not be collected with the exception of the BIOSAK.



Bundle and tie branches; length of branches should not exceed 1.2 m (4 feet) & 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter.

Schedule Changes for Victoria Day Weekend 2020

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:00 AM

The Township of Russell would like to remind residents of the following schedule changes for Victoria Day on Monday, May 18th 2020:



  • Our offices are closed on Monday, May 18th for Victoria Day. Regular hours of operation return on Tuesday, May 19th.
  • The collection of waste and recycling services will be delayed by one day. See our revised 2020 Waste Collection Calendar.

Please note that many services and facilities are already affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep up-to-date with...

(Reopened) Emergency Closure on Route 300

Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2020 12:00 AM

Update: This road is now reopened.


As of this afternoon (Thursday May 7th 2020), Route 300 between St-Augustin Rd and St-Pierre Rd will be closed to traffic until further notice. Only emergency vehicles will have access. The closure of this road was originally planned for July due to a culvert replacement, but after an inspection earlier this afternoon, the road was closed for safety reasons. A culvert replacement will be completed as soon as possible.



Please see www.Municipal511.ca for detour information....

Flags Half-Mast Tuesday April 28th for Worker's Mourning Day 2020

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:00 AM

On Tuesday April 28th 2020, flags on all municipal buildings and locations in the Township of Russell will be at half-mast from sunrise to sunset to mark Workers’ Mourning Day.



This is in pursuant to Section g (i) Special Days under Mandatory Half-Masting of the Half-Masting and Raising of Flags Policy 2016-152.

Half-load restrictions lifted as of Monday, May 4th 2020

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2020 12:00 AM

Half-load restrictions will be lifted as of Monday, May 4th 2020. For more information, please contact Infrastructure Services at 613-443-1747 or publicworks.voirie@russell.ca.

Township Flags at Half-Mast to Honour Victims in Nova Scotia Shooting

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2020 12:00 AM

Russell Township Mayor Pierre Leroux has approved that flags in the Township of Russell will be at half-mast until next Monday, April 27th for all who lost their lives in Nova Scotia’s mass shooting.



Our sympathies to the family, friends, and colleagues of those killed in this senseless act of violence, including Const. Heidi Stevenson. We mourn for the tragic loss in their community during these difficult times. Our prayers and love go out to those affected,” says Mayor Leroux.

Schedule Changes for Easter Weekend 2020

Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2020 12:00 AM

The Township of Russell would like to remind residents that following schedule changes will take place Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th 2020 due to Easter weekend: 






  • Our offices are closed Friday, April 10th for Good Friday and Monday, April 13th for Easter. Regular hours of operation return on Tuesday April 14th.



  • The collection of waste and recycling services usually on Friday, April 10th will be postponed to Saturday April 11th due to Easter weekend. The Monday to Thursday...

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