COVID-19: Provincial Closure of Parks, Play Structures, Sport Courts

Posted on Friday, April 16, 2021 06:50 PM

2021-04-16 6:38:10 PM

COVID-19 Municipal Services Impacted Due to Provincial Closure Restrictions:

As of Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., outdoor recreation facilities including play structures in parks, tennis/pickleball courts, basketball courts, and skate parks.

The recreational trail will remain open. However, user must attend only with their immediate household.
Town Hall and our satellite offices are still closed to the public. In-person services are through appointment only.

Staff are...

COVID-19 Update: Marriage Licences

Posted on Friday, April 16, 2021 01:34 PM

2021-04-16 1:32:28 PM

Marriage licence applications are now for residents of the Township only getting married in the next 3-4 weeks or if urgent can be made by appointment while Town Hall is closed to the public. Please contact the Clerk’s office at

Township of Russell Launches New Website

Posted on Friday, April 16, 2021 11:49 AM

PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Distribution

Township of Russell Launches New Website

Embrun, ON April 16, 2021 - The Township of Russell is proud to announce the launch of their new website at

Residents are encouraged to visit the new website which features a modern appearance, easier navigation, and new content.

Key features include:

  • A homepage with seasonal information and key topics;
  • Improved subscribe feature to news and public notices, upcoming calendar events, and updates on individual...

Half-Masting of Flags for Prince Philip

Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:52 PM

As per the Half-Masting and Raising of Flags Policy 2016-152, and as approved by the Mayor, flags at Town Hall will be half-masted until sunset on Saturday, April 17, 2021 in honour of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth, who died on April 9 at 99.

Prince Philip’s funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17 at 3 p.m. local time.

Hazardous Waste Day Cancelled May 1, 2021

Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 11:26 AM

The Hazardous Waste Day event on May 1st, 2021 is cancelled following the Province’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order in effect until May 6, 2021 to avoid mass gathering at the municipal garage. The next hazardous waste event is scheduled for Saturday, October 16th, 2021. To keep the two hazardous waste events budgeted by Council for 2021, there will be a 2-day event on October 15th and 16th 2021. View the Event Calendar for all special waste collections.

The Curbside...

Load Restrictions in Effect March 8, 2021

Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2021 10:11 AM

Load restrictions will be in effect as of March 8, 2021 for the spring thawing season.

For more information, please contact the Public Works Department by email or by phone at 613-443-1747.

Coming This Spring: 40km/h in Residential Zones

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2021 12:00 AM

Council has approved to reduce the speed limit to 40 km/h within residential zones. Starting in late spring, each subdivision will have signs at their entrance and exit to designate the area as a 40km/h zone. Speed reductions will only be in effect once the signs are installed. More information to come.

Questions? Contact

Infrastructure at 613-443-1747 or

Mayor's Letter to Residents on COVID-19 (January 12, 2021)

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:00 AM


January 12, 2021


Dear residents,


As you know, the Province has enacted stronger measures to help combat the Covid-19 virus.  With a second state of emergency declaration, and a stay-at-home order put in place, we all need to do our part.

As Premiere Ford mentioned, approximately 30% of Ontario residents are not following the rules. While I have confidence in Russell Township residents, this could possibly represent 6000 people within our own Township that may be putting...

Township Receives Donation of Sanitizer and 16,000 Masks Over the Holidays

Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2021 12:00 AM

The Township of Russell has received a generous donation of hand sanitizer and 16,000 masks on behalf of the local branch of Apex Global Logistics over the holiday season.

This generous donation will help the Township limit the spread of COVID-19 at Town Hall and other municipal facilities through the ongoing pandemic. The Township is also looking into how these resources can be shared with local long-term care facilities.

The Township of Russell would like to thank Andrew Campbell of Apex Global Logistics...

Avoid Storm Ponds: Warning for Your Health and Safety

Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2020 12:00 AM

Most of the subdivisions in the Township have a pond designed to control storm water. These ponds are not meant for residents to use recreationally. They can be dangerous to your health and safety.

In the winter, the thickness of the ice changes as it mixes with road salt. Water levels can also change very suddenly.

Please avoid these storm ponds. This includes no skating, sledding, drinking, swimming, or boating at any time of year.

Thank you for staying safe!

(Lifted December 5) Boil Water Advisory in Embrun

Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2020 12:00 AM

Boil Water Advisory Lifted

December 5th, 2020 6:30p.m.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) has lifted the Boil Water Advisory that was issued to all residents of Embrun on Friday, December 4, 2020. Analysis of samples from the Embrun Distribution Drinking Water System confirmed that water in the village is safe for use and consumption.

The EOHU continues to work with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and the Township of Russell to monitor the situation.

Residents may contact the EOHU...

Flags Lowered for Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Flags will be half-masted from sunrise to sunset on December 6, 2021 to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Holiday Hours 2020-2021

Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2020 10:36 AM

We have modified hours during the holidays! See the holiday schedule below for details and other reminders.

Town Hall Modified Hours

• 24 December - Open 8:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.

• 25 December - Closed

• 28 December - Closed

• 31 December - Open 8:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.

• 1 January 2021 - Closed

• 4 January 2021 - Closed

Sports Dome Modified Hours

(Access by reservation only)

• 24 December -  Open 6:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

• 25 December - Closed

• 26 December - Closed

• 31 December - Open 6:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

• 1 January...

Remembrance Day Ceremonies 2020

Posted on Monday, November 09, 2020 12:00 AM

The following are the 2020 Remembrance Ceremonies in the Township area:

  • Russell

    Virtual Ceremony Nov. 11 at 11:00 a.m. Available on the Russell Legion Facebook page. Hosted by the Russell Legion.

  • Embrun

    Outdoor Ceremony at Town hall Nov. 11 at 3:00 p.m. (717 Notre-Dame Street, Embrun). This event will be cancelled if it rains. Please maintain 2m of physical distancing from people outside your household and wear a mask if you cannot maintain physical distancing. This event...

2020 Christmas Parades Cancelled due to COVID-19

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:00 AM

Unfortunately, due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in our area, our two Fire Departments have decided to cancel the 2020 Christmas parades in Embrun and Russell. This was a very difficult decision for our Chiefs, but both Fire Departments strongly believe it is the right decision. The Christmas parades will be back and better then ever in 2021!

Flag Raising in Proclamation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020 12:00 AM

Council proclaims October 2020 as Breast Cancer Awareness month in the Township of Russell. The Township will raise the flag on October 2nd, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. during the flag raising ceremony at the Town Hall until October 30, 2020.

September 2020 Proclaimed as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:00 AM

Council proclaimed September 2020 as Childhood Cancer Awareness month in the Township of Russell. You will see the Childhood Cancer Awareness flag raised at Town Hall during the month of September.

Take Back the Night 2020

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:00 AM

The organizing committee of the women's march "la rue, la nuit, femmes sans peur"; the municipalities of Mun Russell Twp and La municipalité de la Nation Municipality, the Centre de santé communautaire de l'Estrie (CSCE), and the Maison Interlude House and the Centre Novas - Calacs francophone de Prescott-Russell, calls upon women and girls from the community of Prescott et/and Russell to walk on September 16th.

Express solidarity among women. Register to participate.

Malfunctioning Smoke and CO Alarms

Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 12:00 AM

The Russell Township Fire Departments have noticed a trend of false smoke and carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms. This seems to be happening in newer homes with new units, even in other areas of the province.

At this time, we cannot pinpoint what is causing these false alarms, but we felt it was necessary to address the matter with our residents. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms occasionally do malfunction and cause false alarms, however this is not as common as people think. These devices are mandated...

Town Hall Reopens for Some In-Person Services September 8th 2020

Posted on Friday, September 04, 2020 12:00 AM

The Township of Russell will re-open Town Hall to offer certain in-person services as of Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.

In order to avoid long waiting lines and to ensure physical distancing during this transition, some services will be offered by walk-in while others will remain by appointment only. Residents will be able to make a payment, submit a form or application, pickup a new resident package, garbage tags, and recycling bins at Town Hall without an appointment. All other services, including...

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