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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 www.Municipal511.ca 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!

Share:

  • 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...

Township of Russell Begins Search for Next Chief Administrative Officer

Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021 09:17 AM

Press Release
For immediate distribution

Embrun, ON, November 4, 2021 — The Township of Russell is looking for the next Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

The administration began planning the recruitment for a new CAO in September when current CAO Jean Leduc announced his retirement, which is effective as of the end of this year.

“Jean Leduc has been an outstanding...

Register your float in the 2021 Santa Parade

Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2021 02:09 PM

In just a few weeks, Santa Claus is coming to the Township of Russell! Our Fire Services are excited to host the annual Santa parades.

The Embrun parade is Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 6:30p.m.
The Russell parade is Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 1:00p.m.

Find these events in our Events Calendar for more information. Details on parade routes, COVID-19 guidelines, road closures, food bank donations, and more will be soon confirmed and posted in the calendar.

The parades will also be streamed...

Mayor's Statement on the 2022 Budget

Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2021 03:58 PM

OFFICE OF THE MAYORMayor Pierre Leroux

November 2, 2021

Dear Residents,

Last night, our 2022 budget was approved with a 2.5% tax increase, representing a $44.53 tax increase in 2022 for the average household. A total of $356,997 will be generated from this taxation increase.

Of the 2.5% tax increase, 1% is dedicated to saving for our future Recreational Complex, and another 1% is dedicated to increasing investment in our roads system.

Improving roads has been your main priority and requests every year. In 2019, Council...

Mayor's Statement on the Embrun McDonald's

Posted on Monday, November 01, 2021 04:55 PM

OFFICE OF THE MAYORMayor Pierre Leroux

 

November 1, 2021

 

Dear Residents,

 

I want to address two issues regarding the new Embrun McDonald's. 

 

Firstly, the design of the drive-thru. Since the beginning of the planning process, Russell Township staff and Council have voiced concerns regarding the drive-thru design to the proponent and the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR). Since the entrance to the property off of Notre-Dame Street is not a public road but private access for the...

Benches in Embrun removed for repainting

Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2021 09:00 AM

As part of our goal to keep our streets beautiful, some benches are getting a new coat of paint!

Over the next few weeks, 17 benches in village of Embrun will be removed. These benches will be repainted over the winter and reinstalled in the spring.

As repainting is part of our warranty agreement, this initiative is at no extra cost to residents.

No overnight street parking from November 1 to April 1

Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 04:19 PM

Starting Monday November 1, remember to park in your driveway overnight!

From November 1 to April 1, your vehicle cannot be parked on the street between 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., no matter the weather conditions. Learn more about parking regulations on our Parking page.

Road Closure - Mclaren Lane, 546 meters South of Route 400

Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 03:29 PM

Please take note of the following road closure.

  • When: Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
  • Where: Mclaren Lane, 546 meters South of Route 400
  • Why: Culvert Change

Detour Information: Please see the map from www.Municipal511.ca for detour information, if any apply

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Staff Investigating Foul Smell Outside the Village of Embrun

Posted on Friday, October 22, 2021 09:34 AM

We have received many reports from residents about a “sewer-like” smell outside the village of Embrun. Please note our staff are aware of the issue and are investigating to find the source. We can confirm that at this time, the smell is not coming from one of the Township facilities. Thank you for your understanding and patience!

Road Closure - Burton Road, 178 metres West of North Russell Road

Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2021 03:40 PM

Please take note of the following road closure.

  • When: Monday, October 25, 2021 from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
  • Where: Burton Road, 178 meters West of North Russell Road
  • Why: Culvert Change

Detour Information: Please see the map from www.Municipal511.ca for detour information, if any apply

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New Speed Humps on Centenaire Street and King Street

Posted on Friday, October 08, 2021 01:50 PM

There are now speed humps on Centenaire Street and King Street! As part of the Township 2018-2022’s Strategic Plan, we are reviewing pedestrian safety. This initiative valued at $10,000 will deliver a total of five speed humps to these problematic areas. These are only two of many locations that have action plans for 2021; more are still to come. Read the report IS-PW-16-2021 from the June 21, 2021 Council Meeting for more information on upcoming pedestrian safety measures.

If you have a traffic...

October 2021 - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2021 09:05 AM

At the October 4, 2021 Council Meeting, Council proclaimed October 2021 as Breast Cancer Awareness month in the Township of Russell. The Breast Cancer flag will be raised at the Town Hall from October 5 to 31, 2021. At this time, flags are at half-mast to mourn the recent discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves near former residential schools across the country. The Breast Cancer flag will also be raised to half mast during the month of October.

Due Date Adjustment on Utilities Invoices for Embrun Residents

Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2021 04:33 PM

Please note that Public Utilities invoices for the period of July – September 2021 that were sent to residents at the beginning of October 2021 may have an error on the due date. The due date should read October 27, 2021 and not September 27, 2021.

Please note that this applies only to Embrun residents.

Rest assured that no penalties were wrongly calculated on your account if the date that appears is September 27, 2021.

If you have questions about your Utilities invoice, please read the Questions...

Mayor's Statement on Arena Capacity Limits due to COVID-19

Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2021 04:03 PM

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

October 5, 2021

Dear Residents,

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Township has been required to follow all COVID-19 directives from the Province and Health Unit for our municipal buildings and facilities, including our arenas.

Like many other workplaces, our staff have been verbally harassed and threatened by individuals who do not agree with the health, distancing, and vaccination regulations set in place by the Province and Health Unit. Thankfully, these individuals are...

Road Closure - Church Street, from Concession to Drentex

Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2021 09:20 AM

Please take note of the following road closure.

  • When: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 to Wednesday, October 20, 2021
  • Where: Church Street, from Concession Street to Drentex Road
  • Why: Sanitary Sewer Construction 

Detour Information: Please see the map from www.Municipal511.ca for detour information, if any apply

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National Peace and Police Officers Memorial Day – September 26, 2021

Posted on Sunday, September 26, 2021 08:05 AM

On September 26, 2021, we recognize National Peace and Police Officers Memorial Day. We wish to thank all peace and police officers for their service. The Township of Russell usually marks the occasion by lowering the flags at all municipal buildings and locations from sunrise to sunset. At this time, flags are already at half-mast to mourn the recent discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves near former residential schools across the country.

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