News & Notices

Special Council Meeting - CANCELLED - Moved to May 23

Please note the Special Council meeting scheduled for May 16 has been moved to Thursday May 23 at 6:30 pm and will be held in Council Chambers.

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Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Watch Pembroke District

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) – Pembroke District is advising area residents that a Flood Warning for the Ottawa, Bonnechere and Madawaska Rivers and a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety for the remainder of Renfrew County is in effect until Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

The County of Renfrew, City of Pembroke and several municipalities have declared states of emergency due to flooding and water levels and flows on the Ottawa, Bonnechere and Madawaska River systems remain high.

Going into the long weekend and summer season, all residents and visitors should be aware that there is an increased risk to public safety because of high water. After weeks of flooding there is a lot of debris remaining which could be dangerous. High water is causing strong currents and there are hidden dangers under the water especially for people not familiar with the area. In many locations hazard markers cannot be replaced into lakes until the water levels decline causing an increased risk to boaters. Additionally, bacteria and contamination in the water in flooded areas could cause an increased health risk to swimmers. Residents and visitors are being asked to avoid recreational boating on flooded lakes as the increased wave action could affect sandbag walls and contribute to shoreline erosion.

Any residents with flooded property should take appropriate action as flood waters start to subside. Sandbags need to be disposed of properly as they could be contaminated. Anyone requiring information about the disposal of sandbags, recovery and clean-up or requiring assistance should contact their local municipality.

MNRF advises extreme caution when using forest access roads for outdoor activities. Many are seasonally inundated with water, prone to washouts, and may be impassable due to current water levels. The public should avoid crossing any submerged roads as there may be a risk to traveler safety.

MNRF is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate.

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County of Renfrew - Ontario Renovates Program NOW OPEN

The County of Renfrew, in partnership with the Province of Ontario, is pleased to announce Ontario Renovates will be accepting new applications for funding starting on May 14th, 2019, to assist homeowners to access funding for upgrades to their homes to enhance their quality of life. Ontario Renovates is a program which is part of the Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario (IAH) 2014 Extension Program. This program provides financial assistance to homeowners by way of a forgivable loan to repair their home to acceptable standards while improving the energy efficiency and/or increasing accessibility of their unit.

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Notice of Public Hearing - Proposed Changes to the Building Permit Fee

The Department of Development & Works will hold a Public Meeting on Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers to consider proposed changes to the Building Permit Fee imposed under Section 7 of the Building Code Act.

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Spring Emergency Preparedness

With the considerable snowfall that we have experienced this past winter, along with the expected rainfall this weekend, the Town of Renfrew would like to remind residents to stay diligent in ensuring that they are adequately prepared in the event that our community should be impacted by flooding.

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UPDATED - 2019 Leaf & Yard Waste Curb Side Schedule

The Spring leaf and yard waste removal service will be provided for three weeks commencing the week of April 22nd, May 6th, and May 20th.

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County of Renfrew Flood Preparation and Recovery

County of Renfrew Emergency Services has put together the Flood Preparation and Recovery in order to prepare for a flood emergency.

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**NEW** Municipal Parking Lot Time Limit

**NEW** Municipal Parking Lot Time Limits

Effective April 1st, 2019, the 3-hour time limit has been removed from all municipal parking lots. This change affects the municipal parking lots located on Argyle Street S (behing Aikenhead's), Plaunt Street South (adjacent to Town Hall) and Plaunt Street South (behind Scotiabank).  Parking limits will revert back to an unlimited parking time limit.

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No Wipes in the Pipes!!

Important Notice

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Renfrew Drinking Water System

2017 Annual Water Report

Ontario Regulation 170/03 requires that the 2017 Annual Report for the Town of Renfrew Drinking Water System be made available to the public.  This report is now available for viewing, free of charge, during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Muncipal Office, 127 Raglan Street, 2nd floor, Development & works Department.  A copy of the report is also available for viewing on the link below.


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