News & Notices

Renfrew Town Council Statement - Mr. Longtin

The dispute between the Town of Renfrew and Mr. Longtin regarding the termination of Mr. Longtin's employment has been resolved to both Parties' mutual satisfaction.

The Town acknowledges that Mr. Longtin 's legal challenge was initiated in good faith, and in accordance with his understanding of his right to continue to serve in his position with the Town beyond the age of 60.

Mr. Longtin acknowledges that the Town's decision to terminate his employment was carried out in good faith and in accordance with the Town's understanding of its legal obligation to protect the safety of the community.

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Stay-at-Home Order - January 13, 2021

On Tuesday, January 12th, 2021, the Province of Ontario announced a second Provincial Emergency to address COVID-19 and Save Lives. The Province of Ontario has issued a Stay-at-Home Order and introduced enhanced Enforcement Measures to reduce mobility. Effective January 14th, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. the province-wide stay-at-home order requires everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. This order and other new and existing public health restrictions are aimed at limiting people’s mobility and reducing the number of daily contacts with those outside an immediate household.

Impacts of Town of Renfrew operations are as follows:

  • The Ma-te-way Activity Centre and the Renfrew Recreation Centre will remain closed to the public, with all programming and rentals continuing to be cancelled.  The outdoor skating oval and the sliding hill at Ma-te-way Park will remain open and continue to operate in accordance with public health guidelines and posted signage, until further notification.
  • The Renfrew Public Library will remain closed to the public with curbside pickup still available;
  • The Town Hall will be closed, however, appointments with staff can be made for those requiring personal assistance.  Residents are encouraged to make payments to the Town utilizing alternative options, which include online or telephone banking, mailing a cheque payable to the ‘Town of Renfrew, or dropping off a cheque payment in the Town Hall mail slot at 127 Raglan Street South.
  • The Renfrew Landfill Site will remain open and there will be no impacts to curbside collection activities;
  • All essential services continue to be offered; and

Staff at any facility can still be contacted by phone or e-mail.  Please find contact information on the Town of Renfrew’s website at:

Please refer to instructions on how to protect yourself and your family as published by the Renfrew County & District Health Unit:

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work together to protect our community from COVID-19, please refer to News and Notices and our Social media pages for updated information as it is released. 

Media Contact

Kim R. Bulmer, Town Clerk

613-432-4848, x105

If you cannot Stay-at-Home please wear a mask and respect physical distancing.

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January Newsletter

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Digital Training Initiative

The Town of Renfrew is working with a local marketing company to try to help businesses succeed during this very difficult time. Getting your business online can seem overwhelming, costly, and time consuming. We want to change this mindset!

10 online sessions of in-depth information and guidance.

  • Online Marketing
  • Website Basics
  • Social Media Channels

Renfrew Businesses $100 + HST

Out of Town Businesses $400 + HST

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Grants to Organizations

The Town of Renfrew's Municipal Grants Program is to assist the funding of cultural, recreational and social organizations operating within the Town of Renfrew that provide programs which are of general benefit to the community.  Eligible groups include volunteer, amateur, registered charity or not-for-profit community groups. The deadline is January 29, 2021.

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For More COVID-19 Information & Resources:

COVID-19 Provincial Self Assessment Web Tool  -

Federal Updates

Provincial Updates

Public Health Ontario

Renfrew County Virtual Triage Centre:

Renfrew County Virtual Triage Centre - "How It Works"

Renfrew County & District Health Unit

COVID-19 Business Information Line

Town of Renfrew Media Releases

Radio Updates can be heard on the following local radio stations:

MYFM  Renfrew 96.1FM at 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Municipal Minute Segment)

Valley Heritage Radio 98.7 FM in late morning 

Social Media Updates can be found by following:

Facebook: Corporation of the Town of Renfrew

Instagram: @TownofRenfrew

Twitter: @TownRenfrew

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2021 Burn Permits are Available!

Interested in enjoying a back yard fire in 2021?

The annual outdoor Recreational Open Air Burning permits are available for 2021. They cover the calendar year for the low price of $100.00. If you are interested in applying for a permit click here!

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No Wipes in the Pipes!!

Important Notice

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