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Board Member Recruitment for Police Services Board - Hawkesbury Detachment

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2024 10:37 AM

Background: Police service boards oversee how policing is provided in communities. They contribute to their community’s safety and well-being by working with local citizens and organizations to ensure their community receives appropriate policing needs.

Mandate: The Community Safety Policing Act, 2019 comes into force on April 1, 2024. Section 67(1) of the Act states that there shall be an OPP detachment board for each detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). OPP police services boards...

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Calling All Farmers - Partake in the Agri-Action Lunch & Learn

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2024 10:04 AM

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March 1, 2024 - ALUS Ontario East – a program which helps farmers and ranchers deliver nature-based solutions on their land – is hosting a free Agri-Action Lunch & Learn event in Long Sault on March 27 to bring together local famers interested in agricultural stewardship practices and to share available resources and funding opportunities for their implementation.

“Stewardship best management practices can have a transformative impact on your farm’s sustainability by...

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Cobb's Lake Bridge Closing for Rehabilitation Work

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 10:24 AM

Press Release

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Cobb’s Lake Bridge Closing for Rehabilitation Work

L’Orignal, March 12, 2024 – The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (the "UCPR") wish to advise residents that the Cobb’s Lake Bridge rehabilitation project will begin on March 25, 2024. The bridge will be closed to traffic for the duration of the work, which is expected to last until fall 2024.

The bridge is located along County Road 2 (Russell Road) east of Bourget, near the Prescott and Russell Recreational...

Watershed Conditions: Water Safety Statement - March 8, 2024

Posted on Friday, March 08, 2024 09:57 AM


March 8th, 2024

Weather Forecast: Environment Canada is forecasting mild weather with the potential of 20 to 40 mm of rainfall beginning Saturday and carrying over into Sunday. The rain may mix with snow by Sunday evening. Temperatures are expected to return to below zero late Sunday evening.

Environmental Conditions: Snowmelt due to warmer temperatures, combined with anticipated rainfall may result in increased water levels and flows in rivers,...

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Update on the Prescott and Russell Residence Redevelopment Project

Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2024 09:10 AM


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L’Orignal, March 6, 2024 – The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (the “UCPR”) would like to share an update on the Prescott and Russell Residence Redevelopment Project. The move, originally scheduled for spring 2024, is now scheduled for fall 2024.

Under construction since winter 2021, the new Prescott and Russell Residence is in the heart of the Town of Hawkesbury, close to the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital. The completion of this new building is...