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updated 13/08/2018


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bb Portland Streetscape OPEN HOUSE

Portland's Future is Bright


Sat, Aug 25

Portland Community Hall

10am to 1pm (Drop-in Style)

Join us for an Open House to review and provide comment on design options for ongoing Colborne and Water St. Streetscape and

Community Facility Renewal Projects.


bb 2018 Municipal Election

2018 Municipal Election

October 22, 2018

Telephone/Internet Voting begins

Monday, October 15 at 10am

Election Info

bb 2018 Rabies Clinics


$20 cash only

2pm to 6pm

Wed, Sept 12 - Chantry Municipal Office (1439 County Rd 8)

Wed, Sept 19 - Elgin Fire Hall (32 Halladay St)



bb Compliance Audit Committee




The municipalities of Athens, Augusta, Brockville, Edwardsburg Cardinal, Elizabethtown-Kitley, Front of Yonge, Gananoque, Leeds & the Thousand Islands, Merricklville/Wolford, North Genville, Prescott, Rideau Lakes and Westport are recruiting experienced professionals for appointment to the Joint Leeds & Grenville 2018 Election Compliance Audit Committee.


The Municipal Elections Act requires municipalities to establish a Compliance Audit Committee to consider applications requesting audits of election campaign finances.  The Committee may be required to appoint auditors and determine if legal proceedings are required as a result of the auditors’ reports.


Applicants should have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of municipal elections, including campaign financing rules

  • Proven analytical and decision-making skills

  • Experience working on committees, task forces or similar settings

  • Availability and willingness to attend meetings during daytime and evening hours over a four-year term; and

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

The Committee’s term of office is four years, beginning in December 2018. Successful applicants, in good standing, will receive a $100 retainer at the end of each year during the term.


For further information or to obtain an application form please contact

Mary Ellen Truelove, Clerk

1-800-928-2250 Ext 293

Deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on June 29, 2018



Application Form

Terms of Reference


bb The Delta Pilot
The July-August 2018 edition of the Delta Pilot (newsletter about not-for-profit and charitable events taking place in Delta) is now available: Delta Pilot, Vol.8, No.4
bb Business Recognition Award Winners



Municipal Drug Strategy


The Township of Rideau Lakes has joined the Town of Gananoque and the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands on a local Municipal Drug Strategy.

An MDS is a grass-root, multi-sectoral approach for addressing substance misuse in our community.  A four pillar approach of prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and enforcement guide the work to reduce harms associated with drugs, including but not limited to alcohol, cannabis, prescription drugs and street drugs.


For more information about the MDS, click here




Save the Date:  Details coming later


The Township of Rideau Lakes is "The Daffodil Capital of Ontario".  Residents are encouraged to plant daffodils each fall for spring blooms. 

See the Daffodil Project Page.


bb 2017-2019 OPP ACTION PLAN

2017-2019 ACTION PLAN




Email List

Residents' Email List: if you wish to be added to our residents' email list for updates throughout the year, please email

bb Health Related News
For the latest information on health issues, please view the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Health Unit Website


Wild Parsnip/ Roadside Spraying

Wild Parsnip is a noxious weed and a growing concern in the region.  poisonous-weeds.pdf (300K PDF)

Council plans to participate in a coordinated roadside noxious weed management program in 2016 along with the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville. 


See Spraying Program Information Details


For residents on Highway 15, which is under the authority of the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), Council encourages residents to report problem areas of Wild Parsnip on Highway 15 directly to the MTO at 1-800-268-4686 or

Please see the recent letter from the Township to the MTO seeking action on this important matter.


Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Carbon Monoxide alarms are now mandatory in all homes in Ontario. For full details, see the Fire Page.

bb Does Your House have Working Fire Alarms?
In Ontario approximately 70 percent of fire deaths occur in homes that are not protected by working smoke alarms. If you do not have smoke alarms in your home, install them today. If you do have smoke alarms, test them regularly to ensure they work. For more information see the Fire Alarm News Page.

bb Delta CIP
Information about the Delta Community Improvement Plan, including application forms, can be found on the new Community Improvement Plan Page.


Energy Management Plan

The township is working on an Energy Management Plan. For details please see the Energy Management Plan page.

bb Rideau Lakes Business Directory
You can now find listings of businesses in the Township of Rideau Lakes by using our new Business Directory. Business owners can also register their own business. See the Business Directory Page

bb Request for Information Policy
The Township's policy regarding requests for information made to staff. See the Request for Information Policy

bb Open Air Burning

   Please be advised that the Township has an Open Air Burning By-Law, which does not allow burning during the day between 8 am to 6 pm (with the exception of campfires, defined as a fire 2'x2'x2'), during Fire Season (April 1 to October 31).
   From November 1 to March 31, you may burn in the daytime, with a permit as long as you follow the rest of the regulations.
   To check fire conditions you may call the Fire Condition Hotline at 613-928-2251, Ext. 600 or 1-800-928-2250, Ext. 600; this line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
   Information about this as well as Burning Regulations and Burning Permits can be found on the Fire Page.


bb Emergency Plan
Please visit our Emergency Response Section to see how you can be prepared for 72 Hours if an Emergency happens. It includes an Emergency Checklist of things to have available in your house.

bb Ontario Renovates Program Ontario Renovates is a program offered by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Human Services Division. This program provides financial assistance to low income homeowners by way of a forgivable loan in order to repair their home while improving the energy-efficiency of the unit and/or increase accessibility of their unit through modifications and adaptations. For details see: Ontario Renovates Program

bb Culvert Screens

The Roads Department asks that if you see a culvert screen plugged, do not remove the screen. Please contact the Office to report it. It's easier for Staff to clear the screen than it is to clear the culvert. If you remove the screen, the beavers get right in the culvert and plug the end of it. When the screen is removed it makes the beaver's job easier and our job harder. Culverts are being checked regularly.  Thank you for your cooperation.

bb Winter Plow Routes

A listing of the winter plow routes has been posted to the Roads Page
bb Weekly Road Grading Report The Township of Rideau Lakes has initiated a new program of posting a report showing the grading status of Township gravel roads. The report will be posted every week to the Road Information Page.

bb Well Water Testing Well water testing is not a municipal function - however you may drop off your well water samples at any one of several public health facilities. For more information see the Information Bulletin

bb Adopt-A-Road The Township has established an Adopt-A-Road program as a public service program for volunteers to pick up litter along Township road right-of-ways. For more information see the Adopt-A-Road Page

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