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A Look At The Disaster Recovery Assistance Program
What you need to know if you're eligible to apply
On May 5, 2017, the province of Ontario notified municipalities in the County of Renfrew and the City of Pembroke that it has activated the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program. The following municipalities in Renfrew County are eligible: Admaston Bromley, Bonnechere Valley, Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan, Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards, Horton, Laurentian Valley, Madawaska Valley, McNab Braeside, North Algona Wilberforce, Renfrew and Whitewater Region.
LINK: Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians
LINK: PDF Download of Application
Septic Issue Will Not Move Forward
Rural municipalities earn "win" for residents
As readers are likely aware, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs consulted last fall on a number of proposed amendments to the Building Code, including a requirement for homeowners with septic systems to pump them out every five years and to maintain records of the pump outs. This recommendation was strongly opposed by rural municipalities who felt that property owners were good stewards of managing their septic tank pump outs, and that the municipality would incur considerable cost to police this requirement.
Renfrew County Construction Updates
Routes to avoid this summer
The County of Renfrew provides weekly road construction reports to keep local residents and travelers up-to-date on the road improvements being done in the area.
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