Laurentian Hills is a great community to live. It offers a relaxed and laid back lifestyle, but is close enough to key amenities to satisfy all the things you need. Home ownership continues to grow in our municipality as does our population.
Laurentian Hills has a number of outdoor recreational opportunities. The municipality has three public beaches, ball and soccer fields, outdoor hockey and skating rinks, and a variety of all-season trails for outdoor enthusiasts. We are situated just minutes from Deep River and Petawawa, both with additional outdoor and indoor recreational opportunities for residents.
The municipal libraries are resources for all residents and businesses in the region. The libraries offers loans, copying, printing, faxing, computers and the Internet, Service Ontario programs and more. Libraries are located in Point Alexander and Chalk River. Please click here to visit their dedicated website.
In Laurentian Hills, we require that all dogs and cats be registered, by having a pet tag which is a free service. By tagging your pet, should they be found, they will be returned to the owner instead of being taken to the pound. To report a found animal or to report animals running at large, please contact the By-Law Enforcement Officer at 613-584-4015.
The Corporation of the Town of Laurentian Hills was formed through the second round of the Provincial Government's amalgamation process in 2000. The United Townships of Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay and the Village of Chalk River became one. Click here for a condensed version of the history of the region.
The history of Laurentian Hills has been researched and written in a book by Jennifer Mercer. "Staying the Run: A History of the United Townships of Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay" is available at our local libraries and the Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay historical society.
The following is a list of some of our local organizations that contribute to the diversity of our municipality. Please click on the names of the organizations to be taken to their websites, if available.
Deep River Family Enrichment Network (FEN)
The Deep River and Area Family Enrichment Network (FEN) is a non-profit organization governed by a Volunteer Board of Directors. FEN provides family support to ALL families in Pt. Alexander, Deep River and Chalk River as an Ontario Early Years Satellite. We offer FREE activities for parents, caregivers and children (age 0-6) through Play to Learn Drop-In, educational workshops and parenting programs. Our resource library contains parenting books and videos for borrowing and our newsletter is published regularly. FEN also provides information and referral to other agencies in our community.
FEN in Point Alexander at the municipal office (34465 Highway 17) is on Tuesday's and Friday's from 9-12.
FEN in Chalk River located at 19 Railway is on Monday's 9-12, Wednesday's 9-12 and 1-3 and Friday's 9-12.
For the Chalk River Nursery School please click HERE
For St. Anthony's School, Chalk River please click HERE
For the Equinoxe School (French as 1st language school) please click HERE
Resources available at M+R Feeds. Click HERE for details