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.
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
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.
FLOODS: DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Residents affected by flooding can register with Canadian Red Cross to apply for financial assistance.
New registrations can be done over the phone in English and French only by calling 1-800-863-6582, Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Online registration is being discontinued as we are seeing a decreased volume in overall registrations as the weeks progress since the Flooding, and we are adjusting our operations accordingly.
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.
The Town currently has the following summer / winter equipment available to lend out to our residents: - Snowshoes and Golf Clubs - Assortment of sizes (children to adult) - Nordic walking poles, pickle ball, kayaks and life jackets. To sign for the equipment you must be 18 years of age and provide proof of ID. The equipment and lending forms are located at the Municipal office 34465 Highway 17 Monday to Friday from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Memorial Tree Program
The Memorial tree program provides residents with the opportunity to honor loved ones, families or groups by having a tree with a memorial plaque installed on municipal property. The Memorial tree program and application can be found HERE or by calling the office at 613-584-3114.
The Memorial bench program provides residents with the opportunity to honor loved ones, families or groups by having a bench with a memorial plaque installed on municipal property. Memorial bench program and application can be found HERE or by calling the office at 613-584-3114.
Donation Policy - HERE
OPP News and Events HERE
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre HERE
Scams and Fraud HERE
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
The Town of Laurentian Hills is committed to the tenets of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ( the Act). The Town is committed to upholding the standards of privacy established within the Act and to providing individuals with the right of access to information in its custody and control including most general records as well as records containing their own personal information, where applicable. The Town will provide information when ever possible without anyone needing to use the formal Freedom of Information request process. In actual fact the Town does not maintain files on individuals as a general practice.
The Town does however caution that if letters or information is presented to Council or its Committees of the Whole that those meetings are open public meetings, once the Council has dealt with the presented information it becomes part of the public record and may be given to any requester provided it does not release personal information.
For more information please contact the Office of the Clerk, Town of Laurentian Hills or please check out the website of the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario's web site at www.ipc.on.ca.
Be Bear Wise information HERE
Fraudsters Claiming to be CRA information HERE
Notice to Residents - FALSE 911 CALLS HERE
Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission - Do Not Call List
The National Do Not Call List (DNCL) gives consumers a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls. The National DNCL Rules introduce new responsibilities for Canada’s telemarketers. Click HERE to remove your number.
OPP bulletin regarding Seatbelts and Car Seats. Click HERE for more information
OPP bulletin regarding Pets In Vehicles. Click HERE for more information
Remote Patient Care
Coming to Renfrew County residents - Information HERE
Deep River Hospital Newsletter, ZINGER
April 2018 HERE
October 2017 HERE,
Wild Parsnip / Invading Species
Giant Hogweed Information HERE
Giant Hogweed Fact Sheet - HERE
Wild Parsnip Fact Sheet - HERE
Poision Ivy Fact Sheet - HERE
Hazardous Plants Info - HERE