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Municipal Updates

On going services :  please consult appropriate web site sections

  • The Nation Municipality offices are now open to the public.  Visitors must wear a mask.  We strongly recommend communicating with us by phone or by email.  If you absolutely need to meet an employee in person, please call us at 613-764-5444 to set up an appointment  Our secure exterior drop box is available to deposit payments.  No cash deposits please.
  • Regular garbage and recycling pickup
  • Municipal Landfills and hazardous waste depots
  • The St-Isidore and St-Albert Libraries
  • By-law services
  • Public Works
  • Community Centres (excluding the Limoges Community Centre)
  • Arena


NEW : Council Meetings : now streamed live on YouTube

  • To minimize the risk of the spread of COVID-19, The Nation Municipality Council meetings are now streamed live on YouTube. New microphones have been installed to improve sound quality. You will therefore able to attend these meetings in complete safety, in the comfort of your own home. Subscribe to The Nation’s YouTube channel to receive notice of the start of the meetings.
  • The minutes will be accessible as usual on our website under Our Council & Staff.  We are confident that these measures will allow you to continue being informed of the discussions held at the meetings.  Thank you for your understanding.  Questions? Call us at 613-764-5444 extension 235 or email



September 24 2020 – Temporary COVID-19 Testing Centre opening in parking lot at Calypso Waterpark in Limoges.

September 20th 2020 – Ontario announces lower limits on social gatherings across province.

July 6th 2020 – IMPORTANT NOTICE : Use of face coverings by members of the public mandatory in indoor public spaces. Thank you for reading and for sharing.

June 1 2020 – The Municipal Landfill sites within The Nation Municipality will reopen on Friday June 5 2020.  Strict protocols are in place to ensure the safety of employees and residents.  Please follow this link for details.

May 25 2020 – The two Nation landfills will be opening on May 29 and May 30 in Limoges and Fournier for dry waste materials, yard waste and branches. This link will lead you to our web page for details.

May 19 2020 – The Nation Municipality TENNIS AND BASKETBALL COURTS are now open to the public. (Note that the St-Bernardin tennis court is closed until further notice)

May 15 2020 – NOTICE : The two landfills will reopen on specific dates and sites for dry waste materials, yard waste and branches. This link will lead you to our web page for details.

May 7 2020 – REGISTER NOW! Telmatik is a communication system used by The Nation Municipality to quickly send important and relevant municipal notices to its citizens by telephone, text message and/or email. Follow this link to register.

April 29 2020 – Medical students from the Prescott-Russell area offer grocery delivery

During this pandemic, four students from the Prescott-Russell area offer free grocery delivery to the sick, the elderly, the self-isolated and the immunocompromised who do not have the capacity to go out for groceries. Please follow this link.

We are raising funds to support our organization. If you would like to donate, support us here : 

Thanks for sharing.


April 29 2020 – Domestic Violence : Because of the lockdown and physical distancing instructions, women and children dealing with domestic violence are especially at risk during this pandemic.  Help is available by following this link.


April 17 2020 – Food banks : Another example of the great generosity of our citizens. Residents of The Nation came forward to help families in need. If you wish to do the same, please consult this document. You will find the names of two food banks. On behalf of these families in need, thank you.


April 16 2020 – The Nation Council members are also at home and encourage you to continue following the guidelines. We are very proud of you all. Stay strong, stay safe, we will get through this, together.

April 15 2020 – SURVEY : Canadian survey on business conditions. If you are a business owner, Statistics Canada wants to hear your voice. Fill out the survey by following this link. You have until April 17 to make your voice heard. Don’t lose a second and don’t miss this opportunity. Thanks for informing business owners.

April 14 2020 – An interesting invitation for our entrepreneurs. Could e-commerce be an option to get your business out of the COVID-19 crisis? Follow this link and sign up.

April 7 2020 – The medical officer of health requires that all police and municipal officers operating in the United Counties of Stormont, Stormont and Dundas, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and the City of Cornwall help to monitor the compliance with respect to the isolation of certain people.


April 6 2020 – The Nation mayor François St-Amour declares local state of emergency

4 2020 – There are now 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Eastern Ontario. Follow this link for a detailed graphics.…/my…/covid-19-status-update-for-eohu-region

April 3 2020 – IMPORTANT NOTICE : Two orders for Eastern Ontario from the Medical Officer of Health. Please consult orders by following this link.…/m…/important-covid-19-news-for-eohu-region

April 2 2020 – The number of Covid-19 positive cases in Eastern Ontario is now at 31.…/my…/covid-19-status-update-for-eohu-region

March 31 2020 – COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Winchester to Open on April 1st

March 31 2020 – Please read what the OPP can enforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 28 2020 – Increase in COVID-19 cases in Eastern Ontario.

People returning from abroad and not isolating risk up to $1 million in fines and three years in prison.

Statement from The Nation Mayor regarding COVID-19

Eastern-Ontario Updates

July 13 2020 – This Friday, Eastern Ontario businesses and public spaces will reopen in Stage 3.

June 12 2020 – The Ford government is allowing people anywhere in the province to build “social circles” of up to 10 people that can include family and friends. Please carefully read conditions.

June 9 2020 – Ontario will allow child-care centres across the province to reopen starting Friday, provided they adhere to strict public health measures.

June 8 2020 – IMPORTANT NOTICE : Ontario permits more businesses and services to reopen in the coming days.

May 25 2020 – All can be tested, with symptoms or not

May 19 2020 – Ontario not opening schools because of COVID-19 pandemic.

May 15 2020 – Eastern Ontario Health Unit Expands COVID-19 Testing to Anyone With Symptoms. Please follow this link.

May 14 2020 – Ontario reports 258 new coronavirus cases, lowest number since late March

Ontario reports 258 new coronavirus cases, lowest number since late March

May 6 2020 – To know more about the businesses that our open or are to open, please follow this link.  Some modifications were made.

May 4 2020 – First two deaths due to COVID-19 reported by the Eastern Ontario HealthUnit.

May 1 2020 – The Ontario government is allowing certain businesses and workplaces to reopen as long as they comply with strict public health measures. Please follow link for details.

April 30 2020 – Eastern Ontario Health Unit issues three orders for essential businesses. Please follow this link and thank you for sharing.

April 26 2020 – Ontario : publicly-funded schools to remain closed until at least May 31

April 25 2020 – The province amended its emergency order to re-open community gardens.

April 25 2020 – Trout fishing season in southern Ontario officially kicks off today. A good thing, or not?

April 25 2020 – There are now 88 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Ontario area. Please follow this link to view different charts.…/co…/covid-19-status-update-for-eohu-region

April 23 2020 – EOHU Urges Residents: Stay Home, Continue Physical Distancing, Self-Isolate if Sick

April 22 2020 – The UCPR announces the creation of an innovative food hub in Eastern Ontario

April 16 2020 – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s daily report provides an epidemiologic summary of COVID-19 activity in our region. See new detailed graphics by following this link.…/my…/covid-19-status-update-for-eohu-region

April 14 2020 – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit provides daily local COVID-19 case updates and statistics in our area. By following this link, you will see that the number of positive cases is now at 60. You will also find the summary of confirmed cases by age and sex.…/my…/covid-19-status-update-for-eohu-region

April 9 2020 – Eastern Ontario Health Unit Reminds Public about Physical Distancing During Easter Weekend

April 9 2020 – The number of COVID-19 positives cases in Eastern Ontario is now at 47. Four individuals are hospitalized, among them three are in the intensive care unit. We report no deaths. Please follow link for details.…/my…/covid-19-status-update-for-eohu-region

April 8 2020 – COVID-19 Assessment Centre Opening in Rockland. The centre is located at the Clarence-Rockland Family Health Team’s office, at 2741 Chamberland Street. Please share and follow link.

April 2 2020 – There are 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Eastern Ontario. Follow link.…/my…/covid-19-status-update-for-eohu-region

April 1 2020 – COVID-19 Testing Centre Opening in Cornwall this week.

April 1 2020 – The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Eastern Ontario is now at 19.…/my…/covid-19-status-update-for-eohu-region

April 1 2020 – A drive-through assessment centre will open thursday morning in Casselman. Follow this link leading you to the Casselman website.

March 30 2020 – Statement from the Chief Medical Officer of Health

March 26 – United Counties of SD&G, United Counties of P&R and City of Cornwall Declare State of Emergency Over Spread of COVID-19

March 26 2020 – For businesses in The Nation Municipality and elsewhere. Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open.

March 25 2020 – Updated Guidelines for Private Daycares

March 23 2020 – Ontario confirms 78 new COVID-19 cases, bringing provincial total to 503

March 22 2020 – Several Types of Establishments to Close Immediately to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

March 22 2020 – Third Positive Case of COVID-19 in EOHU Region

March 21 2020 – COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre Opening in Hawkesbury

March 20 2020 – IMPORTANT NOTICE : In-home COVID-19 testing in Eastern Ontario.

March 18 2020 – Second positive case of COVID-19 in Eastern Ontario

March 17 2020 – The most recent updates from Eastern Ontario authorities

MOH Expands COVID-19 Directives in Response to Ontario State of Emergency

March 16 2020 – EOHU Recommending Temporary Closure of Various Types of Establishments to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

March 15 2020 – 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) self-assessment

National Updates

May 12 2020 – Federal government announces up to $500 in aid for seniors struggling because of COVID-19

May 7 2020 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces a shared program with the provinces to top up payments for low-wage essential workers will work.

April 27 2020 – Starting today, small and medium businesses can apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. Please follow this link in order to determine if your business is eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks.

April 22 2020 – PM Trudeau announces new COVID-19 emergency benefit for students

April 16 2020 – Trudeau announces more aid for business

April 9 2020 – Efforts to keep case numbers down will take “months of continued, determined effort”. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

April 5 2020 – STARTING TOMMOROW : If you stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. Applications are accepted starting tomorrow April 6. Please follow this link explaining the procedure.…/s…/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

April 4 2020 – Among today’s annoucements by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
– Agreement with Amazon Canada for the distribution of medical equipment
– The Canadian Rangers to help Northern Quebec communities
– $100 million for food banks

April 2 2020 – Ottawa to offer a 75 per cent wage subsidy to all businesses

March 28 – Federal Gouvernment Update. Travelers returning to Canada must isolate for 14 days, symptoms or not. Follow link.

March 25 2020 – Mandatory quarantines for international travellers kick in at midnight: health minister

March 25 2020 -Government wins unanimous consent to quickly pass legislation for COVID-19 help

March 23 2020 – Go home and stay home, Trudeau tells Canadians

  • Canada to close borders to most non-citizens
  • Anyone who has symptoms will not be able to come to Canada
  • Airlines will have to do a basic health assessments of passengers heading for Canada
  • Canada asks to avoid gatherings of 50 or more people