News and Press Releases

September 7, 2018


Russell Township welcomes the community to join them in tasting and celebrating regional beer, wine and food producers. 

Embrun, Ontario - The department of Economic Development invites the community to encourage regional producers and sample their offerings.

Some of the producers participating include
Foodland, Tuque de Broue, Marché Bonichoix, Cassel Brewery, Traiteur la Bonne Bouffe, Sandbanks Winery and Garland Sugar Shack.

This event will be held on October 13th from 4 to 10 pm at the Embrun Community Centre located at 8 Blais Street in Embrun.

This initiative supports our Economic Development Strategic Plan, which recommends that we create and implement a campaign to encourage local purchases by organizing activities such as festivals and fairs.

Last year, 22 vendors had the chance to introduce their products to more than 600 attendees. With the goal of promoting businesses and their products, this event is also a fundraiser for a local association. The association selected this year is Friends for Life where their mandate is to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and to provide support to our local survivors.

“"The Economic Development Department is proud to invite you to the 3rd edition of the Local Flavours Rendez-Vous. This event not only showcases local businesses, but it also supports a great cause. ” shared the Director of Economic Development, Planning and Building, Dominique Tremblay.

The official sponsor of the event is Caisse populaire Nouvel-Horizon. We wish to thank all of our sponsors for their generous contribution. 

Tickets are available at the Town Hall, Expérience, Foodland, Gourmet Academy, Tuque de Broue & Russell PharmaChoice.

  • $ 15 until October 9, 2018 (limited quantity)

  • $ 20 at the door (limited quantity)

  • $ 2 per token (for sale at entrance only, cash only)

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August 13, 2018


Embrun, Ontario – Monday, August 13, 2018 – Smoother and safer roads are being built in Russell Township thanks to the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF).

The communities in Russell Township has benefited from this funding project to help create modern infrastructure that attracts new businesses and promotes economic growth. 

On average, the GTF funding that Russell Township receives supports the resurfacing of approximately 7,000 metres of road per year. 

The specific road projects completed this year include the resurfacing of Route 400 between Ste-Marie and St-André, Route 400 between Macdonald and Grégoire, and St-Pierre Street between St-Guillaume and just north of Route 200. 

The total cost of these three resurfacing projects was $660,000, with $485,632 used from the GTF. 

“Local governments know best what their communities need, and the Government of Canada is proud to deliver stable, long-term funding that they count on to develop and maintain their public infrastructure,” said Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “Road projects like this one in Russell Township are vital towards improving traffic flow and safety for local residents.”

In 2018, Russell Township has resurfaced approximately 11,760 metres of roads, part of which was funded by the GTF. Russell Township is always working to improve its infrastructure, and funding from the GTF allows for the completion of several projects per year.

“Thanks to funding from the federal Gas Tax Fund, the Township of Russell can to continue to improve its road system year after year in order to better serve our residents and visitors,” said Pierre Leroux, Mayor of the Russell Township. 

More information on the 2018 paving projects is available online at    

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