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North Augusta’s Annual Labour Day Festival 2019

Once again, this year’s Labour Day Festival was a resounding success, despite a little rain.  Congratulations to all the organizers and volunteers for another great event.

North Augusta resident Catherine McMullen shared these amazing photos taken during the festivities:


Posted: September 10, 2019

Notice of Public Meeting – Aquaworld Zoning By-Law Amendment

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Augusta has received an application to rezone lands for an indoor and outdoor water park resort. The application is deemed to be complete for the purposes of Section 34 (10.4) of the Planning Act. The Council of the Corporation of the Township of Augusta will be holding a public meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act to consider an amendment to By-law 2965 (2012), the comprehensive Zoning By-Law of the Township of Augusta, to rezone lands for the water park.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Maitland Education Recreation Centre (MERC), 120 East McLean Boulevard, Maitland, Ontario, K5V 5T1.

Click here to read the full NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING – Revised 08/21/2019

Posted August 20, 2019
Updated August 21, 2019

Call for Nominations

2019 Business of the Year Nomination Form

2019 Trailblazer Nomination Form

Posted August 19, 2019

Greg Kenny & Tracey Young (Irving H. Miller Insurance Brokers), Mayor Doug Malanka, Deputy Mayor Jeff Shaver and Debra Murphy (Frank Cowan Company) at the cheque presentation.

Augusta Receives Grant Money

At the Council meeting on July 15th, the Frank Cowan Company presented the Township with a cheque for $5000 and Irving H. Miller Insurance Brokers presented us with a cheque for $500.

This grant money will be used by Augusta Fire Rescue to purchase a fire extinguishing tutor – an amazing tool that will be used to help teach residents how to properly use a fire extinguisher.

Thank you Frank Cowan Company & Irving H. Miller Insurance Brokers for helping to keep Augusta residents safe!

Posted July 19, 2019

Council Requests Public Input on By-Laws

The following By-Law drafts have recently been presented to Council and are now being posted for public comment.

By sending your comments – whether you are in favour or whether you have concerns – it will provide guidance for Council in making their decision.

Please direct your comments/questions to the Township Clerk, Annette Simonian in WRITING ONLY at the township office or by EMAIL at asimonian@augusta.ca.

Thank you.

Maintenance and Care of Land DRAFT By-Law

Establish and Regulate Fees for the Fire Service DRAFT By-Law – By-Law passed by Council July 15, 2019

Updated July 17, 2019
|Posted June 25, 2019

St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership has 2 exciting initiatives for municipal residents

The St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership leads two annual initiatives that are aimed at recognizing and celebrating diversity in our Leeds and Grenville communities. 

The first is ‘We Are Neighbours’ which is a story sharing campaign to help make others aware of the variety of people and stories that exist locally.  Born Canadians and immigrants with backgrounds in farming, education, not-for-profit management, teaching, entrepreneurship, community service and more have participated over the past 2 years, including folks from 24 different countries that include Brazil, China, Zimbabwe, Iran, and Costa Rica!  You can read their stories like the one below on the We Are Neighbours website.






This year’s theme is *food*, and they are seeking recipes and stories from people living in Leeds and Grenville.

The 2nd initiative is the Annual Leeds Grenville Immigrant Entrepreneur Award.  In its fifth year, the award enables members of the public and businesses themselves, to recognize the special contributions that immigrant entrepreneurs are making to local economies and communities.  It is easy to nominate someone – just submit the name of the business and business owner to the Immigration Partnership.  Further details can be found on the poster that is attached.

The award is presented in October during Small Business Week, in partnership with the Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre.  Since the award was launched in 2015, they have had nominations from Prescott, Brockville, Westport, Gananoque, and Merrickville.

Posted June 14, 2019


The Public Meeting schedule for Monday, June 17th has been cancelled.

There will be a public meeting on Monday, June 17 from 6:00 – 6:30pm at the Township Office.

The meeting will be to discuss this Zoning By-Law Amendment.

Posted Online June 4, 2019

Website Email Issue – Update 05/27/2019 4:15 pm

UPDATE: The issue has been fixed.  We are now receiving emails again.  Thank you for your patience with this matter.

NOTICE: We have been notified that we are currently having an issue with our Contact Us page.  Apparently we have been not receiving all of our emails.  Our computer people are working to correct the problem as soon as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience.  Please call the Township office at (613) 925-4231 should you have any questions or concerns.

Posted May 27, 2019

Noxious Week Spraying Begins May 30, 2019

Every spring, the Township contracts the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville to spray our ditches for noxious weeds – particularly wild parsnip.
We have received this notification from the Counties regarding this year’s spraying:

The following is a list of the Township roads in the rotation for spraying this year:

Through our contract with the County, all Township roads are on a 2 year rotation for spraying, that began back in 2015. 2019, marks the end of the current roadside spraying contract and we will be re-evaluating the need on Township roads following consultation from the UCLG weed inspector at the end of this spraying season.

The 6th Concession, Blue Church, Skakum and Lords Mills Roads, for example, were all part of the 2018 roadside spraying program so they are not scheduled to be sprayed this year. The County has their own rotation schedule for County Roads within the Township (County Roads 2, 6, 15, 18, 21, 26 & 31).

As listed in the notice, for more information on roadside spraying, contact the Counties Noxious & Nuisance Weed Control Office at 613-342-3840 ext. 2413.

We also have more information on noxious weeds including wild parsnip on our Public Works page and you can visit the County website for additional information.

Posted May 21, 2019, Updated May 22, 2019


We have received the following letter from the Ministry of Transportation informing us of their planned construction for 2019:

Dear Resident/Partner,

Construction season is here! As always, the Ministry of Transportation wants to ensure your commutes and trips on Highway 401 remain safe and efficient while road and bridge work is underway.

Approximately 20 separate projects between Port Hope and the Quebec border, which will require lane reductions and reduced speeds for extended periods are planned for this construction season.

These construction zones are identified in the attached map. Drivers are encouraged to reduce their speed and observe all posted signs in construction zones for their safety and the safety of construction workers.

Drivers can expect traffic delays at peak times and are encouraged to plan accordingly.  Those travelling east on Friday afternoons and west on Sunday afternoons can expect to encounter heavy traffic congestion with the potential of significant delays on Highway 401.

Drivers should be on the look-out for Bluetooth Delay Messaging signs. These signs detect Bluetooth signals from passing vehicles and use the information to calculate and display real time travel delay messages on Portable Variable Messaging Signs located along Highway 401. If there is an incident that causes a delay (i.e. construction lane closure, vehicle collision, congestion) the system detects the delay and automatically generates a corresponding delay message(s) upstream from the incident. Please watch for these signs when approaching construction zones and be prepared to stop when the signs indicate a queue is developing.

Before heading out on the road, please check www.511on.ca  to find out the timing of the closures and lane reductions and plan your route based on that information.







Posted May 14, 2019


Through a program called Summer Company, students between the ages of 15 – 19 could be eligible to receive:
– Start-up money to kick-off a new summer business
– Advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get the business up and running

Learning how to run your own student business is one of the best summer jobs you can have. You get to be your own boss while learning what it takes to manage a business. Sales, marketing, invoicing, bookkeeping, customer relationship, management — these are just a few of the highly useful skills you will develop.

The deadline for applications is May 17.

Visit the Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre website for more information.

Posted: May 8, 2019


dump truck

As of 9:15 am on Monday, May 6, 2019 the 1/2 load restrictions were lifted on all Township roads.

Posted: May 6, 2019

Ticks & Lyme Disease Prevention

Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are having an increasing effect on the lives of Ontarian residents.

As a rural community, Augusta Township residents are more likely to encounter ticks in their day to day activities, whether working or enjoying the outdoors.  Affected individuals experience persistent symptoms and long-term complications that affect their physical, emotional, mental and financial well-being.

The following information is provided to help you and your loved ones avoid this debilitating disease.  An excellent video by Dr. Andrew Peregrine on Lyme disease can also be found HERE.

flyer explaining ticks and lyme disease

flyer with lyme disease signs and symptoms and treatment








Reposted May 6, 2019


photo of 199 Chevrolet Express 2500 van with Augusta Township Fire Department logos

The Township is holding a surplus vehicle sale to dispose of equipment that is no longer required as part of our inventory.

The Township of Augusta is soliciting sealed bids for the following:

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Express 2500
Year: 1999
KM: Approx. 120,000
Condition: AS IS, WHERE IS
Seats: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Exterior Colour: Red
Interior Colour: Grey
Maintenance Records Available: Yes

You can find the instructions on how to submit a bid and the bid form HERE.

The surplus vehicle for sale can be viewed at:
J&L Truck and Trailer Maintenance Inc., 2420 Parkedale Avenue West, Brockville, ON K6V 3G8

Bids will be accepted until 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NOTE: The vehicle is being sold “as-is” and “where-is”. There is absolutely no warranty or guarantee of ANY kind, written or implied on this vehicle. Bidders are solely responsible for satisfying themselves as to the condition of an item prior to submitting an offer.

Posted March 28, 2019


There will be a public meeting on Tuesday, April 16 from 6:00 – 6:30pm at the Township Office.

The meeting will be to discuss the Building By-Law’s Change of Fees as well as this Zoning By-Law Amendment.

Posted March 26, 2019

1/2 Load Restrictions Now In Effect

Effective today – Monday, March 11, 2019 – 1/2 load restrictions are in effect on ALL Township roadways.

Posted March 11, 2019

Extreme Cold Reminders

Extreme Cold and Snow Impacts Your Health

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk however, the risks are greater for young children, older adults, and people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter. Adverse health effects can occur as a direct result of exposure to excessive cold such as hypothermia and frostbite.




Shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling/uncoordinated movements, memory loss, slurred speech, drowsiness. White/grayish skin area, skin that feels unusually firm or waxy, or numbness.

Consult a healthcare provider or call Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000 or TTY at 1-877-797-0007) if you experience any of the above symptoms.

Protective measures and best practices:

  • If you must go outside, cover up and dress warmly with several layers. The outer layer should be wind resistant. Frostbite can develop within minutes to exposed skin, especially with wind chill. Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow and take several breaks.
  • Check on older family, friends and neighbors.
  • Bring pets inside and move livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water.

Impacts to Critical Infrastructure

Accumulating snow and/or extreme cold can damage/disrupt critical infrastructure which could result in power outages, road closures, delay or cancellation of air or other travel means, major traffic accidents, burst pipes, etc. Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Accumulating snow may cause surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots to become difficult to navigate. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times due to heavy or blowing snow.

Protective measures and best practices:

  • Carrying an emergency car kit and a mobile phone, as well as keep others informed of travel schedules and destinations.
  • Prepare a 72-hour emergency kit in the event that there is a power outage or other impacts to critical infrastructure, as well as consider and prepare alternative means for heat that are safe indoors.
  • Continue to monitor local forecasts for public weather alerts and exercise appropriate caution if you must travel.

Posted January 28, 2019
Sources: Provincial HIRA, MOHLTC, Environment Canada

Hydro One Forestry Maintenance

We have been notified by Hydro One that they will be conducting forestry operations in the following areas in Augusta Township.

Work will start in February and finish some time in September.

Affected areas include:
– Cooper Road from Limerick Road south to the junction with Cooper/Ferguson Road.
– Land O’Nod Road from the north township boundary west to County Road 15
– County Road 15 from the south township boundary south to Jellyby Road
– Jellyby Road from the west township boundary east to County Road 15


Work will consist of pruning live branches, removal of dead, diseased or dangerous trees and non-compatible brush in close proximity to our electrical circuits.  Trees to be trimmed will be identified with blue paint.  Trees to be removed will be identified with orange paint.

A low volume, backpack herbicide application will be utilized to control re-growth from stumps of trees removed.  The same application method will be used to control growth of undesirable low level brush.  The herbicide which will be used is Gallon RTU (registration # 29334).  Where feasible mechanical methods could be used to control brush, this would depend on the amount and whether herbicide is permitted.

The work will be performed by Hydro One staff who are trained and experienced in the latest arboriculture practices.  The herbicides used by Hydro One are approved by Federal and Provincial authorities and the applicators are licensed by the Ministry of the Environment.

Hydro One has indicated that it’s policy is to contact each individual property owner before commencing work.  Questions regarding this notification should be sent to Hydro One directly.

Posted January 21, 2019

OMAFRA Barn Fire Prevention Information

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs released a series of new videos on ways to prevent barn fires. The videos are part of an ongoing effort with farmers and industry to develop different ways to reduce the potential loss of human and animal lives, injury and property damage from barn fires.

Click HERE to learn more about preventing barn fires and to view other resources.

Posted January 10, 2019

Grenville County OPP Winter Vacation & Crime Prevention Tips

With the winter season upon us many people will be travelling for the holidays and planning sunny vacations to the south during the winter months. It is important to take a few moments to think about crime prevention for your home and property before you go.

The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind residents to consider the following crime prevention tips while away from their residence:

  • Do not announce your trip/vacation plans on social media. Advertising your absence could be an invitation to would-be thieves.
  • Arrange for someone to maintain your home so it appears occupied – this includes shovelling the walkways and driveway, picking up mail, flyers and newspapers and placing garbage and recycling containers at the curb for normal pickup.
  • Ask trusted neighbours to keep an eye on your residence while you are away and leave your vacation address and phone numbers with them so you can be reached in an emergency.
  • Use timers for lights, television or radios.
  • Make sure all the locks on the windows and doors function properly and use them.
  • Leave the shades and blinds on doors and windows in a position that you normally would have them.
  • Ask a neighbour to park in your driveway so it will appear as if someone is home
  • Make sure smoke and burglary alarms are functioning properly and armed.
  • Consider taking valuables to a safety deposit box.

Your vacation should be an enjoyable, relaxing experience. Following these safety tips will reduce the chance of being victimized and allow travellers to return home to a safe and secure residence.

Posted December 21, 2018

Holiday Hours: Township Office/Library/Transfer Sites

Posted December 14, 2018

Website Email Issue – UPDATED 12/18/2018

UPDATE: The issue has been fixed.  We are now receiving emails again.  Thank you for your patience with this matter.

NOTICE: We have been notified that we are currently having an issue with our Contact Us page.  Apparently we are not receiving all of our emails.  Our computer experts are working to correct the problem as soon as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience.  Please call the Township office at (613) 925-4231 should you have any questions or concerns.

Posted December 14, 2018

Inauguration Night for 2018-2022 Council – Monday, December 3, 2018

On Monday, December 3, 2018, MPP Steve Clark oversaw proceedings as Augusta Township’s new Council for the 2018-2022 term read and signed their Declarations of Office.  Family, friends and fellow residents looked on as Council was sworn into office followed by photos, refreshments and conversation.

Posted December 4, 2018

Business & Trailblazer of the Year Annual Awards Breakfast – Friday, November 2, 2018

MPP Steve Clark, Mayor Doug Malanka and Leeds & Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre's Wendy Onstein present Business of the Year award to staff from More than just babysitting
Business of the Year – MTJB
MPP Steve Clark, Mayor Doug Malanka and Leeds & Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre's Wendy Onstein present trailblazer of the Year award to Access in Motion
Trailblazer  – Access in Motion









On Friday, November 2, 2018 Augusta Township held it’s annual Awards Breakfast where this years  awards were given to:

Trailblazer of the Year – ACCESS IN MOTION

The event itself was a great success.   Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate business in Augusta.

The Township would especially like to thank:
– The Honourable Steve Clark for joining us at the event
– Todd Royer for being our Guest Speaker
– Grenville Snowmobile Club for hosting the event and providing a delicious breakfast
– Leeds & Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre for organizing the event
– Burnbrae Farms and the Egg Farmers of Ontario for being our sponsors

Click on the image to enlarge.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of this years recipients and nominees for their outstanding accomplishments this past year!

Posted November 6, 2018

Lending Library Launch Party – Saturday, October 27, 2018

A great thanks goes out to the staff and volunteers of the Augusta Township Public Library, who helped with the launch of our new Recreational Lending Library! We are proud to announce this new program available to the public to promote outdoor recreation. Residents of the township will be able to borrow sport and recreation equipment in the same way they would a book. They have something for every season, come on out and try something new!

  cake that reads Augusta recreation lending librarytable with a ballot box and game equipment  a long table with sports equipment - footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, baseball gloves, a kayak etc.  a table with roller blades, golf club sets, golf balls and a book about golf  a table full of snow shoes  a table with a kayak and life jackets  table with a book about baseball and baseball gloves and balls

Posted October 30, 2018

Nominations are in!poster advertising the business and trailblazer of the year awards breakfast

This year’s nominees for Augusta’s Business of the Year are:

  • Hall’s Apple Market
  • Ken Miller Excavating
  • Northnet Media
  • Porter Agricultural Services
  • More Than Just Babysitting (MTJB)

This year’s nominees for Trailblazer of the Year are:

  • Rycon Electrical
  • Access in Motion

Come and celebrate this year’s nominees at the Awards Breakfast on Friday, November 2 from 7:30-9:30 am at the Grenville Snowmobile Club. The cost is $10 each, tickets can be purchased at the door.

Register to attend through this Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre link.


Posted October 18, 2018


The Township Office and Public Library will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 for Remembrance Day.

notice flyer stating the township office is closed on november 12

Posted October 11, 2018

ALERT: Phone Scam

phone scam alert banner

Augusta Fire Rescue received a call from a resident yesterday asking if Augusta Fire Rescue does a phone campaign to raise funds for the Fire Department and their Smoke Alarm Program. They had received a call from a person stating that they were raising funds for such. They tried to ask the caller questions, and the caller just kept asking if they would like to donate. One thing they did notice is that the caller was not specific about the name of the Fire Department, the caller just kept saying they are looking for donations for the Fire Department and their smoke alarm program.

So, to be clear, Augusta Fire Rescue is not calling and asking for donations. We have forwarded this info to Grenville County OPP and they are going to follow up. If you hear of someone with a similar story please explain that it is not the Fire Department asking for donations, it is a scam. If they have given money to the caller they should call the OPP. If they did not give the caller anything the OPP would like them to call the Canadian Anti Fraud Center toll free at 1-888-495-850 PLEASE SHARE SO NO-ONE BECOMES A VICTIM OF THIS SCAM!

Posted September 18, 2018

211 Ontario

211 logo

211 is a helpline and website that provides comprehensive and up-to-date information and referrals to Ontario’s community, social, health-related and government services.  During times of emergency, 211 Ontario also reinforces important messages emergency officials need to communicate to the public, such as the location of evacuation centers, road closures, safety instructions, social services to assist disaster victims etc. (visit our Emergency Preparedness page for more).  They answer the phone 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays.

Check out their www.211Ontario.ca for more information.

Posted September 4, 2018

Towing Bill of Rightsflyer with the towing bill of rights

Did you know that the towing industry has a Bill of Rights?  To ensure you are receiving safe and responsible service, CAA recommends printing the Bill of Rights and keeping a copy in your glove box so that if you have to get your car towed you can refer to it quickly and easily.  Visit CAA’s website for more information.


Posted August 23, 2018

Ticks & Lyme Disease Prevention

Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are having an increasing effect on the lives of Ontarian residents.  The number of confirmed and probable Lyme disease cases in Ontario more than tripled in 2017 (987 cases) compared to the previous five year average of 314 per year.

As a rural community, Augusta Township residents are more likely to encounter ticks in their day to day activities, whether working or enjoying the outdoors.  Affected individuals experience persistent symptoms and long-term complications that affect their physical, emotional, mental and financial well-being.

The following information is provided to help you and your loved ones avoid this debilitating disease.  An excellent video by Dr. Andrew Peregrine on Lyme disease can also be found HERE.

flyer explaining ticks and lyme disease

flyer with lyme disease signs and symptoms and treatment


Posted: July 9, 2018

Changes to Recycling in Augusta Township

flyer with new signage for transfer stations regarding recycling

China (where the bulk of Canada’s recyclables has been shipped to in the past) has begun to limit the quantity and types of materials it accepts for recycling and has added strict quality standards.  In response, recycling industries across Canada have made changes to the specific types of recyclables they will accept.

Augusta Township needs your support to ensure years of recycling efforts continue to benefit the municipality and avoid additional waste management costs.

All recyclables including glass, cans and plastic need to be cleaned and sorted at home. If recyclables are not clean when they arrive at the Transfer Station, they must be refused or sorted at the site to avoid contaminating whole recycling bins.

The Township is mailing out letters to each residence in the Township outlining these changes and we will be updating the signs at our Transfer Stations to identify what is accepted in the recycling stream and what is not.

You can access a copy of the letter HERE.

Just a reminder that the Township of Augusta is committed to a safe working environment for all of it’s employees and contractors (including those at the Waste Management sites) and a ZERO TOLERANCE Policy has been established and abusive/aggressive behaviour and/or course language will NOT be tolerated.

Posted: July 4, 2018

bill buckler presenting owen yateman his award
Deputy Mayor Bill Buckler & Owen Yateman

Maynard Public School’s Community Involvement Award Winner

Congratulations to Owen Yateman on being chosen as the recipient of the Augusta Township Certificate of Appreciation for his Commitment to Community Engagement.  The certificate was presented at the Year End Assembly on June 27, 2018 at Maynard Public School.

On top of being a curler and a Scout, Owen regularly performs at local events as a Highland Dancer and as a snare drummer with the Kemptville Legion Pipes & Drums band.  He has also been on duty at events as a Cadet with St. John Ambulance.







Posted: June 27, 2018

Procter & Gamble’s Day of Caring

This year’s Day of Caring took place in North Augusta where our amazing volunteers gave the Community Hall and soccer field some needed TLC.

Thank you again for all your hard work!

Posted: June 25, 2018

dr. holmes receiving his award from Mayor doug malanka
Dr. James Holmes and Mayor Doug Malanka

2018 Senior of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. James Holmes, this years recipient of Ontario’s Senior of the Year for Augusta Township.

This honour is awarded in each municipality in Ontario to “one outstanding local Ontarian who has enriched the social, cultural or civic life of his or her community.”











Posted: May 29, 2018