INFORMATION FOR LAURENTIAN VALLEY RESIDENTS ALONG THE OTTAWA RIVER - OTTAWA RIVER REGULATION PLANNING BOARD WATER LEVEL INFORMATION AS OF 5 PM MAY 19, 2019Volunteer with the Township of Laurentian ValleyBoat Traffic Restricted on the Ottawa River until Further Notice Due to FloodingOpen Air & Recreational Fire Ban LiftedLaurentian Valley Ride Participant RegistrationPUBLIC NOTICE - FLOOD 2019 UPDATEMNRF Flood Warning Extended for Pembroke District - Issued on May 9, 2019Community Improvement PlanImportant Press Release from the Ottawa River Regulating Committee Issued on May 3 2019Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Building Permit Fees ChangesNews Release from County of Renfrew: Support Available for Residents Impacted by the FloodMedia Release - Laurentian Valley Flood UpdatePublic Notice - Ministry of Transportation Communication on Hazley Bay and Des Allumettes BridgesNotice that the Township of Laurentian Valley has declared an Emergency due to Flooding on April 27, 2019Renfrew County and District Health Unit Media Release on April 26, 2019 - Reminder to make sure your drinking water well is safe before using in flooded areasAvailability of Sandbags and Sand Supplies in Laurentian ValleyCatch the Ace Lottery Every Thursday in Laurentian Valley!Sandbagging TipsNotice of Application of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2019-02 and Public Meeting of April 16, 2019Notice of April 2, 2019 Public Meeting for a Community Improvement Plan for the Township of Laurentian ValleyPetawawa, Pembroke and Laurentian Valley - Receiving Waste Collection Schedule SoonLoad Restrictions Special Council Meeting

Notice that the Township of Laurentian Valley has declared an Emergency due to Flooding on April 27, 2019



APRIL 27TH, 2019


After further assessment of the current flooding situation by members of the Township of Laurentian Valley’s Municipal Emergency Control Group convened at 4:30 pm today, Mayor Steve Bennett declared an emergency due to the flooding occurring in conjunction with the 2019 Spring Flooding Freshet in the Township of Laurentian Valley.  This was declared under the Emergency Management and Protection Act.

Rising water levels pose an ongoing threat to the property, health and safety of residents.  Water levels have continued to rise and flood levels are forecasted to exceed the levels experienced in 2017.

For safety, all property owners should monitor weather conditions, continue to check for updated messages and exercise caution near fast-moving water.  Residents should take appropriate precautions to protect their property and their own personal safety.  Information is available on the Township website or by contacting the Township on the safety of wells, septic systems and electricity in flooded areas.

The Township of Laurentian Valley is monitoring the situation closely.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board and will be posted to the Township website at and also on the Township Facebook Page.

Property owners and residents requiring sand and sandbags can access the sandbag filling site at George Matheson Park at 630 Forest Park Road.  Staff will continue to monitor the supplies at the Park. Should bags or sand be depleted you can contact the Township office at 613-735-6291 (Monday to Friday from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm), or the after-hours emergency contact number at 613-735-6070.  As a reminder, owners are responsible for their own placement and removal of sandbags and should be careful not to overload vehicles when transporting sandbags.

Some roads in the Township have also experienced flooding and we urge people to avoid travelling on those roads when it is not necessary.

Please note some Township services may be affected as municipal resources are deployed to deal with the flooding emergency.


For further information, contact:

CEMC - Lauree Armstrong – 613-735-6291, ext. 203 or via email at

Mayor Steve Bennett – 613-735-6580 or via email at

CAO/Clerk – Dean Sauriol – 613-735-6291, ext. 206 or via email at