News & Notices

Renfrew County Legal Clinic - COVID-19 Update

The Renfrew County Legal Clinic is still accepting referrals. Our physical building is closed to the public at this time but we are still providing services to clients by phone and video where possible. If you have further questions about our services please feel free to contact us at 613-432-8146. If you don’t reach a staff member, please leave a voicemail. We are checking voicemails regularly and will get back to you as soon as we can.

We have put together a tip sheet on relief that is available to individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our Facebook page or our Website.

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COVID-=19 Testing - County of Renfrew

Do you require COVID-19 Testing? Please download the pfd to see the testing sites for the next 2 weeks.

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Public Notice - Argyle Street Municipal Parking Lot CLOSED May 26 - June 1

Please be advised that starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020 to Monday, June 1, 2020 the Argyle Street Municipal parking lot will be closed for reconstruction and users are kindly asked to arrange alternate parking for the duration of the reconstruction.

If you have any questions please call the Town of Renfrew Department of Development & Works at (613) 432-8166 x 306 or

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Update on Renfrew Fire Ban

Fire Ban is lifted!

The Town of Renfrew will be lifting its Burning Ban effective 1:00 pm on Friday May 22, 2020.  As such, those who are already in possession of a 2020 Recreational Open Air Burning Permit (numbers starting with 2020) are able to return to enjoying outdoor fires while maintaining good social distancing protocols as per the Provincial Emergency Order Guidelines.  Please contact the Renfrew County District Health Unit with any concerns or questions you may have concerning Social/Physical Distancing.

The Town of Renfrew Fire Department is accepting requests for Inspections, in compliance with By-Law 29-2017, for the purposes of applying for a Recreational Open Air Burning Permit.  Prior to calling to schedule your inspection, please take a moment to become familiar with all requirements by reviewing the regulatory by-law; a copy of which is available on the Town Website.

To access this information: Click Here


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May & June Newsletter

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PUBLIC NOTICE - Landfill Site will reopen to the Public on May 12, 2020

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For More COVID-19 Information & Resources:

COVID-19 Provincial Self Assessment Web Tool  -

Federal Updates

Provincial Updates

Public Health Ontario

Renfrew County Virtual Triage Centre:

Renfrew County Virtual Triage Centre - "How It Works"

Renfrew County & District Health Unit

COVID-19 Business Information Line

Town of Renfrew Media Releases

Radio Updates can be heard on the following local radio stations:

MYFM  Renfrew 96.1FM at 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Municipal Minute Segment)

Valley Heritage Radio 98.7 FM in late morning 

Social Media Updates can be found by following:

Facebook: Corporation of the Town of Renfrew

Instagram: @TownofRenfrew

Twitter: @TownRenfrew

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Renfrew Fire Ban

Province issues a Fire Ban Due to CoVid 19

In an announcement Thursday April 2 by the Minister for Natural Resources and Forestry, it was indicated that the Town of Renfrew falls within the boundaries of the Ontario legislated fire region, which has been designated a Restricted Fire Zone.  As a result all burning is banned within the Town of Renfrew which also suspends the privileges to those who have purchased their 2020 Recreational Open Air Burning Permits.

Once the Provincial designation of a Restricted Fire Zone has been lifted we will advise on the reinstatement of issued permits and the opportunity for others to purchase new permits.

Any burning within Town boundaries may be interpreted as a violation of the Provincial Emergency order in addition to violations of the town by-law and potentially subject to fines from both levels of government.

Provincial Announcement Click here 

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Province of Ontario - NEW EMERGENCY ORDER

Please be advised that the Province of Ontario, in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and associated emergency measures, including the closure of non-essential workplaces and restrictions on social gatherings. In addition, Ontario is issuing a NEW EMERGENCY ORDER under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to close all outdoor recreational amenities, such as sports fields and playgrounds, effective immediately. These actions are based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

The list includes the following:  baseball diamonds, soccer fields, frisbee, golf locations,  tennis, platform tennis, table tennis and pickleball courts, basketball courts, BMX parks, skate parks, all off-leash dog areas, all portions of park and recreational areas containing outdoor fitness equipment, all outdoor allotment gardens and community gardens, all outdoor picnic sites, benches and shelters in park and recreational areas. 

Due to this New Emergency Order, all Renfrew Recreation Amenities will be closed immediately and until further notice.

Please visit for further information and a complete list of all outdoor recreational amenities that are now closed.

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Freshet 2020

Latest updates related to the Spring Freshet for 2020

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Warning - Spam Email claiming to be from the CDC

Please visit the Government of Ontario's website concerning the Corona Virus for up to date information at Government of Ontario/Corona Virus

or visit your contact your local Health Unit for information.

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County of Renfrew - Emergency Minor Home Repair Program

Emergency Minor Home Repair Assistance Program is open to low-income homeowners who require minor home repairs that will allow for continued safe occupancy of their home. This grant is available for eligible homeowners who are at risk of being homeless.

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2020 Burn Permits are Available!

Interested in enjoying a back yard fire in 2020?

The annual outdoor Recreational Open Air Burning permits are available for 2020. They cover the calendar year for the low price of $100.00. If you are interested in appling for a permit click here!

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No Wipes in the Pipes!!

Important Notice

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