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M. Lafleur leaning on his cart posing with a foursome
The 2022 UCPR Warden’s Golf Tournament: A Record-Breaking Edition
06/17/2022
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell Warden Daniel Lafleur’s Golf Tournament was held today at the beautiful Casselview Golf and Country Club where 178 golfers took part in this annual benefit event.
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Group photo of some of the participating artists
A Second Edition of Expressions of Our Municipalities
06/01/2022
This morning, the Prescott-Russell Arts Council (CAPRAC), in collaboration with the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR), unveiled the works of art that are part of the second edition of the Prescott and Russell Artists' Outreach Project entitled Expressions of Our Municipalities. Eight artists were selected from all the municipalities that make up the United Counties of Prescott and Russell to exhibit one work each on the walls of the UCPR Council Chambers for one year.
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Powerline worker in a lift bucket
Information and Updates Following the Storm
05/24/2022
While our community recovers from Saturday's storm, you will find information and updates relevant to your municipality below:
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Group of people cleaning up de Outaouais River banks
Ottawa Riverkeeper launches a summer of cleanups in the regions of the Pacte d’Amitié
04/25/2022
Ottawa Riverkeeper and the regions of the Pacte d’Amitié, MRC de Papineau, MRC d'Argenteuil, and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, are pleased to unveil plans for another summer of cleanup events across the three regions. These events follow successful cleanups held in 2021 and are a continuation of an innovative partnership between the three regions, which encompass both the Ontario and Quebec sides of the Ottawa River, and Ottawa Riverkeeper.
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In this picture, we find, among others, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, Vijay Thanigasalam, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, Stéphane Sarrazin, Mayor of the Alfred-Plantagenet Township and Councillor for United Counties of Prescott and Russell and Daniel Lafleur, Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.
Ontario Releases Plan to Build a Stronger Eastern Transportation Network
04/21/2022
Highway expansions and public transit improvements key to reducing gridlock, connecting people to jobs and spurring economic growth
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Parity in Municipal Politics, a Common Goal for the 2022 Elections
04/06/2022
Leadership féminin Prescott-Russell (LFPR), with the support of all local municipalities and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR), is offering a set of tools specifically for women who are interested to run in this fall’s municipal elections.
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2022 EOWC Members at Priority Setting Meeting on March 11, 2022
The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) Sets Priorities for 2022
03/28/2022
The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) met on Friday, March 11, 2022 in the County of Lennox and Addington for a priority setting meeting in order to establish its 2022 advocacy efforts. This was the first in-person meeting of the Caucus since the emergence of COVID-19.
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Photo of exterior sign of the United Prescott and Russell in winter
Access to UCPR Offices Restricted in Response to the Omicron Variant
01/05/2022
As a result of the significant growth of Omicron variant cases, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) wish to inform the public that access to its offices will remain restricted until further notice.
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Photo of the 2022 Warden, Daniel Lafleur, sitting at the Council table and proudly wearing the robe and chain of office. of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell wearing the official gown and seal
Daniel Lafleur to Serve as Warden of the UCPR in 2022
12/15/2021
At the annual swearing-in ceremony held earlier this evening, Mr. Daniel Lafleur, Mayor of the Municipality of Casselman, was elected by acclamation as the 2022 Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR).
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The UCPR Launch an Improved and Accessible Version of Their Website
12/13/2021
Today, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) are proud to launch a new, improved and more accessible version of their website.
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Mother pushing an stroller and with her son walking on the Recreational Trail
The UCPR confirm their support for the Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail Corporation
11/23/2021
Following the announcement of the agreement in principle between VIA Rail Canada and the Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail Corporation (PRRTC), the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) confirmed, at the Warden’s Banquet, their intention to continue supporting the Recreational Trail.
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Stephane Sarrazin stading at his table along with his guests
Stéphane Sarrazin Honoured at the 2021 UCPR Warden's Banquet
11/21/2021
Stéphane Sarrazin, current Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR), was honoured by his colleagues, family, and friends at the 2021 edition of the Warden's Banquet, held last evening at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Alfred.
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Elderly woman getting her vaccination by a female nurse
Mandatory Vaccination for Visitors to the Prescott and Russell Residence
10/21/2021
As of November 15, 2021, the Prescott and Russell Residence will have a policy requiring all visitors, including Caregivers, Service Providers, volunteers and students, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter the long-term care facility.
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The UCPR Recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
09/29/2021
Tomorrow, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) will mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and call for reflection.
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The United Counties of Prescott and Russell are Seeking Nominations for the JP St. Pierre Award
09/23/2021
For the seventh consecutive year, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) are inviting the public to submit nominations for the JP St. Pierre Award before October 31, 2021.
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Shoreline of the Ottawa River
This Fall, We’re Cleaning up the Ottawa River Shoreline!
09/13/2021
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) are very proud to continue their partnership with the MRC d’Argenteuil, the MRC de Papineau, and Ottawa Riverkeeper to protect the Ottawa River.
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Elderly receiving vaccin
Eastern Ontario Municipalities Lift Declaration of Emergency
06/30/2021
The United Counties of SD&G, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, and the City of Cornwall have lifted the state of emergency as of June 30, 2021.
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Cyclists on the Prescott and Russell Recreational Trail
The Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail to Remain Open for the Summer
06/29/2021
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) are extending their agreement with VIA Rail Canada to maintain the current lease of the Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail until August 31, 2021.
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Outside patio beer cheers at a local brewery
Prescott and Russell’s Broue & Chew Road Trip Will Make for a Tasty Summer!
06/23/2021
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) announced today the launch of their most recent agritourism offer, the Broue & Chew Road Trip. Local products enthusiasts will now be able to explore two new agritourism routes: the Gourmet Route in the charming Vankleek Hill area, and the Brewers Route, which covers the entire region.
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PR Transpo parked bus
PR Transpo Reinvents Itself by Offering On-Demand Public Transit Service
06/09/2021
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) announced today that, starting June 15th, the PR Transpo inter-municipal public transit service will resume operations in an entirely new form. Riders will now be able to take advantage of an on-demand service, and the existing fixed routes will be discontinued.
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New Training for Farm Workers in Prescott and Russell
05/12/2021
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) in partnership with the Prescott-Russell Employment Services Centre (PRESC) and Groupe Convex Prescott-Russell will offer Farm Assistance Training to support the skills development of local Agricultural Workers, starting in September 2021.
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The UCPR Mark Caregiver Day
04/01/2021
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) join United Way East Ontario and the Prescott-Russell Successful Aging Advisory Committee in recognizing Caregiver Day and their important contribution to the well-being of residents.
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Council representatives at the groundbreaking for the new Prescott and Russell Residence
The UCPR Break Ground on the New Prescott and Russell Residence
03/23/2021
This afternoon, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) held a virtual groundbreaking ceremony for the new Prescott and Russell Residence. Although construction began last February, the ceremony had to be postponed until now due to the pandemic.
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View of Recreational Trail in the Winter
UCPR and VIA Rail Canada extend the lease of the Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail
12/17/2020
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) are pleased to announce that it has agreed with VIA Rail Canada to a mutual contract amendment to extend the current lease of the Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail for an additional six months, until June 30, 2021.
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Stéphane Sarrazin, Mayor of the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet, 2021 Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, sitting in his new seat as head of the Counsil Table
Stéphane Sarrazin acclaimed as UCPR Warden for 2021
12/16/2020
Stéphane Sarrazin, Mayor of the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet, was elected by acclamation as the 2021 Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR).
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Cheque Presentation to the the Club optimiste d’Embrun.
Outgoing Warden Pierre Leroux recognizes several members and organizations of the UCPR
12/16/2020
As part of the last Council meeting of 2020, Pierre Leroux, outgoing Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR), took the opportunity this evening to recognize several important members and organizations within the Prescott and Russell community.
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