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Spring Clean Up 2017
SPRING  CLEAN-UP—2017 West End (west of Deep River Road)  - commencing  May 8, 2017   East End  (east of Deep River Road)  -  commencing May 15, 2017    Items that will be accepted are: Yard waste (biodegrable bags), Electronic waste, Metal (pipes, tanks, appliances)
New Residential Bag Limit
WASTE MANAGEMENT      New Residential Bag Limit Beginning May 1, 2017, the Town of Deep River will introduce a two (2) bag limit for residential household waste collection. Businesses are exempt from these bag limits. The purpose of this bag limit is to encourage all residents to recycle. Increased diversion of waste will increase the life of local landfills and reduce waste management costs for residents. Definition of Two (2) Bags Two bags are defined as two individual garbage bags or two...
SNOLAB Exhibit Visits Deep River
SNOLAB has set up an exhibit in Town Hall, which is currently on display until May 20th. 
Early Spring Yoga
Keep it slow. Keep it gentle. Breathe easy as your body unwinds. Learn new, healthy patterns of alignment in these Hatha yoga classes. Balance better with improved mobility and strength. Everyone welcome. All levels of yogis. Especially challenging for those with busy minds.
Gentle Yoga with Kim Knight
Thursday morning gentle yoga for everyone, all levels. Learn new patterns of movement. Gain better balance. Learn, in these alignment based yoga classes to move better and more throughout your day. This class may challenge those with active minds. Slow down, smell those spring flowers. Location: Deep River Community Church's Christian Education Centre. Time: 9:00 - 10:00 $10 first class - Classes run until the end of June. Pre-paid packages available based on $10 a class or drop-in anytime for $15 per class.  NOTE TO...
45th Annual 6x1 Relay Race (July 12, 2017)
The 6 X 1 Relay Race is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12th. This race is a friendly recreational relay geared to teams of six. (Age is not a requirement to participate) Runners must report to the registration area at Centennial Terrace by 6:30 pm on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 and the race will begin no later than 6:45 pm.  Registration forms must be submitted prior to 5:00pm on Thursday June 29th, 2017. 2017 Registration Form 2016 - 6 x 1 Relay Race Results Find ways to get involved in...
Protection and Safety Committee Meeting Rescheduled
Please be advised that the Protection and Safety Committee Meeting previously scheduled for April 4, 2017 at 8:00 PM has been rescheduled to Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers. The Protection and Safety Committee Meeting Agenda can be viewed here.
St Barnabas Anglican Church GARAGE SALE
SAVE THE DATE for the Biennial ST BARNABAS ANGLICAN CHURCH Garage Sale on Saturday, May 27, 2017!!! We open promptly at 8:00 a.m. and close at noon. If you have items to donate, please contact Nora Waddell, 613-584-1937.
2017 Spring Programs - (Parent & Tot Soccer)
PARENT & TOT SOCCER   Please register on-line at or at Town Hall before April 28th Course Fee - $51.60 late fee of $10.00 will apply after April 28th. For more information please view poster here  Parent & Tot Soccer Description: The Parent & Tot Soccer Program is a 8 week program beginning May 2nd and runs Tuesdays & Thursdays early evenings from 5:15-6:00 pm at Grouse Park. This is a parent & child physical development program (for children 3...
County of Renfrew - DRAFT Integrated Pest Management Plan 2017
The County of Renfrew has created an Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPMP) that outlines the objectives and strategies to manage hazardous and toxic plants found on County owned properties.  The County is now seeking input from the public on the DRAFT IPMP.  Comments received before March 20, 2017 will be considered during the development of the final version of the IPMP.  Comments may be provided by email at, or in writing to 9 International Drive, Pembroke, ON  K8A 6W5.  For further...
OPP Costing Proposal
Click below to watch a short video on OPP Integrated Policing.    Questions, concerns and comments are welcomed at the email address listed below.
With the cold weather upon us, the Walk in the Halls program is a great way to be social and stay active. This FREE walking program begins this evening (January 10th) and is run out of Mackenzie Community School and takes place every Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00-7:30 pm. from January 10th to March 30th. with the exception to Tuesday, March 14th & Thursday, March 16th (March Break) Proudly Sponsored by: Physio to Go, the Senior Friendship Club, Mackenzie Community School and the Town of Deep River Recreation...
Continuing heavy snowfalls have caused snow banks around town to rise higher and higher. This causes reduced visibility for driving.  The temptation for children to play on these snowbanks is high, so please use extreme caution when driving.   Parents, please discourage your children from playing in these snowbanks. Public Works crews have been continually working to remove snow from roadways and will continue to make efforts to deal with the worst areas. Your patience is appreciated as we try to deal with...
Deep River Mobile App
Town hall would like your feedback concrening a mobile application with information on Deep River services and events. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated in developing an application that would best serve Deep River residents.
Request For Proposal - Broadband Internet
Town of Deep River Launches Online Document Center To Support Open Access to Information
The Town of Deep River is now using iCompass Technologies to electronically publish meeting agendas, minutes and an Open Document Center. The new platform enables residents to: Subscribe to meetings using E-updates Review Meeting agendas and minutes View upcoming Meetings and review the interactive calendar Search documents, review reports and by-laws, and more The Town’s complete set of by-laws, as well as recent agendas, minutes and public documents will be available for full text search at...
Water Conservation Notice - September 1st
We ask that residents please conserve water from Thursday, September 1st at 4:00p.m. to Friday, September 2nd at 7:00a.m. by not watering lawns, using laundry and dishwashing appliances, filling the tub, etc. Work is being performed on the water network. Although we make every effort to mitigate negative impacts caused by these projects, there may be instances of reduced water pressure and/or discoloration. Please contact the Public Works Department at 613 584 2000 ext. 108 or e-mail if you experience long-term water...
Heat Advisory
Stay cool and hydrated on hot days. If you're looking for a place to cool down, try the beach, the Library or even a cool bath or shower. Don't over exert yourself and stay safe!
Ridge Road Closure - Thursday, August 11th (8am - 4pm)
A road closure is planned for tomorrow (Thursday, August 11th) between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Construction will affect Ridge Road between MacDonald Street and Alder Crescent. Traffic can detour via MacDonald street to Alder Crescent, or Wolf Avenue to Huron Street (as pictured below). Thank you for your understanding during construction season!
The Beach Hut gets a facelift!
The Deep River Beach Hut gets a new look with a Caribbean theme. If those pines were palms, could you tell the difference?
34th Annual Deep River Triathlon, August 6, 2017
Save the Date for the 34th Annual Deep River Triathlon. Sunday, August 6, 2017 Our triathlon event is the most widely attended of all our events. The event allows for participants of all levels of experience to test their abilities. The course consists of a 750 meter swim, 27 km cycle and an 8 km run. Divisions are broken up into individual, male and female and a team category. Champion Chip Timing is used.  For more information regarding the 2017 Triathlon, visit Town Hall to pick up your Triathlon...
Town of Deep River Releases Request for Expressions of Interest for High Speed Services
The town of Deep River is pleased to work with the eastern Ontario wardens caucus and the eastern Ontario regional networkto determine interest from Internet service providers relating to the pre-vision of high-speed Internet services throughout the town.
Canada Day
Town Hall Flags at Half Mast to Honor Lyall Smith
The flags at the Deep River Town Hall are at half-mast in honour of Lyall Smith who ardently served as Mayor of the Town of Deep River from 1982-1994. Community service was one of Lyall’s deeply held passions and his contributions to this town will be long lasting. Lyall will be truly missed. Service details can be found on the Valley Funeral Home Website at:
Town of Deep River Fire Suppression Service Model Survey - Seeking Community Input and Feedback. Deep River Fire Survey available below.
Newsletter Backgrounder Community Presentation *NEW* Frequently Asked Questions - Updated June 14, 2016 HOW CAN I COMPLETE AND SUBMIT MY SURVEY? To Participate and Complete the Survey, please Click Here If you have difficulty participating in this survey, please contact the Town of Deep River at (613) 584-2000 extention 101 or 128 or visit the Municipal Office from 8;30 am-4:30 pm Monday to Friday with proof of identification
Deep River Community Pool reopening ceremony
Please join us at the Deep River Community Pool for the Pool reopening ceremony. "Save the Date - June 9th, 2016" For more infomation please click on the poster here
Mom & Baby Aquafit
Enjoy the benefits of an aqua fitness workout with the company of other new moms, while you and your baby enjoy time together in the pool and your wee one safely floats in an infant boat. (Babies must be at least 4 months old) Classes are held on Wednesdays from 10:40 a.m.-11:25 a.m. for 10 weeks Current session is March 29th - May 31st Price: $83.10 (HST included) Please register at Town Hall or online at
Deep River Community Pool is reopening Wednesday, May 4th, 2016!
MPAC is updating property assessment values
Road Closure - Algonquin Street - May 2nd
Please be advised that Algonquin Street in the Town of Deep River will be closed on Monday, May 2, 2016 until further notice. Detours will be in place. Should you have questions or require additional information, please contact our site foreman, Scott Lehman, at (613) 732-0403. While the road is closed, garbage and recycling will be picked up on the back lane. Please avoid parking on the back lane in the meantime.
A Peek into the Pool Renovations!
Miller Road Landfill - Request for Tender - March 2016
A Request for Tender for the operation of Miller Road Construction and Demolition Waste Disposal Site. The tender closing date is March 18, 2016 by 4:00pm. For further details please see the attached advertisement which was also posted in the NRT.
Bill 8: How to submit complaints about your municipality to the Ontario Ombudsman
  PAUL DUBÉ - OMBUDSMAN WHAT IS BILL 8? This legislation makes historic changes to the Ombudsman’s mandate, allowing the Office of the Ombudsman to help more Ontarians. It expands the Ombudsman’s jurisdiction to municipalities, universities and school boards. The public can file complaints about school boards as of September 1, 2015 and municipalities and universities as of January 1, 2016. As a resident of the Town of Deep River, you may submit a formal complaint by phone at (613) 584-2000 extension 126 or by...
March Break Family Fun Schedule
March Break Fun Days, There are no reasons to sit at home during the March Break as there are plenty of activities and events planned  thoughout the week of March 14-20, 2016. Please click below to see the full schedule of activities. March Break Family Fun Days
Deep River was featured on Powerboat TV!
The Town of Deep River was featured on an episode of Powerboat TV covering the Ottawa River from Pembroke to Mattawa. To watch the episode, click here!
Free Public Skate
Come on out to the FREE Public Skate on Saturday, February 27th from 2:00-2:50 pm. Kindly Sponsored By: the Fossils Hockey Tournament.
Deep River Housing - Public Forum
You are cordially invited to join the Housing Advisory Committee and the Accessibility Advisory Committee to discuss and plan options for meeting the Town’s future housing needs! This will take place Monday, May 16, 2016 from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Deep River Legion. Admission is free.  Seating is limited. A light lunch will be served. To register please click on Agenda will follow.  For more information, contact:
Deep River Gallery Winter Show
The Deep River Gallery Winter Show is now open in the Town Hall. Check out details at The Gallery is open during business hours or by special arrangement through the Library Arts Council. Enjoy! It is fabulous!!
With the cold weather upon us,  the Walk in the Halls program is a great way to be social and stay active. This FREE walking program is run out of Mackenzie Community School and takes place every Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00-7:30 pm. from January 5th to March 31st. with the exception to Tuesday, March 15th & Thursday, March 17th (March Break) Proudly Sponsored by: Physio to Go, the Senior Friendship Club, Mackenzie Community School and the Town of Deep River Recreation Department. (IN-DOOR SHOES...
Message from the Fire Chief: More Holiday Season Fire Safety Tips
Christmas lights: KEEP THEM SHINING SAFELY Outdoor Lighting Use only those lights that have been tested and labelled by CSA or an approved testing laboratory and are marked for outdoor use. Keep electrical connections off the ground and clear of metal objects. Use insulated tape, not metal nails or tacks to hold strings of outdoor lights in place. Never tape the cords either over, under or along metal eaves troughs. Tape all plug connections with plastic electrical tape to make them as watertight as possible.  Bulbs...
12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety!
The Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council has shared the video below to help you stay safe during the Holiday season.
First Impressions of Deep River
As part of the First Impressions Community Exchange program, under cover visitors from Bancroft assessed the Town of Deep River to provide observations and recommendations. Our visitors commended Deep River's well maintained facilities and residences, clean waterfront and beaches, and community pride and spirit. They also identified opportunities such as encouraging more visitors to stop in off the Highway and providing more signs. Their full presentation to Council is available above in PDF format.
Renfrew County and District Health Unit - Online Prenatal Education
Renfrew County and District Health Unit is now offering free online prenatal education. The Health Unit encourages you start prenatal education as early as possible in your pregnancy. This free prenatal education program is available online or in person. For more information please visit the website at 
Stay Prepared with a 72 Hour Emergency Kit!
No one knows when disaster will strike, but we can all be prepared. Create your own 72-hour emergency kit and you will have the necessary items to help you and your family until emergency responders can reach you. Below are items you may want to include in your kit. Food and water (3 day supply of non perishables) protein/granola bars trail mix/dried fruit crackers and cereals canned meat, fish and beans canned juice 4L water per person Bedding and clothing Change of clothing (short and long sleeve shirts, pants,...
Fire Departments 5 Year Strategic Plan
Council receives Fire Department 5 Year Strategic Plan and refers the document to staff for a report to Council prior to the end of March 2016.
Marina Winter Boat Parking
Don't wait for Summer to be behind you.... Book your winter Boat Parking today (upper Marina Parking Lot) Space is limited so don’t delay. Spaces will be reserved on a first come first serve basis Contact the Deep River Recreation Department for further information or to reserve your spot 613 584-2000 ext 103 * Proof of insurance on vessels and trailers will be required View the Marina Winter Boat Parking Agreement and Regulations here Fees: Small Boat (10 to 20 feet) $200.00 plus HST Meduim Boat...
From the Archives: 70 Years of Deep River History
Come and visit the Deep River Library during regular library hours between Monday, September 28 and Saturday, October 10 to see a selection of archival photos and items from the 70 year history of Deep River. If you have family or friends visiting over Thanksgiving, this would be an interesting place to bring them. Note: if you reside in Deep River or the surrounding area, you may want to visit more than once as the display will be rotated during the second week!
Deep River: Your Future is Here!
Deep River: Your Future is Here! is a 4-minute video commissioned by the Deep River and District Community Foundation to highlight Deep River's amenities, community and natural surroundings.
Discover Deep River: Where Business Meets Lifestyle
Bear Sightings in Town
The Deep River Police have been receiving many calls for bear sightings in the area. MNR was in attendance in Deep River on today's date, and will be returning to the area to provide additional literature regarding your safety around bears, and to help prevent bears returning to the area. Tips for discouraging bears Keep garbage indoors until the morning of garbage pick up Put garbage in lidded containers Feed pets indoors Avoid having bird seeds, hummingbird food etc.around your yard Pick up all ripe fruit/berries from...
Strategic Plan
Vision Deep River is an attractive and prosperous community, driven by extraordinary volunteers, supported by exceptional municipal services. Values 1. Actively open and transparent communications between the Community and government, at all times and in both directions. 2. As leaders, value everyone in our community equally, listening to all, and acting for the majority, effectively then efficiently, favouring none above another in the intended outcomes. 3. Plan for, and invest in, the future so that the next generation can...
Forest Management Plan & Recommendations
The Forest Management Plan is a 120 page report prepared by the County of Renfrew concerning Deep River's street trees, urban forest patches, and large forest areas. The bulk of recommendations are geared towards Town staff; however residents are encouraged to assist with invasive species (found on page 27 of the report) by taking garden waste to the landfills and/or pulling and disposing of plants that match the descriptions. Of particular concern is garlic mustard found near Lamure Beach. To learn more about the plant, please visit...
Seniors' Housing Survey Report available for download
The Housing Advisory Committee is pleased to present the results of the recent Seniors' Housing Survey. The report is available as a PDF download here, along with extracts of the report. The full report is 65 pages long. Two copies of the report are also available at the public library, and the report can be printed on demand at Town Hall reception for the cost of $2.50 (black and white only, not colour).
Canadian National Energy Alliance named as Preferred Bidder to manage Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Town of Deep River Announces New Treasurer
Mr. Nadeem Dean to Assume Duties on July 6th, 2015. Deep River, (ON):  The Town of Deep River is pleased to announce that Nadeem Dean will assume his duties as the new Treasurer for The Town of Deep River on July 6th, 2015. Mr. Dean comes to the Town of Deep River from the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers where he served this member based organization of municipal professionals for more than 5 years. Mr. Dean is highly educated with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is a Certified...
New Steps Towards a Smoke-Free Ontario
The Renfrew County and District Health Unit would like to make you aware of new amendments to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. The ammendments will affect the way certain municipal properties are managed. In particular, starting January 1st, 2015, it will be illegal to smoke tobacco within 20 metres of municipally-owned children’s playgrounds (including splash/spray pads) and public sports fields and surfaces (including bleachers) such as baseball diamonds, soccer fields, outdoor rinks, basketball courts, and tennis courts, etc. You can...
Have any of your friends moved away from the Town of Deep River?
The Town's newly created Housing Advisory Committee is gathering information to determine residents' housing needs.  It would be be helpful, therefore, to know the reasons people have left Deep River in the past. If you are in touch with any former residents, could you please provide us with their contact information, or alternatively, ask them to contact us by e-mail or: The Housing Advisory Committee Town of Deep River P. O. Box 400 Deep River ON K0J 1P0
Service Ontario: Resources for Not-for-Profits
Service Ontario has launched a new section for not-for-profits in Ontario making it faster and easier for organizations to get the services and information they need to start, operate and grow their NFPs.  The new site features information on government open call programs for funding, ideas on how to start and manage a not-for-profit organization, a section to help organizations understand the laws that affect the sector, research about the sector, government initiatives that support the sector, and much more. Please follow the link to...
Request For Tender: Solar Roof Mount Tie Installations
Please see the attached PDF for details.
Message from the Fire Chief - March 2015
Strategic Plan - Update The Deep River Fire Department has been approved by Council to set out on the journey of acquiring a Strategic Plan for the next 5 years. The final version of the Strategic Plan is slated to be reviewed and approved by Council in June of this year. Public meetings have been scheduled as outlined below. Come out and be involved in the strategic direction of your fire department. Date Time Stakeholder Location Wed. March 25th 7:00 pm -...
The made-in-Canada isotope shortage facing medical scans
Message from the Fire Chief - February 2015
Strategic Plan Every service organisation should have a plan, one that will guide them in the delivery of the services for which they were established. The Deep River Fire Department is no different and we have been approved by Council to set out on the journey of acquiring a Strategic Plan for the next 5 years. Pomax Consulting has been chosen to work with a local project team in the creation of our very own plan that will guide the delivery of fire and emergency services for the period 2015-2020. Public meetings and directed...
Asset Management Plan
TVOKids and the OFMEM want all families to "Push the Button!"
TVOKids and the OFMEM want all families to  "Push the Button!" TVOKids and the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) are teaming up once again to raise awareness about the importance of early detection by asking Ontario families to test their smoke alarms. This year’s spring campaign begins on February 23 and ends on March 8. TVOKids has activated the website early in order for fire departments to link directly from websites or any promotional materials. Attached is...
Integrity Commissioner - Accepting Applications
The Town of Deep River will receive applications for the position of Integrity Commissioner in accordance with Section 223 of the Municipal Act. Cover letters along with resumes clearly marked “Integrity Commissioner” will be received from individuals with proven ethical standards no later than Friday February 6th, 2015 at 4:30PM by: Richard McGee Chief Administrative Officer / Clerk P.O. Box 400 100 Deep River Road Deep river, ON K0M 1K0 Please see the attached PDF for duties and more...
2015 Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts - Nomination Deadline
Who inspires you? Nominations are open – 2015 Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts   As a member of Ontario’s arts community and a resident of this province, we ask…Who Inspires You?   The Premiere's Awards for Excellence in the Arts are an important way in which we can recognize artists and arts organizations for their artistic achievements that entertain, educate, engage – and inspire.   In Ontario, there are endless ways to live with culture, thanks to you – our...
Arbitration Document between Town of Deep River and the Deep River Professional Fire Fighters Association
Arbitration Document between the Town of Deep River and The Deep River Professional Fire Fighters Association This case proceeded to a hearing in Ottawa on October 6 and 7, 2014.  The Board met in Executive session in Toronto on December 2, 2014
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors are now Mandatory
Effective Oct. 15, 2014, Ontario has made carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all homes and other residential buildings. Carbon monoxide alarms are required to be installed in all homes (buildings under 6 stories) as of April 15, 2015. Carbon Monoxide 101 Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, tasteless and odourless gas produced when fuels such as propane, gasoline, natural gas, heating oil or wood have insufficient air to burn completely. This can happen in any appliance or device that burns these fuels such as a stove, furnace,...
Ontario Ministry of Health: Information about Radiation Safety
A collection of information regarding radiation safety, including effects on health, potassium iodide (KI) tablets, and emergency procedures.
Garbage, Recycling and Landfill Hours
Please refer to the new Schedules that are attached. Garbage Schedule for 2015/2016 Recycling Schedule 2017 Recycling Information New Recycling Routes Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2018 Baggs Road Landfill - Household Waste Baggs Road Landfill Site is open on the following days: Tuesday through Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Tuesdays open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during summer months) Directions: Take Highway 17 east to Chalk River, turn left (at lights) on Plant Road and then left onto Baggs Road (just...
The Town of Deep River is proud of the diverse range of recreational services available to our community. Citizens are encouraged to participate and take advantage of the opportunities available to learn new skills and to make new friends. If we currently do not offer a program that you would like to participate in, please feel free to contact us and we will work towards implementing it. We wish you a very healthy season and invite you to enjoy the benefits of participating in our community services. Please note that our...
Employment Opportunities
Community Pool
The Deep River Community Pool is an adjoining wing of Mackenzie Community School. It is 25 metres long and 13.5 metres wide (six racing lanes). The spectator bleachers accommodate up to 200 people. A sauna is also available. In addition there is an upstairs viewing gallery and medium sized meeting room appropriate for ballet and socials. The annual pool shutdown takes place during a 3 week period in August. Swimming Lessons Swimming lessons are offered every year in separate Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter...
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