Watershed Conditions: Water Safety Statement from the South Nation Conservation Authority
Environment Canada is forecasting rainfall amounts of 40 to 60 mm by early Friday morning.
The South Nation River Watershed is currently experiencing a minor drought (Level 1 – Low Water Condition), with river flows that are below normal for this time of year. Water flows are expected to increase over the coming days with the forecasted rainfall.
Rainfall is likely to produce higher water levels and possible nuisance flooding in low-lying areas across the jurisdiction.
Residents are advised to exercise caution when near rivers as the forecasted weather may rapidly increase river flows and cause slippery riverbanks. Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.
This water safety statement is in effect until Monday, September 27, 2021, at 5:00 PM or until an update has been issued.
SNC monitors the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. Updates are provided as conditions change.
Please visit www.nation.on.ca for more information. To provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions please email firstname.lastname@example.org, post on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation) or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Katherine Watson, Water Resources Specialist – Monitoring, 1-877-984-2948, email@example.com.
To read the statement, visit the South Nation Conservation Authority’s website.
Posted September 23, 2021
Watershed Conditions Statement from the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Environment Canada is forecasting rainfall amounts of 60 to 90 mm starting today through early Friday morning, with a few localities possibly exceeding 100 mm. The higher amounts are forecasted for the upper part of the Rideau Valley Watershed. This widespread rainfall event is due to a cold front and a moisture-laden low pressure system that will arrive from the American Midwest.
Because the Rideau Valley Watershed is currently in a “minor low water condition,” all water levels and flows are currently below normal, so significant flooding is not expected. However, this large rain event will cause all water levels and flows to increase rapidly and could cause localized flooding in small watercourses, urban areas and ditches.
The RVCA reminds the public to exercise extreme caution around all waterbodies and remind children about the dangers of playing near open water. Residents are reminded to make sure their sump pumps are in good working condition and to help reduce ponding by keeping ditches, culverts, and storm drains clear of obstructions.
This watershed conditions statement is in effect until Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 5 PM or until an update has been issued.
To read the statement, visit the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority’s website.
Posted September 22, 2021
Business & New Business of the Year Awards – Nominations Being Accepted
Each year Council and the Economic Development & Tourism Committee celebrate the accomplishments of two of Augusta’s businesses.
The Business of the Year Award is given to a business who has shown longevity, community involvement and innovation.
The New Business of the Year Award is given to an entrepreneur who has launched a business in the last 1-5 years and who has shown community involvement, innovation and sustainability.
Nominations are being accepted until October 15, 2021 at 4 pm.
Posted September 21, 2021
Free Digital Main Street Webinar for South Grenville Businesses
The South Grenville Service Squad is hosting a FREE Digital Main Street Webinar on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 10-11 am. This webinar will cover eligibility and application requirements for the $2500 Digital Transformation Grant, the ShopHere website building program, and the Digital Service Squad.
During the webinar, you’ll hear from local businesses you know who have accessed these programs, and they’ll discuss how Digital Main Street has impacted their businesses.
Visit their website to REGISTER.
Learn more about Digital Main Street on their WEBSITE.
Posted September 8, 2021
Amnesty Day – Saturday, September 25, 2021
This fall, Amnesty Day will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at both the Maynard and North Augusta Transfer Stations. At this time, they will be accepting the following items for FREE:
- (1) Sofa/loveseat per household
- (1) Chair per household
- (1) Mattress per household
- (1) Boxspring per household
Posted September 8, 2021
Tax Bills Have Been Mailed
The 2021 final tax bills were mailed out to landowners on Thursday, September 2, 2021. In with the tax bill is the fall edition of the Augusta Quarterly newsletter.
If you do not receive your final tax bill, contact the Finance Department (as the taxes will still be due on time):
Mark McDonald Ann Shorey
Deputy Treasurer Finance Coordinator
613-925-4231 ext. 118 613-925-4231 ext. 117
Taxes will be due THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021, the last business day of the month.
REMINDER: September 30, 2021 is now a bank holiday and they are closed (National Day of Truth & Reconciliation).
Visit the Treasury & Taxes page to learn more about the tax bills.
Posted September 8, 2021.
Leeds & Grenville Point-In-Time Count
Learn more on their WEBSITE.
Posted September 8, 2021
Augusta Township, the Town of Prescott , the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal and the City of Brockville have partnered to bring a new public transit service to popular employment areas with a bus route from Brockville to Cardinal along County Road 2, appropriately named the River Route.
Connecting with the existing Brockville transit system, the River Route begins in Brockville at the box store stop at 5:30am. The route will continue east and bring commuters to and from popular workplaces in Brockville, Augusta, Prescott, and Edwardsburgh Cardinal in a 2-hour loop for 12 hours each weekday with stops near Invista, Prescott Industrial Park, Giant Tiger Distribution Centre and Ingredion Canada.
The bus will be equipped with GPS to let riders know the bus location directly from the website, so you are always aware of your wait time. Helpful QR codes are at each bus stop for easy access to transit information via mobile devices.
For more information, please visit the River Route Public Transit website.
Posted August 23, 2021
Ontario Seeks Feedback to Improve Transportation in Eastern Ontario
The Province wants to hear from you!
Ontario has launched a public survey to seek input from local residents that will help them develop a transportation plan for eastern Ontario.
You can access the survey on the Province’s website.
Posted August 13, 2021
Upcoming Public Works Projects
- Work on the Kyle Road & Klitbo Road Bridges has already started and is expected to continue until the end of July. – COMPLETE
- Road work will begin in early July on the following roads:
Bisseltown Road (from Spicer Rd. to Knapp Dr.) – COMPLETE
Rocky Road (from County Rd. 26 to 1200m south) – COMPLETE
St. Lawrence Court (from County Rd. 2 to dead ends) – COMPLETE
Dejong Road (from Algonquin Rd. to the 6th Con.) – COMPLETE
Charleville Road (from Algonquin Rd. to County Rd. 21) – COMPLETE
- Crack sealing on our roads will begin in late August/early September.
Please expect delays and plan your routes accordingly. Watch our website and Facebook page for further updates.
Posted May 31, 2021
Updated September 8, 2021
Gypsy moth populations in Southern Ontario have been on the rise over the past two years. Based on egg mass observations, we may experience “severe” tree damage in 2021.
For more information, read the FACT SHEET released by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Posted April 30, 2021
The OPP have received several calls in regards to car break ins within the Township lately. The investigation is ongoing, however they asked us to share these Auto Theft Protection Tips.
If anyone has any additional information about these thefts, you can call the OPP’s non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122.
Click on the photo to enlarge.
Posted November 10, 2020
Bear Sightings – Grenville OPP News Release
The Grenville Detachment of the OPP have issued a News Release outlining for residents what to do if they see a bear in their area.
There are different protocols depending on what it may be doing – if it’s posing an immediate threat or just wondering through.
Note: The Township has already received a couple of phone calls about bear sightings in the area recently.
Posted September 9, 2020
Committee Members Needed
Augusta Township Council is looking for volunteers to join the 2 new township committees – the Community Development Committee and the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee.
Applications can be submitted to the Township Clerk, Annette Simonian either by mail, by dropping the application form in the drop box in the front lobby of the Township office or by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about these new committees in the Mayor’s Augusta Matters article from July 29, 2020.
Posted July 29, 2020
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.
Posted May 8, 2020
Safey Snowplow – Snow Plow & Winter Safety Flyer
Our Public Works department came across an excellent teaching tool regarding snow plow and winter safety that was created by the City of Mount Pearl. They encourage residents to read it over and share the information with their kids to ensure they stay safe during winter play time.
Posted February 18, 2020
Council Requests Public Input on By-Law
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 email@example.com.
Updated July 17, 2019
Posted June 25, 2019